An advertisement on one of the Norwich radio stations caught Jim Sargent’s ear some 25 years ago. It was for a part-time evening worker. He didn’t really know what he’d do or what training he needed. He had a degree from Syracuse University, had taught music for over a decade and knew that he loved to listen to the radio. The station’s general manager took the application and hired Sargent on the spot. He started as a production assistant for commercials. He changed the music reels at night, a task was phased out with computers. He even had a live evening show on the Chenango County’s most powerful station, WKXZ. He’s been a vital station resource since he started and is now the Norwich news director, reporting on everything from Hillary Clinton’s visit in 1999 to the floods of 2006 and 2011.
Windsor Man Arrested after Physical Altercation
State Police at Troop C answered a complaint from a residence in Windsor Wednesday and arrested Craig M. West on a charges of criminal mischief 3rd degree, criminal mischief 4th degree, disabling equipment to prevent a request for emergency, and harassment 2nd degree.
Cuomo Approves Medical Marijuana Trial
While the State Legislature is working on a potential medical marijuana bill, Governor Cuomo has made an agreement with GW Pharmaceuticals to begin trials of cannabidiol, a chemical in marijuana that is being tried on children with epilepsy.
Bail Hearing for Accused Chenango County Heroin Dealer
51-year-old John A. Zangari appeared in Chenango County Court Monday for a bail determination.
AARP Urge NY Legislature to Establish Utility Monitor
In the wake of last winter’s soaring utility bills, the AARP is urging the legislature to establish a utility rate monitor who would be an advocate for consumers.
Fatality and Injuries in Tompkins County Collision
One person was killed and 3 passengers in a vehicle were seriously injured in a head-on collision on Route 13 in the Town of Dryden on Sunday.
NY Senate Announces Legislation to Benefit Veterans
The New York State Senate announced Monday the passage of legislation to provide New York's veterans with tax relief, expanded benefits, and special honors.
EPA Proposes New Rules to Limit Power Plant Emissions
The federal EPA announced Monday proposed Clean Air Act rules that would limit emissions from power plants.
One Dead, One Injured in Broome County Auto Accident
A Saturday night crash in Broome County left one person dead and another seriously injured.
State Comptroller Concerned Over Expansion of NY Gambling
A report released by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Friday shows concern over the expansion of gambling in New York state.
Music and Masquerade with the Norwich Theater Company
The Norwich Theater Company has an exciting evening in store this Saturday, as they present their annual fundraiser at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich.