WBNG.com

New York Senator Chuck Schumer makes a habit of every year visiting each of the State of New York's 62 counties at least once during the calendar year.  It looks like Chenangao County was up this week.

According to WBNG, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made his annual trip to Chenango County on Tuesday to meet with community and business leaders and discuss the future of the local, state and national economy.

In total, Chenango County is slated to receive more than $9-million dollars in funds.  Also Norwich will receive an additional $720,000, the Town of Greene will receive $550,000, and the Town of Oxford is scheduled to receive $400,000.

“As New York returns to a pre-COVID normal, we must not leave our rural areas behind, which is why I visited Chenango to personally deliver the good news of federal funding that will help the county recover," he said.

Schumer said local municipalities would be free to use the money as they want to, which would allow Chenango County to use a portion of their allotment to improve high-speed internet access within rural communities.

The senator was joined by President & CEO of Commerce Chenango Kerri Green, Director of Planning for Chenango County Shane Butler, UHS Chenango Memorial Director of Fundraising and Business Development Melissa Stagnaro and others.

Kerri Green was pleased to be visit with Senator Schumer and was able to once again stress the need for wider broadband service in Chenango County.  Green said, "I want to thank Senator Chuck Schumer for spending the afternoon with us today at Commerce Chenango Anytime you can meet with your elected public officials to share your concerns about the issues important to your residents is time well spent."

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