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.
Texas Fugitive Arrested in Broome County
State Police at Endwell arrested a Texas man Wednesday on an active arrest warrant from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department in Dallas, Texas.
NY Senate Passes ‘Buy From The Backyard’ Act
The New York State Senate this week passed the "Buy from the Backyard" Act to promote the purchase of locally grown and produced food.
Former Chenango County Corrections Officer Sentenced for Robbery
A former Chenango County corrections officer pleaded guilty in Chenango County court Monday to 1st degree robbery and 3rd degree intimidating a witness, both felonies.
New State Program to Purchase Bullet Proof Vests for Law Enforcement
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has unveiled the "Invest Partnership," a new state program offering law enforcement agencies the opportunity to purchase bullet proof vests for sworn police officers.
Commerce Chenango Director To Leave in July
Commerce Chenango has announced that its Director of Economic Development, Jennifer Tavares, will be leaving in July to take a position with the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce in Ithaca.
Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Conklin Man
A motorcycle accident in Whitney Point Saturday afternoon resulted in the death of a Conklin man.
Elmira Man Sentenced in Chenango County Arson Case
Elmira resident, 26-year-old Michael J. Golotty pleaded guilty to arson in Chenango County court last week.
NY State Teachers Union Adds to Lawsuit Over Property Tax Freeze
The New York State Teachers Union has added to its ongoing lawsuit against the property tax cap. The union now says that the governor's property tax freeze is melting away local control of school districts and punishes a district that votes a budget over the 2% tax cap by making taxpayers ineligible for property tax rebates...
New York Lottery Games Top $9 Billion in Earnings
The State Gaming Commission reported Thursday that lottery games for the fiscal year ending March 31st took in $9.23 billion.
Tenney Receives Two Endorsements in Run for 122nd Congressional District
Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney has received the endorsement of former Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey in her run against incumbent Richard Hanna for the 122nd Congressional District.