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Chenango County parolee arrested in stolen vehicle, bounced check scam
Russell W. Davis, 48, of Plymouth, was arrested June 13 after an investigation by the Chenango County Sheriff's Office. He allegedly stole the vehicles from three separate victims in the Village of Sherburne and Town of Plymouth, according to deputies.
Railroad through Norwich open for business
Frank Speziale Photo NORWICH ï¿½ The County of Chenango Industrial Agency shipped a commercial freight through Norwich on June 13, signaling the completion of a railroad restoration project that began over 12 years ago, and an open market for potential consumers.
Norwich official suspended amid investigation
A public works administrator for the city of Norwich has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation, an alderman said Wednesday.The Norwich Common Council approved the leave of George Carnrike Jr., assistant superintendent of the Department of Public Works, during a meeting J
Country music brother duo to headline Chenango fair
The Chenango County Fair will feature the Swon Brothers as the headline act at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.The Swon Brothers, who will be presented by Millennia Entertainment in collaboration with the Chenango County Fair, are an American country duo who were finalists during season four of "The Voice.
Police: Drunk driver had kids in vehicle
Richard R. Cole, 39, was located in the town of Milford after a citizen in Hartwick called police, according to Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. Cole is charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle, and had two previous DWI convicti
Area Police Blotters – Week of June 8-15
Stanley V. Flanders, 47, of Erieville, was arrested June 12 and charged with stalking in the fourth degree, harassment in the second degree and criminal contempt in the second degree.
White House Press Rattled by Utica, NY Fire Chief Resignation
Reporters in the nation's capital were scrambling to move into breaking news mode on Tuesday night. Another member of President Trump's inner circle had resigned due to scandal and this one might be the biggest of all.Quick, get me a satellite feed! Where's my camera operator? I need make up! The P
Fighting opioids in the community
Former Oneida Mayor Peter Hedglon addresses a panel of experts during the Public Forum on Opioids at the Oneida Public Library on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.Leah McDonald - Oneida Daily Dispatch
Teen dies in accident on Canadarago
A 19-year-old Richfield Springs man drowned in Canadarago Lake on Monday night after storms contributed to his kayak capsizing.Dustin N. Groat had been kayaking with a friend in separate boats from about 7:30 p.m., traveling from the boat launch to Deowongo Island when a storm approached.The teenage
Man charged with felony car scams
Russell W. Davis, 48, was charged June 13 with three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and first-degree scheming to defraud, which are class E felonies. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of issuing a bad check, according to a media release from the Chenango County Sheriff's Office. The cr
Norwich schools to offer free summer meals for local youth
NORWICH ï¿½ In participating in the national Summer Food Service Program, Norwich City School District will offer free breakfast and lunch meals to all children aged 18 and under from July 9 to August 9, 2018.
Oneida County Inaugural Youth Award Ceremonies
UTICA, N.Y. -- Oneida County held its Youth Awards Dinner, which honors young people who have made a positive impact on their community.
2 Utica restaurants to be featured in Travel Channel shows
There is no word yet on when the local feature will air on the Travel Channel, or what menu item caught Zimmern’s attention. Perhaps the pulled pork grilled cheese?
Body of missing teen found in Canadarago Lake
Around 8-9 p.m. Monday, troopers responded to a report of a missing person in Canadarago Lake. State police and the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office conducted the search, and on Tuesday morning the body of a missing teen was found in the lake, near the 2100 block of County Route 22/East Lake Road in R
Norwich hosts Safe Summer Fun Day
This year's Safe Summer Fun Day free event was sponsored by Morrisvilleï¿½s Liberty Partnerships Program, and Chenango County Alcohol and Drug Services. It provided a safe place for children, families, and agencies to exchange community programs while enjoying fun activities. Prizes are awarded at t
Palmieri Appoints James Barefoot Temporary Utica Fire Chief
“Captain Barefoot is an exceptional fire fighter, leader and role model that members of the Utica Fire Department look up to. The City of Utica is fortunate to have a great public servant like Captain Barefoot serve in this capacity, and I am confident he will do an excellent job bringing leadership
National Weather Service Warns CNY Residents Of Dangerous Heat
The heat advisory is in effect for much of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties. If you do work outside, be sure to take extra precautions. The NWS reminds people also,
Father's Day families hook Hodges Pond fish
The fish were biting on a sunny Father’s Day in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park as locals took advantage of a rare opportunity to cast their lines in Hodges Pond.Small bluegill, pumpkinseed and other varieties of sunfish were easily plucked from the water by children and families, while heftier catches like b
More charges levied in city drug case
PLATTSBURGH — A Utica man is facing more felony charges in connection with a March 12 drug bust.Monquest Stokely, 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance
Summer concerts announced in Norwich
In the event of bad weather, the concerts will be moved to the Chenango Council of the Arts Theatre a block away, with the exception of Southside Johnny, which will be moved to the Chenango County Fairgrounds — site of that weekend’s Blues Festival.