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.
Chenango County Woman Sentenced For Manslaughter of Infant
A Town of Pitcher woman pleaded guilty to 2nd degree manslaughter yesterday, March 7th, in Chenango County Court. On September 6 of last year a 3-month-old baby was found dead at Geneia Rood's home in Pitcher, Chenango County. An autopsy found alcohol in the infant's system and ruled the death as a homicide...
Local Libraries Receive Grant To Promote Literacy
Twenty four local libraries in Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Tioga counties will share a $7,200 grant through Senator Tom Libous' BOOKS program in partnership with Morrisville College.
Fire Destroys Chenango Toys for Tots; Help Needed
Due to a fire in a storage facility last week, the Chenango County Toys for Tots program lost about $8,000 worth of toys.
New York State Warns of Cell Phone Identity Theft
The NYS Division of Consumer Protection is warning of an increase in cell phone identity theft scams. The scam involves text messages sent to consumer cell phones that masquerade as cell phone providers, utility companies and financial institutions.
Obama Signs Major Disaster Declaration for New York
Early Tuesday morning governor Andrew Cuomo received word from the White House that President Barack Obama had signed a major disaster declaration for New York.
Stock Market Unpredictable Following Sandy
Many are wondering how the closing of the stock market will affect the market.
Officials Advise to Slow Down During Peak Deer Crossing Season
Its car-deer collision season and authorities are asking motorists to slow down to reduce damage.
Senate Candidate Amedore Stands Against Thruway Toll Hike
46th District state senate candidate George Amedore met with Unshackle New York and the business council on Monday to re-affirm their stand against a 45 percent toll hike for truckers on the thruway.
Alleged Keith Reed Murderer Fighting Extradition to New York
Anthony Robert Taglianetti, the Virginia man accused of the murder of former Sherburne- Earlville principal Keith Reed, Jr., is fighting extradition to western New York, where the killing took place.
Autopsy Reveals Former S-E Principal Keith Reed Died from Multiple Gunshot Wounds
Residents in the Sherburne community are still in shock after hearing about the death of former Sherburne-Earlville principal Keith Reed, Jr.