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.
Politics and Lobster Event Coming in July
One of the most popular political events of the summer will be held July 20th at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich.
NY Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
After looking at the issue of medical marijuana from all aspects, the New York State Assembly and Governor Cuomo reached an agreement Thursday on this issue.
NY Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Pet Tattooing and Piercing
The New York State Senate passed a bill Wednesday sponsored by Senator Tom Libous that would prohibit unnecessary piercings or permanent tattooing of companion animals.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Richard Hanna
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Congressman Richard Hanna in his re-election bid for New York’s 22nd Congressional district.
Chenango Arts Council Hires New Director
Chenango Arts Council will soon have a new executive director.
National Backpack Giveaway Comes to Norwich
Residents of Norwich will be able to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.
Local Libraries Receive $685,000 in Grant Funds
State Senator James Seward announced Friday that libraries in the 51st Senate District have been awarded over $685,000 in public library construction grant funds.
Senator Schumer Calls for Tighter Trucking Industry Regulation
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling for tighter regulations on the trucking industry.
Seward Voices Opposition to Ammo Microstamping Legislation
State Senator James Seward joined his fellow senators last week to voice a strong opposition to gun control legislation requiring microstamping of ammunition.
Norwich Hosts 14th Annual ‘Scrabble for Literacy’ Competition
The 14th annual Scrabble for Literacy competition is being held Saturday at the SUNY Morrisville Norwich campus.