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Chenango County, NY

Deadly Week for COVID in Broome County

The local death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic continues its grim upward march. Broome County on May 19 reported two more lives lost bringing the total to seven for the week. Broome County has now lost 518 residents to the pandemic. Chenango County added two names to the death rolls for a total of 122 deaths and Cortland County May 19 reported another death, bringing their total to 121.
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First Democrat surfaces in race for new 19th Congressional District

ITHACA – A former counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has announced his candidacy for the Democratic line in the newly drawn expansive 19th Congressional District. The Chenango County Democratic Committee Wednesday endorsed Josh Riley, a resident of Ithaca and Endicott native. The Cortland County Democratic Committee previously...
ITHACA, NY
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Chenango County Begins Supplementing Ambulance Squads

Chenango County now is supplementing volunteer ambulance companies with county-hired Emergency Medical Basic Life Support-trained employees. The county also has new Advance Life Support fly cars to help cover the north, south and southern zones. The Chenango Office of Emergency Services officially kicked off the new EMS program May 16...
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School district residents across the Southern Tier approve budgets, elect board candidates

Residents in Southern Tier counties and across New York state overwhelming approved proposed school budgets, purchase of new school buses and other school district propositions Tuesday,  and also voted on board of education candidates,  About 99% of school budgets statewide were approved, according to the New York State School Boards Association, and the Southern Tier followed that trend. ...
BINGHAMTON, NY

Hail And Tornado Potential With Severe Thunderstorms Coming To Leatherstocking Region

Batten down the hatches! The National Weather Service in Binghamton says severe storms are brewing for Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego Counties starting this afternoon. The NWS is saying that the biggest threats of this storm system coming in this afternoon and continuing overnight are that with the scattered thunderstorms, some of them may be severe with the possibility of large hail, isolated flash flooding, and there is even potential for an isolated tornado.
OTSEGO COUNTY, NY
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Chenango County Woman Arrested After Gas Station Stabbing

A 25-year-old Chenango County woman was arrested after a stabbing at a gas station. According to New York State Police, Jessica R. Collins of Sherburne was arrested Thursday night after she stabbed 56-year-old Daniel R. Purdy of Sherburne during a physical fight at a gas station on Route 12 in Sherburne.
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Rangers find lost kids in Chenango County woods (DEC reports)

Two children ages seven and nine got lost in the woods one night last week in the town of Pitcher, in Chenango County. They were last seen playing outside near their home. Four New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) rangers, along with five other local and state agencies, scoured the woods for nearly seven hours. They located the children at 4:45 a.m., cold but otherwise in good condition.
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