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Big Chuck Visits New Amphenol Plant in Sidney (VIDEO)

I was in my home town, Sidney, this week and I took a ride out to see how the new Amphenol manufacutrting plant was coming.  WOW..was I impressed.

It seems just like yesterday I went down to take a look and all there was to be seen was a sign!

Take a look at this video and see what has happened to the sign today!

Things have sure changed a lot since my grandfather, Joseph "Pop" Cody, was the guard at the front gate during World War II

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Breaking News: Fire Destroys Iconic Sidney Business

 

A roaring fire leveled the Hillcrest Skating Rink in Sidney over night.  The skating rink, an iconic business which has served five generations of Sidney skaters since the 1920s, was totally destroyed by the blaze.  F

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Big Chuck Says: “What’s Up With These License Plates?”

In going through a bunch of my Dad's old things I came upon several of these old 'license plates."  I vaguely remember them, maybe from the early 1960s.

But what are they?  Clearly they are not official license plates, but they obviously were meant to go on an automobile

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Sidney’s New Amphenol Plant Nears Completion (VIDEO)

I took a ride through my hometown of Sidney, N.Y. yesterday to see how things are coming along at the new Amphenol plant.  Take a look at this video.  It is pretty amazing!

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Sidney’s New Amphenol Plant Takes Shape! (VIDEO)

We all know what happened to the "big egg" in Sidney's basket over the last few years. Allied Amphenol (once known as Bendix and even longer ago, Scintilla) barely survived two devastating floods which almost drove the century-year old aerospace factory from upstate New York

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Chuck D'Impreio, TSM
Chuck D'Impreio, TSM

Sidney New York Rising Community Planning Committees to Hold Meeting on Flood Recovery, Prevention

Residents of Sidney are invited to a meeting to learn about the community's plan to rebuild from flooding and to prevent flood problems in the future.

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Amphenol Breaks Ground on New Spot in Sidney

Ground has been broken on a new parcel of land for Sidney's Amphenol manufacturing plant.

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Tuesday Fire Forces Evacuation at Sidney Schools

A fire in a pole barn Tuesday led to the evacuation of roughly 450 students from Sidney elementary and middle school to the high school gymnasium.

School officials say a tractor was destroyed and the barn suffered smoke damage as the cause of the fire may have been the tractors battery but the investigation is ongoing.

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Chuck D'Imperio, TSM

Sidney Amphenol Plant Prepares for Sandy [PHOTOS]

The Amphenol Aerospace facility in Sidney, which has suffered tens of millions of dollars in damage since the floods of 2006, is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to impact the area.

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Pennsylvania Fugitive From Oneonta Turns Up in Sidney

On Tuesday, state police in Sidney arrested a John Balckburn, 24, of Oneonta, on a fugitive warrant for the charge of arson, issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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