Norwich Copies Plus, a rebrand of the Hummel’s Office Plus that formerly occupied the downtown storefront, will open for business on April 1.

The office supply retailer will offer basic services including printing, copying, faxing, laminating and shipping, and will carry a variety of office supplies and furniture in stock and available for special order, according to a media release.

“Today’s retail environment continues to change but the need for convenient, relevant services of any kind will always exist,” co-owner Missy Hayes said in the release. “We understand the impact online shopping has had and will continue to have on Main Street, but also understand how that same phenomenon has created a local products and services vacuum that anyone prepared to do so can capitalize on.”

Though unaffiliated with the new store, Hummel’s Office Plus in Mohawk will serve as primary inventory supplier and maintain accounts receivable to allow area businesses and organizations to continue picking up and charging orders in the store, according to the release.

The store will keep its previous number, 607-334-8222. Staff can also be reached at norwichcopiesplus@gmail.com.


Butternut Barn Primitives of Richfield Springs will host its annual “Spring At the Barn” weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 13 and 14. 

The antiques store will resume its regular hours and celebrate its 43rd year in business with a 10 percent off sale, according to a media release.

For more information, call 315-858-0964 or visit butternutbarnprimitives.com.


The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand re-opening of Kate’s Upstate with a ribbon-cutting on Friday, March 29.

Established in May 2017 as a women’s clothing retailer, the Main Street store has expanded its collection to include children’s and men’s clothing, according to a media release.


Chobani was recognized as a “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and earned a perfect 100 percent rating in the 2019 Corporate Equality Index

Conducted by the Human Rights Campaign, the index is a national measure of corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees, according to the HRC website.

“Chobani is extremely proud of best-in-class benefits and programs we offer to support and empower our employees, especially when it comes to diversity and inclusion,” said corporate spokesperson John Kell. 


Complete Auto Recovery of Mount Upton has signed on to serve Chenango County as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer, according to a media release.

The Highbridge Road auto repair shop will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes.

Each U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off community roads, creating less traffic congestion and pollution and burning less fuel, according to the release.


The Family Dollar store in Walton will host a grand re-opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.

The Delaware Street location recently completed renovations, according to a company media release.

The event will feature gift basket raffles, giveaways, free samples and family fun entertainment. In addition, the first 50 customers on Saturday will receive a gift card and reusable shopping bag.

“Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Walton community and we’re excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store,” said Heather Briganti, Family Dollar spokesperson. “In addition to providing everyday low prices and a broad assortment of merchandise, we have expanded our selection of food, beauty and essentials, household products, and seasonal items.  Our renovated store should provide even greater value and convenience to our shoppers.”

Sarah Eames, staff writer, can be reached at seames@thedailystar.com or 607-441-7213. Follow her @DS_SarahE on Twitter.

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