Tenney’s bill passes House with overwhelming bipartisan support

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that the House passed her bill H.R. 1690, the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act. The bill was passed unanimously. Last week, the measure passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs with overwhelming support.

Aimed at increasing oversight and maximizing transparency, this legislation would require […]

42nd Infantry Division Army National Guard Band tour begins in NYC this week

The New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division Band kick off their summer annual training concert tour with a free concert at the United Nations this Wednesday.

Bandmembers of the famed “Rainbow Division” 42nd Infantry appear in communities across New York State this summer. The concert tour, conducted as part of the unit’s annual […]

Raymond Fiederer reenlists in New York Army National Guard

Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Staff Sergeant Raymond Fiederer from Kirkville, N.Y. has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters […]

Gillibrand issues statement on military plane crash in Mississippi

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement about the tragic military plane crash in Mississippi:

“I was devastated to learn about the military plane crash in Mississippi [July 10], and I was heartbroken to hear today that this aircraft belonged to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 based at […]

Catherine Hutson promoted to colonel in New York Air National Guard

Col. Catherine A. Hutson, 174th Maintenance Group Commander, takes the oath of office from Col. Michael Smith, 174th Attack Wing Commander, during her promotion ceremony held on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, June 30, 2017.

Catherine A. Hutson, a Manlius resident and veteran of the Iraq War, has been promoted to Colonel in […]

Veteran-led disaster response conducts flood operations in Oneida cCounty

Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has launched Operation Northern Forks to support residents of Oneida County following the July floods.

Team Rubicon will conduct damage assessment and provide debris-removal and muck-out operations.

Team Rubicon performs its services at no cost to those affected, thanks to the generosity of donors. Residents seeking assistance are […]

Rome mayor to proclaim July 17 as AFRL Information Directorate Heritage Day

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate here will celebrate its centennial of “100 years of Innovation” during a ceremony July 17. Jacqueline Izzo, mayor of Rome, will sign a proclamation declaring July 17, 2017, as “AFRL Information Directorate Heritage Day” during a 9:30 a.m. ceremony to be held outside Building 3, located at 525 […]

Tenney Testifies In Front of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Tenney Speaks About Her Legislation, the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) testified in front of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on bill she introduced earlier this year, H.R. 1690, the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act. The bill was introduced […]

Carson Clabeaux of New Woodstock honored at The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton honored graduates at Class Night for academic excellence, service or both. From left are Carson Earl Clabeaux, recipient of The Military Science Leadership Award, and Joseph Dreisbach, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Carson E. Clabeaux of New Woodstock was among 60 members of The University […]

Madison County Democratic Committee endorses Ball for sheriff

Undersheriff John Ball

The Madison County Democratic Committee has endorsed Undersheriff John Ball as its candidate for the Office of Madison County Sheriff in this fall’s election. Former Sheriff Allen Riley resigned June 21 to accept Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appointment to the New York State Commission on Corrections.

“Sheriff Riley has done an outstanding […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Civil War Women

This year’s Civil War Weekend in Peterboro went well. As we have for the past several years, we offered a different perspective. This year, it was women’s contributions to that historic time.

It has been common for people to look at such things from the narrow perspective of battles and generals and […]

Three Voices Presbyterian Church is on a mission

The congregations of the Verona Presbyterian, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian, and Cochran Memorial Presbyterian Churches not only worship together as one church family but they also work together to support and actively participate in a wide scope of local, regional, national and international mission initiatives.

Recently, the congregations sought to provide some assistance to local veteran […]