LETTER: Learn about Madison County’s homeless population

To the editor: If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:17-18, NIV Every day, Karing Kitchen realizes […]

LETTER: Supports Tenney

To the editor: There seems to be an unprecedented push for Town-Hall type gatherings as of late. I totally understand the frustration with the Government, we’ve all been frustrated for years. What is perplexing is why is the outcry here in New York State coming from the Left and being focused at a freshman in […]

LETTER: Cat Blanket Sue

To the editor:

Fifteen years ago there was an ad in the newspaper asking for people willing to knit or crochet blankets for cats in shelters. Sue had been making blankets for years and needed both blanket makers and yarn donations.

I like to crochet and am a cat lover so I answered the ad. […]

LETTER: Responds to recent articles regarding immigration

To the Editor: My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland {Galicia} in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany {formerly Prussia}. He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army. Poland at that time was divided into three spheres […]

LETTER: Thank you to all our Election Day inspectors

To the Editor:

While much of election administration operates largely behind the scenes, Election Day Inspectors are very much out front on Election Day working directly with voters. Election Day Inspectors work hard to make sure people are in the correct polling place, help voters with registration, and take the needed steps to ensure voters […]

LETTER: An open letter to the community

To the Editor: Many of us spent last week preparing for SuperBowl Sunday. We ordered our meat, veggie or fruit trays. We chose our favorite drinks, planned our appetizers, picked out our chips and dip. But what we may have forgotten are the less fortunate, the hungry in our community who must make difficult […]

LETTER: Combat teen smoking

To the Editor:

My daughter goes to Holy Cross Academy in Oneida. She is a part of a group called Reality Check. Reality Check is a New York state youth-run group against the tobacco industry and how they market their products to children using animals, bright colors and large displays in a child’s view.

Did […]

LETTER: How will an ACA repeal affect Upstate NY hospitals?

To the Editor:

This week, Congress continued to unveil parts of their strategy to repeal the Affordable Care Act. There appears to be universal agreement among policy insiders, lawmakers and the general public that replacing the legislation is a complex issue and may take years. But is anyone asking the question: how will an ACA […]

LETTER: Scherz thanks helpers for seventh annual holiday party

To the Editor:

Many heartfelt thanks to everyone (volunteers and attendees) that helped make my seventh annual holiday party for town of Verona residents Dec. 11 a huge success! Fabulous volunteers worked together to make this event happen and festive attendees shared the Christmas holiday spirit. Some pictures from this event can be found at […]

LETTER: Purple ribbon sale for domestic violence awareness a great success

To the Editor:

In the month of October, visitors to Madison and Oneida County Sav-On convenience stores were greeted by purple ribbons hung with care. Friendly Sav-On employees enthusiastically asked “would you like to consider purchasing a purple ribbon for awareness during domestic violence awareness month?”

On behalf of our agencies and the thousands we […]

City seeking donations for fireworks

Mayor Leo Matzke

Dear local business owner,

Coming soon is New Year’s Eve. A number of years ago, here in the City, we had fireworks on what is known as First Night to celebrate the coming of the New Year. As a City, we’d like to hold this event again. Since taking over […]

LETTER: Open letter to Lebanon residents/Frontier customers

Dear Lebanon residents who are customers of Frontier communications:

I have become aware of a Lebanon resident who filed a complaint about a loss of service from Frontier. I would recommend you call Frontier customer service and give them dates of loss of phone service and also notify the Attorney General’s via complaint form, which […]