DiNapoli issues statement criticizing ‘ill-conceived presidential executive order’

“Today’s Presidential Executive Order is yet another ill-conceived and dangerous attack on environmental protections. Along with the President’s previous proposals to gut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by 31 percent and roll back protections for clean air and water, this action would decimate 40 years of work to reduce pollution in America, pushing our country […]

Family forum/informational meetings in April – the Arc of Madison Cortland

The Arc of Madison Cortland will hold two informational meetings to educate family members, people who receive services, employees, and community members on the changes at The Arc of Madison Cortland and in the field of developmental disabilities.

Jack Campbell, Executive Director will provide updates on “The Past, Present and Future” of the agency.

“Changes […]

AHA state budget wish list would save health costs and improve health

As the April 1 deadline looms for this year’s state budget, the American Heart Association calls on the state Legislature to keep the health of New Yorkers in the forefront.

Two-thirds of New Yorkers are overweight or obese, costing the state $11.8 billion in medical costs. Two initiatives that the American Heart Association has advocated […]

Schneiderman announces settlements with three mobile health app developers

Cites misleading marketing and privacy practices. Companies agree to correct misleading statements, provide enhanced warnings to consumers and improve privacy policies

A.G. Schneiderman: Mobile Health Application Developers Are Now On Notice: We Won’t Tolerate Non-Evidence-Based Apps That Threaten the Wellbeing Of New Yorkers

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced settlements with three popular health-related […]

American Red Cross Family Preparedness Night

Event slated for Friday, March 31, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.

The American Red Cross of Central New York is hosting a Family Preparedness Night this Friday, March 31, at its Syracuse location. Presentations will focus on family members of all ages; Citizen Preparedness Corps training for teens and adults along with a Pillowcase Project session […]

Madison County rabies vaccination clinic

Madison County’s first rabies vaccination clinic in 2017 is this week, Wednesday, March 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Madison Fire Department at 7362 Route 20 in the town of Madison.

This clinic is free for Madison County residents, however voluntary donations are appreciated per pet to help defray clinic costs.


Herkimer County HealthNet offers healthy store initiative

Pictured are Mohawk Village Market Store Owner Kathy Welch and HCHN Program Coordinator Elyse Enea.

Herkimer County HealthNet is committed to creating opportunities for those residing in Herkimer County to learn more about healthy eating habits. A new program at HCHN, Healthy Store Initiative, assists store owners in identifying and promoting healthy and fresh […]

Stirpe: Assembly bill shifts Medicaid costs in responsible manner

Al Stirpe

Assemblyman Al Stirpe issues statement on healthcare:

“In recent days, members of Congress from New York proposed an amendment to the House of Representative’s legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that would impact how New York state currently funds Medicaid. Reducing the Medicaid burden on counties so we can […]

HACC to host the ‘Don’t be an April Fool with alcohol and drugs’ teen masquerade dance

April is Alcohol Awareness Month – and the Hamilton Area Community Coalition has big plans to raise awareness in our shared community about underage drinking and preventing youth substance abuse.

On April 1, 2017, at the Palace Theater in Hamilton, the HACC Youth Team will kick off a month-long community awareness campaign by hosting the […]

Clothes Basket announces upcoming free days

The Clothes Basket at the Morrisville Community Church, Swamp Road, Morrisville will be having “Free Days” March 29 and April 1. Everything in the store will be free. Come and “shop” with us. Take everything you want for free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. We will be closing after store hours […]

Gillibrand, Lankford, Huffman and Russell introduce bill to improve adoption, foster care standards nationwide

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and James Lankford (R-OK) and U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Steve Russell (R-OK) today introduced the “National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act,” legislation that builds on successes in states like California to improve the matching of children and families in foster care and adoptions […]

ARISE seeks volunteers for Ombudsman Program

ARISE oversees an advocacy program, known as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, in Onondaga, Cortland, Oswego, and Cayuga counties. This program relies on the efforts of Ombudsman volunteers. ARISE is seeking volunteers who want to be part of this enriching effort and is offering a free training course.

The purpose of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman […]