Senator Rachel May (SD-53) to hold regional hearing in Syracuse on Climate and Community Protection Act

Rachel May

Senator Rachel May (SD-53) announced that the Senate will be holding a regional hearing at 9 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019, on the Climate & Community Protection Act. As a co-sponsor of this legislation and member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, May said she feels very strongly that Central and Western New York […]

OPL’s Feb. 25 movie matinee features ‘The Seagull’

Oneida Public Library is substituting the 2018 costume comedy with a twist, ,” for the originally scheduled film at the Monday Movie Matinee, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m.

“The Seagull,” based on Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name, relates the romantic complexities of friends and family during a weekend in the country and […]

Statement from Attorney General James on Census Case

Attorney General Letitia James

In response to today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to hear a case about the Trump Administration’s attempts to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement: 

“Adding a question about citizenship to the Census would incite widespread fear […]

Wyatt Myers of Chit named to National Team of the Week

Cortland junior Wyatt Myers (Chittenango) has been named to the National “Team of the Week” for the week ending Feb. 10. The team consists of the top players for the week, by position, among all Division III schools nationally.

Myers was recognized as a designated hitter on the weekly team. He started […]

Herkimer County resident recognized for life-saving assistance at 2018 crash scene

A Danube resident was honored this week for putting his life on the line to save a Yorkville woman whose vehicle drove off State Route 5S, striking a mailbox and overturning several times.

The operator of the vehicle, Melissa M. Knudsen, 40, of Yorkville, was trapped inside. A nearby neighbor, Jason Ploss, heard the […]

Brindisi delivers valentines to local veterans

Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) delivered Valentine’s Day cards to local veterans at Sitrin Health Care in New Hartford Feb. 14, 2019, as part of Valentines for Vets, a program he launched to show appreciation for Upstate New York veterans.

Brindisi’s Utica and Binghamton offices collected more than 200 cards from individuals, families, students and schools […]

BLOTTER: New York State Police

Cicero Man arrested for falsely claiming to be a representative of the C.I.A.

State police arrested Ryan R. Houghtalen, 25, of Cicero, for second-degree criminal impersonation of a public servant, a class A misdemeanor.

Houghtalen is charged with claiming to be associated with the C.I.A. in order to defraud a female victim. He was […]

Oneida Library’s annual vote set for March 5

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, registered voters residing in the Oneida Public Library’s Special Legislature Library District can vote for candidates running for the one open seat on the OPL Board of Trustees that will open up July 1 and vote on the board’s proposed operating budget for the library’s upcoming fiscal year, July […]

Free tax prep appointments still available

Avoid the high fees of a commercial tax preparer – beginning in February, appointments are available Tuesday and Thursday evening in Wampsville through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance at the Madison County Department of Social Services and several other locations throughout Madison County.

Residents who earned less than $54,000 in 2018 can work with trained […]

Students can step out to the OPL during Winter Break

Jeff “the Magic Man” D’Ambrosio will be at Oneida Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. to teach children in elementary school how to make animals, real and imagined out, of balloons.

Students on Winter Break February 19-22 can get out of the house for some special free programs at Oneida Public Library.


City of Oneida announces holiday hours

All city of Oneida Offices and the Oneida City Court will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, for Presidents Day.

Sex offender charged with endangering the welfare of a child

State Police arrested George M. Smith, 34, of Altmar, for endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

It is alleged that Smith, who is currently on parole and a level-three sex offender, passed a written correspondence to a 15-year-old female on a public bus. The victim, who was extremely upset, reported […]