Sheriff’s Office investigating ‘suspicious death’

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that has been labeled as suspicious by Sheriff’s Investigators.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, the Madison County 911 center received a call of an unconscious male at the Madison Lake Estates trailer park, located on Route 20 in the Madison County Town of […]

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 […]

Reproductive Freedom: Who Decides?

When: 1 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2017

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida

Join us Sunday, April 23, at 1 p.m., for a discussion about the history of reproductive freedom and its connection to political and civil equality.

Political and civil equality for women has historically and explicitly turned on the question […]

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 […]

Miller attends rally in support of direct care workers

Brian Miller

Today, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) attended a rally in the capitol building in support of thousands of direct care workers statewide who have been left behind by Gov. Cuomo’s “Fight for $15” campaign.

“Today I attended a rally in support of those who care for the needs of the most vulnerable […]

Parents and advocates urge Senate to vote for fair and adequate school funding

Dawn Laguerre, member, board of directors, Central York Citizens in Action, Inc.

Outraged Central New York parents and advocates come together as Senators Valesky, Griffo and Seward abandon promised funding for high-needs students, students of color

On Tuesday, parents and educators joined advocates for a press conference at the Utica Public Library calling out […]

Stirpe: More transparent economic development helps boost Central New York

Al Stirpe

We have made great strides in jumpstarting the upstate economic engine, but we need to do more to help our local, small businesses get ahead. That’s why I voted for an Assembly budget proposal that would help accomplish this goal, while increasing transparency so New Yorkers know how and where their tax […]

Schneiderman announces felony indictments of Ortt, Maziarz

Schneiderman announces felony indictments of state Sen. Robert Ortt (indicted on three felony counts related to alleged pass-through scheme devised to supplement taxpayer-funded salary with payments to spouse for no-show job) and former state Sen. George Maziarz (indicted on five counts for allegedly orchestrating scheme to use campaign cash to secretly pay staff member involved […]

Oneida Area Civic Chorale presents Mark Hayes

The Oneida Area Civic Chorale is offering an exciting singing opportunity to area adults with singing experience. In celebration of their 50th Anniversary season, the Chorale is bringing Mark Hayes, internationally known composer, arranger, pianist and conductor to the First Presbyterian Church of Rome for a weekend of music. The June 3-4, 2017 weekend will […]

Miller says Cuomo’s 26-6ercent middle-class tax hike is absurd

Brian Miller

A statement from Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford)

“Today the governor threatened hardworking New York State families with a 26 percent middle-class tax increase. That is his response to federal legislation that would dramatically decrease our property tax burden by requiring the state, rather than the counties, to fully pay for […]

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 […]