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Potential exposures to COVID-19 in Madison County

Madison County Health Department has confirmed that individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 visited Tops Friendly Market, 800 W. Genesee St., Chittenango, between 7 and 10 p.m. April 5, 2020; and Wal-Mart Supercenter in Oneida after 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8.

Anyone who visited the stores during those times should self-monitor for symptoms.

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Morrisville Public Library News

By Michelle A. Rounds, Library Manager

When this is published, we will have been closed more than 30 days. It is so very hard for me to fathom this number and that we will have to continue not serving our patrons at this time. We have decided to remain closed longer than our initial […]

SUNY Morrisville joins the force to help those in need

Dairy students pose with milk donations during the 2019 Dairy Challenge.

Morrisville, surrounding community members can participate in drive-through dairy drive Friday

SUNY Morrisville is holding a drive-through dairy drive from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020, to help those in need in the Morrisville and surrounding community.

Families in need can pick […]

Great Swamp Conservancy news

The Great Swamp Conservancy of Canastota has cancelled the 19th annual Spring Migration Festival scheduled for May 3, 2020, due to COVID-19; the next major fundraiser – the annual Fall Migration Festival – will take place Sept. 19.

The GSC trails are open from dawn to dusk, dogs are allowed on a leash (dog […]

GUEST COLUMN: Enjoy the spring on the Chenango Canal Towpath Trail

By Diane Van Slyke

We are fortunate we live in such a beautiful area. If you are looking for exercise, education, recreation and nature, why not take a walk on the Chenango Canal Towpath Trail? Not every community has a historic canal to enjoy 184 years later. We have no restrictions to go outside! […]

SOMAC seeks additional healthcare providers

Flush with new volunteer drivers, Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps is seeking additional healthcare providers to meet the increased community need that is anticipated in coming weeks.

After losing 40 student volunteers when coronavirus forced Colgate University to close three weeks ago, SOMAC’s Head Paramedic and Director of Operations Kyle Sylvester issued a call […]

PAC 99 schedule

Week of April 5, 2020

Tuesday, April 7

9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Madison County Press Conference of April 2 COVID 19 Update9:17 a.m., 2:17 p.m. and 7:17 p.m.: Historic Insights with Matt Urtz – An interview with World War II veteran Horace Keller at Morrisville Public Library

Wednesday, April 8

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Farm businesses eligible for paycheck protection program

On Friday, you should have received an email from me regarding the Paycheck Protection Program through the SBA. The application submission period opened April 3, 2020, so it is extremely important that farms call/email their lender to get in on this pot of funds. It is on a first-come, first-served basis and money is […]

Statement from Assemblymen John Salka and Chris Tague and Senate candidate Peter Oberacker

Assemblyman John Salka

Assemblymen John Salka and Chris Tague with Senate candidate Peter Oberacker issued the following statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ‘seize’ upstate ventilators and other healthcare-related items:

This is a critical time for our state, and we must work together to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all New […]

BLOTTER: Oneida Police Department

March 24, 2020

Christopher M. Barcomb, 34, of 102 N. Main St., Oneida, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing. He was arraigned in Oneida City Court and released on his own recognizance pending further court action.Christopher M. Barcomb, 34, of 102 N. Main St., Oneida, was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree criminal […]

LETTER: Supports Mosher, applauds problem-solving

To the Editor:

Thanks to Corey Mosher for coming up with a novel way to support the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Corey recently set up a GoFundMe account “…to raise funds to purchase meals from local restaurants and offer those meals to the wonderful staff at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton…”

Thanks to […]