Oneida area Crop Walk to hold organizational meeting Oct. 2

Heralding the start of the Oneida Area Crop Walk Awareness month, there will be a meeting of all interested volunteers and team captains at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Cochran Memorial Presbyterian Church, 11 State St., Oneida Castle, to plan a successful fundraising and awareness event.

According to Michael Yeoman, 2017 Oneida Area Crop […]

DiNapoli announces improvements to college savings plan to save money for college

New York’s 529 College Savings Program lowers fees, allows higher maximum balance and eliminates minimum contribution

Beginning in September, New York’s 529 College Savings Program will offer more investment options, lower costs, raise the maximum allowable balance and eliminate the $25 minimum contribution, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.

“Now’s the time […]

Community is invited to visit new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association offices

Ribbon-cutting includes dedication of rooms to longtime volunteers

The carpet is fresh, there’s a huddle space with a treadmill and an exercise ball, and staff of the American Heart Association are happily settling in to the new offices at 125 Business Park Drive, Suite 106, Utica.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., […]

Investigation leads to drug raid

Mckinley Bradley

Jacob Baird

Following a month-long investigation, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators, along with the Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit and drug canine teams from Madison and Chenango county sheriff’s offices conducted a raid on a mobile home in the White Pines Trailer Park in the town of Eaton.

Mckinley Bradley, […]

Madison County Children’s Advocacy Center to receive $183,000

John Ball, Acting Sheriff

Money part of $4 million Cuomo is allocating for child advocacy centers to enhance investigation of child abuse cases

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has been chosen as one of 21 recipients of funding from the New York State Office of Victim Services […]

UPDATED: A Tale of Two Kitties

Maddy after

(Updated with photoes 092217) On Aug. 8, Maddy was carelessly left at our door in a cardboard box on a very hot day, with a message written on the top, duct-taped shut with only a few pencil holes poked in the sides. The message read: “My name is Maddy. I am […]

Hamilton Town Council September news

Chris Rossi

Submitted by Chris Rossi

The September Hamilton Town Council meeting opened with discussion about the town office project. Residents delivered a petition requesting a public vote on whether to move forward with the project as described in the recent public notice. Supervisor Eve Ann

Supervisor Eve Ann Shwartz reviewed the three-year timeline […]

Eaton woman arrested on welfare fraud, grand larceny charges

As a result of an investigation into allegations of welfare fraud, Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Carrie Bishop, 37 of Eaton, charging her with fourth-degree grand larceny (a class D felony) and third-degree welfare fraud (a class D felony).

It is alleged that Bishop applied for public assistance and failed to report her income […]

New patas monkey baby born at Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Photo courtesy Cathy Stolz

Photo courtesy Cathy Stolz

A new baby patas monkey was born Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and can be seen on exhibit in the zoo’s Social Animals building.

The new baby is the fifth born to patas parents Becca and MJ, who came to the zoo […]

New TrumpCare bill moving through Congress threatens to devastate families in Central New York

Community calls on Reps. Tenney, Katko, Stefanik to reject Graham-Cassidy repeal bill

Central New York residents rallied today to urge Reps. Tenney, Katko and Stefanik to oppose the latest attempt to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. The new repeal bill, which is being called Graham-Cassidy, would cut Medicaid funding and […]

SANE Program provides critical sexual assault victim services for Madison County

About one in five women and one in seventy-one men in the U.S. will become victims of sexual assault in their lifetime, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Colgate University, Community Memorial, and Liberty Resources began meetings in 2016 to connect passionate and motivated individuals in the community with an interest in providing […]

Colgate Theater announces two upcoming performances

Hand2Mouth, a performance team from Portland, Ore., will perform two separate shows, Pep Talk, Sept. 26, 2017, and Berlin Diary, Sept. 28, 2017. Both performances are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Ticket reservations can be made through

Performances are held on the Colgate campus in the Dana Arts Center, […]