Training on state contract use to be held March 31 in Utica


New York State Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito today announced that OGS is hitting the road with a series of free training seminars meant to familiarize local governments, schools, and nonprofit organizations across the state with the use of new state contracts. The all-day training is scheduled to begin at 10:30 […]

Griffo: Firefighter cancer coverage now part of  budget negotiations

Joseph Griffo

Sen. Joseph Griffo announced Thursday that the New York State Senate’s proposed budget includes more benefit coverage for volunteer firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer related to their duties. Griffo, R-Rome, has co-sponsored legislation (S3891) that would expand existing coverage under the Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law to include cancer of […]

PAC 99 schedule of March 21 through 26


Monday, March 21

9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Canastota Schools Board of Education Meeting of March 8

Tuesday, March 22

9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Town of Vernon Board Meeting of March 14

10:36 a.m., 3:35 p.m. and 8:36 p.m.: Village of Canastota/Town of Lenox Joint Meeting of March 14


A Celebration of the Resurrection with Trumpets, Anthems, and Good News

The First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia will offer a celebration service of Easter at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 27. Easter is the most joyful time of the church year. Celebrated against the background of the shadows and darkness of Lent and Holy Week, this season truly becomes a living expression of the hope that God […]

Local youth evaluate tobacco marketing in Madison County

Wednesday, March 16, marks the annual day for Kick Butts Day, a day for kids across the country to stand out, speak up, and seize control against Big Tobacco. In Madison County, youth from Madison, Chittenango, and Stockbridge teamed up to take a look at how tobacco is marketed in stores in their communities.

Kat […]

Connecting With Kids Workshop “Diversity: Nurturing Positive Youth Development”

Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties presents a Connecting With Kids Workshop, “Diversity: Nurturing Positive Youth Development” from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, April 6 at Herkimer College, Robert McLaughlin College Center, Reservoir Rd, Herkimer.

This workshop will refresh our understanding of positive youth development and look at what impact diversity impacts youth work professionals. […]

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Saves Dozens of Lives

The American Red Cross and thousands of Home Fire Campaign partners have helped save at least 77 lives and installed more than a quarter of a million smoke alarms in homes all across the country since the campaign launched in October 2014.

Here in Central New York, Red Cross volunteers, staff and partners have installed […]

From Town Hall: Lebanon Town Council to meet Monday


MONDAY, MARCH 14, 7:30 P.M.

“We will be interviewing a prospective code enforcement officer applicant at the start of the meeting and will also be discussing preliminary highway road plans, sand bids and status of the LMLL committee review to date,” said Supervisor James Goldstein. “We […]

Munnsville Fire Dep’t offers Palm Sunday ham buffet dinner

The Munnsville Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Palm Sunday Ham Buffet Dinner.

The dinner will be held at the Fire House at 5210 South Main St. Munnsville New York, Sunday March 20th from 3:00pm. – 7:00pm. Dinner includes Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Rolls, Pickles, Applesauce, Salad, Drinks and Dessert. Donations for a dinner […]

Oneida Board of Education Selects Superintendent Search Finalist

The Oneida City School District community is invited to meet the Board of Education’s finalist for the position of superintendent of schools on March 14. The candidate’s full-day visit will include meetings with constituent groups during the day and a community forum in the evening.

Over the past month, the board has reviewed the credentials […]

Local Educator to participate in Harvard panel

Morrisville State College instructor, Cazenovia resident selected to participate as panelist at Harvard University literature conference

Morrisville State College adjunct instructor Rachelann Lopp Copland, of Cazenovia, has been selected as a panelist for the American Comparative Literature Association’s annual conference at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., March 17 through 20.

A native of Newville, […]

March 15 Common Council agenda announced

*Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence / Roll Call



*Approval of minutes regular meeting 03/01/16

*Approval of Warrant No. 6


1. CLOSEOUT CAPITAL PROJECTS: Approve the closure of Capital Projects for the Municipal Building Roof Replacement (12-06), Dump Truck BAN (12-09), 2013-2014 Street Paving […]