Madison County OFA still serving needs of seniors

Office for the Aging Executive Director Julie Harney said although the agency has had to change the way it does things, staff are still on the job.

Serving the most vulnerable population amid the COVID-19 crisis has changed the way the OFA operates. Anyone 60 and older looking for help may call 315.697.5700. Although […]

Local essential company responds to pandemic

Pictured are thank you letters.

R.B. Humphreys, Inc., a Westmoreland-based temperature-controlled transportation company, is doing its part during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company delivers groceries and other essential, time-stamped goods for hundreds of partners, so the choice was an easy one. The drivers for the company have dedicated themselves to keeping the supply chain […]

Two women charged after coughing on and pepper-spraying store clerks

On April 1, 2020, state police responded to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on Frontage Road, Cicero, for a complaint of two females who allegedly coughed in the face of two employees and stated that they had the coronavirus.

Investigation revealed the women were asked to leave the store. Before exiting the store, both females allegedly […]

Madison County opens COVID-19 call center

The Madison County Health Department announced today that it has opened a COVID-19 hotline. Residents may call the hotline at 315.366.2770 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m .to 5 p.m. with questions about the COVID-19 virus.

This hotline is not for people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If you are sick or feeling mildly ill, […]

CAP: Caring about people at all times

Community Action Partnership for Madison County staff may have transitioned to a work-from-home environment, but they are still working – now more than ever. As a community-based organization, they are committed to providing services to those in need in Madison County.

Program staff have been in constant communication with clients by phone, e-mail and […]

BLOTTER: Madison County Sheriff’s Office

March 23, 2020

Michael S. DeBottis, 32, of Chapman Road, Georgetown, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony.

March 24, 2020

William Huckabone, 26, of Stockbridge Falls Road, Stockbridge, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief (intentional damage to property), a class A misdemeanor.Chatuma M. Crawford, 18, of Brownell […]

BLOTTER: Utica Police Department

March 21, 2020

Police investigate accident on North Genesee Street

At approximately 6:05 p.m., Utica police were dispatched to the area North Genesee Street near Wurz Avenue for a motor vehicle accident involving injuries.

Upon arrival, officers located two vehicles in the southbound lane with significant front-end damage.

It was learned that a vehicle […]

Buy Madison County launches one-stop site for residents to Think. Stop. And Buy Local during COVID-19

Buy Madison County in collaboration with Madison County Tourism, Cornell Cooperative Extension, C&D Advertising, and other community partners has put together a one-stop shop for our community to research local buying options throughout Madison County during COVID-19.

Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered “non-essential” businesses to close, with an exception for those offering […]

State police open application process, will hold entrance exam in October 2020

Superintendent Keith M. Corlett announced the State Police have launched a new recruiting effort to attract the best and brightest qualified candidates to join one of the most highly respected law enforcement organizations in the country. The State Police will be holding a new Trooper entrance examination this fall. The exams are scheduled for […]

MOBOCES schools support families by delivering meals

Pictured from left above are scenes from meal delivery efforts by Canastota, Madison and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school staff.

Since state and regional leaders abruptly closed schools across New York amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, school districts in Madison and Oneida counties have provided thousands of breakfasts and lunches to students in their communities. It is […]

Madison County releases map for positive COVID-19 Test cases

The Madison County Health Department will be posting a map of positive test cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) of Madison County residents on its website. The map will be updated twice daily (morning and afternoon), along with numbers, on the Madison County Health Department web page twice daily.

The Health Department conducts an investigation with each […]

COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris Looking back with a smile

By Hobie Morris

“The past, the present, and the future are really one: they are today.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Although my adolescent years were spent in then hustling and bustling Utica, the lure of the countryside was ever present and simply irresistible as it has continued […]