DeRuyter Awarded $125,000 Grant

Tree work – one of the final touches to be added to the Genevieve D. Staley Civic Center (DeRuyter Town Hall) – began last week in the village of DeRuyter. A $125,000 Dormitory Authority of the State of New York grant will provide an emergency generator, air conditioning and final aesthetic work for the building.

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Madison County Couple Found Deceased in Residence

(DeRuyter, NY – March 25, 2013) On Sunday, March 24 at approximately 10:30 p.m., State Police in Morrisville were called to check on the welfare of a woman at a residence on Seminary Street in the Village of DeRuyter.

When troopers arrived at 1599 Seminary St. they met with a family member who advised them […]

Calls Nelson Supervisor ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’

To the Editor:

(DeRuyter, NY – Feb. 2013) Be aware Madison County residents of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I recently attended a meeting in Cazenovia put on by the Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce. It was an excellent overview of what’s happening in Cazenovia – where it wants to go, how to get there and, […]

News, Law Enforcement, Elected Officials Absent

To the Editor:

(DeRuyter, NY – Jan. 2013) DeRuyter Citizens for a Voice recently held a fracking meeting Dec. 28 at the American Legion in DeRuyter from 6 to 10 p.m. Over 50 people attended the presentation even though it was during the holiday season and other activities were being held in the area at […]

Group to show ‘Gasland’ and hold Hydrofracking Discussion

(DeRuyter, NY – Dec. 2012) DeRuyter Citizens for a Voice will be holding a ‘fracking’ meeting Friday Dec. 28 at the American Legion Hall, Seminary Street in DeRuyter from 6 to 10 p.m. featuring a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m, showing of “Gasland” documentary from 7 to 9 p.m. and discussion to follow […]

Response to Rebuttal

To the Editor:

(DeRuyter, NY – Dec. 2012) The following is my response to the DeRuyter supervisor’s rebuttal calling my concerns extreme regarding the integrity of town officials. After nine months of town board meetings, this very important issue of hydrofracking was brought up by me 90 percent of the time. One would think with […]

Madison County Farm Bureau Holds Annual Business Meeting at Centro’s

The Old Clay Stone Performs at the Madison County Annual Meeting.

The New Madison County Farm Bureau President, Nate Durfee (r) and Vice President, Greg Coon (l).

(DeRuyter, NY – Oct. 2012) The Madison County Farm Bureau held its annual business meeting Oct. 17 at Centro’s Restaurant in DeRuyter. The purpose of the annual […]

Polling Place Changes in DeRuyter

(DeRuyter, Cazenovia, NY – Nov. 6, 2012) Voters in DeRuyter will now vote in the newly renovated DeRuyter Town Building, lower level.

There will no longer be voting at the DeRuyter Firehouse.

Voters in Cazenovia Districts 4 and 5 will vote at the Cazenovia High School in the Auxiliary Gym. The accessible entrance is located […]

Unhappy with Town Board

To the Editor:

(DeRuyter, NY – Oct. 2012) To those who believe in a democracy, one of the major reasons for discussing issues is because we live in a democracy. Another reason citizens should be able to speak is to bring facts to their town boards that they might otherwise not know.

When a resident […]

Freeman Returns to Madison County

(DeRuyter, NY – Nov. 2012) New York state’s guru of open government Robert Freeman, executive director for the state’s Committee on Open Government, will speak Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cuyler Firehouse on Route 13 about three miles southwest of the village of DeRuyter.

The presentation, which is free and open to the […]

DeRuyter Legion Offers Free Driver Safety Course for Veterans

(DeRuyter, NY – Nov. 2012) Free to veterans, the American Legion Post 894, DeRuyter, is hosting an AARP driver safety course at the hall on Seminary Street Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. AARP, as a thank you to veterans, is providing this at no cost to veterans and their families (month of […]

Resident Asks Questions

To the Editor:

(DeRuyter, NY – Sept. 2012) The truth about hydrofracking gets buried in an avalanche of money, as is being done by the gas groups pressuring lawmakers. Also, the avalanche of money through TV ads distorts or hides the negative facts of this heavy industrial gas drilling. Some towns just refuse to present […]