Upset in Lenox

Martha E. Conway

(Madison County) Unofficial results in Tuesday’s election have longtime Lenox Supervisor Rocco J. “Rocky” DiVeronica down about 230 votes before absentee ballots are received and counted. Sources say there are about half that many absentee ballots out.


Brookfield Republicans Announce Candidates

(Brookfield – April 24, 2013) Brookfield Republican Committee Chairman Gail I. Abrams announced last week the results of the Republican Committee meeting held April 15.

He said the following candidates have been endorsed:

Supervisor John Salka (incumbent) for his current office; Kimberly Reed for town clerk; Judge Donald Brown for justice; Dewitt Head and Jefferson […]

Appreciates Town Hall Turnout

To the Editor:

(Brookfield, NY- April 2013) I would like to thank all who attended the town hall meeting in Brookfield March 30. It is through these types of events that the people of our town can hear what is happening and can give their opinions on how they feel about an issue.

I must […]

Brookfield Town Hall Meeting Planned

(Brookfield, NY – March 2013) Brookfield Supervisor John Salka will hold a town hall meeting Saturday, March 30, at Brookfield Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. Some of the issues that will be discussed will be gas drilling in the town and a possible ban, the proposal for purchase of new highway equipment, the road use […]

Health Impact Assessments a Must

To the Editor:

(Oct. 2012) Recently there has been another development in the continuing debate involving high volume hydraulic fracturing, further attempting to make a case for its benefits and its drawbacks. The issue of high volume hydraulic fracturing is one of the most complex and contentious that we have seen in New York in […]

Responds to Statements of CSEA on ADAPT Program

To the Editor:

(Brookfield, Madison County, NY – Oct. 2012) It is necessary to clarify some of the statements that have been made recently about Madison County’s proposal to privatize the ADAPT program. The substance abuse program that the county has run for a number of years has been relatively successful and has definitely improved […]

Emily Salka Continues Treatment for Brain Cancer

(Brookfield, NY – March 2012) Emily Salka of Brookfield, daughter of John and Erin Salka, continues undergoing treatment to battle an aggressive brain tumor diagnosed in January. After a weeklong trip to MD Anderson Medical Center in Texas, Emily is enduring 100-mile-a-day trips weekdays for treatment at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Contributions continue to […]

Brookfield Teen Fighting for Life

By Martha E. Conway

(Brookfield, NY – Jan. 2012) An 18-year-old Brookfield resident is fighting for her life at Golisano’s Children’s Hospital in Syracuse after the search for a cause of her headaches revealed a brain tumor Jan. 20. Emily Salka received the news about 9 a.m. that day; 24 hours later, the first-year SUNY […]