Trustee Argues use of Tasers

Did not support purchase, will not support use

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) A discussion on Tasers and a policy set forth by Canastota Police Chief James Zophy got a bit heated at the regular board meeting of the Canastota Village Board of Trustees April 1.

A decision to not enter into […]

Museum Receives Grant for Murals

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) Pictured is Judy Schmidt-Dean (left) Erie Canalway Commission Chair making a presentation to Larry Carpenter, Village of Canastota Administrator and Joe DiGiorgio, president of the Canastota Canal Town Museum. Pictured at right is Tom Blanchard, Erie Canalway Heritage Fund Board Chair.

The Village of Canastota, in partnership with the Canastota […]

County AED Awarded Grant for Food Hub

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2013) The recent Regional Economic Development Council funding announcement delivered news to Central New York farmers and their families.

On Dec. 19, the Agricultural Economic Development program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County was awarded $1.5 million dollars for the development of a food hub.

Food hubs are organizations […]

Canastota: From Village Hall

Board to pursue two local laws

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – Aug. 2012) Trustee Bill Haddad explained to the Canastota Village Board at its regular meeting Aug. 6 that he had spoken with codes enforcement office Michael Adsit regarding placards located near abandoned buildings that identify hazards for the fire department.

Haddad said these […]

Village Seeks Answers From State

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 6, 2012) Canastota Village Trustee Ted Lumbrazo said he has received a few calls from residents asking what the status is of a home on State Street, owned by Tim Mitchell. The house was destroyed in a fire and the structure remains in a dilapidated state.

At the […]

Lighting Efficiency Program Shows Decrease in Costs

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – Jan. 18, 2012) Mayor Todd Rouse received a letter of resignation from acting village Justice Keith Haas who is relocating. A motion was made to accept his resignation and appoint town Justice Grace Rapasadi. The motion passed 4-0-1, with Scott Rapasadi abstaining.

Village Administrator Larry Carpenter reported he and […]