Interact Club Proposes Village Playground

Land, maintenance, insurance and security needed to move forward

By Margo Frink

(Canastota , NY – April 1) Canastota High School students and members of Rotary’s Interact Club Christal O’Hern and Jake Morris gave a PowerPoint presentation to the Canastota Village Board proposing an all-access playground.

Accompanied by Peter Finocchiaro, Canastota Rotary Club’s liaison to […]

Commission Discusses Unified Code Book for City

Would like more efficient process for developers

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – March 21, 2013) At the regular monthly meeting of the Oneida Planning Commission, a discussion on the city’s downtown design guidelines went into the direction of the adoption of a Unified Development Code, which has been incorporated by other cities across the […]

Archaeological Study Digs Up Nothing

By Margo Frink

(Town of Lenox, NY – Jan. 2013) The Lenox Town Board met for its regular monthly meeting Jan. 14, which included its organizational meeting. The meeting consisted partly of the announcement of appointments as well as setting highway hourly rates, office hours, increment pay, paid holidays and the town’s conference policy.

A […]

Noise Ordinance Work to Resume

By Martha E. Conway

(Town of Sullivan – Jan. 2, 2013) The Sullivan Town Council will hold a work session following its regular meeting Jan. 16 to discuss changes to the town’s quality of life ordinance. The issue has been brought to the board numerous times over the past few years from residents in western […]

Gun Control is Not the Answer

The Human Condition

By Martha E. Conway

(Dec. 2012) I knew after Sandy Hook it wouldn’t be long before renewed screams for gun control were heard, and I knew discourse on mental health couldn’t be far behind, but it was sooner than I could ever have imagined. Between that and now the ambush on first-responders […]

Farewell But Not Goodbye; Pastor Dennis Doerr Retiring

Pastor Dennis Doerr stands by the timeline he created for friends to mark significant events important to them since his arrival to the First Presbyterian Church 27 years ago. Doerr retires at the end of the year.

By Margo Frink

(Chittenango, NY – Nov. 2012) Dennis Doerr, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Chittenango […]

Site Plans Approved for Seneca Fields Apartments

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 15) Two Plus Four Companies and the Oneida Healthcare Center got the go ahead from the Planning Commission for its three-lot minor sub-division and gave positive recommendations for site plans to build Seneca Fields Apartments, a 32-unit senior housing facility, after a public hearing Nov. 15.

The facility […]

Choo Choo Charlies Open for Business

Chuckie Shlotzhauer stands in front of his new grills just two days before opening his Oneida diner.

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 2012) Hungry diners who’ve been walking by, peaking their heads in and asking, “when you going to open?” can step inside and grab a bite to eat at Choo Choo Charlies, […]

Lenox Tentative Budget Includes Tax Increase

Budget work sessions plan cuts; public hearing is Oct. 29

By Margo Frink

(Town of Lenox, NY – Oct. 2012) The town of Lenox will hold a public hearing Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. on its 2013 budget and a public hearing on the Local Law to override the state’s 2 percent tax cap due […]

Board Approves Canal Boat Purchase

By Margo Frink

(Town of Lenox, Oct. 2012) At its Oct. 8 meeting, the Lenox Town Board unanimously agreed to allow town Supervisor Rocco DiVeronica to place a purchase offer of $5,000 on a canal boat that was built in 1911 in Baldwinsville and was used as a passenger boat on the Erie Canal. The […]

Property Owners Upset Over Possible Assessment Hikes

By Martha E. Conway

(Town of Sullivan, NY – Sept. 17, 2012) Sullivan Supervisor John M. Becker was greeted with booing and jeering Sept. 17 at a special meeting at the Chittenango High School auditorium. The meeting, scheduled to specifically address lakefront and water-affected property owners, was geared toward explaining the revaluation process and timeline.


Golf Tournament Successful

To the Editor:

(Sept. 2012) On Sept. 22 the family of Stanley “Stoch” Nodine – who died in May of colorectal cancer – held a golf tournament fundraiser to raise money for two scholarships in his name. We succeeded in doing this, but not without the help of others.

First we would like to thank […]