No Name-Calling Please

Kvetch of Kelley Road

By Margo Frink

(Sept. 28, 2012) When we revised our website, www.MadisonCountyCourier.com we wanted our readers to be able to comment on stories, columns, letters to the editor and other posts of interest. Although we prefer the person commenting use their name, we do allow them to remain anonymous.

We are […]

Just Stick to What You’re Good At

Kvetch of Kelley Road

By Margo Frink

(Sept. 25, 2012) Why do you think Pepi’s Pizza is selling ice cream? To me it’s like a car dealer selling lawnmowers.

Pepi’s has always been famous for their pizza and some say it’s the best around. I prefer it myself and have been enjoying those triangular corners […]

Anti-Drilling Contingent Returns

By Martha E. Conway

(Sullivan – Sept. 5, 2012) Sullivan resident Donna Muhs-McCarten, who was out of the country during the town of Sullivan’s public hearing on natural gas activity, was allowed three minutes to speak at the Sullivan Town Council’s regular meeting Sept. 5.

Muhs-McCarten repeated her position to stop drilling activity in the […]

Town to Purchase Canal Boat

By Margo Frink

(Town of Lenox, NY – Sept. 2012) A 35-foot canal boat that has been for sale in Oneida was once again a topic at the Lenox Town Board meeting. Lenox Supervisor Rocco J. DiVeronca has discussed the canal boat at previous meetings and asked the board to consider its purchase.

At the […]

Madison County Courier’s New Website

By Margo Frink

(Sept. 1, 2012) It’s been one month since we launched our new website and I have to say we are very pleased with the results. We thank Cazenovia resident Don Crossman for our new look and the countless hours he spent building us what we asked for.

We streamlined some categories to […]

Reassessment Process Underway

By Martha E. Conway

(Sullivan – Aug. 18, 2012) Sullivan Assessor Karen Tavernese hosted the first of a series of planned meetings on revaluations Saturday morning at town hall. Kathleen Kearney, real property analyst with the state Office of Real Property Services presented.

A second meeting focusing on the special considerations of assessing waterfront properties […]

Lenox to hold Public Hearing on Gas Drilling Moratorium

Board approves study of go cart building and bonding of $400,000

By Margo Frink

(Town of Lenox, NY – July 9, 2012) The town of Lenox will hold a public hearing on Aug. 14 to hear comments for or against placing a one-year moratorium on gas drilling in the township.

According to town Attorney Peter […]

Canastota Lenox Hold Joint Meeting

Sidewalks, recreation and flooding addressed

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – July 2012) There were several items on the agenda for a joint meeting between the village of Canastota and the town of Lenox held July 9 at the Municipal Building.

Lenox Supervisor Rocco DiVeronica said there is a problem with flooding for residents living […]

Transitions are Never Easy

 

By Martha E. Conway

M3P Media and the Madison County Courier are going through some changes – some temporary; some permanent. In December, partner Philip King left the company to pursue other interests. Early this year, Publisher Mike Bova announced his intention to pursue other dreams, also.

His last day is Thursday, May 31; […]

If There’s No Byline, Who Wrote It?

A Flame This High

By Margo Frink

When we began our newspaper venture and thought long and hard for a tagline, we decided on “Your News, Your Voice” for a reason. We wanted the communities that we serve, some who felt they had no media outlet, to have a voice.

We receive a lot of […]

Parking an Issue by Blue Canoe

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Feb. 2012) Two separate situations on N. Lake Road were topics at the Nelson Town Board meeting Feb. 9.

The first was an issue with patrons of the Blue Canoe restaurant parking on both sides of N. Lake Road, which could present a problem for emergency vehicles […]

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 […]