Madison’s Engelbrecht Recognized for Service

Richard Engelbrecht (left) and his daughter, Cheri, at the awards ceremony May 9.

Current BOCES Board President Doug Gustin (left) and Richard Engelbrecht at the awards ceremony.

Madison-Oneida BOCES News

(Madison, NY) The Tri-County School Boards Institute honored Madison-Oneida BOCES Board of Education member Richard Engelbrecht May 9 with the Distinguished Service Award for his […]

Madison Second Grade Visits Theater

Submitted Photo/Chuck Fox

(Hamilton, NY – May 2013) Second-graders from Madison Central School visited Hamilton Theater this week to see “Charlotte’s Web,” complementing a series of class activities centered around the book. Thanks to Hamilton Theater’s Educational Programming Fund, area school groups can schedule programming at the theater at no cost


Madison Friends of Music to Host Annual Wheelchair Basketball Event Tonight

(Madison, NY – April 2013) Madison Friends of Music, in conjunction with the Sitrin Stars, will once again host their annual wheelchair basketball event. Now in its third year, the basketball game will be held in the Madison Central School gymnasium on Wednesday, April 24 beginning at 6 p.m.

Attendees will be treated to a […]

Madison School to host Breakfast with Santa

(Madison, NY – Dec. 2012) The Madison Central School will host Breakfast with Santa, buffet style on Saturday Dec. 8.

Three breakfast times: 8, 9 or 10 a.m. are offered with caroling provided by Madison Central chorus.

In the gym: ornament making, pictures with Santa, opportunity to win a wreath or table-top tree and music […]

Second Farmers’ Forum with Madison FFA Planned

(Madison, NY – Nov. 2012) The Town of Madison Historical Society is hosting a second presentation called, “Farmers’ Forum: The History of Local Farming” Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Madison Historical Society building on South Street, Madison.

The meeting about historical facts from local farms in October was so successful that a […]

Out-of-Stater Visits Halloween Happenin’

To the Editor:

(Bouckville, NY – Nov. 2012) He drove along Route 20 through Bouckville, heading east. “What’s going on there?” he asked, and stopped at the little brightly lit cottage next to the sign, “The Chenango Canal.” There, he worked his way around chattering children to ask the woman they were gathering around, and […]

Optimist Craft Show Planned for Nov. 3

(Madison, NY – Oct. 2012) The 13th Annual Madison Optimist Craft Show will be held Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Madison Central School, 7303 Route 20 in Madison. It is sponsored by the Madison Optimist Club.

More than 40 vendors expected. Admission is free; refreshments available for purchase

Madison FFA Students to Interview Farmers at Forum

(Madison, NY – Oct. 2012) The Town of Madison Historical Society is hosting a program called, “Farmers’ Forum: The History of Local Farming” on Monday Oct. 15 at 7 the Madison Historical Society building on South Street, Madison.

FFA students from Madison Central School will interview local farmers in the audience to […]

Independence Day Events Planned in Hamilton

(Hamilton, NY – July 2012) With Regents exams and high school graduations upon us, it is a mere matter of weeks before the Fourth of July will be here. The Hamilton Fourth of July committee has been hard at work putting together a celebration to exemplify this year’s theme, “America, the Beautiful.”

The Lloyd V. […]

Madison Student Contest Winners Announced

(Chittenango, Madison, Oneida, NY) Oneida Healthcare has announced the winners of its “Name the Robot” contest.

“This activity was part of our marketing efforts to help introduce the da Vinci Surgical System to the community,” said Community Relations Director Mike Healy.

According to Healy, elementary students in several area school districts were invited to […]

Public Hearing on Wind Farm Moratorium Draws Overwhelming Support

By Chris Hoffman

(Town of Madison, NY – June 2012) On Monday, June 11, over 150 people filled the auditorium at Madison Central School for a public hearing that provided people an opportunity to speak their minds on the proposed moratorium on Rolling Upland Hills Wind Farm in the Town of Madison.

The majority of […]

County Work Group Hosts Natural Gas Information Exchange


Pictured from left are natural gas information exchange panel members Supervisor Roger D. Bradstreet (D – Nelson), chairman of the Madison County Natural Gas Development Working Group; Supervisor Darrin P. Ball (R – Lincoln), Madison County Farm Bureau President Darrell Griff; Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Steve Lorraine; EmKey Resources […]