Local Government Meetings Scheduled

(Madison County, NY – Nov. 2012) The following are upcoming meetings scheduled in the town of Sullivan and the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

* The time of the regular meeting of the Sullivan Town Council was changed from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, to 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact town hall at 315.687.9190.


Supervisor Responds to Recent Criticisms

(Town of DeRuyter, NY – Nov. 2012) Recently, the Town Board became the target of serious criticism by one individual in an editorial. Although this individual’s heart is in the right place, the criticisms have become more extreme as the integrity of town officials and the legal advice of the town attorney have been called […]

Puzzled by Board of Supervisors Faulty Judgment

To the Editor: (Oct. 6, 2012) Recently The Madison County Board of Supervisors has been more puzzling than usual. Knowing that their Director of Mental Health Services is retiring in January, one would rationally assume that efforts would be directed to recruiting a qualified replacement and deferring long term policy decisions until that person was […]

Community Services Board Votes Against Outsourcing ADAPT

Submitted by Russell Stewart

(Wampsville, NY – Oct. 2012) The Community Services Board, appointed by the Madison County Board of Supervisors to advise them on matters related to drug and alcohol counseling services in Madison County, voted to retain ADAPT as the service provider for drug and alcohol counseling, rather than bring in a private […]

Madison County Long-term Employees Recognized

(Madison County, NY – Sept. 2012) Every year, Madison County recognizes its long-term employees for their years of dedicated service to its citizens. A reception will be held, honoring a total of 44 employees with 750 years of combined service in 13 different departments.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Supervisors’ Chambers, […]

173rd Madison County Fair a Great Success

To the Editor:

(Brookfield, NY – July 2012) The 173rd edition of the Madison County Fair enjoyed nearly perfect “Fair” weather for its four day run, July 12 through 15. Patrons and participants alike were entertained daily by the numerous free shows and family oriented activities taking place daily on the fairgrounds.

Several of the […]

Reuse Store/Donation Center to Open Soon

Buyea Road Landfill Site in Lincoln to Host Thrift Outlet

(Lincoln, Wampsville, NY – June 2012) The Madison County Department of Solid Waste and the Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse have formed a partnership that includes the operation of a reuse store and a donation center.

According to the agreement approved by the Madison County […]

Details What Taxpayers ‘Got for their Money’


By John M. Becker

(Wampsville, NY – June 2012) In a recent Syracuse Post-Standard article titled “Attorney, comptroller seek to toss Oneida Nation suit”, the plaintiffs’ Oneida Indian Nation-funded attorney was quoted, in connection with the pending lawsuit against the New York State Comptroller and Madison County Attorney S. John Campanie, as follows: “[the] […]

Madison County Gas Development Working Group Calls for Balanced Tapping of Natural Gas Resources

(Madison, NY – May 30, 2012) In coordination with Citizens for Safe Energy of Madison County, The Madison County Natural Gas Development Working Group held a public information session on Wednesday evening to reveal findings of the Working Group’s research in an interactive forum with local residents.

Highlights of the event included a […]

Madison County Urges Mandate Relief


Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John M. Becker was joined by fellow supervisors, business owners, community organizations and local residents May 18 to call on New York state to enact immediate relief from unfunded mandates.

(Wampsville, NY – May 2012) Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John M. Becker was joined by […]

Madison County Asks New York State for Immediate Mandate Relief at Mayday for Mandate Relief Event

(Wampsville, NY – May 21, 2012) Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John M. Becker was joined by his fellow Supervisors, business owners, community organizations, and local residents to call on New York State to enact immediate relief from unfunded mandates. As “Mayday” is recognized as an international call for help, Madison County leaders and […]

County Gas Committee to Host Information Exchange

Public Event Scheduled for May 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Madison

(Town of Madison, NY – May 30, 2012) The Madison County Natural Gas Development Working Group will host a public information exchange Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 p..m. at Madison Central School. The evening will feature introductions by Chairman Roger D. Bradstreet (D – […]