LETTER: Are McConnell and colleagues involved in Russia scandal?

To the Editor:

Why would a Senate majority leader block a possible veto-proof Congress from opening the government?

The 800,000 people who are struggling without paychecks must be asking the same question.

In my opinion, the unrealistic border wall myth is a distraction from what many of us suspect: that some Republican members of […]

EDITORIAL: Dear Candidates for Elected Office

Dear Candidates for Elected Office:

Some years ago, I met with the heads of the constituted parties about what we can offer candidates in the way of campaign promotion. It bears repeating.

I want a nice, clean campaign season and will do everything in my power to ensure it. As I said at that […]

Courier Taking Two Weeks’ Vacation, Making Changes

The Human Condition

By Martha E. Conway

(Madison County – May 13, 2013) This has been a tough year for the Courier. While it’s well-known that newspapers everywhere have been struggling for some time, our problem is less with the economic climate than one of an inability to find a full-time sales professional who can […]

Chittenango Girls LAX Takes Hard fall to Visiting Marcellus

Pictured: Freshmen Nicole Zimmer

Senior Kaitlin Antelmi, left, starts play with opening face-off.

Senior Defender Shelby Barrows moves the ball out of the defensive end.


Main on Sports

By Ric Main

(Chittenango, NY – April 17, 2013) After a 13-day layoff from games and only one match under their belt, the Chittenango […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canastota Girls Volleyball Takes Section 3 Class B Title

Pictured from the bottom up are Meg Arnold, Chittenango, Grace Campbell, Canastota, Jessica Boswell, Canastota and Emily Gibbons, Chittenango.




By Ric Main

(Canastota, Chittenango, NY- Feb. 2013) The Canastota Lady Raiders defeated a gutsy Chittenango Lady Bears team Wednesday (Feb. 13) 3-1 in a semi-final before taking Adirondack in […]

Wind Advisory Committee ‘Officially Discharged’

Proposed Wind Power Facilities Law Now Before Planning Board

By Chris Hoffman

(Madison, NY- Feb. 2013) On Feb. 6, at the regular meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Madison, Roger Williams, Chairman of the Wind Advisory Committee and also Chairman of the Planning Board, presented a proposed Wind Power Facilities Law and […]

Heads Recognized as Holstein Retired Master Breeders

DeWitt and Diane Head of Brookfield were honored as New York State Holstein Retired Master Breeders for 2013. They are sitting in front of their five children Randy, Tim, Mike, Michele and Shannon.

(Brookfield, NY – Feb. 2013) DeWitt and Diane Head of Headline Farm in Brookfield were recently recognized as New York Holstein’s Retired […]

News, Law Enforcement, Elected Officials Absent

To the Editor:

(DeRuyter, NY – Jan. 2013) DeRuyter Citizens for a Voice recently held a fracking meeting Dec. 28 at the American Legion in DeRuyter from 6 to 10 p.m. Over 50 people attended the presentation even though it was during the holiday season and other activities were being held in the area at […]

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 […]