PCD Awards Grants to Local Businesses

(Hamilton, NY – Dec. 2012) The Partnership for Community Development, Hamilton’s nonprofit economic development agency, has awarded $35,000 through its Micro-Assistance Grant program to 12 Hamilton businesses. The grants are awarded through a competitive process and are intended to encourage small businesses to undertake new and innovative projects. Funds for the program were provided by […]

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 […]

Farmer, Supervisor, Contractor Celebrates Year at Hamilton Airport

By Dyann Nashton

(Smithfield, Hamilton, NY – Nov. 2012) The 1960s were what Rick Bargabos calls “The Golden Age of General Aviation.” It was then that he recalls riding along in his parents’ single-engine Piper Cherokee while his mother, Betty, was learning to fly. She was taking lessons from Jim Hertel, a local flight instructor […]

Lura, Servedio and Pangallo Offer Choice


Pictured from left are Dominick Pangallo, Russell Lura and Jennifer Servedio.

(Hamilton, NY) The Village of Hamilton Democratic Caucus in early May nominated candidates for all three Village Trustee openings to be elected on June 19, 2012. On the Democratic line on the ballot, with the party symbol of a star, will be […]

Madison County Solid Waste Dep’t Releases Promotional Video

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 19, 2012) The Madison County Department of Solid Waste has just released a new promotional video called Madison County Renewable Energy Projects.

“We wanted something that could be used as a promotional tool for the Madison County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to encourage new businesses to relocate to our proposed […]

Couple Files Suit Against Town of Sullivan

By Martha E. Conway

(Town of Sullivan – Oct. 5, 2011) A Route 31 couple has filed an Article 78 petition against the town of Sullivan in connection with the proposed construction of a retail store in the Harbor Lights Business Park.

The suit alleges procedural errors not only in the handling of the project, […]

Regional Economic Development Council to Host Forum

(Morrisville, NY – Oct. 2011) The Madison County Industrial Development Agency will hold a public forum for Madison County to learn more about the governor’s Central New York Economic Development Council.

The public participation session, designed solicit input from residents and business professionals, will be held at Morrisville State College from 7 to 8:30 p.m. […]

Locally-Crafted Beer Coming Soon


Matt Whalen and Carrie Blackmore will soon be crafting brew in Hamilton made from locally grown hops. The couple is standing in front of what will be the office of Good Nature Brewing Company. (Photo by Margo Frink)

Will offer tasting, sell kegs and growlers to go

By Margo Frink

(Hamilton, NY – Sept. […]

News from Madison County Committee Meetings

An energy tour, which included Madison County Landfill’s new solar capping project was held Aug. 17. The cost of the capping project was $280,000. The project received a $225,000 NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) grant and the county contributed $60,000. (Photo by Margo Frink).

By Martha E. Conway

Planning, Economic […]

Hold the (Bottom) Line ‘…and Prepare to Return with a Plan to Cut 10 Percent’

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY– Aug. 31, 2011) Heads of Madison County departments and area non-profits were given the directive to hold the line this year on budget requests for the coming year. They also were told to be prepared to return to the Madison County Board of Supervisors with a contingency plan […]

Madison County IDA Lives Up to its Name

Center for Business Excellence Boasts Top Outcome in Central New York

(Madison County, NY – July 2011) State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has released his annual report on the effectiveness of industrial development agencies in the state. Annual reports on IDAs are filed through the Public Authorities Reporting Information System, which was developed by OSC […]

City Contests Bill

Committee Wants Guarantee Before Investing Millions in Infrastructure

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY – June 2011) After some back-and-forth between the Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation and the city of Oneida, it appears the city will now pay a bill for disposal of biosolids.

The county and city have a swap […]