Government officials issue statements on DREAM Act

Assemblyman John SalkaAttorney General Letitia JamesAssemblyman Brian Miller

Salka: Our taxes, their free college

A statement by Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) on the passage of the DREAM Act:

“This is the focus the Assembly Democrats have in the capitol, free college for illegal aliens. Opening up the taxpayer wallet to pay for illegal aliens to go […]

Madison County Equine Research Results

(Madison County) How is the equine industry in Madison County doing? What are some areas that need improvement? What is the typical Madison County equine owner and how active are they in the industry? How are equine businesses in Madison County faring given the recent economic downturn?

The Cornell Cooperative Extension wanted to answer these […]

Mentoring Program Promotes Summer Team Building

CAP’s Mentoring Program enjoys a team building day at Verona Beach State Park.

(Madison County) Wednesday, July 24, Community Action Partnership’s Mentoring Program staff, along with 33 mentors and mentees, enjoyed the first-ever Mentoring Beach Day at Verona Beach State Park. Mentors and mentees joined together in great team building games with a […]

Spring into History


By Matthew Urtz, Madison County historian

(Madison County, NY – April – May, 2011) On Thursday April 21 at 7 pm the Oneida Community Mansion House will be hosting: “Changing Standards: A showcase of New Music with Jim O’Mahony.” Jazz Pianist Jim O’Mahony presents his arrangements of music ripe for improvisation yet composed within […]

U.S. Senator Announces Map Retraction

Nation: ‘We will be Pursuing Schumer’s Misconduct’

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, Verona, NY – Feb. 3, 2011) In what U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer referred to as a “…major victor for Madison, Oneida and Lewis counties” in a press release late last week, the Department of Interior and Census Bureau will retract the “…unfounded […]

How Can the Clerk’s Office Help with Genealogy?

By Matthew Urtz, Madison County Historian

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2011) One of the most common questions I am asked is, “What is at the County Clerk’s Office that can help people researching their genealogy?”

“We have a world of items,” is always my response.

We have basics like census records dating back to 1840, […]

Youth Bureau Launches ‘Youth Volunteer Connection’

Phase One: Organizations Invited to Create Accounts

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2011) The Madison County Youth Bureau is working to create the Youth Volunteer Connection. The new website will be used by Madison County youth seeking volunteer opportunities and organizations seeking to address needs. The site is open first for organizations to enter opportunities, […]

Free Income Tax Preparation With CAP

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2011) Community Action Partnership (CAP), Department of Social Services and Colgate University will offer the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to Madison County residents beginning Jan. 19.

VITA provides free tax return assistance and electronic filing to individuals and families qualifying for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Most participants […]

Emergency Calls Misrouted

Time Warner Phone Customers May be Compromised

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 28, 2010) Madison County residents who use Time Warner Cable as their telephone service provider could find themselves in trouble in the event of an emergency.

According to E-911 Communications Center Director Paul Hartnett, emergency communications tests with Time Warner […]

Out of the Dust: Madison University

By Bob Betz

(Madison County, NY – Dec. 2010) This is an interesting lawsuit. It is pleading for an injunction to prevent Madison University from moving from Hamilton to Rochester. As we know now, the suit eventually was a success.

Supreme Court

Daniel Hascall, Medad Rogers in behalf of themselves & others having a right […]