Trout Unlimited Chapter 680: Another Successful Positive Environmental Impact

Pictured are members of Trout Unlimited 680 during the April 27 Stream Clean-up event. Not pictured are Lee Cameron, Jim Longstaff, Vic and Joe Kopnitsky, Nels Youngstrom, Bill Teeter and Family and Bob Semian.

Submitted by Bob Semian

(Madison County, NY – May 2013) Thanks to all who volunteered Saturday, April 27, for the Chittenango […]

Madison County Democratic Committee Call for Candidates for Public Office

(Madison County, NY – May 2013) The Madison County Democratic Committee is reaching out to and accepting requests from interested and qualified registered Democrats who would like to be considered as candidates for the offices of County Clerk, town supervisor, town council/board member, town highway supervisor or town clerk in any of the towns of […]

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 […]

Madison Transit Service Ending

Budget Constraints Culprit for Transportation Cessation

(Madison County, NY -May 2013) As has been previously reported in various news outlets, effective May 31, the Madison Transit System will cease operation. Madison Transit operates Route Deviation and On-Demand public bus service throughout Madison County.


Madison County Releases Eco-Tourism Guide

Guide Available as a Placemat at Local Restaurants

(Wampsville, NY – May 2013) Want to see a methane digester, wind turbine or solar system up close or arrange to tour one of Madison County’s most sustainable buildings? Madison County has released an Eco-Tourism Guide to showcase the many innovative and forward-thinking alternative energy and sustainability […]

Pill Take Back Exceeds all Expectations

Takes in more than 1,700 pounds of medications

Susan Jenkins, executive director of BRiDGES, Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse fills syringe containers during the Pill Take Back Program at the Madison County Landfill site on Buyea Road April 27. The program has been held in the spring and fall since September of […]

History Repeats Itself

By Matthew Urtz

(Madison County, NY – April 2013) ‘History repeats itself’ is a phrase we have all heard, and it is true. Recently Madison County is experiencing a rebirth of hops growing. Drive south along Route 46 in the late summer or early fall, and you will see the bines climbing at a number […]

Successful Forage and Grazing Management Seminar: The Beginning of More Equine Programming in Madison County

Participants hold up a cloth equine digestive tract.

Pictured is Troy Bishopp working through his grazing management worksheet.

(Morrisville, NY- April 2013) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County hosted a foraging and grazing management seminar to support the equine industry in the county. A total of 28 participants sacrificed the nice weather to spend a […]

2013 Ag Literacy Week a True Hit Throughout Madison County

Hamilton FFA Students (from left) Lindsey Palmer, Kristi Wratten and Sara Russin volunteered to read to the kindergarten class at Hamilton Central School during Ag Literacy Week.

Students are Abuzz!

(Madison County, NY – April 2013) New York Agriculture in the Classroom’s eighth annual New York Agricultural Literacy Week was held in March throughout Madison […]

Safe Pill Take Back Date Announced

Madison County Department of Solid Waste

Submitted by Sharon Driscoll

(Madison County – April 2013) It’s time to round up all your unused and outdated medication: the Safe Pill Take Back program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Buyea Road landfill site in Lincoln.

This site is […]

Agencies Team up for Alcohol Awareness Campaign

To the Editor:

(Madison County, NY – April 2013) BRiDGES, the Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc., in partnership with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement, school and government officials, would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the coming of spring and summer in our community and to […]

County Selects CNY Solar for Solarize Madison 2013

Enrollment Now Open at

(Wampsville, NY – April 2013) After a resounding success in 2012, Solarize Madison is back for Round II, and this year the program will offer homeowners, businesses, farms, municipalities and institutions in Madison County discounted pricing on both solar photovoltaic and solar hot water systems.

Sponsored by Madison County and […]