Why Should Conservationists have a Positive Interest in … Farming?

Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District Honors the Carrier Family as the 2013 Conservation Farm of the Year. (Submitted photos by Sharon Driscoll)

By Troy Bishopp

(Canastota, NY -March 2013) Wendell Berry’s question seems quite relevant in honoring the Carrier Family of ABC-NBR Dairy Farms as Madison County’s newest Conservation Farm of the Year. […]

County Health Department Recognizes National Public Health Week

(Wampsville, NY – April 2013) Join Madison County Health Department during National Public Health Week, April 1 through 7, to help make our communities healthier by taking simple steps that can help you and your family live longer and healthier. Our individual health is closely linked to the public’s health – the health of the […]

Volunteer Services Alliance Holds First Networking Meeting

VSA Committee reviews feedback on workshop and prepares for April 25 Concert to Celebrate Volunteerism.

(Madison County, NY – March 2013) The Volunteer Services Alliance (VSA) held its first networking meeting in February. The effort is a collaboration of area non-profit agencies who want to work together on issues related to volunteer management. The meeting […]

Buy it Here, Keep Tax Revenue Here

To the Editor:

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) Madison County is embarking on a “Buy Madison County: Calculate the Advantage” campaign to educate local consumers about the advantages of buying goods and services in Madison County. Local purchases have positive impacts on local businesses and also help Madison County and local municipalities raise increased sales […]

County Launches Aggressive Consumer Education Campaign

Calculate the Advantage

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) Madison County is embarking on a “Buy Madison County: Calculate the Advantage” campaign to educate local consumers about the advantages of buying goods and services in Madison County. Local purchases have positive impacts on local businesses and also help Madison County and local municipalities increase sales tax […]

Madison County Health Department Releases Rankings for 2013

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) In the fourth year of the County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Madison County continued to see improvement over previous years.

Madison County ranked 10 out of 62 on health outcomes and 15 out of 62 in health […]

Farmers Converge on Albany to Grow NY Farms

District 5 Farm Bureau Director Darrell Griff and Broome County Farm Bureau Member Judi Whittaker enjoy the taste of New York Reception during Lobby Days.

Madison County Farm Bureau

(Madison County, NY – March 2013) Farmers from Madison County took important time away from their farms to visit with their lawmakers in Albany recently to […]

Madison County Seeks Dairy Princess Candidates

(Madison County, NY – March 2013) The Madison County Dairy Promotion Committee will hold its 50th Dairy Princess Pageant May 5 at 1 p.m. at the Jim Marshall Foundation banquet hall located on New Boston Road, North Chittenango.

The committee is seeking individuals between the ages of 8 to 23 who are interested in promoting […]

Civil Service Examinations Scheduled

Madison County Personnel Department

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) The Madison County Personnel Department announced recently the schedule of upcoming Civil Service examinations. The eligible lists established as a result of these examinations will be used to fill present and future vacancies as they occur in the applicable departments.

Applications will be accepted until March […]

Heavy Police Presence Planned for St. Patrick’s Day

Madison County Sheriff’s Office news

Submitted by John Ball

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) As St. Patrick’s Day and its associated activities approaches, Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley is urging motorists to plan a safe ride home and never get behind the wheel intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or drugs.

During this time period, law […]

End of Watch: Sheriff’s First Canine Officer was to Retire Next Month

Pictured Deputy Zaleski and Lida.

(Wampsville, NY – Feb. 2013) Madison County’s first narcotic canine team, known throughout the law enforcement community as unit K9-1, is no longer available. The team, consisting of canine Lida and her handler, Deputy Lance Zaleski, were coming close to the end of their joint efforts with Lida due […]

Free Income Tax Preparation Appointments Available Now through April

(Madison County, NY – Feb. 2013) Avoid the high fees of a commercial tax preparer. If you are a Madison County resident who earned less than $50,000 this tax year, you may qualify to have your tax preparation done free of charge. Trained community volunteers can help you determine if you are eligible for special […]