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 […]

Water District 12 Going out for Bid

Board adopts to increase permit fees

By Margo Frink

(Town of Lenox, NY – April 2013) It’s been about three or more years in the process but the construction bidding for Water District 12 has been approved by the Lenox Town Board. The board passed a resolution at its monthly meeting April 8 to put […]

New Dental Practice Up and Running

Pictured is Dr. Virinder Modgil DDS with his family and staff at his Camden dental practice. Modgil recently opened a second dental practice in Canastota.

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) Dr. Virinder Modgil opened his new dental practice in Canastota Feb. 21, which will also serve as his home with his wife, […]

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 […]

Zoning Law for Outdoor Wood Furnaces Discussed

Codes enforcement would need DEC Method 9 training

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2013) One of the items on the Oneida Planning Commissions agenda Thursday (Feb. 21) was a zoning ordinance amendment recommendation to add a new section to regulate outdoor furnaces.

Planning Director Cassie Rose said the Common Council requested the Commission […]

Heart of a Volunteer Need Apply

Corey Hutt and Brenda Watson are pictured in their Oneida home office where they operate Seniors Helping Seniors. (Photo by Margo Frink)

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2013) You see it all the time: senior citizens helping other senior citizens by taking them shopping, to doctors appointments or out for a bite to […]

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 […]

Oneida Daily Dispatch to Print Three Days a Week

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 17, 2013) A letter dated Jan. 14 and addressed to advertisers of the Oneida Daily Dispatch announces changes in its publication as of Feb. 3.

The paper will publish print editions on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The letter announces the launch of a Sunday edition and a new […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

World War II veteran Joseph Carinci was the VFW’s guest speaker for Pearl Harbor Day remembrance.

Bill Yorton, right, reads the roll call of vessels lost at Pearl Harbor while Jack Cotten rings the bell.

The honor guard salutes those lost during the VFW’s Pearl Harbor ceremony Dec. 7.

After the laying of the wreaths, […]

Thank You Pop Warner

A Flame This High

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 2012) Until my dying day I promise I will do everything in my power to keep my brother’s memory alive. With lots of help from family and friends we plan to hold a golf tournament every year to raise money for scholarships in his […]