ICYMI: Peterboro UMC invites public to Black History Month service

The Peterboro United Methodist Church is having a special service of worship in observance of Black History Month at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in the sanctuary at 5240 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro. Rev. Christiane Depestre invites all to attend this significant event.

The guest speaker will be Norman K. Dann, Ph.D., who […]

Peterboro Hometown Day Offers Fun and Games


(Peterboro, NY – Aug. 2012) The Annual Peterboro Hometown Day opens at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 with many activities On the Green in Peterboro. Field activities conclude at 4 p.m. followed by a concert with pie and ice cream at 7 p.m.

The first scheduled activity is the Sack Race at 11 […]

Civil War Weekend Observes Sesquicentennial

(Peterboro, NY – June 2012) The 20th annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend has finalized the Sesquicentennial 2012 program schedule for June 9 and 10. Activities include a children’s area, Civil War authors, Civil War Heritage Foundation, Civil War round tables, demonstrators, domestic encampment, food concessions, Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark; military Civil […]

Peterboro Hometown Day is Saturday

(Peterboro, NY – July 30, 2011) The Annual Peterboro Hometown Day and Car Cruise will be held on the green in Peterboro Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event opens with crafts, exhibits, music, entertainment, kids’ games, and nine classes of antique cars parked on the green for the Car Cruise.


Peterboro’s Civil War Events Begin Saturday


Soldiers preparing the cannon for the 2 pm skirmish at the 2010 Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend.

By Dot Willsey

(Peterboro, NY – June 11 and 12, 2011) In its nineteenth year of bringing the mid-19th Century to life for a weekend, this year the annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend adds programs […]

Thank You for Great SADD Conference

To the Editor:

(Wampsville, Peterboro, NY) On Tuesday, Nov. 16, 61 students and their advisors, representing five Madison County high schools, gathered for the 24th annual SADD Leadership Conference at the Smithfield Community Center in Peterboro.

The day was dedicated to discussing the issue of marijuana and other drugs in our schools. An outstanding panel […]

Events of Historical Note: Oct. 20 is County ‘Archives Day’

By Matthew Urtz

On Wednesday Oct. 20, Madison County will be hosting “Archives Day” at the DMV building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured speakers include Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz, Gerrit Smith Biographer Norman Dann & New York State Archivist Suzanne Etherington.

Certified Appraiser Ed Becker will be on hand to evaluate personal […]

Events of Historical Note

By Matthew Urtz

On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Oneida Community Mansion House will welcome Christian Goodwillie. Goodwillie is the Special Collections Librarian at Hamilton College and will speak on Shaker Women at 7 p.m. For more information please call the Oneida Community Mansion House at 315-363-0745.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, Madison County will be hosting […]

Faulkner presents Theodore Dwight Weld newest inductee

Sketch: After a conversion in Oneida County Theodore Dwight Weld became a leading organizer, recruiter, orator, writer and editor in the abolition movement. Weld will be honored at commemoration ceremonies at the National Abolition Hall of Fame in Peterboro Saturday, October 23, 2010. (Weld portrait by Joseph Flores of Rochester for National Abolition Hall of […]

Candidates for 111th Assembly District and 49th Senate District

Assemblyman – New York State 111th Assembly District

By Aaron Gifford

As it stands now, there are three-way races for both the 111th Assembly District and the 49th Senate District. The incumbents, both Democrats, are seeking re-election and won’t have to win a Sept. 14 primary.

Sen. David Valesky (D-Oneida), who declined to respond to […]

Peterboro’s Bargabos Choice of Oneida County GOP

Oneida County Chair: Bargabos Best Candidate for 111th Assembly District

(Oneida County, NY – April 12, 2010) The Oneida County Republican Committee unanimously endorsed Smithfield Supervisor and Madison County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Rick Bargabos as the Republican candidate for New York’s 111th Assembly District seat race.

Other challengers looking for the endorsement, David […]