One Justice for Nelson

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY- Aug. 2012) The Nelson Town Board held a special meeting Aug. 30 at 2:30 p.m. to pass a resolution reducing the number of town justices from two to one.

Former town Justice Roger Bradstreet resigned from the position Oct. 1 of 2009 in order to assume the office […]

Madison County Gas Development Working Group Calls for Balanced Tapping of Natural Gas Resources

(Madison, NY – May 30, 2012) In coordination with Citizens for Safe Energy of Madison County, The Madison County Natural Gas Development Working Group held a public information session on Wednesday evening to reveal findings of the Working Group’s research in an interactive forum with local residents.

Highlights of the event included a […]

Parking an Issue by Blue Canoe

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Feb. 2012) Two separate situations on N. Lake Road were topics at the Nelson Town Board meeting Feb. 9.

The first was an issue with patrons of the Blue Canoe restaurant parking on both sides of N. Lake Road, which could present a problem for emergency vehicles […]

Judge O’Sullivan Gives Report


Town of Nelson officials were sworn in before the regular board meeting Jan. 12. From left are, newly-elected Councilman John LaGorga, re-elected highway superintendent John “Jack” Sevier Jr., newly-elected Councilman John Laubscher, newly-elected town Justice William Fredericks, holding the Bible is town Justice Patrick O’Sullivan and re-elected are codes enforcement Officer Roger Cook, […]

Nelson: From Town Hall

EWD project wrapped-up; health insurance options addressed next year

(Town of Nelson, NY – Dec. 8, 2011) Town of Nelson highway Superintendent Jack Sevier announced the crew is ready for the winter at the boards’ regular monthly meeting held Dec. 8. Utilizing the town’s new roadside tractor, crews performed all the necessary trimming to provide […]

Nelson Board Adopts 2012 Budget

Natural gas presentation scheduled for Dec. 14

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Nov. 10, 2011) After a public hearing held during the regular board meeting, the Nelson Town Board adopted its 2012 budget.

The preliminary budget removed $4,400 from the highway department’s $10,000 reserved equipment fund, but after meeting with a representative […]

Towns Plan Public Hearings on Proposed 2012 Budgets

Lenox Over Cap, Nelson Under

By Margo Frink

(Lenox, Nelson, NY – Nov. 2011) The Lenox Town Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2012 budget Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at town hall. The town will also provide an update of employees’ medical insurance at that time.

A public hearing was held […]

Nelson Supervisor Sharpens Budget Pencil

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Oct. 13) Nelson Supervisor Roger Bradstreet is looking for ways to cut around $9,000 from the budget. With workmen’s compensation rising 9.5 percent and health insurance climbing another $10,000, Bradstreet plans to seek an alternative for employees’ health insurance.

The Excellus BlueCross/Blue Shield plan town employees currently […]

Nelson Democrats Plan Meet and Greet

(Town of Nelson, NY – Oct. 2011) Candidates running on the Democratic ticket in the Town of Nelson for supervisor and town council will be on hand to meet and visit with residents during two “Meet and Greet” sessions in October.

The first “Meet and Greet” will be held Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 […]

Communication Towers, Scenic Vistas Don’t Mix

Councilwoman says zoning plan and 911 tower are contradiction

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Sept. 8, 2011) Councilwoman Denise Earl questioned the boards zoning plans to preserve the nature of the town of Nelson’s vistas but two communication towers can be seen from most areas of the township.

“The 911 tower is […]

Chairman Discusses Natural Gas Group Work



Pictured is Roger Bradstreet.

Madison County Board of Supervisors

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY – Aug. 9, 2011) Supervisor Roger Bradstreet (D – Nelson) reported to a Madison County Board of Supervisors Committee of the Whole Aug. 9 the progress of the work of the Madison County Natural Gas Development Work […]

Nelson Revisits Intersection

County 911 says 25 percent of town residents do not post address

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Aug. 11, 2011) Nelson highway Superintendent John “Jack” Sevier Jr. received a request to revisit the intersection of Hall and North Lake roads to determine if it fit the criteria for a four-way stop. The […]