Upset in Lenox

Martha E. Conway

(Madison County) Unofficial results in Tuesday’s election have longtime Lenox Supervisor Rocco J. “Rocky” DiVeronica down about 230 votes before absentee ballots are received and counted. Sources say there are about half that many absentee ballots out.


No Confidence in Bono’s Leadership

To the Editor:

(Madison, NY – March 2013) As an advocate of wind power, but worried about having gigantic industrial machinery around peoples’ homes, I’ve heard talk that Town of Madison public servants, people we elected, are not acting on a “wind law” to protect our Town. So I read the proposed law, and attended […]

Workshop ‘Hot Potato’ a bit of March Madness

To the Editor:

(Madison, NY – March 2013) I am dismayed and alarmed at the failure of Madison’s Planning and Town Boards to take any meaningful action regarding the revised Wind Law submitted to the Planning Board in mid-January by the Wind Advisory Committee, a committee established by the Town Board.

Despite numerous questions raised […]

Madison Town Council Adopts Moratorium on Wind Power Facilities

By Chris Hoffman

[Madison, NY – June 28, 2012] At a Special Meeting of the Madison Town Council, with about 75 members of the public in attendance, Councilmen Bradley Dixon, James Lundrigan, and Gregory Reuter, and Town Supervisor Ron Bono voted unanimously to adopt a resolution enacting Local Law #2 of 2012, Town of Madison […]

Public Hearing on Wind dGEIS Draws Full House

Madison Town Supervisor and Town of Hamilton Opposed

By Chris Hoffman

(Town of Madison, NY – April 2012) The crowd at the Public Hearing before the Town of Madison Planning Board nearly filled the 350-seat auditorium at Madison Central School on April 18. The hearing opened at 7 p.m. and more than 40 local residents […]

This is a War, a Guerrilla War


Think Local

By Chris Hoffman

(Madison, Hamilton, NY – March 2012) On the evening of March 21, a large group of residents from the Towns of Madison and Hamilton and the Village of Hamilton met to discuss strategy for opposing the proposed Rolling Upland Hills Wind Farm (RUHWF). The speaker for the evening […]

Residents Insist on Being Heard

Crowd overflows at Town of Madison Planning Board meeting

By Chris Hoffman

(Madison, NY – March 2012) The Planning Board of the Town of Madison held its regularly scheduled meeting on March 7 at the Town Hall. Planning Board members are Roger Williams (Chair), Paul Crovella, Bruce Tanner, Mitch Hoffmeister, John Mancino, James Finch, and […]

County to Reconsider Snow, Ice Removal Agreement with Wampsville

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY – Sept. 20, 2011) Madison County Treasurer Cindy Edick made an argument for a capital reserve fund for road equipment at the regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Supervisors Public Works Committee Sept. 20.

Edick, who also presented to the Finance, Ways and Means Committee on the […]

Thanks and Congratulations to all at the Madison County Fair


The Human Condition

By Martha E. Conway

(Brookfield, NY – July 7 – 9, 2011) I would like to thank all the organizers of the Madison County Fair for their hard work and assistance during my three days on the grounds this year.

I don’t think the public can fully appreciate the amount […]

Governor’s Office Pays Visit

Doesn’t Offer Much in the Way of Information

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY – June 14, 2011) Dan Young, representative from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office was in the neighborhood last week, so he decided to pop into the Madison County Board of Supervisors regular meeting Tuesday to provide a progress report from Albany.

“We […]

Home Care to go Private

Two Question Elimination of 45 Health Department Jobs

By Martha E. Conway

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 28, 2010) Just a few days before his retirement, County Administrator Paul Miller stood before a Madison County Board of Supervisors Committee of the Whole to report a recommendation by the county’s Public Health Committee to divest of the […]