‘Madison Unity’ Formed

(Town of Madison, NY- July 11, 2013) A group of Madison residents has announced the formation of an independent party in the town of Madison they say will be dedicated to the open and responsive representation of all residents.

The Committee has adopted the name Madison Unity, reflecting its desire to unify the residents of […]

Madison Republican Committee Announces Candidates

(Madison, NY – May 2013) The Town of Madison Republican Committee announces candidates for the upcoming election:

Town Supervisor – Ronald C. Bono

Town Clerk – Tracy McLain

Town council – Patricia Bikowsky

Town Council – James Lundrigan

Highway Superintendent – Roy Kirley

All candidates are incumbents.

The next meeting of the Town of Madison […]

Planning Board’s Workshop is a Sham

To the Editor:

(Town of Madison, NY – April 2013) The Madison Planning Board’s workshop to consider the Wind Advisory Committee’s proposed wind law was not only a sham, it was also profoundly depressing. I was naïve.

I believed that the hard work of the Committee would be appreciated. I was (and still am) proud […]

Urges Town Board to Update Code of Ethics

To the Editor:

(Town of Madison, NY – April 2013) Like many of my neighbors in the Town of Madison, I am concerned that the ineptitude shown recently by our Town Board, and the mysterious ways of our Planning Board, are signs of deeper problems in governance. I urge our Supervisor, the Town of Madison […]

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 […]

Madison Does Matter

To the Editor:

(Madison, NY – March 2013) What is happening in Madison is sad. A company has come in from another country and deliberately divided what was once a peaceful community.

Representatives from this company are working hard to convince everyone involved that there are only two sides to the debate over windmills when […]

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 […]

Wind Advisory Committee to Issue Report

To present at next planning board meeting Feb. 6

Submitted by Jane Welsh

(Madison, NY – Feb. 2013) Last summer, the Town of Madison adopted a law enacting a one year moratorium on the issuance of permits for the construction of wind power facilities in the Town in order to re-evaluate the Town’s existing wind […]

Out-of-Stater Visits Halloween Happenin’

To the Editor:

(Bouckville, NY – Nov. 2012) He drove along Route 20 through Bouckville, heading east. “What’s going on there?” he asked, and stopped at the little brightly lit cottage next to the sign, “The Chenango Canal.” There, he worked his way around chattering children to ask the woman they were gathering around, and […]

Second Chance Thrift Shoppe to Extend Hours

(Town of Madison, NY – Aug. 2012) The Second Chance Thrift Shoppe will be extending their hours during the Bouckville Antique Fest. Normal shop hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however, from Tuesday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 18, the shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

Retired Teachers’ Luncheon is Aug. 9

(Town of Madison, NY – Aug. 2012) The Madison County Retired Teachers’ Association will welcome members on Thursday Aug. 9 at noon for a luncheon at Quack’s Diner in Madison.

Lunch will be a choice from the menu followed by a program featuring convention information and experiences. Newly-retired educators are invited to attend.


National Magazine Honors Area Craftsperson


Chris Harter of Madison received highest awards for his craftsmanship and is showcased in Early American Life magazine’s August issue.

(Town of Madison, NY – July 2012) Chris Harter of Madison won the highest award in two categories, as a traditional artisan in this year’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts, and his work […]