Take Charge of Your Health: Protect Your Water

By Virginia Zombek

(Wampsville, NY – April 2013) There is so much to know about our drinking water. Where does it come from and how does it get into our homes? How is it cleaned before we drink it? What can we do to protect it?

One way to protect our natural water sources is […]

Buy it Here, Keep Tax Revenue Here

To the Editor:

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) Madison County is embarking on a “Buy Madison County: Calculate the Advantage” campaign to educate local consumers about the advantages of buying goods and services in Madison County. Local purchases have positive impacts on local businesses and also help Madison County and local municipalities raise increased sales […]

Medical Reserve Corps Training is April 9

Citizen Volunteers Provide Support During Emergencies

By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) A disaster hits. Volunteers are requested. The Central New York Medical Reserve Corps is called into action. The Medical Reserve Corps is a group of citizen volunteers trained in advance to provide support during an emergency.

Madison County Health Department, a […]

Department vs. Office

To the Editor:

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) There has been some discussion in recent times on why we are a sheriff’s office and not a sheriff’s department. Throughout New York state, sheriffs transitioned away from being referred to as a ‘Department.’ What is the difference between a department and an office, and why it […]

County Launches Aggressive Consumer Education Campaign

Calculate the Advantage

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) Madison County is embarking on a “Buy Madison County: Calculate the Advantage” campaign to educate local consumers about the advantages of buying goods and services in Madison County. Local purchases have positive impacts on local businesses and also help Madison County and local municipalities increase sales tax […]

Madison County Health Department Releases Rankings for 2013

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) In the fourth year of the County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Madison County continued to see improvement over previous years.

Madison County ranked 10 out of 62 on health outcomes and 15 out of 62 in health […]

2013 Rabies Clinic Schedule Forming

Madison County Public Health News

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) Madison County will again offer rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets that are at least 3 months old. The first clinic will be held March 27 at the Madison Fire House on Route 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Eleven additional clinics will […]

Civil Service Examinations Scheduled

Madison County Personnel Department

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) The Madison County Personnel Department announced recently the schedule of upcoming Civil Service examinations. The eligible lists established as a result of these examinations will be used to fill present and future vacancies as they occur in the applicable departments.

Applications will be accepted until March […]

Madison County Youth Bureau Partners with United Way to Launch Youth Volunteer Connection

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) The Madison County Youth Bureau announced last week that it has partnered with the United Way of Central New York to create the Youth Volunteer Connection. The Youth Volunteer Connection is a section on the www.volunteercny.org website specifically for youth in Madison County who are seeking opportunities to be involved […]

End of Watch: Sheriff’s First Canine Officer was to Retire Next Month

Pictured Deputy Zaleski and Lida.

(Wampsville, NY – Feb. 2013) Madison County’s first narcotic canine team, known throughout the law enforcement community as unit K9-1, is no longer available. The team, consisting of canine Lida and her handler, Deputy Lance Zaleski, were coming close to the end of their joint efforts with Lida due […]

County Announces Examinations

(Wampsville, NY – Feb. 2013) The Madison County Department of Personnel will accept applications through 5 p.m. March 8 for the April 27 examination for office assistant II – #67-934 (open competitive) and #72-584 (promotion). The eligible list established as a result of this examination will be used to fill present and future vacancies as […]

Step Up and Get Vaccinated

Healthy Communities

By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2013) We are only half way through the flu season and it has already been a stronger flu season than we’ve seen over the past few years. Those especially hard hit have been older adults. More than half of those hospitalized with the flu in New […]