Madison County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown Enforcement Effort

(Wampsville, NY- Jan. 29, 2013) Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley announced that Madison County will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on Feb. 1 and will end on Feb. 4.

Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. New York State […]

Don’t Get Stuck: Syringes and Recyclables Don’t Mix

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2013) What would you do if you stepped barefooted on a dirty hypodermic needle? What are the chances you could become infected with human immunodeficiency virus, the hepatitis B virus or the hepatitis C virus? What would it cost for medical treatment, days off from work and a host of other […]

Chairman Comments on State Budget

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 29, 2013) Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John M. Becker issued a statement on the New York state spending plan last week.

“Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget is a prudent plan that restrains spending, caps taxes and makes some important progress in mandate relief,” Becker said. “Further, we deeply appreciate the […]

Sheriffs Converge to Discuss NY Safe Act

To the Editor:

(Wampsville, NY) This week, sheriffs from across New York state met in Albany to carefully review the NY Safe Act. At the conclusion of the week, the sheriffs in attendance in conjunction with the NYS Sheriffs’ Association formulated a formal position statement.

There are a number of provisions in the law that […]

Madison County Department of Personnel Announces Exam

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2013) The Madison County Department of Personnel will host an open competitive examination for corrections officer April 13; applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Feb. 22. The eligible list established as a result of this examination will be used to fill vacancies as they occur in the Madison County Sheriff’s […]

Radon – Test, Fix, Save a Life

Healthy Communities

By Viginia Zombek

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2013) January has been declared National Radon Action Month by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Madison County Health Department. This time is set aside to urge Madison County residents to have their homes tested for radon; a colorless and odorless gas that […]

Tips to Prevent Falls into the New Year

Healthy Communities

By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 2012) Although fall-related injuries happen throughout the year, the holiday season presents increased chances of injuries from slips, trips, and falls. The majority of holiday-related falls happen while hanging holiday lights using a ladder. Madison County Health Department has some tips for you to consider […]

Court Decision Affirms Madison County’s Flow Control Law

Madison County Landfill

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 2012) In a recent court decision, Madison County Supreme Court Judge Donald F. Cerio affirmed the Madison County Solid Waste Hearing Board’s determination that Syracuse Haulers Waste Removal, Inc. (“Syracuse Haulers”), had illegally removed solid waste from the county; also upheld was the board’s imposition of $32,000 in […]

County Officials Ask for Moment of Silence for Connecticut

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 19, 2012) Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed a proclamation declaring Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 a “Day of Mourning” in the State of Connecticut and requesting that residents statewide participate in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m.

In a letter to the Nation’s Governors asking each state to consider participating […]

Landfill Moves Forward with Agricultural Plastic Drop-Off Program

Madison County News

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 2012) Agricultural plastic can now be dropped off at any of the county’s transfer stations or at the main landfill site on Buyea Road in Lincoln. The Madison County Board of Supervisors approved a contract to supply agricultural plastic to JBI, Inc., of Niagara Falls for conversion of […]

Get Vaccinated During Flu Vaccination Week!

Madison County Health Department

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 2012) “This year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 2 through 8, provides an opportunity to tell people how important it is to get an annual flu shot,” said Eric Faisst, Public Health Director of Madison County Health Department. “Getting vaccinated is the single best way for people […]

Support Sought for FAVOR Program

Madison County Veterans Service Agency News

Submitted by Donald Smith

(Wampsville, NY – Nov. 2012) “Find and Assist Veterans of Record” is sponsored by the Madison County Veterans Agency, Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Madison County Clerk’s Office. Implemented in April 2012, it is a multifaceted program that rewards county veterans by recognizing their service […]