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Letter: Re-elect John Pinard for Lenox Supervisor
October 18, 2017, 9:19 pm | Source

To the residents of the Town of Lenox:

As the owner of the Hi-Way Bowl, I am supporting Supervisor John Pinard for re-election.

He goes out of his way for the concerns of local businesses. When the current mayor of Canastota cut the funding for the senior bowling league John took money out of his own pocket to help defray the cost to the seniors to keep the league going.

Letter: Vote Don Moore for Oneida Ward 6 councilor
October 18, 2017, 6:04 pm | Source

My name is Don Moore and I am running for the Sixth Ward Councilman.

I have lived in Oneida since 1983, and raised my two daughters with my wife (of 34 years) on North Street. Throughout my time here, I have made it a priority to give back to our community, first as a volunteer football coach with Pop Warner and eventually the varsity team at Oneida High School.

Letter: Vote Ann Jones for Madison County clerk
October 18, 2017, 4:15 pm | Source

I am encouraging Madison County residents to vote Ann Jones for County Clerk.

I have known Ann Jones both professionally and personally for many years. Professionally, I enjoyed a working relationship with Ann when I was the executive director of the Madison County Office for the Aging. There are many examples I could give of Ann's ability to assist the seniors of Madison County, but the one that stands out in my mind is when the voting machines were updated and Ann went from township to township educating voters on their use and how the votes were recorded.

Peppa Pig's Surprise comes to The Stanley
October 18, 2017, 4:14 pm | Source

Utica, N.Y. >> Surprise, Peppa Pig fans! A brand new, live stage show will make a stop at The Stanley on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

In Peppa Pig's Surprise, it's a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, they cannot guess what it is.

Letter: Mike Keville most qualified for Madison County clerk
October 17, 2017, 10:05 pm | Source

In November, the people of Madison County will elect a new county clerk. There is no one more qualified for that job than our mayor of Chittenango, Mike Keville.

Mike Keville has been a resident of Chittenango since 1990. He is an alumnus of Chittenango High School, graduated from Ithaca College magna cum laude, and obtained an advanced degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

BOCES nursery school accepting students
October 17, 2017, 10:02 pm | Source

Verona, N.Y. >> The Madison-Oneida BOCES Early Childhood Education Campus Nursery School is accepting children for fall.

Registration is currently open to children ages 3-4 years old.

The nursery school offers high-quality educational opportunities for preschool age children three afternoons per week.

Capitol Connection: Mario Cuomo was one-of-a-kind
October 17, 2017, 6:12 pm | Source

I really miss Mario Cuomo. He was a force of nature. He's been out of the governorship for a long time now but everywhere I go, someone walks up to me and tells me how much they loved his work on our radio show.

Mario was brilliant. He loved his job as governor and the people really loved him.

Letter: Todd Hood ideal for Madison County sheriff
October 17, 2017, 6:11 pm | Source

I have known Todd Hood personally for many years, as far back as elementary school and I'm proud to call him my friend.

Todd is a lifelong resident of Madison County. He values his family, friends and faith in God. He puts everyone ahead of himself. Strength of character and ability to help people, I believe are the primary reasons he chose to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Pinard stands behind Lenox supervisor record
October 17, 2017, 6:11 pm | Source

Lenox, N.Y. >> Town of Lenox Supervisor John Pinard doesn't consider himself a typical politician.

"I'm in politics, but I'm not a politician," Pinard said. "I didn't get into this to further myself."

When Pinard ran for election in 2012, he was said he was looking for change, believing the people deserved honesty, integrity and an open government.

Women's Suffrage: Madison County's role in the right to vote
October 17, 2017, 6:07 pm | Source

Wampsville, N.Y. >> Archives Day at Madison County is a time of learning, where people can get a glimpse of history and how it had a place in the local community.

This year, Madison County celebrated 100 years of Women's Suffrage and showed the fight from both the pro- and anti-suffrage movements in Central New York.

NASA expands drone work at Griffiss International Airport
October 16, 2017, 5:26 pm | Source

ROME, N.Y. >> Oneida County has been awarded $2.5 million in additional task orders through its NASA contract with Griffiss International Airport.

The task orders - which are to be completed over the next year - each have unique objectives, related to the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system of the United States.

'Dance to the Movies' comes to Turning Stone
October 16, 2017, 5:26 pm | Source

Verona, N.Y. >> The movies are coming to Turning Stone Casino this October in a way not done before, featuring a cast of celebrities bringing high energy music and dancing.

From "West Side Story" and "Grease" to "Titanic" and "The Matrix," Dance to the Movies plans to recreate some of the most iconic characters and memorable musical moments from movies.

Prepping for college: Balancing costs, expectations and more
October 16, 2017, 5:26 pm | Source

Oneida, N.Y. >> With more than 4,000 colleges in the United States alone, finding one that works can be a challenge.

"I think students should start looking in their junior year, to be honest," said Oneida High School guidance secretary Patty Vaccaro. "And in the summer, if they have any colleges they are interested in, they definitely need to make an appointment and sit with the representative of the college, go on the campus and see if it's something that fits with their personality.

Social Security benefits to increase in 2018
October 16, 2017, 5:25 pm | Source

WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration has announced.

The 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2018.

Letter: Take a stand against domestic violence
October 16, 2017, 5:25 pm | Source

As many as one in four women and one in seven men have been victims of domestic violence, according to statistics provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In Madison County alone, an annual average of more than 400 individuals and families seek out help due to violence in the home.

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