The Oneida Daily Dispatch

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Old time fiddling with Henry Jankiewicz at the Fiddlers' Hall of Fame
September 18, 2018, 11:53 pm | Source

Osceola, N.Y. >> Syracuse's award-winning fiddler Henry Jankiewicz will entertain patrons with a concert of old time fiddle music Sept. 23 from 2-5 p.m. at the North American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola.

He will be accompanied by John Wobus of Syracuse on piano, and Curt Osgood of Binghamton on hammered dulcimer.

Old-time bluegrass with Molsky's Mountain Drifters
September 18, 2018, 11:51 pm | Source

Clinton, N.Y. >> Hamilton College Performing Arts presents an evening of traditional music with Molsky's Mountain Drifters on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.

Grammy-nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky returns to Hamilton with a brand-new trio featuring Allison de Groot, banjo, and Stash Wyslouch, guitar, for an evening of traditional music described by the musicians as "tradition steeped in possibility.

Barks & Brews in Bagg's Square in Utica
September 18, 2018, 11:44 pm | Source

Utica, N.Y. >> Made In Utica will host Barks & Brews, a dog-focused and friendly event presented by A Dog's Day Out Doggie Day Care, on Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Handshake.City container park in Bagg's Square.

Barks & Brews will offer locally-made beer and coffee and tons of fun for humans and dogs alike.

Letter: Valesky truly cares for his constituents
September 18, 2018, 4:18 pm | Source

When I thought of politicians I rarely thought of them as caring about individuals, and I can't say that really bothered me. They do what they think is right for the group of constituents that voted them in. Fortunately for me, when it comes to Senator Valesky, he does care about us as individuals.

Letter: 22nd District needs Anthony Brindisi
September 18, 2018, 4:18 pm | Source

NY-22 needs Anthony Brindisi. This Congressional District carries a history of moderates on both sides of the aisle: Sherry Boehlert (R), Mike Arcuri (D), and Richard Hanna (R), to name the most recent. We were a district able to hold different values in mind without caving to tribalism and toxic nationalism.

YMCA Prayer Brunch celebrates Christian heritage and mission
September 18, 2018, 4:16 pm | Source

Wampsville, N.Y. >> The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley annually celebrates its Christian heritage and mission with a Prayer Brunch and scholarship fundraiser at New Beginnings Community Church. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 227 Genesee St.

Madison County Court sentencings
September 18, 2018, 4:13 pm | Source

Wampsville, N.Y. >> The following are court sentences handed down in Madison County Court.

Jeanette J. Mitchell, 46, of 226 Farrier Ave., Oneida, was sentenced by Judge Patrick O'Sullivan on Sept. 6, 2018, to 1 year incarceration to be served in Madison County Jail, and $895 in restitution, surcharge and fees, after pleading guilty on May 3, 2018 to second-degree forgery, a class D felony, for an incident that occurred on Dec.

School events Sept. 18 - 25
September 18, 2018, 4:12 pm | Source

Below is a brief list of events taking place this week at area schools.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Mathletics meet in Oriskany


Wednesday, Sept. 19: Z Club induction ceremony at OHS, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21: Elementary half day. Homecoming Day

Tuesday, Sept. 25: Grades K-2 visit to OHS, 10 a.

Oneida City Schools Wall of Distinction to honor 5
September 17, 2018, 10:29 pm | Source

Oneida, N.Y. >> The Oneida City School District Foundation has released the 2018 Wall of Distinction roster of honorees to be honored Saturday, Sept. 29.

Roger LaLonde, OHS graduate 1961, (posthumously awarded); Ralph Shortell, OHS graduate (1962); Suzanne Miller, retired OHS teacher and advisor; Thomas Rasely, OHS graduate (1968); and Frank Melena, OHS graduate (1949) and retired teacher, coach, and guidance counselor (posthumously awarded).

Madison County Courthouse construction continues
September 17, 2018, 10:28 pm | Source

Wampsville, N.Y. >> Renovations on the Madison County Courthouse continue to move forward.

In 2016, the Madison County Courthouse began close to a $20 million renovation project that would last approximately two and a half years to make a number of changes to the century old building, from making it ADA compliant to doing an overhaul of the electrical systems, plumbing and HVAC.

Police blotter for Sept. 18, 2018
September 17, 2018, 10:20 pm | Source

Madison County Sheriff's Office

Sunday, Sept. 16: Reanna J. Strong, 42, of Fenner, was charged with fourth-degree criminal intent to damage property, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and having a controlled substance in a non-original container.

Sunday, Sept.

Football: Canastota overpowers Adirondack
September 17, 2018, 10:18 pm | Source

Canastota 58, Adirondack 0 >> Andrew Marshall threw for two scores and ran for a pair more to pace Canastota in a lopsided 58-0 win over Adirondack.

Marshall hit Raymond Wilsey for a 50-yard touchdown to open the scoring and found Wilsey again on a 22-yard pass for the Raiders' next score. Then, Marshall busted a 45-yard run to put Canastota up 22-0 at the end of the first.

Author Kerry Cerra to lead teen writing workshop at Hamilton Public Library
September 17, 2018, 4:29 pm | Source

Hamilton, N.Y. >> Join author Kerry O'Malley Cerra at the Hamilton Public Library for a teen writing workshop on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m., sponsored by the Colgate Bookstore.

The workshop will teach teens on the best way to create a perfect character. This event is free and open to teenagers and adults.

Peter Hilts of Bear Paw Printing joins Oneida Chamber of Commerce
September 17, 2018, 4:27 pm | Source

Oneida, N.Y. >> Peter Hilts of Bear Paw Printing in Chittenango became a member of the Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce and was presented his certificate on Sept. 7

Capitol Connection: Balancing out Cuomo in November's election
September 17, 2018, 4:24 pm | Source

On the subject of endorsements.

Some of the best papers in New York, including the New York Times, have endorsed Andrew Cuomo for governor, Jumaane Williams, an oftentimes critic of Cuomo for lieutenant governor and none other than one of my all time favorites, Zephyr Teachout, for attorney general.

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