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Grand opening celebration at the Madison County Courthouse

Wampsville, N.Y. — Madison County is celebrating like it's 1909 and inviting the public to come join them at the newly-renovated courthouse for a day to remember and honor the past.


Hamilton College alumns to discuss business and technology

Clinton, N.Y. — Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO David Solomon ’84 and Thomas Tull ’92, chairman and CEO of Pittsburgh-based investment-holding company Tulco, will discuss how emerging technologies are revolutionizing today’s businesses in a special program at Hamilton College.


Canastota man builds annual 'ice castle' display

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Some people hide indoors during the cold weather, other embrace it. But a select few have a way of making something beautiful from it. Joe Borasky started building ice castles in 2007 and has been doing it every year since. He even builds them for the Syracuse Winterfest.


Police Blotter for Feb. 17

Thursday, Feb. 7: Matthew J. Servedio, 31, 151 Lebanon St., Hamilton, was charged with petty larceny. Wednesday, Feb. 6: Nicole M. Bornschein, 29, 211 Allen St., Oneida, was charged with inadequate headlights, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation


Madison County Board of Supervisors urge Cuomo to eliminate cuts to municipal funding

Wampsville, NY – The Madison County Board of Supervisors has released a statement asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to eliminate the cuts to aid and incentives to municipalities funding. The governor’s proposed budget presents this cut as a painless way for the state to save $60 million. However, many mu


Madison County woman wins $1 million in scratch-off

CICERO, N.Y. — A big pay day is coming for a Madison County woman. She's about to become Central New York's newest millionaire. State lottery officials say a Bridgeport woman won $1 million on a "20X the Bills" scratch-off ticket.


Helen Acker running for Oneida mayor

Oneida, N.Y. — After giving it some thought, Ward 4 Councilor Helen Acker is throwing her hat in the ring for Oneida mayor come November. "A couple of weeks ago, it just hit me that this was the time," Acker said. "I've been getting a lot of encouragement from people I've worked with for the last 39


Watching Birds & Collecting Shoes at Madison County Nature Center

Canastota's Great Swamp Conservancy runs year round programs, which are a chance to see all kinds of animals, birds and plants in its 36-thousand acres on the southeast shore of Oneida Lake. The 22 year old Center ---on swamp land that was originally drained for 'muck' agriucultural land, is being r


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Oneida girls move on to Class B quarterfinals

Oneida jumped out to a 9-0 lead over Notre Dame and never looked back, as the girls basketball team advanced in the Section III Class B playoffs on Saturday with a 67-42 victory.


Madison Co. Office of Emergency Management earns accreditation

WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Office of Emergency Management has earned accreditation status. The Madison OEM earned accreditation status from the New York State Local Emergency Management Accreditation Council, which sets standards to meet in all aspects of emergency management, officials said.


Deadline to register for Earlville election is March 8

WAMPSVILLE — The deadline to register to vote in the Earlville village election March 19 is March 8. Anyone who has moved since they last registered must re-register. Registration forms are available from the Madison County Board of Elections by calling 315-366-2231 or can be downloaded at www.madis


State police: Utica man raped, impregnated a mentally disabled minor

UTICA, N.Y. -- A Utica man has been charged with rape after a yearlong investigation. Roger Herne, 46 of Utica, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 17, who is mentally disabled.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Designer Harry Allen revives his upstate New York cottage with subtle modernist makeover

When diehard modernists dream about country life, they tend to conjure images of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House outside Chicago and Philip Johnson’s iconic house of glass in Connecticut. Harry Allen, a multidisciplinary New York-based designer, appreciates the allure of those particular archet


Multiple Bigfoot Sightings in Madison County, NY

I recently received a telephone call from 'DV' who described over 45 years of personal Bigfoot encounters in a specific area in Madison County, NY. The first encounter, and the subsequent incidents, were in Sullivan Park in Chittenango, NY. The initial encounter, during the summer of 1972, involved


Varsity Roundup: Hannibal falls to Lowville in boys basketball playoffs

The Hannibal varsity boys basketball team lost at top-seeded Lowville 79-24 on Saturday in the Section III Class B Tournament. Aidan Zehr scored 17 points for Lowville, and Brett Tiffany netted 14 points.


Employers looking to hire veterans at third annual Veterans Career Fair

Oneida, N.Y. — Employers of all kinds are looking to hire at the third annual Veterans Career Fair on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oneida American Legion Post 169, located on 398 N. Main St. in Oneida.


Blaine Holcomb Returns to FrogFest

Blaine Holcomb returns to central New York for FrogFest 31, featuring Randy Houser June 1st at the Utica/Rome Speedway. The Hamilton, New York native has spent the last 3 and a half years finding his place in Nashville, performing at honky-tonks on Broadway while working on new music. "It's been a l