Madison County, NY


New name — and wider area — for United Way of Madison County

ONEIDA — The United Way of Greater Oneida is now The United Way of Madison County. In addition to the name change, the organization is expanding its outreach into most of Madison County. The United Way of Madison County has acquired permission to work in 21 of 23 zip codes in Madison County through the United Way Network.

Madison County Historical Society offers stencil workshop

ONEIDA — The public is invited to learn to stencil their own early American style Placemat with the artist Charlie Gruman at the Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts Stencil Workshop on Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The art of stenciling in America gained popularity in...

Well-wishers greet FreeThemWalkers in Peterboro

PETERBORO — A contingency of Madison County well-wishers welcomed a score of FreeThemWalkers to the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro on Monday, May 31. On the last day of May, the Walkers had racked up over 700 miles...
Oneida, NYOneida Dispatch

Oneida man arrested in connection to a string of stolen vehicles

Oneida, N.Y. — On June 8, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and City of Oneida Police Department investigated reports of several stolen vehicles in the City of Oneida and Town of Fenner. The first stolen vehicle was reportedly taken from Walmart in Oneida and later located on Falls Road in...
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Cornell in our Community: Cows in the classroom!

Recently, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County educators have wrapped up a full year of Cornell in the Classroom programming. This program delivers agriculture-based lessons to third and fourth grade classes across the county, reaching close to 1,000 youth each year since its inception. Although COVID-19 proved to change the way our youth learn, we were able to host virtual lessons for students by dropping off hands-on materials ahead of time. We were able to provide lessons about popcorn, food and communities around the world, and last month students explored wheat germ DNA with funding provided by the White-Reinhardt grant.
Madison County, NYWKTV

Oneida man accused of stealing multiple cars in Madison County

WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. – An Oneida man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly stole multiple cars in Madison County on Tuesday. According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Joshua B. Sharon is accused of stealing a vehicle from Walmart in Oneida, which was later located on Falls Road in the town of Fenner.
Madison County, NYObserver-Dispatch


Monday, June 21 – Turkey ala king, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, apricots. Tuesday, June 22 – Meatball sub, peas, hot apple slices. Wednesday, June 23 – Fish on bun, tartar sauce, coleslaw, green beans, pineapple dump cake. Thursday, June 24 – That’s A Wrap! Roast beef and Swiss WW wrap,...
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Q&A with authors of upcoming book capturing unheralded tales from Cazenovia's past

Cazenovia, N.Y. — A new Cazenovia-based book, "The Bear Tree and Other Stories from Cazenovia's History," retells area tales long-ago-told and now, never forgotten. It will soon be available this July for history buffs and curious locals alike. To promote their book and dive a little deeper, authors Erica Barnes and Jason Emerson have partnered with the Oneida Dispatch for a Q&A.

Madison County man accused of forcible touching at Delta Lake

TOWN OF WESTERN — A Madison County man is accused of groping two teenage girls in the water at Delta Lake State Park on Monday, according to law enforcement officials. State police said Tristan J. Kaulfers, 19, of Fenner, went into the water at the state park at about 6 p.m. Monday and he inappropriately touched 13- and 14-year-old girls. Kaulfers was taken into custody Monday evening.