The
Oneida NY
Observer
NEWS

CNY weekend events May 24 - 28 - 5/23/2018
Local Memorial Day ceremonies and parades planned - 5/21/2018
Wind Dancers mark 20 years of performance - 5/25/2018

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Claudia Tenney's re-election campaign boosted by controversial right-wing donor - 5/25/2018
Andrew Cuomo makes case at convention for a third term as N.Y. governor - 5/24/2018
Trump says North Korea summit talks continue: 'Could even be the 12th' - 5/25/2018

SPORTS

LeBron continues to dominate the postseason in Cleveland - 5/26/2018
Softball: Oneida thumps Phoenix to advance to semifinals - 5/25/2018
Syracuse Chiefs pound RailRiders 10-3 - 5/25/2018

OPINION

All Colin Kaepernick ever did was ask - 5/24/2018
GOVERNMENT LINKS

City of Oneida
Madison County
Oneida County
City of Sherrill
Village of Canastota
Village of Vernon
Town of Vernon
Oneida Indian Nation
New York State Government
USA.gov
NEWS LINKS

Oneida Daily Dispatch
Madison County Courier
Syracuse.com
Utica Observer Dispatch
Rome Sentinel
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
WKTV
CNY Central
Spectrum Cable News
Weather.com
COMMUNITY LINKS

Kallet Civic Center
United Way of Greater Oneida
Oneida City Center Committee
PAC 99
Oneida Public Library
Madison County Office for the Aging
Turning Stone Resort Casino
Oneida Improvement Committee
Madison County Historical Society
Sherrill Kenwood Free Library
Oneida Community Mansion House
Saturday, May 26, 2018
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New Time Capsule to be Placed
in Cornerstone of Renovated
Madison County Courthouse
MADISON COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

On Monday, June 4th beginning at 10AM ,  Madison County will host a ceremony showcasing the items that will be placed in
the new Courthouse time capsule.  Following the closing of the capsule, a limited number of press will be allowed to proceed
over to the Madison County Courthouse to watch the time capsule being placed in the cornerstone.  The event will be live-
streamed through Madison County’s Facebook page.  Items for the time capsule were donated by Madison County Local
Government, farming and local industry, civic organizations, school districts and colleges, and will be on public display in the
County Office Building in Wampsville from Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st.  This event is open to the public.
"Click It or Ticket" Reminder From the
Madison County Sheriff; Campaign
Starts Monday, May 21st
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

Wampsville, NY - The Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind motorists that the two-week New York State
Buckle Up NY “Click It or Ticket” campaign begins Monday, May 21st, 2018.  The intent of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign
is to voluntarily increase seat belt and child restraint usage among motorists.  The proper use of a seat belt or child
restraint reduces the likelihood of injury should a motorist be involved in a crash.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will
participate in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign and will be deploying dedicated traffic enforcement patrols that will include
roving patrols and checkpoints.    

The dedicated traffic enforcement patrols will be targeting motorists who violate the seat belt and/or child restraint laws of
NYS.  All front seat occupants of a motor vehicle are required to be properly restrained with a seatbelt or appropriate child
restraint.  Any rear seat occupant of a motor vehicle under the age of 16 must be properly restrained with a seatbelt or
appropriate child restraint.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office strongly encourages all backseat occupants to be properly
restrained regardless of age.  Grant monies obtained from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee fund the dedicated
traffic patrols.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office promises to do our part to keep motorists safe. We encourage the motoring public to
do their part by obeying the speed limit, focusing their attention on driving, and to show some “restraint”.
Madison County to Participate in Statewide
STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend Crackdown
Enforcement Effort
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood announced today that Madison County police agencies will participate in a special
enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on May 25th and will end on May 29th. Memorial Day is one of the
busiest travel holidays of the year and marks the official start of summer.  New York State Police, County Sheriffs and
municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to
reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths.

The STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the
New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the STOP-DWI Foundation courtesy of the Governor’
s Traffic Safety Committee.  The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets the 4th of July, Labor Day,
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick’s Day.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of
drunk and impaired driving.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan!  Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will
always be able to find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp  Impaired driving is completely preventable.  All it
takes is a little planning.