The
Oneida NY
Observer
NEWS

CNY weekend events May 25 - 29 - 5/24/2017
National Poppy Day Friday - 5/24/2017
Memorial Day 2017 ceremonies and parades - 5/24/2017

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Court deals another blow to president’s travel ban - 5/26/2017
Oneida Rail Trail downtown design takes big step - 5/25/2017
9 cuts Rep. Claudia Tenney won't support in Donald Trump's budget - 5/24/2017

SPORTS

Bring on Cavaliers-Warriors, a promising NBA Finals trilogy - 5/25/2017
Penguins return to Stanley Cup Final with double-OT win vs. Senators - 5/26/2017
Syracuse Chiefs' bats come alive to salvage split in Charlotte - 5/25/2017

OPINION

Trump budget violates nation's compact to aid citizens in need - 5/25/2017
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
NEWS LINKS

Oneida Daily Dispatch
Madison County Courier
Syracuse.com
Utica Observer Dispatch
Rome Sentinel
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
WKTV
CNY Central
Spectrum Cable News
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
Friday, May 26, 2017
CLICK HERE to see the latest Madison County Sheriff's Department arrest blotter in PDF format.
CLICK HERE to see the latest Oneida Police Department arrest blotter in PDF format.
Madison County to Participate in Statewide
STOP-DWI MEMORIAL DAY Crackdown
Enforcement Effort
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

(Wampsville, NY) Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley announced today that Madison County police agencies will participate in a
special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on May 26th and will end on May 30th. Memorial Day week is historically a
deadly period for impaired driving. Memorial Day weekend is the traditional beginning of summer.  In addition there will be
thousands of parties and barbeques to celebrate graduations, proms, communions, confirmations and the fact that the better
weather has arrived.  This combination of factors equates to more people on the road in general and more people specifically
driving impaired with 13% more fatalities than on a non-holiday weekend. The New York State Police, County Sheriff 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 alcohol related injuries and deaths during this period.
              
“We want people to enjoy the holiday and all its’ festivities, but above all - be safe and be careful” said Sheriff Riley.  “The rate
of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes is four times higher at night than during the day.”  

The Memorial Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives funded by the NYS STOP DWI
Foundation with a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also
targets 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

Sheriff Riley noted that impaired drivers not only take the risk of hurting or killing themselves or someone else, the trauma and
financial costs of an alcohol-impaired-driving crash or an arrest can be significant.  Violators often face jail time, the loss of their
driver licenses, higher insurance rates and dozens of other unanticipated expenses.  

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities,
still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized
efforts, like this crackdown, aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.  “Alcohol impairs many of the skills
that safe driving requires. So we will be showing zero tolerance, and anyone caught driving with a BAC of .08 or higher will be
arrested,” said the Sheriff.  “It’s simply not worth the risk to you or to the thousands of innocent victims who are hurt or killed
each year by impaired drivers. So if you are over the limit, you will get arrested.”   
City of Oneida offices and Oneida City
Court will be closed on Monday, May 29,
2017 in observance of Memorial Day.
Madison County Emergency Services
Observing 43rd Annual EMS Week
MADISON COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES PRESS RELEASE

WAMPSVILLE,NY - In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week to celebrate EMS
practitioners and the important work they do in our communities. Back then, EMS was a new profession and EMS practitioners
had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health.

A lot has changed since then. EMS is now firmly established as an essential function and a vital component of the medical
care continuum. On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to people with medical emergencies,
heart attacks, difficulty breathing, falls, car accidents, drownings, cardiac arrests, strokes, or drug overdose. EMS provides
basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and en-route to a hospital. EMS practitioners care for their
patients' medical needs and display compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments.

Madison County recognizes its dedicated EMS specialists at numerous Fire Department and Ambulance agencies that make a
positive impact in lives every day.

EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of
medicine's "front line” on Friday, May 26th at the Regional EMS Banquet, to honor excellence in EMS.

Whether celebrated with a company cookout or a catered lunch; an open house, an awards ceremony or even quiet reflection
about what it means to be an EMS practitioner, EMS Week is the perfect time to recognize EMS and all that its practitioners do
for our communities, our county and our nation.

Madison County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) salutes all the EMS personnel who serve with ambulance services
and fire departments across the County. Their service is admirable.