The
Oneida NY
Observer
NEWS

CNY weekend events July 19-23 - 7/18/2018
VVS to host ‘Camp Invention’ enrichment program - 7/20/2018
Oneida Police are using a little humor to catch drug dealers - 7/19/2018

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Michael Cohen Tape Suggests Team Trump Lied About Karen McDougal - 7/20/2018
Trump Putin: Incredulity as Russian leader is invited to visit US - 7/20/2018
Brindisi draws strong crowd at opening of new headquarters in Binghamton - 7/19/2018

SPORTS

Yankees send down Domingo German after loss to Mets - 7/20/2018
British Open leaderboard breakdown: Full coverage, scores, Round 2 highlights - 7/20/2018
Chiefs blanked by Bats Friday night - 7/20/2018

OPINION

Capitol Connection: ‘Buffalo Billions’ could have been prevented - 7/20/2018
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, July 21, 2018
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9th Annual Emancipation Day Activities
to be Held in Peterboro on August 4th
NAHOF PRESS RELEASE

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark committee for the 9th Annual Peterboro Emancipation Day has announced its
programs for Saturday, August 4, 2018. The annual Gathering begins at 10:00 a.m. on the grounds of the Gerrit Smith Estate. Co-
chairs Jim Corpin, Carrie Martin, and Max Smith will welcome the public and lead the program. Following the Gathering, two wreaths will
be carried to the Peterboro Cemetery in a public procession. The wreaths are laid upon the humble grave of Gerrit Smith and on a
grave of a person “Born in Slavery. Died a free (Wo)Man.” This year wreaths will be laid on the graves of Maria Howard and Thomas
Jefferson Potter. Prior to the event these graves were unmarked. Thanks to a generous benefactor two gravestones will be set for the
Emancipation Day ceremony.

Maria Howard died on Feb 17, 1869 at fifty years of age at the residence of Rev. William F. Bridge, who was the last minister at the
Free Church of Peterboro and, at the same time, Principal of the Peterboro Evans Academy.  Rev. Bridge conducted Howard’s funeral.
Maria was one of thirty-seven slaves who were owned by Elias Creswell of New Orleans LA and freed by Gerrit Smith in 1852. She was
also one of the last of seventeen who came to Peterboro, and then apparently lived in other towns in the area – including with the
Daniel Dorrance family in Vernon.

Thomas Jefferson Potter was born a slave about 1816, in an unknown place.  Potter’s freedom was later purchased by Naaham
Goodsell of Clinton NY who also paid for Potter’s education.  Potter later moved to Peterboro where he subscribed to the Madison &
Onondaga Abolitionist, a Cazenovia newspaper, in 1841.  At an 1842 Cazenovia anti-slavery convention, a long letter from Potter was
read in which the writer indicated:  “I ask the whole American people, had I not rather die, or be put to death, than to be a slave to any
tyrant who takes not only my own, but my wife and children’s lives, by inches?”  On June 7, 1843, Thomas Potter died “near Peterboro,”
and his obituary confirms his attendance at Gerrit Smith’s Manual Labor School. His funeral was conducted by Rev. Abel Schofield.

The afternoon program The Evolution of Slavery and the Heroes Who Fight It: Discussions of My Travels from Peterboro and the Home
of Gerrit Smith to Montgomery AL and the Home of the Equal Justice Initiative will be presented by Jacob Donovan-Colin. Donovan
volunteered at the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in April 2018. He will share his experience with pictures.

The public is encouraged to participate in all or part of the Emancipation Day activities at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic
Landmark, 5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro NY 13134. For more information info@gerritsmith.org or 315- 657-8461.
Madison County Man Arrested on
Felony Weapons Charges
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

On July 17, 2018, Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Nicholas T. Remonda age 21 and charged him with
Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the 3rd degree (Class D Felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree (Class D Felony)
and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree.  It is alleged that Remonda sold a .45 Smith and Wesson handgun to
an undercover sheriff’s investigator for $700.00.  The gun had been stolen from a residence in Madison County and then defaced
for the purpose of concealment.   Remonda was arraigned at the Town of Sullivan Court and remanded to the Madison County Jail in
lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.  Remonda is scheduled to appear at the Town of Madison Court on July 23, 2018 at 1:00
PM to answer the charges.  
Erieville Man Facing Multiple Charges
Following Accident in the Town of Fenner
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

On July 14, 2018, Madison County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Richard J. Bradley, age 29 of 4014 Eaton Road, Erieville,
New York and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated (Unclassified Misdemeanor) , Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree (Class E
Felony), Making a Terroristic Threat (Class D Felony), Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd degree (Class A
Misdemeanor) and several traffic violations.   At approximately 9:15 PM, deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route
13 in the Town of Fenner,  where a truck driven by Bradley had struck a utility pole.  The deputies conducted an investigation and
found Bradley to be intoxicated.  Bradley was transported back to the Law Enforcement Building in Wampsville for processing.  
While Bradley was being processed for the DWI arrest, he intentionally grabbed a printer off the counter in the booking room and
threw it on the floor causing the printer to break.  Bradley also made several threats of harm to the arresting deputies.  Bradley
was arraigned at the Town of Sullivan Court and remanded to the Madison County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000
bond.  Bradley is scheduled to appear at the Town of Lenox Court on July 19, 2018 at 1:00 Pm to answer the charges.  
New York State Police Issue More Than 11,480
Tickets During July 4th Enforcement Period
STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE

The New York State Police today announced that it issued a total of 11,480 tickets statewide during the 4th of July 2018 STOP-DWI
enforcement campaign.

The special enforcement period began at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June, 30, 2018 and continued until 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

During the 108-hour campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, State Police utilized sobriety
checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices.

Troopers arrested 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 personal injury accidents, which resulted in 244 people being injured and
four fatalities.

As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Below is a sampling of the total
tickets that were issued.

Speeding                    4,153
Distracted Driving     359
Seatbelt violations     571
Move Over Law        151

During last year’s 4th of July enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 10,435 total tickets and arrested 240 people for DWI.