The
Oneida NY
Observer
NEWS

Gingerbread Village open at Turning Stone - 11/22/2017
Oneida Rotary serves Thanksgiving feast to community - 11/22/2017
Turkey Trot 5K to benefit local food pantry - 11/20/2017

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Paul Thompson sworn in as Oneida police chief - 11/21/2017
Oneida Fire Department planning for retirements - 11/22/2017
Oneida Flats demolition to begin Monday - 11/22/2017

SPORTS

Syracuse basketball outlasts Toledo with Tyus Battle out for most of 2nd half - 11/22/2017
'Explicit' halftime talk leads Knicks to historic win against Toronto - 11/23/2017
NFL Week 12 picks: A bettor's guide to winning Thanksgiving with the family - 11/22/2017

OPINION

Letter: Community says #ThankYouOneida - 11/20/2017
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
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
Thursday, November 23, 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.
Dresden Scrap and Tinsel Ornament
Workshop at  Madison County Historical
Society on November 25 from 9 am- 12 pm
MCHS PRESS RELEASE

Come join us for Dresden Scrap and Tinsel Ornament Workshop for adults and children aged 9 years and up from 9:00 am-12:00
pm on Saturday, November 25.  Participants will be creating their very own Dresden scrap and Tinsel Ornaments using authentic
Dresden scrap image, vintage reproductions, lace, ribbon, tinsel, trims and repurposed items to handcraft one or more ornaments.
Participants are encouraged to bring any crafting materials they wish to include in their original designs.

Artist, Educator, Pamela Vogan Lynch will lead the workshop. Mrs. Lynch is a professional artist and retired Director of Art for the
Oneida City School District with 35 years of experience in art education. The workshop will be held at the Madison County Historical
Society on November 25 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. The cost for the workshop is $16. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. For
more information please contact MCHS at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or history@mchs1900.org. The Madison County Historical
Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in
Oneida.  The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one
city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are
housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.
State Police Encourage Pistol Permit Holders
to Re-Certify Their Permit Ahead of
Approaching Deadline
STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE

State Police are reminding pistol permit holders of the upcoming deadline to complete recertification of their permit.

Recent changes to New York State Penal Law require license holders to re certify every five years. Individuals who were issued a
Pistol /Revolver License before January 15, 2013, must re certify by January 31, 2018.

The deadline to re certify for those issued a license on or after January 15, 2013, is five years from the date the license was issued.

There is no cost for recertification.

The State Police have created a simple online process that allows licensees to quickly complete their certification. More information
can be found at this link:
http://troopers.ny.gov/firearms/.

Licensees who do not wish to use the online process can also complete the process by mail by downloading the form from the above
link. Paper forms will also be available at all State Police stations.

Failure to re certify will serve as a revocation of the license, per NYS Penal Law Section 400.00(10(b).

As part of the recertification process, licensees must affirm that they are not prohibited from possessing firearms under state and
federal law, and must also confirm certain personal information, as well as provide details about the pistols and/or revolvers they
own..

Out of state residents who do not possess either a New York State Driver License or a Non-Driver Identification Card must use the
paper form to re certify and must attach a copy of their driver's license or non-driver identification card from their state where they
live.

Pistol/Revolver License holders who live in New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties are not required to re certify
through this process. Each of these municipalities already requires license holders to renew or re certify their license on a periodic
basis.
The City of Oneida offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday,
November 24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  City of Oneida offices will be open on
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Oneida City Court will
be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will reopen for their regular hours from 8:15 a.m. to
3:45 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017.  
Utica Man Charged With DWI in the Town of
Verona With BAC Over 3 Times Legal Limit
STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE

Oneida based state police charged KA L. HTOO, age 39, of Utica, N.Y. with Aggravated DWI following a traffic stop in the Town
of Verona Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on November 19, Trooper Jeremy Nash observed a 2002 Honda Civic travelling northwest on State
Route 31 in the Town of Verona swerving across the center line of the roadway and then driving off onto the shoulder of the
road.  Trooper Nash stopped the Honda near the intersection of Route 31 and Beacon Light Road and interviewed the driver,
HTOO.  Trooper Nash observed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on HTOO's breath and sobriety tests indicated he was
intoxicated.  HTOO was taken into custody for DWI and he was transported to the Oneida state police barracks, where a breath
test determined his blood alcohol content was .27%.  HTOO was charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI with a BAC of .18% or
greater, failure to keep right and no seatbelt.  HTOO was issued traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Verona Court on
December 5, 2017.