The
Oneida NY
Observer
NEWS

Arc of Madison Cortland membership drive underway - 8/15/2018
Oneida Improvement Committee announces seventh annual mum sale fundraiser - 8/15/2018
Madison-Bouckville Antique Week continues through weekend - 8/15/2018

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Madison County considers tax cap override - 8/14/2018
September primary voters must register by August 20th - 8/14/2018
Tenney agrees to three debates with Brindisi - 8/15/2018

SPORTS

Serena Williams Loses to Petra Kvitova on the Road to 2018 US Open - 8/15/2018
It's crunch time: FedExCup playoffs, PGA Tour cards on the line at the Wyndham - 8/15/2018
Bills face unique decision in three-way quarterback competition - 8/15/2018

OPINION

Editorial: Show us the tax returns - 8/15/2018
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
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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
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags
Available at Madison County DMV
MADISON COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

Wampsville, NY – The Madison County Clerk’s Office announced today that you are able to purchase E-ZPass On-the-Go
tags at the Madison County DMV.

In his State of the State Address earlier this year, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo touted that the New York State
Thruway tolls will become cashless by 2020. He called for the removal of traditional toll booths and pledged to replace them
with all-electronic tolling.

“Now is the time to stop in and get an E-ZPass. We here at the Madison County DMV want to make sure the community is
ready for the expansion of cashless tolling system-wide in 2020,” said Madison County Clerk, Michael Keville. “E-ZPass is a
tool that saves the customer time, money and produces less paper waste.”

E-ZPass On-the-Go are available for a one-time fee of $25. Customers must then register the tag online or by calling the
number listed on the package. The $25 is then credited to the customer’s account and the tag becomes active in 24 hours.
For every tag purchased here in Madison County $4 stays right here in the County.
According to the New York State Thruway Authority, E-ZPass is used for more than 73 percent of travel system-wide. And
note that E-ZPass is accepted in 16 states nationwide.

For more information go to https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/423/Department-of-Motor-Vehicles
State Police Announce Participation in
the National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled
Over” Campaign
STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE

State Police and local law enforcement will be out in force through Labor Day weekend as part of the national “Drive Sober
or Get Pulled Over” campaign to prevent drugged and drunk driving. The national enforcement period begins on Friday,
August 17, 2018 and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018.

The last few weeks of summer through Labor Day weekend traditionally results in heavy traffic volumes throughout the
state.  Unfortunately, this increased flow of traffic brings with it increased accidents, serious injuries and fatalities.

Because this period is marked by increased travel and end of summer celebrations that include alcohol consumption, law
enforcement officials across the country have chosen to jointly participate in the campaign. The State Police goal is to
maximize enforcement efforts to ensure motorists are not needlessly injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug impaired
drivers during this time.

Superintendent George P. Beach II said, "Traffic safety is a top priority, and each day Troopers work to ensure the well-
being of all those who utilize New York’s roadways. During this campaign, we will step up our enforcement efforts to remove
intoxicated, drug impaired and distracted drivers from our roadways. While we want everyone to enjoy the final few weeks of
summer, we want them to do so responsibly. We have zero tolerance for reckless individuals who choose to drive while
impaired.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving killed 10,497 people in 2016. On average,
one person is killed every 50 minutes in an alcohol-impaired driving crash.

Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints during the campaign, along with more troopers on major highways during
this detail.

In addition to the DWI checkpoints and patrols, Troopers will also be watching for distracted or impaired drivers, vehicle
occupants who are not properly buckled up, and drivers that are violating the Move Over Law.

During the campaign, which is funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, Troopers will be using both marked
State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE
vehicles allow Troopers to more easily identify motorists who are using handheld devices while driving. CITE vehicles allow
the Trooper to better observe distracted driving violations. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic, but are
unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.

Over Labor Day Weekend 2017, the State Police made 193 DWI arrests and issued more than 21,900 tickets.