The
Oneida NY
Observer
NEWS

CNY weekend events November 15-19 - 11/13/2018
Share a Caring Christmas continues to promote goodwill in the community - 11/17/2018
BRiDGES to host fourth annual Ugly Sweater Dinner November 29 - 11/17/2018

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Trump Insists ‘Raking’ Will Help Stop Forest Fires; Twitter Reels - 11/17/2018
Eight area residents among state police grads - 11/17/2018
Salka defeats Magee, Brindisi expands lead - 11/17/2018

SPORTS

Woolfolk scores 3 times, Army holds off Colgate 28-14 - 11/17/2018
Notre Dame crushes Syracuse, strengthens College Football Playoff resume - 11/17/2018
NFL Week 11: Preview and Analysis for Each Sunday Game - 11/16/2018

OPINION

Judge's ruling in CNN case a victory for free press - 11/16/2018
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
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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.
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The City of Oneida Common Council has scheduled special meetings to discuss the mayor's 2019
budget on the following dates at 6PM in Council Chambers, City Hall, 109 North Main Street in Oneida:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – 6:00 P.M. - Cancelled Due to Weather
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018 - 6:00 P.M.
Madison County to Participate in
Statewide STOP-DWI Thanksgiving
Crackdown Enforcement Effort
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

Wampsville, NY - Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood announced today that Madison County police agencies will participate in a special
enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

This Thanksgiving weekend, millions will hit the roads eager to spend time with family and friends. It’s one of the busiest travel times of
the year, and unfortunately more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes. In a combined effort to stop
impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads. The statewide
STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on November 21st and will end on November 25th.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints
play a key part in raising awareness about the problem. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies
across the state will be out in force.

The STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and
the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will
also target the national Holiday Season in December.

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 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. Have a safe
and happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
The City of Oneida Common Council will meet in Council Chambers at City
Hall, 109 North Main Street in Oneida on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at
630PM.
CLICK HERE to see the agenda and resolutions in PDF format. The
public is encouraged to attend. A special common council budget meeting
will follow the regularly scheduled meeting.
Marie and the Nutcracker Prince at the
Oneida Community Mansion House on
December 1st at 6PM and 8PM
OCMH PRESS RELEASE

This year, Breadcrumbs Productions presents Marie and the Nutcracker Prince.  This production is an immersive theatrical journey
inspired by the dark and intriguing origins of E.T.A. Hoffman's original tale.  Immersed in a dreamscape Russia on the brink of
revolution, Marie and The Nutcracker Prince gives audiences a chance for discovery!  You choose your path and the story you hear by
following different performers as they move through the rooms of the Mansion House.  Listen to the rebels plot a revolution in the
Gorman Gallery, watch Marie as her world transforms at the stroke of midnight in the Upper Sitting Room, or discover her Godfather's
secrets in the Old Library.  The Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave, Oneida NY.

Come to one show and enjoy the fun or attend the show again and get an entirely different perspective by following different
characters.The drama will keep you on your toes (literally!), but for those with mobility issues, you can follow a single story on the 2nd
floor.

Tickets Cost $16.

Purchase tickets now by clicking the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marie-the-nutcracker-prince-tickets-5130477...
Madison County Releases Updated
Tentative Budget for 2019
MADISON COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

Wampsville, NY – The Madison County Board of Supervisors today announced that the tax levy reflected in the 2019 Tentative Budget
has decreased by $807,312, compared to the budget presented last week. The $122 million budget now keeps the 2019 tax levy
increase at $137,740, or 0.365%.

This change results in a decrease in the tax rate on full value of $0.14 per thousand dollars of taxable value, as compared to the 2018
rates. Although there is an increase in the tax levy, the tax rates decreased because there was an overall increase in property values.
The actual tax rates vary from one municipality to another, but the majority will have the benefit of decreased tax rates in 2019.
“We think this year’s budget is a good one,” said Madison County Chairman John Becker. “Everyone did not get everything that was on
their wish list but they did get most of what they wanted. Most importantly we were able to give back to the taxpayers this year.”

The 2019 Madison County Budget will be voted on December 4th at 2:00 PM.