Thursday, March 30, 2017

Accident - Miner Rd. 3-30-17 No injuries reported

Leonardsville Fire
Brookfield Fire
West Winfield Ambulance
Rte 8 at Minor Rd
One car rollover into ravine, jaws being requested from Bridgewater. No injuries on scene but occupant unable to extricate from vehicle. MCFW3

Posted at:MADISON COUNTY FIRE WIRE 2:54AM - 3/30/17

Sunday, February 19, 2017

"GREEN" MADISON CO. - Climate Smart Certification

Can't beat Zecca's Solid Waste Dept...always innovative...

Canastota, N.Y. >> There are 62 counties in New York, but only two of those counties has been honored by the New York State Department of Conservation as a Certified Climate Smart Community prior to December, 2016.

Buoyed by the efforts and plethora of new initiatives underway at the landfill, Madison County became the third county in the state to earn climate smart certification and just the 10th municipality across the state to earn such honors.

On Friday, members of the DEC and Miss Earth USA Corrin Stellakis, a Chittenango native, joined Madison County Department of Solid Waste Sanitation Director Jim Zecca and his staff at the landfill to commemorate the climate smart certification which recognizes the county for its many actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience.

To achieve the certification, the county planning department led by Scott Ingmire, worked cooperatively with other departments to document the completion of various climate smart policies and projects.

See complete article at:

Friday, February 17, 2017

BROOKFIELD - Property Transfers DEC 2016

December - Madison County (Brookfield) Real Estate Transfers:

Estate of Bernard Drake to Andrew Abrams: 2388 Gorton Lake Road, Brookfield, for $50,000.
Jack Tompkins to James Anderson: 1987 Stillman Road, Brookfield, for $65,000.
Brittany Carney to Jaclyn Roberts: 2046 Route 8, Brookfield, for $50,000.
Kelly Howe to Christopher White: 1905 Gorton Lake Road, Brookfield, for $22,000.

See the ONEIDA DISPATCH for full report at:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sat. March 4 - Farming & Garden Fair - MORRISVILLE

New farming, gardening fair coming to Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. -- A new fair, filled with exhibits and demonstrations geared toward farmers and avid gardeners, is coming to Morrisville next month.

The Small Farm & Homestead Fair will take place at SUNY Morrisville on March 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About 100 vendors and artisans, plus entertainment and kid's activities, round out the festival.

The event is a collaboration among Chicks & Hens, a natural parenting store in DeWitt, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Madison County Agricultural Development and SUNY Morrisville.

Where: SUNY Morrisville, 80 Eaton St. Morrisville

When: Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How much: Admission is $2 for adults and free for children ages 15 and under. Special presentations, expect for the keynote speech included in admission, are $5.  Tickets are available at

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Don't Forget the AREA CODE !!

NEW AREA CODE - Warning !
TOMORROW / Saturday 2-11-17 !

Central New York residents will need to dial 10 digits, even to call their neighbors.

As part of the North American Numbering Plan Administrator’s (NANPA) decision to assign a new 680 area code for Central New York, beginning Feb. 11, if you have a 315 area code, the new calling procedure will be required for all calls. On or after this date, if you don’t use the new calling procedure, your call won’t be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again.
The new area code will be overlaid on the existing 315 calling area. All existing telephone users in the region will retain their entire current phone numbers, including the 315 area code. Once the new code is activated, new telephone numbers will be assigned to either the 315 or the new 680 area code. All calls to any number within the region will require 10-digit dialing regardless of the caller’s area code.
The following items will remain the same and won’t change, according to a post on the Madison County Government website.  See the full article at: ONEIDA DISPATCH

Earlville man accused of stealing several guns from Hamilton residence

Earlville, N.Y. >> One man is facing several felony charges after police say he stole several firearms from a Hamilton residence. Alex J. Rifenburg, 23, of Earlville was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. a class C felony and six counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, class E felonies.

A Town of Hamilton resident contacted the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and reported that someone broke into and stole ten firearms and a large ammunition box from his residence. The burglary took place and was reported on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The guns included a revolver, three semi-automatic pistols and three shotguns. Six of the recovered firearms were stolen from the Hamilton residence.One of the recovered shotguns was reported stolen in Fulton, NY in 1993. The investigation continues on that weapon between sheriff and state police investigators.

Rifenburg was arraigned at Hamilton Village Court and was remanded to the Madison County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office later conducted a search warrant on Rifenburg’s residence in Morris, New York in Otsego County. The remaining four stolen firearms and the ammunition box were recovered from the residence. See the full article at the ONEIDA DISPATCH link:

Sunday, February 5, 2017


The ONEIDA DISPATCH has begun listing MADISON COUNTY Property Transactions.  In the month of October, the following Brookfield Properties changed hands.  See additional county transactions at:

Ronald Riel to Calpurnia LLC: 863 York St., Brookfield, for $200,000.

Theodore Fauss to The Wetland Trust: Route 12 Brookfield, for $4,000.

Wilmington Savings to Mark Jamison: 9138 Main St., North Brookfield, for $34,269.

Barbara Suydam to Federal National Mtg.: 1949 S. Academy Road, Brookfield, for $125,835.