Sunday, January 22, 2017

STATE Takes Care of Madison Co. Mistake

After a tumultuous process, Madison County appears poised to receive compensation as a host county to the Oneida Indian Nation’s Yellowbrick Road Casino.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 Budget included $2.25 million in shared host community gaming revenue for gaming devices located in Madison County at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Yellow Brick Road Casino.

With the opening of the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, Madison County became the only county in the state to host a Native American resort and casino without receiving a host community benefit, or a share of the state’s gaming revenue generated within its borders.

This measure would ensure Madison County is entitled to the same host community benefit currently in place for Oneida County, allowing significant reinvestment in county infrastructure, emergency services and other programs impacted by gaming facility expansion.

Unfortunately, when the agreement was inked, the state [and COUNTY]  did not anticipate gaming facilities in Madison County......WHY NOT? Lack of VISION?



A Brookfield man faces drug charges following an investigation in the village of Sherburne.

The Chenango County Sheriff's Office reports Branden R. Ward, 23, was charged with felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and marijuana possession, a violation.

The arrest stems from an investigation that began when correctional officers received information of alleged attempts to bring narcotics into the Chenango County Correctional Facility.

During the investigation, Ward allegedly sold narcotics to another person and was later found to be in possession of heroin, suboxone and marijuana, deputies report. Ward also was wanted by the New Hartford Police Department on a separate charge.

Ward was arraigned in the Village of Sherburne Court and held at the Chenango County jail on $10,000 cash bail.

He is scheduled to reappear in court at a later date.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Town Website? Defund NPR? What the HELL?

What is going on in this town?  The only news on Brookfield TOWN EVENTS is Supervisor Salka's PERSONAL FACEBOOK page...but NOT in the TOWN WEBSITE that he continually takes credit for...NOW, he wants public funding of NPR (National Public Radio) because he thinks their journalism is slanted against TRUMP. What in hell is going on in this Town and this Country? Salka continues to campaign for a Legislature...and obviously NOT concerned with the Town.

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Rumor has it that a flock of 20 robins visited Bob & Deb Plows, Baldwin Rd.  Are they returning? or heading out?  Hard to tell with this weather.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

IMPORTANT: Individuals who were issued a Pistol /Revolver License before January 15, 2013,

The New York State Police today announced that individuals who hold a Pistol/Revolver License can now recertify their license as required under state law. The State Police have created an easy online process that will allow licensees to quickly complete their re-certification by visiting

There is no cost for recertification, and licensees who do not wish to use the online process can download a form from the website, and paper forms will also be available at any State Police station.

Recent changes to New York State Penal Law require license holders to recertify every five years. Individuals who were issued a Pistol /Revolver License before January 15, 2013, must recertify by Jan. 31, 2018.  The deadline to recertify for those issued a license on or after Jan. 15, 2013, is five years from the date the license was issued.

Failure to recertify will serve as a basis for revocation of the license.

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.

Pistol/Revolver License holders who live in New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties are not required to recertify through this process. Each of these municipalities already requires license holders to renew or recertify their license on a periodic basis.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


UPDATE:  Due to the massive, negative response, this group who oppose the ETHICS committee had to back down!  While House Republican leaders opposed the measure ...the right wing tea-baggers are starting their crap again...we can't take 4 more years like the last four with those stubborn idiots who are once again working for their self-interest.  This is the CONGRESS OF DESTRUCTION and we will live in their Rubble.

This is NOT A GOOD START to our new year of REPUBLICAN CONGRESS....this is the VERY FIRST THING this new Congress did ...they PROTECT THEIR OWN....THEY ARE RE-FILLING THE "SWAMP":


WASHINGTON — House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail.

The move to effectively kill the Office of Congressional Ethics was not made public until late Monday, when Representative Robert W. Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that the House Republican Conference had approved the change. There was no advance notice or debate on the measure.

The surprising vote came on the eve of the start of a new session of Congress, where emboldened Republicans are ready to push an ambitious agenda on everything from health care to infrastructure, issues that will be the subject of intense lobbying from corporate interests. The House Republicans’ move would take away both power and independence from an investigative body, and give lawmakers more control over internal inquiries.

Bank account set up for Trevvett family after fatal accident

WEST WINFIELD, N.Y. - A bank account page have been set up to help out the Trevvett family of West Winfield after a fatal accident in Poland Wednesday morning.    Hannah Trevvett, 19, was killed in the two-car crash that occurred on State Route 8.  David Trevvett, 48, who was driving at the time, is being treated for internal injuries and he was listed in stable condition as of Wednesday.  Noah Trevvett, 16, was being treated for chest trauma and was listed in critical condition after the accident. He's now listed in fair condition at Upstate Medical Center.

A bank account is being set up at Berkshire Bank in West Winfield to help cover funeral expenses and medical expenses for the family. Cash donations can be made at the bank.