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County commissioners honor first responders

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the regular meeting of the Madison County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the commissioners took the opportunity to pass a resolution honoring first responders during First Responders Appreciation Week. January 9th-13th was set aside to honor first responders and to express gratitude for the sacrifices they…

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During a special meeting of the Madison County School Board on Tuesday, Jan. 10, the board voted to approve positions to provide after-school tutoring. The following supplemental hours for after-school tutoring were approved: At Madison County Central School (MCCS) and Lee Elementary School (LES), Title 1C-Migrant: two hours per day,…

City to consider outsourcing sanitation work

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the regular monthly meeting of the Madison City Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 10, the commissioners voted to authorize city staff to solicit proposals to outsource the city’s sanitation work. This came at the request of City Manager, Tim Bennett. Bennett emphasized that this would be purely exploratory at this…

Story Submitted Dangerous synthetic drugs are marketed as “incense,” “potpourri,” “K2,” “spice,” and “bath salts.” The National Institute of Drug Abuse has noted that when individuals take synthetic drugs they are hijacking that key part of the brain controlling critical functions such as temperature, food intake, perception, memory and problem solving. These drugs are being…