Local News

Madison County News

The Progressive Farmer Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in Rural America 2008” survey ranked Madison County as the third-best place to live in the region composed of nine Northeastern states. The rankings were assigned based on statistics provided by real estate research firm OnBoard LLC, the same company that Time and Money magazines use for their annual Best Places issues that rank cities. Statistics include population density, home and land prices, crime rates, environmental, education, economic factors, access to health care and others. "Madison County is a perfect example of rural America at its best," said John Becker, chairman of the Madison County Board of Supervisors. “We have a unique balance that blends the country’s newest green energy projects – wind power and a landfill gas-to-energy project – with our oldest industry, dairy farming, all of which are appropriately sited so as not to seem out of place.” For the full report, visit www.progressivefarmer.com

Chittenango Central School News

Chittenango High School has been recognized on the 2008 U.S. News and World Report America’s Best High School List as a high performing school. A Silver Medal was Awarded to the school for their favorable performance on state proficiency standards, results on advance placement courses and indications that less than advantaged students performed better than average compared to similar students in New York State – U.S. News and World Report’s list of top performing high schools recognizes the Chittenango High Schools for providing educational opportunities for all students.