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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Historian hosting next Community Media Lab

Oneida Dispatch blogger Mary Messere will be hosting a Community Media Lab at the Dispatch, 130 Broad St., on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

Her blog, 'View from the Backstreet,' focuses on the history of Madison County.

At the event, she will discuss the area during Revolutionary War days.

The Community Media Lab will be livestreamed on, allowing those who can not attend to view the presentation on the website.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Anyone with an idea for a community lab should call the Dispatch at 363-5100 ext. 140.

Community members voice concerns with new Dispatch

By Michael Yeoman
Contributing Writer

Dispatch Staff photo by JOHN HAEGAR

ONEIDA -- Just hours after the premier edition of the Oneida Sunda

y Dispatch was delivered to customers and retail outlets, the Dispatch opened its door and assembled its staff to address questions from customers about the changes to its print and electronic editions
Editor Kurt Wanfried addressed the dozen or so area residents who came out to learn more about the fate of their local newspaper by explaining how the Dispatch radically changed with the printing of its first-ever Sunday edition.
The decision to change to a three-day-a-week print edition came after weeks of carefully considering all options available to the paper and its customers following the November announcement by the Post Standard that they were going to a three-day-a-week print edition, Wanfried said. Initially, Dispatch management felt the changes introduced by the Post Standard could provide opportunities for the Dispatch; however, since the Post Standard currently prints and delivers the Oneida Dispatch, trying to continue with a six-day print edition with print and delivery costs could have tripled the costs of producing the paper.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oneida Public Library event Dec. 1

ONEIDA - Oneida Public Library officials will give a presentation on the new library plan in a Community Media Lab event on Saturday, Dec. 1 at noon.
The one-hour event will have time for questions at the end.
The event is another in the Dispatch’s continuing series of events at The Dispatch offices at 130 Broad St. in Oneida.
The session is free, open to the public, and will include light refreshments.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Oneida City Historian David Alvord speaks

Alvord, left, speaks to history buffs at The Dispatch Building. Photo by KURT WANFRIED

The Oneida Daily Dispatch Community Media Lab hosts Dave Alvord, to speak about "Fiery February" Read about it and see the video here:

Friday, February 24, 2012

Oneida city historian to speak Sunday

David Alvord will discuss "Fiery February" on Feb. 26.
Read about it here:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dr. Norman Dann speaks about Abolition

Dr. Norman Dann came to the Dispatch Building an gave an excellent talk on the Abolition Movement Saturday, Feb 24, 2014. See it and read about it here.
Watch Norm Dan's talk:
(The introduction and the first couple of sentences are cut off, Sorry)

Video streaming by Ustream
Coverage of Dann's talk:

Preview of Dann's talk:

Upcoming Community Media Lab presentations

February 26, Noon-1 p.m.: "Fiery February" 
Oneida City Historian Dave Alvord will talk about some of the major February fire in city history.
Will be live-streamed over the Web.

March 24, Noon-1 p.m.: "Notable Madison County Residents." 
Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz will speak about some local people who made their mark in U.S. history.
Will be live-streamed over the Web.