The Oneida Dispatch originated as an independent printed newspaper.[1][2][3] It is now part of a large newsgroup that includes newspapers in Michigan. New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The paper's print frequency has been reduced, and it has added an online news website, often referred to as the Oneida Daily Dispatch.[4] The paper's coverage goes beyond local and regional stories to include national and international news.[5]


The newspaper was founded in 1863 as the Oneida Weekly Dispatch in Oneida, New York, becoming a daily named Oneida Dispatch shortly thereafter.[6] In 1926 it began publishing under the name Oneida Daily Dispatch, although it did not print a Sunday edition.[7] The name Oneida Daily Dispatch now refers to the three-times-per-week print edition; the newspaper is produced Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.[4]

The paper shares material with sister publications The Record, in Troy, The Saratogian and The Daily Freeman in Kingston, as well as other upstate New York newspapers.[8] [9][10][11]

The newspaper's 2013 bankruptcy led Alden Global Capital to purchase Oneida's parent corporation.[12]


  1. ^ "General News". The New York Times. July 29, 1865. The Oneida Dispatch states that on Monday of last week ..
  2. ^ "The New York Times: From the Boston Commonwealth...". The New York Times. September 28, 1876.
  3. ^ "The Times's New Home. From The Oneida Dispatch". The New York Times. January 26, 1905.
  4. ^ a b "The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)". November 29, 2020. Newsstand: Published mornings Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  5. ^ Cleaver, Jolene (June 9, 2013). "Thousands turn out for International Boxing Hall of Fame". New Haven Register. Retrieved May 27, 2023.
  6. ^ "Oneida Weekly Dispatch". Library of Congress: Directory of U.S. Newspapers in American Libraries. Retrieved May 27, 2023.
  7. ^ "Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, N.Y.) 1926-Current". Library of Congress: Directory of U.S. Newspapers in American Libraries. Retrieved May 27, 2023.
  8. ^ "Rome Memorial Hospital changes name to Rome Health". Oneida Dispatch. February 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "New publisher named in Kingston". Times Union. Albany. July 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "Massive central NY storm kills mother, 4-month-old baby". Times Union. Albany. July 9, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2023.
  11. ^ Waldman, Scott (November 8, 2012). "Shoe-camera peeping tom pleads guilty". Times Union. Albany. Retrieved May 27, 2023.
  12. ^ Turmelle, Luther (February 19, 2013). "$122 million bid for Oneida Dispatch parent company". New Haven Register.