Thank you for visiting the madeiramessenger, the “new” messenger installed using Word Press technology. The publisher of this site is 52 year Madeira resident Douglas Oppenheimer. My history includes three two year terms as a member of Madeira City Council, membership in the Madeira Jaycees, and the last living member of the Madeira Historical Society from 1972, the year that the society was founded. I also became a member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in 1970. I never lost my interest in Madeira politics, and founded the messenger website and the messenger on Facebook. The purpose of the two “news sites” is to educate and bring community news to the forefront of our community, as other news sites become fewer and fewer. Understanding what your local Madeira government is doing and at what cost is another important aspect of the messenger. Older Madeira news content has been left on what was the original Website and can be accessed with the link at the top of the home page.