Ashley M. Casey is the assistant editor of The Valley News. Previously, she was the associate editor of Today's CNY Woman magazine. She has also written for The Finger Lakes Vacationer. She graduated from Le Moyne College in 2012 with a degree in communications and Spanish.
Like many people, Eleanor Single had never even heard of scleroderma until her daughter, Dawn Erikson, was diagnosed with the condition, a connective tissue disorder that causes scar tissue to build up and harden in the skin and other organs.
Since Dawn’s death from scleroderma complications, Single has worked to raise awareness and funds for the autoimmune disorder through the “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walk.
The Novelis plant in Scriba has unveiled a new five-year plan for its employees and future job growth, the company announced May 22.
The plan promises to increase benefits to Novelis workers and create 250 jobs by 2019, but the United Steelworkers are questioning Novelis’ timing. The National Labor Relations Board recently charged the plant with unfair labor practices after the plant’s workers voted not to join USW in February. Continue reading →
At the May 27 meeting of the Board of Education, Fulton City School District Superintendent Bill Lynch informed the board that Dola Deloff, a doctoral candidate from Seton Hall University, wants to do a study of the Fulton school district.
Deloff, former assistant principal of Mexico Middle School, is pursuing an Executive Ed.D degree in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy.
Rev up your classic car and get ready for some ice cream — Sweet Inspirations Drive-In is under new ownership.
After spending nearly four years on the market, the Fulton fixture has been purchased by Kevin Niver Sr. His children, Kevin Niver Jr. and Kaitlyn Niver, will help manage the drive-in. The deal closed May 14.
“It’s a Fulton landmark. He didn’t want to see it gone,” Kevin Jr. said of his father’s decision to purchase Sweets, as it’s affectionately nicknamed, from the Freeman family. Continue reading →
The Fulton Public Library lags behind two similar libraries in the North Country Library System in funding for its staff members, according to data from the 2012 New York State Bibliostat report.
Library Director Betty Maute said Fulton serves a population similar to the Ogdensburg Public Library and the Canton Free Library with less money.
“What they pay for staff alone is our entire budget,” Maute told The Valley News. “There’s a big discrepancy between us and other libraries serving the same (size) population in the North Country Library System.” Continue reading →