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Valley Viewpoints: Castiglia on the East Side Pool

Do study, get grant money for East Side Pool

We have all heard the saying about beating a dead horse.

Well I’m going to talk about the pool situation in the city of Fulton. This dead horse has been beaten so much that the buzzards have left.

Not me.

Just the other day there was a story about our pool situation on television with interviews with the mayor and another gentleman. The mayor spoke about how much it would cost to rebuild the East Side pool.  Continue reading

View From The Assembly: Legislative Session review

By state Assemblyman Will Barclay

The Legislative Session has come to a close for the year. 

There were many good measures that passed and many more, however, that did not come to floor for a vote.

Here are a few noteworthy items that passed that I was pleased about. This list is not comprehensive and I will be sharing more about other measures which passed throughout the coming weeks but I wanted to share with you some highlights. Continue reading

A ‘blue ribbon’ day at the fair

Michaud Residential Health Services resident Grace Smith (pictured) made a visit to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and found out her “Fabric Yo Yo’s Table Runner” entry was a first prize “Blue Ribbon” winner in the juried domestic arts category. The hand-made table runner took Smith six months of sewing to complete. Residents at Michaud, St. Luke, Bishop’s Commons and St. Francis Commons submitted nearly two dozen entries in a variety of juried categories at this year’s County Fair.
Michaud Residential Health Services resident Grace Smith (pictured) made a visit to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and found out her “Fabric Yo Yo’s Table Runner” entry was a first prize “Blue Ribbon” winner in the juried domestic arts category. The hand-made table runner took Smith six months of sewing to complete. Residents at Michaud, St. Luke, Bishop’s Commons and St. Francis Commons submitted nearly two dozen entries in a variety of juried categories at this year’s County Fair.

Residents from Michaud Residential Health Services, Bishop’s Commons and St. Luke Health Services made the trip to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and came away with a number of blue ribbons. Continue reading

OCO welcomes new employees

Pictured above are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. Seated from left are: Inga Back and Jinnet Rivera (Health and Nutrition Services), and Carol Ireland (Crisis & Development). Standing from left are: Rosemary Squires and Tina Hover (Health and Nutrition Services), Jessica Roper (Residential Services), Mandy Coant and Jamie Drake (Crisis & Development).
Pictured above are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. Seated from left are: Inga Back and Jinnet Rivera (Health and Nutrition Services), and Carol Ireland (Crisis & Development). Standing from left are: Rosemary Squires and Tina Hover (Health and Nutrition Services), Jessica Roper (Residential Services), Mandy Coant and Jamie Drake (Crisis & Development).

Oswego County Opportunities, one of the top 10 largest private employers in Oswego County, has welcomed eight new members to the agency’s staff.   Continue reading