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View from the Assembly: Medical Marijuana

By state Assemblyman Will Barclay

The 2013-14 NYS legislative session has come to an end.

During the final week, hundreds of bills were passed. However, the legislation that got the most attention was legislation that legalized medical marijuana.

On a number of occasions in the past, I have voted against the legalization of medical marijuana. I did so for a number of reasons.   Continue reading

Fairley Elementary ends school year with fun-filled Celebration Day

Ryan Hazen visits Kerry Pitcher at the face/arm painting station during Fairley Elementary School’s recent Celebration Day.
Ryan Hazen visits Kerry Pitcher at the face/arm painting station during Fairley Elementary School’s recent Celebration Day.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Teachers, faculty and administrators at Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School applauded their students’ academic and personal growth throughout the school year with celebratory events in June. Continue reading

Fairley tradition continues with bus parade, assembly

Fairley Elementary School physical education teachers Scott Leonard and Lynn Halliwell congratulate students Isiaha Rogers and Kendall Cuyler for collectively raising more than $300 through an American Heart Association fundraiser at the school.
Fairley Elementary School physical education teachers Scott Leonard and Lynn Halliwell congratulate students Isiaha Rogers and Kendall Cuyler for collectively raising more than $300 through an American Heart Association fundraiser at the school.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

As the school year drew to a close Thursday morning (June 26), students and staff at Fairley Elementary School in Hannibal continued a 45-year tradition with a bus parade and assembly. Continue reading

Cross-country bicyclist makes a stop in Fulton

Gerard Ploude, of Terryville, Conn., made a pit stop in Fulton this week on his bicycle trip from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore. Ploude’s bike received a tune-up at Doyle’s Bikes and he and his wife, Jennifer, shopped at other Fulton businesses while in town. “Every business has just been so sweet,” Ploude said. “It’s just an awesome, awesome people town.” To follow the Ploudes’ trip, visit their blog at portland2portland.org. Shown are Ploude, right, and Tracy Doyle of Doyle’s Bike Shop on the left.
Gerard Ploude, of Terryville, Conn., made a pit stop in Fulton this week on his bicycle trip from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore. Ploude’s bike received a tune-up at Doyle’s Bikes and he and his wife, Jennifer, shopped at other Fulton businesses while in town. “Every business has just been so sweet,” Ploude said. “It’s just an awesome, awesome people town.” To follow the Ploudes’ trip, visit their blog at portland2portland.org. Shown are Ploude, right, and Tracy Doyle of Doyle’s Bike Shop on the left.