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Top three – Otto Sitterly (right), Davey Hamilton (center) and Brian Sobus (left) finished in first, second, and third place, respectively. It was Sitterly’s 21st career win and fourth opening night win. –Valley News photo by John Ferlito

Veteran drivers claim wins at Oswego Speedway

Top three – Otto Sitterly (right), Davey Hamilton (center) and Brian Sobus (left) finished in first, second, and third place, respectively. It was Sitterly’s 21st career win and fourth opening night win. –Valley News photo by John Ferlito

by Dan Johnson

Veteran drivers Otto Sitterly and Jay Andrews took checkered flags on opening night at Oswego Speedway Saturday.

Sitterly snuck the lead away from David Gruel with four laps to go in the 50-lap supermodified race and drove away for the win while Andrews led from lap 2 and went on for career win number two in the SBS division.

Brian Sobus and David Gruel led the 25 supermodifieds to the green flag with Gruel getting the bite on the outside taking the lead. The outside line got the better start.

While Gruel led, outside row 2 starter Davey Hamilton followed him through and ran in Gruel’s tire tracks early on.

Joe Gosek and Randy Ritskes went to the high side to get through early race traffic while Jeffrey Abold and Michael Barnes went low to move forward. A pair of early cautions slowed the race early on with pit stops abundant during the slowdown. The most significant pit stop saw defending champ Joe Gosek pull the 00 pitside as the steering went away on the 00.

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Hannibal’s Alexander Taylor hits two home runs in win

by Rob Tetro

Alexander Taylor played a key role in the Hannibal varsity softball team’s May 3 win against Red Creek.

Taylor hit two home runs as the Lady Warriors cruised to a 7-0 win.

Hannibal quickly set the tone. During the top of the first inning, the Lady Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

Hannibal added four more runs during the top of the third and fourth innings which brought its lead to 6-0.

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Pictured are Irish dance students. From left are Allison Lizotte, Mary Culeton, Shaleen McMahon, Willow-Su Knapp, Jenna Coakely, Julie Duval, Paige Snyder, Riley Jaquin, and Rebecca Humphrey.

‘Hooley’ of a time to be held in Oswego Sunday

Pictured are Irish dance students. From left are Allison Lizotte, Mary Culeton, Shaleen McMahon, Willow-Su Knapp, Jenna Coakely, Julie Duval, Paige Snyder, Riley Jaquin, and Rebecca Humphrey.

The Kinlough Academy of Irish Dance will hold its fifth annual Hooley Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Foundry in Oswego.

In addition to Irish dancing, there will be entertainment by Donal O’Shaughnessy, Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band, and Irish stick fighting.

There will also be traditional Irish food, a bake sale, face painting, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.

There will be a “Learn A Jig’ workshop for all ages.

Legislators spar over non-agenda committee items

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Doug Malone attempted to bring up two issues during Monday’s meeting of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee- but he was not allowed to speak.

Malone, a member of the committee, wanted to address the issue of his failure to receive a financial disclosure form as well as the length of the Health and Human Services Committee meetings.

None of the Democrat legislators received the financial disclosure form that is required to be filled out and Malone, because it is the jurisdictional committee, attempted to address the matter.

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Legislator seeks answers to disclosure statements

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Mike Kunzwiler wants an answer as to why members of the Democrat caucus did not receive the financial disclosure form  required to be filled out by elected officials and appointed personnel.

Kunzwiler and the other Democrats said they received a letter from the county ethics board stating that the legislators disclosure forms had not been received and are due.

When Legislator Doug Malone attempted to address the absence of the form during Monday’s meeting of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee, he was not allowed to speak to the issue because it was not on the agenda (see related story).

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Granby plow blamed for car damage

by Nicole Reitz

Granby resident Mark McCann went to work in late March and came home to find gravel and road debris on his wife’s Dodge Caliber and his Buick Le Sabre. The end of his driveway was also dug out.

McCann called Granby Highway Superintendent Ray Sullivan to look at the damage, which he believed was caused by the town’s snow plow.

Sullivan went to McCann’s home the night of the incident to take photos of the cars. Snow from earlier in the day had melted, revealing the damages.

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Presidential Primary brings out few Republican voters in Oswego County

by Carol Thompson

If interest in the Republican Presidential Primary race is reflected by the number of voters who turn out at the polls Tuesday, it would be a fair statement to say there was little interest.

Only five percent of registered Republicans, or 1,659 voters, cast a ballot in the primary race.

That’s according to Legislator Terry Wilbur, who serves as chairman of the Community and Consumer Affairs Committee. He presented the statistics during Wednesday’s meeting.

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Oswego County FOIL discussion tabled

by Carol Thompson

A discussion in regard to changes in Oswego County’s Freedom of Information Law policy was tabled with little discussion by the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee.

During Monday’s meeting, Legislator Shawn Doyle asked if a draft policy could be presented to New York State Committee on Open Government Committee Director Robert Freeman for an opinion.

“It would just make sense,” Doyle said.

The committee approved tabling discussion of the policy until Freeman reviewed it.
Majority Leader Jack Proud said that he wanted to remind the committee of the concept of local control.

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