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Congressman Bill Owens speaks out against Paul Ryan’s budget plan

by Carol Thompson

Congressman Bill Owens held a conference call with the media Friday to discuss the budget plan proposed by the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin.

“I’m against the Ryan tax plan for a host of reasons but mainly because it attempts to balance the budget on the backs of veterans, cops and first responders,” Owens said.

Ryan’s proposal would slash the debt by $5 trillion over the next decade; more than President Barack Obama’s budget proposes.  Ryan’s plan would cut domestic programs and restructure Medicare and the supplemental nutrition program (food stamps).

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Oswego County legislators uncomfortable with data imaging RFP process

by Carol Thompson

The question of whether the request for proposal process is being handled properly by Oswego County officials is expected to be answered by the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

The county solicited RFP’s for data imaging services with the responses due Friday. They were not publicly opened as some legislators said they feel should have been.

“I am not comfortable with this,” Legislator Amy Tresidder said. “There is no transparency and no accountability to the public.”

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Phoenix pitcher Brittany Sears delivers a pitch during a scrimmage against Cazenovia at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Phoenix, Oswego softball scrimmage inside Carrier Dome

Phoenix pitcher Brittany Sears delivers a pitch during a scrimmage against Cazenovia at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Section III softball was a part of the first-ever softball to be played  in the
Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.

Twelve teams, including the Phoenix and Oswego varsity softball teams, tookpart in scrimmages  March 23 and 24.

The games were sandwiched between college games by Syracuse University, Colgate and Canisius. There was even  a little league game.

The Phoenix team scrimmaged against Cazenovia while the Oswego team scrimmaged against Liverpool and Caravel, a team from Delaware.

 

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Phoenix resident accused of exposing himself to minors

by Andrew Henderson

A 61-year-old resident of Phoenix was arrested last week after he reportedly exposed himself to two small children, members of the Fulton Police Department said.

At about 10:52 a.m. March 22, Fulton officers responded to the K-Mart store, located at 41 Riverglen Plaza, to investigate the report of an elderly male who exposed his genitals to two small children.

The responding officers, acting on information from store employees, located the suspect at the Dollar Tree store next to K-Mart.  The suspect, identified as Dean M. Suboski, reportedly admitted to investigating officers that he had exposed his genitals to the two small children.

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Oswego County legislators seek probe into leak

by Carol Thompson

New information was provided during Monday’s meeting of the Oswego County Legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee regarding an ethics complaint that was reportedly leaked to the press.

Last year, a complaint was filed by former legislature chairman Barry Leemann against Legislator Shawn Doyle. Doyle said he was contacted by a reporter prior to being notified that a complaint was filed against him.

Doyle added that he immediately contacted County Attorney Richard Mitchell and inquired who might have tipped off the press. Mitchell, Doyle said, told him that the packets had yet to leave his office when he contacted him within five minutes of his call from the reporter.

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At The Fencepost: March 28, 2012

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by Karen Abbott

I’ve given much thought to my gasoline bill over the last week. It’s come to a place where I feel I need to “put up or shut up,” as I’ve heard it said through the years.
I refuse to sit at a desk and grouse about the high price of gas on my commute. I’ve decided to move.

I’ve known for awhile that I would be moving and that it was just a matter of when I’d do it.  There comes a time when one has to make change, rather than just wait and wait for external circumstances to be different.

It’s easy to get caught in a mode of blaming the government, or blaming the president, or blaming the boss, or blaming the economy for my quality of life (or lack thereof).

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Oswego County DSS building update to be held today

by Carol Thompson

When the Oswego County Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee meets today, an update will be presented in regard to the Department of Socials Services building.

Last week, county officials advised the public that low levels of asbestos have been found in ceiling tiles in the older section of the DSS building.

They added that the tiles pose no health threat unless they are damaged or moved.

The county contracted with an environmental testing firm to conduct air quality monitoring and test ceiling tiles for asbestos at the DSS building based upon an employee’s concern.

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Light In The Darkness: March 28, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“We live by faith, not by sight.” — 2 Corinthians 5:7

Albert Barnes, the 19th century pastor and theologian whose notes still speak, wrote, “We believe in the existence of objects which are invisible, and we are influenced by them. To walk by faith, is to live in the confident expectation of things that are to come; in the belief of the existence of unseen realities; and (allowing) them to influence us as if they were seen.

“The people of this world are influenced by the things that are seen. They live for wealth, honor, splendor, praise, for the objects which this world can furnish…. (they live)  as if there were nothing which is unseen… as if they ought not to be influenced by the things which are unseen.  The Christian, on the contrary, has a firm conviction of the reality of the glories of heaven; of the fact that the Redeemer is there; of the fact that there is a crown of glory; and he lives, and acts as if that were all real, and as if he saw it all.”

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