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Poetry Corner: March Gladness

by Jim Farfaglia

The first green fingers poke through,
testing conditions on this side of thawing ground,
happy to report back: The coast is clear!

Basketball team flags wave from porches.
No one has seen the neighborhood this cheerful
since Christmas.

The track team takes their practice outside,
first day in shorts & T-shirts, their bare knees
punching out a race route.

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Soccer

Fulton Youth Soccer to hold registration

Championship team – Pictured are members of the CNY Family Sports Centre U14 Girls winter session indoor soccer championship team.

Fulton Youth Soccer will hold its last in-person registration for the 2012 spring and fall seasons at the Fulton City Hall in the Community Room Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Local boys and girls may be signed up by their parents or legal guardians.

Registration forms are also available via the association’s website at www.eteamz.com/fultonyouthsoccer.

The teams play at the Butler Soccer Park on Chase Road. Games will begin April 28.
Practices will start the week before the first scheduled game.

Hockey

Donovan Carr shines for Fulton Bantam Hockey Team

In front of the net – The Fulton Bantam hockey team finished in second place in the Binghamton Rage tournament. Pictured is William Fruce in the game against Binghamton. Fruce scored the first goal of the tournament in the game against Barrie.

The Fulton Bantam hockey team ended season play with a second place finish in the Binghamton Rage Tournament.

The Raiders came up short in the championship game, losing to Webster 5-2.
Raider wing Donovan Carr shined for the Raiders, contributing four goals and two assists in three games played.

Fulton 6, Barrie 1: After a scoreless first period, William Fruce took a feed from Greg Blasczienski to net Fulton’s first goal of the game.
Carr scored his tenth of the season, Raider Ben Nelson assisting, to end the period.

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Oswego County Legislature chairman calls on Senator Patty Ritchie to take action

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley has sent a letter to state Senator Patty Ritchie urging her and her colleagues to accelerate the governor’s Medicaid mandate relief.

In a letter dated March 12, Beardsley wrote, “In the next several days, as you prepare to vote for your state budget, please know that Oswego County property taxpayers are relying on you to enact this mandate relief.”

Beardsley outlined four mandate relief proposals included in the governor’s budget. They are early intervention reform, preschool special education reform, pension reform and a freeze on the local share of Medicaid costs.

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Democrats seek change in Oswego County Legislature meeting times

by Carol Thompson

A change in the Oswego County Legislature’s Rules and Order of Business led to a discussion about changing the meeting time to provide more public accessibility.

During Thursday’s meeting of the legislature, Legislator Jake Mulcahey brought forth a motion to move the meeting time from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. so that more members of the public can attend.

The discussion surfaced when legislators brought forth a motion to waive the rules to allow for a change in the Rules and Order of Business.

The legislature can only make changes in odd years, hence, the waiver was required.

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Karen Abbott

At The Fencepost: March 21, 2012

Karen Abbott

by Karen Abbott

I’m dealing with a lot of uncertainty this week. Or not dealing with it, as the case may be.

I’m following several leads for additional employment, none of which is going fast enough to get me ahead in the cash flow game.  I turn my attention frantically from one career path to another, trying not to let any correspondence go unanswered nor any opportunities slip by.

It feels like roller skating against the flow of a crowd of teens on a Friday night.
I had that experience, years ago, at the Bilou skating rink. We used to go skating there on the weekends. A rush of air braced us when we stepped inside, a little whirlwind caused by the counter-clockwise whoosh of skaters all straining in the same direction.

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Oswego County Legislator Jim Karasek appointed to NYSAC Advisory Committee

Oswego County Legislator James Karasek has been named to the New York State Association of Counties standing committee on Children with Special Needs.
An advocate for those with disabilities, Karasek is employed as manager for independent living services for Oswego ARISE.

“Your participation on this committee assists the association in developing priorities for our ongoing advocacy efforts,” NYSAC President Mary Pat Hancock said in announcing Karasek’s appointment.

The New York State Association of Counties represents, educates, and advocates for county governments and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public across New York State.

NYSAC’s standing committees are essential in the development of the series of resolutions that go before the full county delegation and become the basis of NYSAC’s legislative program for the year.

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Ready for lacrosse – The Fulton Lady Raider Lacrosse Booster Club will be hosting a chicken barbecue and summer youth sign up March 24 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out at the Fulton Polish Home. Pictured are some of the girls who participated last year.

Fulton girls lacrosse registration, barbecue set

Ready for lacrosse – The Fulton Lady Raider Lacrosse Booster Club will be hosting a chicken barbecue and summer youth sign up March 24 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out at the Fulton Polish Home. Pictured are some of the girls who participated last year.

The Fulton Lady Raider Lacrosse Booster Club will be hosting a chicken barbecue and summer youth sign up March 24 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out at the Fulton Polish Home.

All proceeds from the event will be used to support K-12 girls Lacrosse programs in the Fulton community.

The all-volunteer organization expects nearly 200 local girls to participate.
Youth sign-ups for girls and league information will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dinner includes half a chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans and roll with butter.

Pre-sale tickets are available by calling Jeff Rothrock at 598-4414.