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In And Around Hannibal: May 5, 2012

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Lots happening – hope you can keep up!

The community-wide yard sale is finally here. Copies of the master list of participating sales is available for distribution beginning at 8  a.m. at the Community Center (library) located on Oswego Street today, May 5.

Music Boosters will be having a pulled pork dinner – take-outs only at the main entrance of the High School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, May 5. Call Linda Samuels if you need more info.

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Common council upholds decision on boarding house

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton Common Council voted Tuesday night to uphold a Fulton Planning Commission decision to deny the conversion of a single-family home into a seven-room boarding house.

In March, Robert Bloom submitted an application for site-plan approval to convert the property, located at 236 Oneida St., into a rooming house.

After reviewing the proposal, the Fulton Planning Commission denied the request April 9, stating that the property does not meet the required parking guidelines outlined in the city’s zoning ordinance. The property currently has room for four cars.

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The Sportsman’s World: May 5, 2012

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by Leon Archer

Boy, are the turkeys ever being quiet this spring – at least where I’ve been hunting. It leaves one wondering if there are any birds in the neighborhood. I’ve seen three nice toms — all in the afternoon and well past legal shooting hours. One of them stood at the edge of the road showing off his beautiful feathers less than 15 feet away from where I sat in my car watching him.

The other two toms were escorting about a dozen hens in a cut corn field. That was an area where I’ve never hunted, so I’m going to knock on a couple doors next week and see if there is a chance of hunting for those birds. There is a movement afoot across the state to have the turkey season extended beyond the morning hours. Many states have an all-day season, which gives more people the chance to hunt or to do more hunting than they could under our present regulations.

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Frederick Crimmins Sr., owned Smiedy’s Disposal

Frederick J. Crimmins Sr., of Oswego, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Oswego to Joseph and Mary (McCaffery) Crimmins. He was the owner and operator of Smiedy’s Disposal of Oswego.

Mr. Crimmins is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Crimmins of Oswego; his children, Joseph M. Crimmins of Oswego, Frederick J. Crimmins Jr. of Oswego, and Deborah A. (Richard) Dann of Mexico; stepchildren, Karen Smiedy of Oswego, Dennis (Janet) Rogers of Oswego, and John Smiedy of Syracuse; siblings, Michael Crimmins of Virginia, Carol Sawyer of Oswego, Marylou Monica of Buffalo, Theresa (Tony) Froio, of Fulton, Donna Tunis of Oswego, and Catherine Taylor; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home.

Granby Town Supervisor Ed Williamson (left) and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward (right) held a meeting Wednesday at the Fulton War Memorial to discuss the restoration of Lake Neatahwanta. Local officials and representatives from state Senator Patty Ritchie and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended the meeting.

Restoring Fulton’s Lake Neatahwanta

Granby Town Supervisor Ed Williamson (left) and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward (right) held a meeting Wednesday at the Fulton War Memorial to discuss the restoration of Lake Neatahwanta. Local officials and representatives from the state Senator's office attended the meeting.

by Nicole Reitz

If interest alone was enough, Fulton would already have restored Lake Neatahwanta to its former glory.

Granby Town Supervisor Ed Williamson and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward held a meeting Wednesday at the Fulton War Memorial to discuss cleaning up Lake Neatahwanta and making it swimmable again.

Local officials, including representatives from state Senator Patty Ritchie and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office, were met by an audience of Fulton residents — almost entirely made up of baby boomers and seniors.

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Hodgepodge: May 5, 2012

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by Roy Hodge

Not that I’m trying to forget them or anything like that, but I was taken back to my accordion days again this week when my mother-in-law sent me a clipping from “The Wall Street Journal” – a review of a book called “Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America” by Marion Jacobson.

In his review, author Ken Emerson noted, “Too low brow for classical music and too cornball for rock – not to mention too white-bread for jazz – the accordion gets no respect. So you’d think that a book devoted to the instrument would be as flat as a boxed set of Lawrence Welk’s ‘champagne  music.’

“But,” he continues, “Marion Jacobson’s ‘Squeeze This!’ bubbles over with fascinating information and intriguing insights.”

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County clerk case continues

by Carol Thompson

An Article 78 proceeding filed against Oswego County Clerk George Williams will continue Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Oswego County Court House.

Attorney Scott Chatfield, who represents APS Information Systems in a case against Williams, said Thursday that he received notice of the date.

APS is suing Williams for his policy of charging fees to research criminal court records. State law allows a $5 fee to be charged for each name searched for every two years provided the search is certified. APS alleges that Williams has been charging for all searches, including those that are not certified.

To read the rest of the story, pick up a copy of The Valley News

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George Tallents, World War II veteran

George H. Tallents, 91, died after a brief illness Sunday, April 29, 2012 at home with his family by his side.

Born in Oneida, he was raised in Fulton and Watertown. Mr. Tallents served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, stationed on Saipan in the South Pacific.

He had owned and operated George Tallents Plumbing and Heating in Fulton for 50 years. He was a long time member of the American Legion after his military service.

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