All posts by Nicole Reitz


County legislator asks that second ethics leak be probed

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County district attorney has been asked to investigate how an ethics complaint filed against a legislator was leaked to the press. Now,  the district attorney will be asked to investigate a second leak in the same matter.

Legislator Shawn Doyle said he was taken by surprise when a news reporter telephoned him to request an interview in regard to the dismissal of the charges.

At the time of the call, few people were in possession of the dismissal and Doyle had yet to review the ethics board decision with his attorney.

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The Sportsman’s World: April 14, 2012

Leon Archer

by Leon Archer

Yes indeed folks, Sweet Thing and I will be back in your midst next week.

We have been in the process of shutting things down in Florida and packing everything that has to go home.

As I write this column, we are figuring out how to stow the items in the truck that must make it back north. I have finally gotten to the point that we no longer look like the Beverly Hillbillies once we are ready to leave. We have Florida things and Fulton things and each pretty much stays put

When packing for the journey, the dog and cat are givens, and so is my computer, but thank goodness Sweet Thing bought me a lap top for our 50th anniversary, so packing my computer is now a snap and takes up almost no space.

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Police: Watch out for school buses

by Andrew Henderson

Members of the Fulton Police Department will join other law-enforcement officers around the state in Operation Safe Stop — a school bus safety initiative set for Wednesday, April 18.

During Operation Safe Stop, police officers in marked patrol units will be enforcing the New York State Traffic Law, which requires all vehicles to stop for stopped school busses with their red lights flashing.

Communication between the Fulton Police Department and the transportation department of the Fulton City School District has identified the times and locations where vehicles passing school busses have been found to be the most frequent and these areas will be the focus of the enforcement efforts.

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Fulton school budget includes 1.9 percent tax levy increase

by Nicole Reitz

After four months of meetings and reviewing the school district’s spending habits, Fulton Board of Education members unanimously approved the tentative budget for the 2012-2013 school year.

Superintendent Bill Lynch and Business Administrator Kathy Nichols outlined the spending plan, which includes a 1.9 percent tax levy increase.

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Junior and seniors to lead Fulton track and field team

by Rob Tetro

According to Fulton boys varsity track and field Coach Dave Wilson, the goals that the team has for the season apply to both the athletes as individuals and as a team.

Wilson pointed out that his athletes can’t control the climate in which they compete in but they can control how they perform in terms of time, height and distance.

He hopes that each athlete can develop as the season progresses. For the team to succeed overall, it is imperative that players can establish and then re-establish personal bests in the events that they take part in, he said.

With only 29 athletes participating, Fulton is a comparatively smaller team. However, like previous seasons, the expectations they have for the season as a team remain the same.

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Congressman Owens continues fight to save rural post offices

by Carol Thompson

Rep. Bill Owens has joined with approximately 100 colleagues to encourage the restructuring of the U.S. Postal Service without the closure of 3,600 or more rural post offices nationwide.

Oswego County’s rural setting leaves many residents to rely on their local post office to avoid the drive to the cities of Fulton or Oswego.

Postal officials announced a plan in February to proceed with closing or consolidating at least 223 processing centers in the coming years in hopes of saving billions of dollars.

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‘Titanic’ to be shown on anniversary

The award winning film “Titanic” will be shown, free of charge, Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton.

This movie will be shown with an intermission due to its length.

On the night of April 14, 1912, the ship Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City hit an iceberg.

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Audrey Jachimek, retired from Nestle

Audrey Hanlon Jachimek, 84, formerly of Fulton died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at St. Luke Residential Health Services in Oswego following a long illness.

A native of Phoenix, she had resided in Fulton most of her life. She had worked at Sealright Co. in Fulton, General Electric Co. in Liverpool and retired from Nestle Co. in Fulton after many years.

She was a former member of several bowling leagues at Lakeview Lanes and enjoyed playing Bingo, poker, gambling, slot machines and traveling with family and senior citizens on trips.

She was a former member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary and volunteer at the Oswego Harborfest for many years.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Philip) LaBarge of Fulton; her son, Henry (Barbara Coufal) Jachimek Jr. of Plattsmouth, NE; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held April 9 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Rev. Mark Kimpland officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Oswego County, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, NY 13126.