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Committee OKs $14,400 to clean up waste sent to La.

By Debra J. Groom

An Oswego County legislature committee approved making a $14,400 payment to a Louisiana company to settle a hazardous waste disposal claim.

Oswego County was on a list of about 7,700 municipalities or entities that had shipped hazardous waste to a facility in Louisiana in 1993, said County Administrator Philip Church. That facility, the Marine Shale Processors Site, consisted of about 48 acres near Amelia, La.

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Dancers donate winnings in memory of Sandy Hook victims

By Tracy Kinne

When young dancers at Off Broadway Dance Center in Fulton took a $250 prize at a state competition in this summer, they wanted to do something special with the money.

They donated it to their counterparts at Dance Etc., a studio in Newton, Conn. The money will be used toward a scholarship in memory of three of the studio’s dancers, who were killed in the December school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

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Mayor, journalist Allerton dies at 93

Muriel Allerton, 93, former Fulton mayor and longtime community journalist, died Thursday

“She was an amazing person,” said current Mayor Ronald L. Woodward Sr., who served a two-year term as mayor in the 1980s. Allerton was his campaign manager.

When he finished his term in 1987, she successfully ran for mayor and served two terms. Woodward helped her with her campaign.

He recalled her as an intelligent leader who cared deeply about the community.

“She was always there to help the little guy and the disenfranchised,” Woodward recalled. “She was a very popular mayor. She came through some very tough times,” he said. “The city took a tremendous hit from state aid and there were a lot of layoffs.”

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