By Tracy Kinne The Fulton city council Tuesday approved the privatization of the Fulton Housing Authority, a step that will allow the rehabilitation of Pathfinder Courts. Before approving the change, the council sought reassurance that rents, which will increase because of the improvements, will remain affordable for residents. The change will transfer management of the(…)
By Ashley M. Casey At an age when most typical 3-year-olds start to exhibit their silliest faces, Madalyn Rupert could not even stick out her tongue. Madalyn was diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech and dyspraxia at the age of 3. After years of occupational therapy, physical therapy and assistive technology, Maddy, now 10 years(…)
By Ashley M. Casey Members of the North Volney United Methodist Church gathered for a sewing bee Aug. 15 to turn donated pillowcases into dresses for impoverished girls in the Appalachian region of the U.S. More than a dozen participants came together to create about 30 dresses. Appalachia is the southern portion of the Appalachian(…)
A group of 9-year-old to 12-year-old youths from New York City will travel to Central New York later this month, around Aug. 20, for a one-week to 10-day visit. Families and individuals are being sought as hosts. Call 1-800-367-0003 for information.
By Tracy Kinne There are a lot of bugs in the Fulton area, but the people, especially Kathy Froio, are very nice. That’s according to Adara Johnson, 14, of Brooklyn, who has been spending part of every summer with Froio, whom she calls “Mimi,” for the past five years. Johnson is among 30 New York(…)
Fulton native raises awareness, funds for cancer research with 353-mile run. By Ashley M. Casey Benjamin Hall is running for his life – and others’, too. Hall, a Fulton native who now hails from Manchester, Md., is raising awareness and money for the American Cancer Society with a 353-mile run from Maryland to Fulton. Hall(…)
By Ashley M. Casey A cloudy start to the weekend gave way to sunny skies last Friday as the Fulton Jazz Fest kicked off a breezy, fun-filled evening. Held behind the War Memorial by Lake Neatahwanta last Friday and Saturday, the Jazz Fest boasted hundreds in attendance, according to the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.(…)
By Tracy Kinne Some of the homes at Gilbert’s Grove Apartments, formerly Pathfinder Courts, in Fulton date to 1967. Those are the townhouse apartments. The senior citizen apartments date to 1973. “Both buildings are showing their age — wear and tear,” said Bruce Levine, president of 3d Development Group, based in the Buffalo area. “They(…)