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Vince Caravan was the “consummate gentleman publisher”

By Debra J. Groom

People around Oswego County are pouring onto social media leaving tributes for Vincent R. Caravan, former publisher and owner of The Valley News.
Caravan, 91, died Sunday at his Fulton home. By Sunday night, photos were posted on Facebook of old times at The Valley News and former employees and others were writing about the man they called “kind of a colorful character” and “consummate gentleman publisher.”

Caravan came to Fulton in 1950 after buying a small printing company. One could say he had ink in his veins, as he had been raised in the business –  his father, Italian immigrant Stephen Caravan ran a commercial printing company in Pottsville, Pa.

In the late 1950s, he was hired by Oswego Valley News owners Colson and Beatrice Carr and became the paper’s managing editor in 1958. He prided himself on putting out a paper filled to the brim with local news – there wasn’t a municipal meeting or local sporting event that didn’t get covered and written about.

“Vince built it into the paper it is now,” said Terry Bennett, public relations officer with Oswego County Emergency Management and former associate and managing editor at The Valley News.

What made him fit so well with The Valley News was his knowledge of the community, those who knew him said Monday. It seems he was involved in everything and knew almost everybody, so he always had story ideas to pass on to his reporters and editors.

“He went to the post office and would come back with tips to check on,” Bennett said. “He would point us in the direction of different places for news. He had a knowledge and understanding of every facet of the business.”

By 1972, Caravan bought the paper and changed its name to The Valley News to affirm its Fulton identity. Caravan expanded the The Valley News from a weekly newspaper to a twice a week paper. The paper also began winning awards from the New York Press Association by the end of the 1970s, becoming one of the leading community newspapers in the region.

“Vince was a true newspaperman,” said Carol Thompson, who was a reporter for The Valley News for more than 20 years. “He cared deeply about the Fulton community and the Oswego County community.”

Thompson said while Caravan owned the paper and was publisher, he made the atmosphere more like a family than a workplace.

“We worked with Vince, he never made us feel like we worked for Vince,” Thompson said. “He was a true mentor. He cared about making us the best we could be.”

She said when her stories won awards, Caravan was just as excited and proud as she was.

“When I broke the New York Chocolate story and the money laundering scheme, he was very proud and very excited. But he was so worried we’d get scooped on it,” Thompson said. “We would sit in his office and watch the 5 o’clock news on TV to see if any of the stations had the story. He was quite relieved when they didn’t.”

If people didn’t know Caravan personally, they might have thought they did through his column called “Vince the Caravan.” He would write about all types of issues, concerns, happenings and people in the Fulton area, bringing people together over the common bonds of community.

Outside of the newspaper, he was known as a sports fan and “liked to go to a friend’s house to watch games, like the World Series,” said his old friend Bob Green. He also liked his dark beer.

“We had a lunch club, an unofficial club with an unofficial president and unofficial minutes,” Thompson said chuckling. “We would travel all over the county to different restaurants.”

But at one eatery, Caravan ordered his usual dark beer and found the establishment didn’t have it to serve. He wanted to leave.

“We said ‘Vince, we can’t all get up and leave just because they don’t have dark beer,’” Thompson said. “So from then on, I had to call the restaurants ahead of time to be sure they had dark beer.”

Caravan was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army in Europe. Last year, he and Green took one of the Honor Flights to Washington, D.C., which fly WWII veterans to the nation’s capital to see the World War II monument and other monuments.

“He really liked that,” Green said. “But what was more momentous was when we came back to Rochester (airport), the reception we got. Service people in uniform were lined up on both sides saluting us.”

Caravan also was a charter member of the Oswego County Press Club and “was always supportive of everything having to do with the press club,” Bennett said.

Stories of Caravan were plentiful this week as news of his death spread through Fulton. It seems everyone has a “Vince” story.

“I worked for Vince for 30 years. He was a great boss,” said Carolyn Eaton, office manager at The Valley News. “ He tried to treat everyone fairly and with respect. To this day, customers come in and share little anecdotes about Vince. He was an icon in the community and will be greatly missed by many.”

Vincent Caravan, former Valley News publisher, owner

Vincent R. Caravan, 91, of Fulton, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at his home
of apparent heart failure. He was the publisher of The Valley News from
1972 until 2010 when ownership of the newspaper was taken over by The
Scotsman Press.

A native of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he was born September 18, 1922,
the sixth of  ten children of Italian immigrants Stephen and Theresa
Caravan. After graduation from Pottsville High School, he entered the
U.S. Army and fought during World War II in the European Theatre. He was
the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for wounds received in
action in Italy. He returned to the U.S. and was stationed for the rest
of his enlistment in western Pennsylvania where he met the late Isabelle
Slater with whom he was married in January 1946.

After the war, Vincent returned to Pottsville and worked for his
father’s commercial printing company. In 1950 he purchased a small
printing business in Fulton and moved there permanently. In the late
’50s, he was hired by Oswego Valley News owners Colson and Beatrice Carr
and became managing editor of the newspaper in 1958. Over the next
several years, he upgraded the news content of the small community
newspaper with exclusive coverage of municipal meetings and local
sports, including photography. He also wrote both news and sports
columns at various times for the publication.

In 1972, Vincent became owner of the newspaper and eventually changed
its name to The Valley News to further affirm its Fulton identity. By
the late ’70s, the newspaper was winning awards for its local news and
sports coverage from the New York Press Association, and developed into
one of the leading community newspapers in the region under his guidance.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 268 and the Fulton VFW Post
569. He was the recipient of several awards and honors for achievements
in journalism, and was inducted into the Fulton Athletic Boosters Hall
of Fame in 2008 as well as the Fulton City Bowling Association Hall of
Fame in 1976. He served on numerous civic boards and committees during
his career, including as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Fulton
Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Fulton Board of Education in
the 1970s. In his later years he was a member of the Dexterville
Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by his son Ronald (Nancy) Caravan of Phoenix;
granddaughters Michelle (Herbert) Stockschlaeder of Buffalo, Adrienne
(Joseph) Gabalski of Manassas, Virginia, and Lisa Caravan of Auburn,
Alabama; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Caravan and Florence
Kane of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by his wife,
Isabelle Slater Caravan, who died in 2007.

Calling hours are Thursday, Nov. 7, 4 to 7 p.m. at Sugar Funeral Home,
224 W. Second St., Fulton; funeral service is Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 1408 Curtis Street, with Elders of
the Dexterville Seventh-day Adventist Church and Pastor David Grey of
Mt. Pleasant UM Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Adnah
Cemetery, Fulton.

Election 2013 results

Look for districts that are highlighted in black — those are the contested races. Those with the largest numbers of votes from Tuesday’s balloting have two asterisks before their name. Many close races will be decided after recounts and counting of absentee ballots.

So far there are a number of close races in the Oswego County Legislature.

Incumbent Douglas Malone in Oswego town is behind his challenger Joseph Susino by only eight votes in District 20. Incumbent John Brandt in the Schroeppel area is behind his challenger Richard Kline by seven votes in District 12. Incumbent Louella LeClair is behind her challenger Frank Castiglia in Fulton’s 25th district by 100 votes. Incumbent Ron Sakonyi in Constantia is about 44 votes behind his challenger, Roy Reehil.

Shane Broadwell in District 17 and Terry Wilbur in District 21, both incumbents, seemed to have cruised to victory. Stephen Walpole also has a large lead over Bradley Coe in District 14.

According to the New York Times, it looks like state propositions 1-5 are going to be approved, including the one to build up to seven new casinos in the state. The one measure that looks like it is failing is increasing the retirement age for Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court justices from 70 to 80.

Oswego County Legislature

District 1: Margaret A. Kastler, R-C-I

District 2: Milferd H. Potter, R-C-I

District 3: Shawn Patrick Doyle, R-C

District 4: David Holst, R-I

District 5: **Roy Reehil, 394; Ronald E. Sakonyi, 350

District 6: John J. Martino, R-I

District 7: John E. Proud, R

District 8: Daniel LeClair, R-C-I

District 9: James Weatherup, R-I

District 10: Robert J. Hayes, R-I

District 11: Linda L. Lockwood, R-C

District 12: John W. Brandt, 348; ** Richard P. Kline, 355

District 13: Kevin L. Gardner, R

District 14: Bradley T. Coe, 246; ** Stephen Walpole, 421

District 15: Jacob A. Mulcahey, D-Other

District 16: Amy M. Tresidder, D

District 17: ** Shane Broadwell, 458; Ken Cuyler, 145

District 18: Michael K. Kunzwiler, D, C

District 19: Marie C. Schadt, D-R-C

District 20: Douglas E. Malone, 246; ** Joseph Susino, 254

District 21: Michael P. Bukolt, 240; **Terry M. Wilbur, 696

District 22: James Karasek, R-C

District 23: Morris Sorbello Jr., R-C-Other

District 24: Daniel T. Farfaglia, D-C

District 25: ** Frank Castiglia Jr., 337; Louella LeClair, 237

ALBION

Referendum 1: Adding another town justice to the town. NO

Referendum 2: Increasing the term of the supervisor from two to four years beginning Jan. 1, 2016. NO

Referendum 3: Increasing the term of the superintendent of highways from two to four years beginning Jan. 1, 2016. NO

Referendum 4: Increasing the term for the town clerk from two years to four years beginning Jan. 1, 2016. NO

Supervisor: **David Aaron Walter, 222; Carl E. Anson Jr., 202

Town clerk: Valorie A. Rose, D; Amy J. Ford, R

Town justice: Howard L. Allen Jr., R

Councilman: (pick 2) **Lonny L. Mattison, 234; **Randy L. Mattison, 294; Nancy A. Sheeley, 166

Superintendent of highways: Charles Sperling, 107; **Steven M. Cronk, 333

AMBOY

Supervisor: Barry D. Leemann, R.I

Town clerk: Mary Ann Clark, D

Town justice: Elizabeth A. Dunham, D-R

Councilman: (pick 2) Susan D. Halbrittter, 159; **Bruce E. Stone, 225; **Lawrence C. Rayder, 161

Assessor: Anne Miller, R; James L. Goldsberry, R

Tax collector: Regina Sampson, R

Superintendent of highways: John Perkins III, R-I

BOYLSTON

Supervisor: Ann M. Stacy, 97; **Charles Rose, 99

Town clerk:  **Paulette Skinner, 115; Doreen Macklen, 80

Town justice: David W. Lathrop, R

Councilman: (pick 2) **Jimmy J, Walker, 117; **Dale McNitt, 156; James Macklen, 76

Tax collector: Shirley McNitt, R

Superintendent of highways: Michael J. Stacy, R

CONSTANTIA

Supervisor: **Charles R. Gilkey, 412; Dale Mussen, 327

Town clerk: Clare D. Hayes, D-R-C

Councilman: (pick 2) Thomas J. Moran, R-C; Chad Whitney, R

Superintendent of highways: Wayne Woolridge, R-C

GRANBY

Supervisor: Edward A. Williamson, R-C-Other

Town clerk: Janet L. Ingersoll, D-C

Town justice (pick 2): Edwin B. Winkworth, D-R-C-W-I-G; Bruce R. Wells, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Michael G. French, 325; Lynn M. Lyons, 366; ** Eric A. Clothier, 506; ** Brenda L. Frazier-Hartle, 477

HANNIBAL

Supervisor: Ronald C. Greenleaf, C

Town justice: (pick 2) Adam L. Labonoski, 285; ** Jack S. Beckwith Jr, 611; ** Eugene Hafner, 672

Councilman: (pick 2) Christopher J. Soper, 424; ** Virginia M. Wilbur, 643; **Randy J. Hendricks, 566

Superintendent of highways: Daniel J. Mahaney, 503; George H. Ritchie, 449

HASTINGS

Superivsor: Tony Bush, R-C-I

Town clerk: Shelley Bombardo, R-I

Town justice: Ronald Myers, R-I

Councilman: (pick 2) John Coleman, R-I; Leonard Rice, R-I

Superintendent of highways: ** Robert Clark, 802; Linwood Woody Hall, 201

MEXICO

Town justice: (pick 1) Douglas B. Horton, 395; **Jon Moretti, 426; Brian Todd Windey, 39

Councilman: Eric Behling, R

MINETTO

Supervisor: William C. Dodds III, D-Other

Town clerk: Jennifer A. Allen, D-R

Councilman: (pick 2) Shawn McCrae, 207; **John L. Familo, 330; **Dominick A. Yacco, 325

Superintendent of highways: ** James R. Sharkey, 294; Keith J. Moody, 211

NEW HAVEN

Supervisor: Russell E. Sturtz III, R

Town justice: Terry F. Searles, D

Councilman: (pick 2) Patricia A. Prosser, R; William Rombough, R

ORWELL

Supervisor: William G. Potter, R

Town clerk: Traci S. LaVeck, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Robert D. Crossett, R; Jeffrey Graham, R

Superintendent of highways: Douglas C. Henry, R-I-Other

TOWN OF OSWEGO

Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen, R-C-I

Town justice: (pick 2) Donald H. Dodd, R-C-I; Michael Sterio, R-C-I

Councilman: (pick 2) Tim DeSacia, R; Greg Herrmann, R

PALERMO

Superisor: Patricia A. Redhead, R

Town clerk: Jean M. Gulliver, R

Town justice: Edward N. Boisseau, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Thomas R. Hilton, R; Doris French, R-Other

Superintendent of highways: James Pettit, R

PARISH

Referendum 1: Increasing the town clerk term from two years to four years. NO

Referendum 2: Increasing the supervisor term from two years to four years. NO

Referendum 3: Increasing the highway superintendent term from two years to four years. NO

Supervisor: Stephen J. Stelmashuck, D-C

Town clerk: **Kelly I. Reader, 362; Mary Ann Phillips, 287

Town justice: Carl L. Dayger, D-R-C

Councilman: (pick 2) **John E. Dunham, 418; **Carra P. Watson, 339; Douglas E. Jordan, 321

Tax collector: Mary L. Houghton, R

Superintendent of highways: David J. Reader, 275; **George R. Korthas, 380

REDFIELD

Supervisor: Tanya M. Yerdon, D-R

Town clerk: Susan C. Hough, D-R

Town justice: (pick 1) Ralph L. Fox, 63; **Dory A. Dumas, 67

Councilman: (pick 2) **James A. Cheney, 74 Dora M. Hallock, 66;  **Erwin A. Webb, 94

Tax collector: Sue A. Harlander, D-R

Superintendent of highways: Paul E. Pratt, D-R-Other

RICHLAND

Supervisor: Daniel C. Krupke, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Donna M. Gilson, R; Sue E. Haynes, R

SANDY CREEK

Referendum 1: Increasing the highway superintendent’s term from two years to four years. YES

Referendum 2: Increasing the town clerk’s term from two years to four years. YES

Referendum 3: Increasing the supervisor’s term from two year to four years. NO

Supervisor: Nancy L. Ridgeway, R

Town clerk: Tammy L. Miller, R

Town justice: Terry E. Crast, R

Councilman: (pick 2) John W. Wood Jr., R; Ruth E. Scheppard, R

Superintendent of highways: **Michael C. Kastler Jr., 446; Timothy S. Crast, 186

VILLAGE OF SANDY CREEK

Mayor: **Grant J. Rohrmoser, 93; Steven J. Washburn, 47

Trustee: Sharon L. Turo, R

SCHROEPPEL

Supervisor: **Lynett M. Greco, 897;  Patrick J. Nugent, 244

Town justice: Armen Nazarian, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Michael Lattimore, 511; ** Stephen Hutchins, 576; ** Timothy J Dunnigan, 580; Suzanne M. Duquette, 536

Receiver of taxes: George W. Simons, R

SCRIBA

Supervisor: Kenneth E. Burdick, R

Town clerk: Rebecca A. Lavery, R

Town justice: Kenneth H. Adkins, R

Councilman: (pick 2) **Bradford Kennedy, 648; ** Eileen L. Santoro, 652; Kelly M. Lagoe, 568

Assessor: Kerry L. Barnes, R

Superintendent of highways: Michael J. Barry, 587; **Roger S. Myers, 608

VOLNEY

Supervisor: Dennis Lockwood, R-C

Councilman: (pick 2) Gregory W. Hartranft, R-C; Kelvin K. Kio, R-C

Tax collector: Sandra L. Austin, R-C

Superintendent of highways: Roger A. Dunsmoor, R-C

WEST MONROE

Referendum 1: Increasing the town clerk’s term from two years to four years beginning Jan. 1, 2016. YES

Supervisor: John Messere, 272; **Vern O. Sundet, 400

Town clerk: **Cortney A. Rhinehardt, 494; Patrice M. Jock, 177

Town justice: Colleen A. Sullivan, R

Councilman: (pick 2) **Gary L. Harrington, 430; **Michael Hickey, 492; Debra A. Phillips, 134: Gary Sluzar, 178

Superintendent of highways:  Randall R. Shaw, R

WILLIAMSTOWN

Supervisor: John Chip Hamblin, R

Town clerk: Faith Ann Baker, R

Town justice: (pick 1) Ronald J. White, 102; **Michele M. Bull, 171

Councilman: (pick 2) Jeffrey A. Hopkinson, 134; **Sharon J. Kellogg, 142; Kimberly Ann Huntley, 135; **Susan Punch, 137

Tax collector: Rosalie B. Platt, R

Superintendent of highways: Henry H. Allen, R

CITY OF OSWEGO

First ward councilor: **Fran Enwright, 188; Brenda J. Rice, 134

Second ward councilor: Michael R. Myers, R

Third ward councilor: Robert E. Janey, 97; **Michael E. Todd, 150

Fourth ward councilor: Shawn P. Walker, R-C

Fifth ward councilor: Frank Clavelli, 167; **William ‘Billy’ Barlow Jr., 357

Sixth ward councilor: Eric Van Buren, D

Seventh ward councilor: Ronald T. Kaplewicz, R

CITY OF FULTON

City judge: David H. Hawthorne, R-I

First ward councilor: Ernesto Garcia, 45; **Thomas Kenyon, 188

Second ward councilor: **Daniel Knopp, 106; Douglas Chapman, 66

Third ward councilor: **Ryan M. Raponi, 194; Timothy Crandell, 172

Fourth ward councilor: Ralph E. Stacy Jr., 100; **James R. Myers, 103; Mark Sherman, 78

Fifth ward councilor: Norman Jay Foster, R

Sixth ward councilor: Lawrence E. Macner, D

It’s Election Day!

Get out and vote today at your polling place.

All of the county legislators are up for election this year and there’s an election for county treasurer. Also, most towns have elections for town board members, town clerks and town justices. A number of towns also have referendums concerning changing the length of term for various town positions.

There also are state referendums this year — six of them to be exact. Be sure to vote on them too.

Here is what they are about:

1) Authorize the development of up to seven new casinos in New York state.

2) Grant additional Civil Service credit to veterans certified as disabled after they have been appointed or promoted to a Civil Service position.

3) Extend for 10 years the authority of counties, cities, towns and villages to exclude from their constitutional debt limits indebtedness from the construction or reconstruction of sewage facilities.

4) Resolve competing claims of ownership of land between the state and private parties concerning land in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton County.

5) Allow NYCO Minerals to continue mining operations in the town of Lewis, Essex  County.

6) Increase to age 80 the maximum age to which state Supreme Court justices and judges on the Court of Appeals may serve. Now they must retire at 70.

Here is a list of the candidates running in Oswego County:

Editor’s Note: The party abbreviations are as follows: D is Democrat; R is Republican, I is Independence; C is Conservative; G is Green; W is Working Families

Justice of the Supreme Court

James N. Romeo, D

Nancy Jean Larson, D

John V. Centra, R-C-I

Anthony J. Paris, R-C-I

 

County Treasurer

Fred C. Beardsley, R-C-I

 

County Legislature

District 1: Margaret A. Kastler, R-C-I

District 2: Milferd H. Potter, R-C-I

District 3: Shawn Patrick Doyle, R-C

District 4: David Holst, R-I

District 5: Roy Reehil, R; Ronald E. Sakonyi, C

District 6: John J. Martino, R-I

District 7: John E. Proud, R

District 8: Daniel LeClair, R-C-I

District 9: James Weatherup, R-I

District 10: Robert J. Hayes, R-I

District 11: Linda L. Lockwood, R-C

District 12: John W. Brandt, R-I; Richard P. Kline, C

District 13: Kevin L. Gardner, R

District 14: ; Bradley T. Coe, C; Stephen Walpole, R

District 15: Jacob A. Mulcahey, D-Other

District 16: Amy M. Tresidder, D

District 17: Shane Broadwell, R-C-I; Ken Cuyler, Other

District 18: Michael K. Kunzwiler, D, C

District 19: Marie C. Schadt, D-R-C

District 20: Douglas E. Malone, D-C-Other; Joseph Susino, R-I

District 21: ; Michael P. Bukolt, Other; Terry M. Wilbur, R-C-I

District 22: James Karasek, R-C

District 23: Morris Sorbello Jr., R-C-Other

District 24: Daniel T. Farfaglia, D-C

District 25: Frank Castiglia Jr., D-C-Other; Louella LeClair, R-I

ALBION

Referendum 1: Adding another town justice to the town.

Referendum 2: Increasing the term of the supervisor from two to four years beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Referendum 3: Increasing the term of the superintendent of highways from two to four years beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Referendum 4: Increasing the term for the town clerk from two years to four years beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Supervisor: David Aaron Walter, R; Carl E. Anson Jr., C-I

Town clerk: Valorie A. Rose, D; Amy J. Ford, R

Town justice: Howard L. Allen Jr., R

Councilman: (pick 2) Lonny L. Mattison, R; Randy L. Mattison, R; Nancy A. Sheeley, Other

Superintendent of highways: Charles Sperling, D-Other; Steven M. Cronk, R-C-I

AMBOY

Supervisor: Barry D. Leemann, R.I

Town clerk: Mary Ann Clark, D

Town justice: Elizabeth A. Dunham, D-R

Councilman: (pick 2) Susan D. Halbrittter, R; Bruce E. Stone, R-I; Lawrence c. Rayder, I

Assessor: Anne Miller, R; James L. Goldsberry, R

Tax collector: Regina Sampson, R

Superintendent of highways: John Perkins III, R-I

BOYLSTON

Supervisor: Ann M. Stacy, R; Charles Rose, C-I-Other

Town clerk:  Paulette Skinner, R-Other; Doreen Macklen, C-I-Other

Town justice: David W. Lathrop, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Jimmy J, Walker, R; Dale McNitt, R; James Macklen, Other

Tax collector: Shirley McNitt, R

Superintendent of highways: Michael J. Stacy, R

CONSTANTIA

Supervisor: Charles R. Gilkey, R; Dale Mussen, C-Other

Town clerk: Clare D. Hayes, D-R-C

Councilman: (pick 2) Thomas J. Moran, R-C; Chad Whitney, R

Superintendent of highways: Wayne Woolridge, R-C

GRANBY

Supervisor: Edward A. Williamson, R-C-Other

Town clerk: Janet L. Ingersoll, D-C

Town justice (pick 2): Edwin B. Winkworth, D-R-C-W-I-G; Bruce R. Wells, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Michael G. French, D; Lynn M. Lyons, D; Eric A. Clothier, R-C-Other; Brenda L. Frazier-Hartle, R-C-Other

HANNIBAL

Supervisor: Ronald C. Greenleaf, C

Town justice: (pick 2) Adam L. Labonoski, D; Jack S. Beckwith Jr, R-C-Other; Eugene Hafner, R-C

Councilman: (pick 2) Christopher J. Soper, D-C; Virginia M. Wilbur, R-C-I; Randy J. Hendricks, R-I

Superintendent of highways: Daniel J. Mahaney, D-Other; George H. Ritchie, R-C-Other

HASTINGS

Superivsor: Tony Bush, R-C-I

Town clerk: Shelley Bombardo, R-I

Town justice: Ronald Myers, R-I

Councilman: (pick 2) John Coleman, R-I; Leonard Rice, R-I

Superintendent of highways: Robert Clark, R-C-I; Linwood Woody Hall, Other

MEXICO

Town justice: (pick 1) Douglas B. Horton, R; Jon Moretti, C; Brian Todd Windey, Other

Councilman: Eric Behling, R

MINETTO

Supervisor: William C. Dodds III, D-Other

Town clerk: Jennifer A. Allen, D-R

Councilman: (pick 2) Shawn McCrae, D; John L. Familo, R-Other; Dominick A. Yacco, R-Other

Superintendent of highways: James r. Sharkey, D-Other; Keith J. Moody, R-Other

NEW HAVEN

Supervisor: Russell E. Sturtz III, R

Town justice: Terry F. Searles, D

Councilman: (pick 2) Patricia A. Prosser, R; William Rombough, R

ORWELL

Supervisor: William G. Potter, R

Town clerk: Traci S. LaVeck, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Robert D. Crossett, R; Jeffrey Graham, R

Superintendent of highways: Douglas C. Henry, R-I-Other

TOWN OF OSWEGO

Supervisor: Victoria M. Mullen, R-C-I

Town justice: (pick 2) Donald H. Dodd, R-C-I; Michael Sterio, R-C-I

Councilman: (pick 2) Tim DeSacia, R; Greg Herrmann, R

PALERMO

Superisor: Patricia A. Redhead, R

Town clerk: Jean M. Gulliver, R

Town justice: Edward N. Boisseau, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Thomas R. Hilton, R; Doris French, R-Other

Superintendent of highways: James Pettit, R

PARISH

Referendum 1: Increasing the town clerk term from two years to four years.

Referendum 2: Increasing the supervisor term from two years to four years.

Referendum 3: Increasing the highway superintendent term from two years to four years.

Supervisor: Stephen J. Stelmashuck, D-C

Town clerk: Kelly I. Reader, D; Mary Ann Phillips, R-C-I

Town justice: Carl L. Dayger, D-R-C

Councilman: (pick 2) John E. Dunham, D-C; Carra P. Watson, D; Douglas E. Jordan, R-C

Tax collector: Mary L. Houghton, R

Superintendent of highways: David J. Reader, D-C; George R. Korthas, R-I

REDFIELD

Supervisor: Tanya M. Yerdon, D-R

Town clerk: Susan C. Hough, D-R

Town justice: (pick 1) Ralph L. Fox, D; Dory A. Dumas, R

Councilman: (pick 2) James A. Cheney, D; Dora M. Hallock, D;  Erwin A. Webb, R

Tax collector: Sue A. Harlander, D-R

Superintendent of highways: Paul E. Pratt, D-R-Other

RICHLAND

Supervisor: Daniel C. Krupke, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Donna M. Gilson, R; Sue E. Haynes, R

SANDY CREEK

Referendum 1: Increasing the highway superintendent’s term from two years to four years.

Referendum 2: Increasing the town clerk’s term from two years to four years.

Referendum 3: Increasing the supervisor’s term from two year to four years.

 

Supervisor: Nancy L. Ridgeway, R

Town clerk: Tammy L. Miller, R

Town justice: Terry E. Crast, R

Councilman: (pick 2) John W. Wood Jr., R; Ruth E. Scheppard, R

Superintendent of highways: Michael C. Kastler Jr., R-C; Timothy S. Crast, Other

VILLAGE OF SANDY CREEK

Mayor: Grant J. Rohrmoser, R-Other; Steven J. Washburn, Other

Trustee: Sharon L. Turo, R

SCHROEPPEL

Supervisor: Lynett M. Greco, D-R-C; Patrick J. Nugent, I

Town justice: Armen Nazarian, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Michael Lattimore, D; Stephen Hutchins, D-C-Other; Timothy J Dunnigan, R; Suzanne M. Duquette, R

Receiver of taxes: George W. Simons, R

SCRIBA

Supervisor: Kenneth E. Burdick, R

Town clerk: Rebecca A. Lavery, R

Town justice: Kenneth H. Adkins, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Bradford Kennedy, R; Eileen L. Santoro, R; Kelly M. Lagoe, C

Assessor: Kerry L. Barnes, R

Superintendent of highways: Michael J. Barry, D; Roger S. Myers, R

VOLNEY

Supervisor: Dennis Lockwood, R-C

Councilman: (pick 2) Gregory W. Hartranft, R-C; Kelvin K. Kio, R-C; Tax collector: Sandra L. Austin, R-C

Superintendent of highways: Roger A. Dunsmoor, R-C

WEST MONROE

Referendum 1: Increasing the town clerk’s term from two years to four years beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Supervisor: John Messere, D-I-Other; Verno Sundet, R

Town clerk: Cortney A. Rhinehardt, R; Patrice M. Jock, Other

Town justice: Colleen A. Sullivan, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Gary L. Harrington, R; Michael Hickey, R; Debra A. Phillips, Other

Superintendent of highways:  Randall R. Shaw, R

WILLIAMSTOWN

Supervisor: John Chip Hamblin, R

Town clerk: Faith Ann Baker, R

Town justice: (pick 1) Ronald J. White, D; Michele M. Bull, R

Councilman: (pick 2) Jeffrey A. Hopkinson, D; Sharon J. Kellogg, D; Kimberly Ann Huntley, R; Susan Punch, R

Tax collector: Rosalie B. Platt, R

Superintendent of highways: Henry H. Allen, R

CITY OF OSWEGO

First ward councilor: Fran Enwright, D-Other; Brenda J. Rice, R-W-I-Other

Second ward councilor: Michael R. Myers, R

Third ward councilor: Robert E. Janey, D; Michael E. Todd, R-I

Fourth ward councilor: Shawn P. Walker, R-C

Fifth ward councilor: Frank Clavelli, D-Other; William Billy Barlow Jr., R-I

Sixth ward councilor: Eric Van Buren, D

Seventh ward councilor: Ronald T. Kaplewicz, R

CITY OF FULTON

City judge: David H. Hawthorne, R-I

First ward councilor: Ernesto Garcia, D; Thomas Kenyon, R-C

Second ward councilor: Daniel Knopp, D-Other; Douglas Chapman, R

Third ward councilor: Ryan M. Raponi, D-Other; Timothy Crandell, R

Fourth ward councilor: Ralph E. Stacy Jr., D-I; James R. Myers, R; Mark Sherman, C

Fifth ward councilor: Norman Jay Foster, R

Sixth ward councilor: Lawrence E. Macner, D

Oswego students see play thanks to mentors

SUNY Oswego’s Mentor-Scholar program, thanks to support from Artswego, brought six students from the Oswego school district to the final performance of the college production “Fahrenheit 451.”

Mentor-Scholar matches college mentors with middle and high school students from seventh-grade to ninth-grade in an afterschool setting and provides opportunities to visit and explore campus.

The SUNY Oswego theatre department’s adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451” was based on Ray Bradbury’s classic 1953 novel, which he later developed into a stage play in 1979. It envisions a future dystopian America that has outlawed the reading of books and employs “firemen” to burn any they find in guilty hands.

For the Oct. 27 “Fahrenheit 451” performance, six Mentor-Scholar students joined family members and mentors in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

“Due credit goes to all involved — director, production team, actors and actresses — for creating a dramatic but educational experience for the young scholars,” said program coordinator Nicholas Greene.

Events such as these provide an opportunity for the program’s growing, young academics to experience the world of college life and promote an appetite for higher education in their own lives, Waters said.

 

Oswego County Head Start Pre-K still accepting applications

Oswego County Head Start Pre-K continues to accept applications for the 2013-2014 program year.

The program enrolls three- and four-year-old children and is provided at no cost to families.

Head Start’s goal is promoting school readiness through a variety of learning materials and developmentally appropriate opportunities that assist children in developing academically, socially, and emotionally.

Family involvement is strongly encouraged. Parents have a central role in the program as partners in the educational process. There are opportunities to be involved in parent committees, volunteer in the classrooms, as part of program development, and attending workshops.

A program of Oswego County Opportunities, Head Start Pre-K has seven centers located throughout Oswego County and enrolls children from all nine county school districts.

Applications are accepted year round with waiting lists maintained for openings that may occur.

Families that would like more information can visit our website at oco.org/education or if they like to complete an application may call 598-4711 or (800) 359-1171 to schedule an appointment.