A proposed bill before the New York State Senate has Oswego County Department of Social Services Commissioner Gregg Heffner concerned that, if passed, children could be placed in unsafe environments.
“It has some danger attached to it,” Heffner said of the bill. S6678-2011. The proposed law has already passed the state assembly.
The amendment to the Family Court law, presented by the office of court administration, would allow a Family Court judge to grant an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal during the fact-finding process, a critical time prior to disposition, Heffner said.
A special meeting of the Oswego County Legislature’s Finance and Personnel Committee was held Wednesday to discuss a request from the City of Fulton to provide assistance with the handling of property foreclosures.
Mayor Ron Woodward said he approached the county because he learned from County Attorney Richard Mitchell that Fulton was the only municipality in the county that does their own foreclosures.
“From a financial standpoint, if someone doesn’t pay their taxes, the city doesn’t get their money,” Woodward said.
Around the world in 365 days — that’s what Oswego resident Claudia Lifton-Schwerner hopes to accomplish with Global Vision International, a volunteer abroad program.
Lifton, a recent graduate of SUNY Oswego, has entered an international competition to volunteer around the world for one year. Through five rounds, she has found herself as one of the top five contestants.
For the first round, Global Vision International choose the Top 50 entries. Stages two to four were determined by public vote on the program’s Facebook page.
Veteran drivers Otto Sitterly and Jay Andrews took checkered flags on opening night at Oswego Speedway Saturday.
Sitterly snuck the lead away from David Gruel with four laps to go in the 50-lap supermodified race and drove away for the win while Andrews led from lap 2 and went on for career win number two in the SBS division.
Brian Sobus and David Gruel led the 25 supermodifieds to the green flag with Gruel getting the bite on the outside taking the lead. The outside line got the better start.
While Gruel led, outside row 2 starter Davey Hamilton followed him through and ran in Gruel’s tire tracks early on.
Joe Gosek and Randy Ritskes went to the high side to get through early race traffic while Jeffrey Abold and Michael Barnes went low to move forward. A pair of early cautions slowed the race early on with pit stops abundant during the slowdown. The most significant pit stop saw defending champ Joe Gosek pull the 00 pitside as the steering went away on the 00.