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Pulaski places 8th in state Envirothon

Students from Pulaski High, left to right, Jacqueline Novak, Ruthie van der Heide, Emma van der Heide, Randy Novak, and Hannah Greulich placed first at the Oswego County Envirothon, a hands-on environmental competition.
Students from Pulaski High, left to right, Jacqueline Novak, Ruthie van der Heide, Emma van der Heide, Randy Novak, and Hannah Greulich placed first at the Oswego County Envirothon, a hands-on environmental competition.

Local students spent a day identifying trees, birds, aquatic insects, soils, furbearers, and more during the 24th annual Oswego County Envirothon held May 1 at Jellystone Park in Mexico.

Team members from Pulaski High — Hanna Greulich, Jacqueline Novak, Randy Novak, Emma van der Heide, and Ruthie van der Heide — won the event. The Pulaski team is coached by Jamie Hefti. Continue reading

Journalist group seeks scholarship applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award given each year by the Professional Journalists and Communicators (PJC) of Oswego County. 

Graduating high school seniors throughout the county who are planning to continue their education in a communications-related field are invited to apply for the $500 prize. Continue reading

Volney town clerk receives award

Volney Town Clerk Barbara MacEwen and April Scheffler, director of Distirct 5 for the Clerk of the Year Committee, pose with the plaque MacEwen received for being named District 5 Town Clerk of the Year by the state Town Clerks Association. Town officials surprised her with a ceremony on her achievement before the May 8 town board meeting.
Volney Town Clerk Barbara MacEwen and April Scheffler, director of Distirct 5 for the Clerk of the Year Committee, pose with the plaque MacEwen received for being named District 5 Town Clerk of the Year by the state Town Clerks Association. Town officials surprised her with a ceremony on her achievement before the May 8 town board meeting.

By Debra J. Groom

Volney Town Clerk Barbara MacEwen recently was named Town Clerk of the Year for District 5 of the Nw York State Town Clerk Association. Continue reading

Oswego County unemployment rate falls

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By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County finally posted an unemployment rate in single digits during the month of April.

The county’s jobless rate for April came in at 7.6 percent, a marked improvement over the 10 percent from February.

Still, Oswego County has one of the highest rates in the state. Only the Bronx at 10.3 percent, Essex at 8.2, Hamilton at 8.8, Jefferson at 8.2, Lewis at 8.7 and St. Lawrence at 7.7 have rate higher than Oswego’s. Continue reading