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Little League takes to the fields of Fulton

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More than 300 boys and girls are participating in 29 teams in Little League in Fulton this spring. In the photo at top, Foster Funeral Home pitcher Toby Roberts is delivering a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home batter Jake Ely on May 5 in a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Division Game at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.

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In the second photo Burke’s Home Center batter Owen Skiff and Crest Automotive catcher Jeffrey Sterling are pictured during a May 8 Fulton Little League Baseball AA Division Game at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven. Little League continues through about mid-June. Then teams move to the playoffs and all-stars. Last season, two Fulton teams made it to the New York State championships.

Photos by Rob Tetro

SUNY Oswego student off to India as Fulbright Scholar

Julie Schofield, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and English at SUNY Oswego and plans to continue with graduate school, has earned a Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to conduct research in India for about 10 months.
Julie Schofield, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and English at SUNY Oswego and plans to continue with graduate school, has earned a Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to conduct research in India for about 10 months.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

A moving study-abroad experience and a world of determination have led to Julie Schofield becoming SUNY Oswego’s first student Fulbright scholar in more than a decade. Continue reading

UPDATE: Oswego police issue report on trolley-pedestrian accident

The City of Oswego Police Department, after consultation with the New York State Department of Transportation and the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, has concluded the investigation report for the A-Bus trolley vs. pedestrian accident that occurred  May 9 at the intersection of West Bridge and West Seneca streets.

The investigation determined the operator of the trolley bus was traveling westbound on West Seneca Street and did make an improper left turn into an unmarked one way turning spur. That spur
is intended for westbound West Bridge Street traffic to travel eastbound on West Seneca Street.

While the trolley bus was attempting to enter eastbound West Bridge Street traffic, it hit two pedestrians that were crossing West Bridge Street, apparently diagonally from north to south and outside of a crosswalk.

No criminal charges are pending.

Research shows Fulton Public Library lags in funding

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By Ashley M. Casey

The Fulton Public Library lags behind two similar libraries in the North Country Library System in funding for its staff members, according to data from the 2012 New York State Bibliostat report.

Library Director Betty Maute said Fulton serves a population similar to the Ogdensburg Public Library and the Canton Free Library with less money.

“What they pay for staff alone is our entire budget,” Maute told The Valley News. “There’s a big discrepancy between us and other libraries serving the same (size) population in the North Country Library System.” Continue reading