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Leadership Oswego County graduation set for May 30

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

Leadership Oswego County, a program of the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, will hold graduation ceremonies for its class of 2014 at 6 p.m. Friday, May 30, in Sheldon Hall ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus.

This marks the 21st year of the program that teaches community trusteeship, leadership skills, current issues and networking to a diverse group of community residents.

Leadership Oswego County prepares a select group of county residents to become the community leaders of the future.  Continue reading

Work progresses on Broadway bridge

Work continues on the Broadway bridge in Fulton. Gene Cilento, of the state Department of Transportation in Syracuse, said the spring cold weather delayed the bridge deck concrete pour by about 2 1/2 weeks. It was completed this past Saturday night. Remaining major work items include closure pour (locks together the south portion of deck completed last year and the northern portion just completed on Saturday, Texas barrier on the north side of bridge (this decorative railing is already in place on the south side), bridge curb and sidewalks on both sides, granite curb and (concrete) sidewalks all four corners, bridge light poles and signal conduits, paving, removing two temporary walkways at bridge and cleaning drainage structures and setting new grates. The goal is to open the bridge by early or mid-August. The huge “major reahabilitation” of the bridge began in the summer of 2012.  Photo by Duane St. Onge
Work continues on the Broadway bridge in Fulton. Gene Cilento, of the state Department of Transportation in Syracuse, said the spring cold weather delayed the bridge deck concrete pour by about 2 1/2 weeks. It was completed this past Saturday night. Remaining major work items include closure pour (locks together the south portion of deck completed last year and the northern portion just completed on Saturday, Texas barrier on the north side of bridge (this decorative railing is already in place on the south side), bridge curb and sidewalks on both sides, granite curb and (concrete) sidewalks all four corners, bridge light poles and signal conduits, paving, removing two temporary walkways at bridge and cleaning drainage structures and setting new grates. The goal is to open the bridge by early or mid-August. The huge “major reahabilitation” of the bridge began in the summer of 2012.Photo by Duane St. Onge

SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek is the summer place to be

Some of the natural beauty Rice Creek reflects in the windows at the site's main building.
Some of the natural beauty at Rice Creek reflects in the windows at the site’s main building.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

Summer at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station will bring many different ways for people to get out and enjoy nature.

There will be naturalist-guided walks on many Saturdays and self-guided tours of the 7,640-square-foot, energy-efficient new headquarters six days a week.

For children and teens, a return of two weeklong Exploring Nature sessions and the new Conservation Field Studies program.

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Transfer station issue heats up in Oswego County

By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County residents have been calling their county legislators in the last week since they discovered the county is looking at the possibility of closing four of five transfer stations at the end of 2015.

Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner, R-New Haven, said some people are misinformed on what the legislature is actually doing. Continue reading

Friends of History to hold annual porch party June 6

The Friends of History in Fulton will be holding its annual porch party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 This event is open to the public with pay at the door. Entertainment will be provided by Rick Bush and refreshments will include a variety of finger foods, desserts and drinks. This years exhibit, “toys”, is wonderful and ready for all to see! Pictured from left to right sitting is board member Sue Ebert and event chairperson Cindy Bickford, standing is board member Karen Obrien and Executive Secretary Sue Lane.
The Friends of History in Fulton will be holding its annual porch party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6. This event is open to the public with pay at the door. Entertainment will be provided by Rick Bush and refreshments will include a variety of finger foods, desserts and drinks. This years exhibit, “toys”, is wonderful and ready for all to see! Pictured from left to right sitting is board member Sue Ebert and event chairperson Cindy Bickford, standing is board member Karen Obrien and Executive Secretary Sue Lane.
Valley News photo by Kelly LaVea

AmeriCorps applications due now

Submitted by Oswego County

Oswego County AmeriCorps is accepting applications for summer positions. 

AmeriCorps is a national service program. Locally, Oswego County AmeriCorps members provide fitness and nutrition activities for youth as well as manage volunteers who work with youth.   

“Members learn valuable skills while receiving a living allowance and earning an education award,” said Kathy Andolina, Oswego County AmeriCorps program coordinator. 

Oswego County AmeriCorps is accepting applications for 300-hour summer positions. Applicants must be 17 years of age. There is no upper age limit. 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED or be in the process of receiving one, and should have some experience working with youth. 

For a 300-hour summer AmeriCorps position, members receive a living allowance of $2,113. They also receive an education award of $1,175 at the end of their term of service. This can be used for tuition or student loans at qualified institutions.  Continue reading