There will be a benefit for the Dylan Blair family from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 10 (today) at the Hannibal American Legion.
There will be a spaghetti dinner served along with other events. Admission is by donation. Proceeds will go to Blair’s family to help pay for funeral expenses.
Blair, 18, of Fulton, died in a car crash June 17.
The Valley News and Patriot-Advertiser will be acquired later this month by a community publishing company with strong local ties.
The pending transaction secures the local newspapers’ place in Fulton after an unsettling announcement two weeks ago by the Valley News’ owner, Scotsman Media Group, that it would be ceasing operations at its printing plants in Syracuse and Chenango Bridge and laying off some 90 employees.
Based on private negotiations with the Sample News Group at that time, Scotsman president William Veit said the Valley News would not be impacted by company’s closure.
The Oswego County Republican Committee chose to not endorse in the race for Family Court Judge.
Four candidates, Thomas Benedetto, Ed Izyk, Sal Lanza, and Jim Eby all spoke and asked for the committee’s endorsement, however, the committee decided to let all go forward to an open primary on Sept. 9.
“I believe this is a testament to all the candidates who are running for his position,” said committee Chairman Michael C. Backus. “This position is so sensitive for the county that I am proud that the committee chose to let the people decide who the best candidate is.”
By Leon Archer
Sometimes there are marvelously interesting attractions right in one’s back yard that have simply escaped being noticed by those who would find them interesting and educational. Continue reading
The Ronald P. Woodruff Outstanding Senior Athlete Award was presented to John C. Birdlebough Seniors Haylie Virginia, right, and Dylan Doupe, left. Pictured with the honorees is retired Phoenix school district Athletic Director Ronald P. Woodruff.
Section III of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association presented John C. Birdlebough seniors Meghan Lentz, left, and Bryce Plantz with the 2014 Section III Scholar Athlete Award. This award recognizes outstanding senior athletes for maintaining an average of 92% or higher throughout their high school career. In addition to accepting the honor at the Phoenix Central School District Annual Athletic Recognition Banquet, the pair were invited to join other Section III Scholar Athlete Awardees from across Central New York for a recognition dinner at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College.
Alexandra Wilson and Eric Hillpot, two members of the John C. Birdlebough Class of 2014, were honored at the Phoenix Athletic Recognition Banquet for their scholastic achievement and community service with the Don and Marcia DenBleyker Scholarship Award. Pictured, left to right, are: Eric Hillpot, Marcia DenBleyker, Don DenBleyker, and Alexandra Wilson.
Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
The Phoenix Central School District, in conjunction with the Phoenix Firebirds Sports Booster Club, honored athletes from the John C. Birdlebough Class of 2014 at the annual Senior Athlete Recognition Banquet. Continue reading
COACH (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness) committee members Doug Baldwin of Oswego County Department of Social Services and Kristin LaBarge of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) review results from the committee’s annual Point in Time survey. A one- day count of homeless individuals in Oswego County, the Point in Time survey is a concise effort by area human service agencies to raise the awareness of homelessness and compile an approximate number of those who are homeless, or are housing vulnerable, in Oswego County.
In an ongoing effort to combat homelessness in Oswego County, COACH (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), Oswego County’s Continuum of Care Committee, is closely reviewing the results of its annual Point in Time survey. Continue reading
By Debra J. Groom
For many years, Oswego County experienced steady growth in sales tax revenue.
This helped the county keep its tax rate low while still providing all the services residents have come to expect and enjoy.
But since the recession of 2008, things have changed. Sales tax revenue has become stagnant. Yes, the county is seeing more sales tax money each year, but not that much more. Continue reading