By Tracy Kinne Sandy Todd-Wyman, 63, has eight weeks of unemployment benefits left. She hasn’t had health insurance coverage since March. She won’t be eligible for Medicare until she turns 65. She’s hoping the New York State of Health, the name chosen last week for the state’s health insurance exchange, can help her when it’s(…)
Fulton’s downtown gazebo will once again be the setting for a Labor Day worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1. Three congregations (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, State Street United Methodist Church and First United Church of Fulton) will gather to host the outdoor service, which will include communion and a food offering for the(…)
Participants in the CYO Summer Drop-In Recreation program were introduced to some of the residents of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo when Zoo Educator Alicia Arcaro brought the Zoo To You program to Fulton. Arcaro provided CYO participants with an informative presentation that gave them a close-up look at some of the zoo’s many animals. While(…)
By Tracy Kinne A nonprofit working on the reclamation of Lake Neatahwanta plans a chicken barbecue fundraiser Sept. 7. The event will run 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bullhead Point. John Rebeor and Denny Young’s Fricken Chicken of Fulton will provide the birds. For the rest of this story, pick up the print version(…)
By Tracy Kinne The Fulton city council Tuesday approved the privatization of the Fulton Housing Authority, a step that will allow the rehabilitation of Pathfinder Courts. Before approving the change, the council sought reassurance that rents, which will increase because of the improvements, will remain affordable for residents. The change will transfer management of the(…)
By Ashley M. Casey At an age when most typical 3-year-olds start to exhibit their silliest faces, Madalyn Rupert could not even stick out her tongue. Madalyn was diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech and dyspraxia at the age of 3. After years of occupational therapy, physical therapy and assistive technology, Maddy, now 10 years(…)
By Ashley M. Casey Members of the North Volney United Methodist Church gathered for a sewing bee Aug. 15 to turn donated pillowcases into dresses for impoverished girls in the Appalachian region of the U.S. More than a dozen participants came together to create about 30 dresses. Appalachia is the southern portion of the Appalachian(…)
A group of 9-year-old to 12-year-old youths from New York City will travel to Central New York later this month, around Aug. 20, for a one-week to 10-day visit. Families and individuals are being sought as hosts. Call 1-800-367-0003 for information.