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Learning about government – Oswego County Legislator Dan Farfaglia hosted Fulton Junior High School seventh grade student Cole Rothrock for Thursday’s Government Day. Each year, students learn about county government by spending the day with legislators.

County students receive hands-on learning through Government Day

Learning about government – Oswego County Legislator Dan Farfaglia hosted Fulton Junior High School seventh grade student Cole Rothrock for Thursday’s Government Day. Each year, students learn about county government by spending the day with legislators.

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Government Day was deemed a huge success by organizers.
Legislators hosted middle school students from around the county Thursday for a day of learning.

Oswego County Cornell Cooperative Extension Director Paul Forestiere told legislators that the event is important for the students.

Educating the youth with information that they need will allow them the students to become responsible students, he said.

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Motorcycle accidents lead to proposed legislation

by Andrew Henderson

New York State Senator Patty Ritchie introduced a bill that would improve motorcycle safety by including awareness training in the DMV’s mandatory, pre-licensing courses.

The proposed legislation was prompted by several motorcycle-related accidents in the region, including four fatal motorcycle accidents already in Oswego this year, which more than any full year since 2008.

According to the most recent data from the New York State DMV, there were 152 fatalities from 5,150 motorcycle accidents in 2009.

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From left are Memorial Day Salute Chairman Dick Kemmis, Callen, and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward.

Grand marshal of Memorial Day Salute parade

From left are Memorial Day Salute Chairman Dick Kemmis, Callen, and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward.

The 31st annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute will take place May 25 and 26 at the Fulton Community Center.

Each fall, the Fulton Veteran’s Council chooses a Veteran of the Year from among the membership of several Fulton veteran’s organizations.

This year, Charles Callen was named Veteran of the Year. He will be the grand marshal for the Memorial Day Salute Parade May 26.

The parade is sponsored by the Fulton Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary service clubs, in cooperation with the Fulton Veteran’s Council.

Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: May 16, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

Prom was a success! The beautiful Landmark Theater was the place to be last Saturday night. Upon entering the venue students had the opportunity to go right upstairs to the dance floor or head downstairs for their professional pictures to be taken.

The night was filled with fun and dancing and the chocolate fountain was a big hit! Along with the goodies to dip in chocolate, there was a huge cracker and cheese spread as well.

About half way through the fun, the prom court was announced.

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OCO collecting items for area Homeless

Oswego County Opportunities Homeless Services is seeking donations of food, clothing and personal hygiene items to assist the homeless and needy within Oswego County.

OCO Homeless Services unit works with individuals in the community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services provided include case management, crisis intervention, and follow up care.

These services are provided in order to assist homeless individuals and families with finding safe and affordable housing, and afford them the opportunity to establish themselves in their own residence.

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Valley News reporter receives awards for investigative reporting

Valley News reporter Carol Thompson received two awards for investigative reporting from the Syracuse Press Club Saturday evening.

Thompson took the first place award for her story “County Clerk vendor under investigation in Essex County.” The story examined the controversy surrounding a contract Essex County holds with the same vendor that has been shrouded in controversy in Oswego County.

Questions regarding the contract surfaced following a Freedom of Information request Thompson made to Essex County. The county responded with 483 e-mail messages that indicated a close personal relationship between an employee of the Essex County Clerk’s office and a representative of the vendor.

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Planning meeting to be held for Fulton Community Garden

The Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County will hold an informational meeting regarding the Fulton Community Garden project. Scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the community room of the senior building at Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove housing complex.

According to committee member and Rural Health Network Coordinator Danielle Wert, the meeting is open to all Fulton community members and will outline the plan for the community garden that will be located at John Lincoln Park.

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Fulton Public Library to extend hours if proposition passes

by Andrew Henderson

The future of the Fulton Public Library lies with those it serves most: residents of the Fulton City School District.

“Over the past few years, the library has lost $110,000 in funding from the City of Fulton,” said Marian Stanton, president of the Fulton Public Library Board of Trustees. “These drastic cuts have brought about significant changes in how we now operate.”

These changes include a reduction in the days that the library is open and the size of the staff.

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