Category Archives: Fulton News

Eight Oswego County veterans recognized by senator

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including eight from Oswego County, at a special ceremony held last week at Ft. Drum.

In addition to recognizing veterans from Oswego County, the senator announced retired US Army Col. Michael Plummer of Jefferson County, founder of the “Adopt-a-Platoon” program, as the 2012 inductee to the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to these brave men and women who have one of the toughest, most selfless jobs there is — the job of protecting our freedom,” Ritchie said.

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OCO employees display the agency’s new logo at OCO’s Annual Meeting. From left are Owen Connell, Patrick Waite, Ellen Holst, Candy Fox, Gerry Chalifoux, Jo-Lyn Phillips, and Cindy Seeber.

Oswego County Opportunities unveils new logo

OCO employees display the agency’s new logo at OCO’s Annual Meeting. From left are Owen Connell, Patrick Waite, Ellen Holst, Candy Fox, Gerry Chalifoux, Jo-Lyn Phillips, and Cindy Seeber.

Oswego County Opportunities recently launched a new logo for the 21st century, bringing color, dimension and energy to its brand.

“We’re very excited about this new design,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “It’s a wonderful symbol of who we are and what we’re all about.”

OCO is Oswego County’s sixth largest private non-profit employer with offices in Fulton, Mexico, and Oswego as well as program sites throughout the county.

The $33 million agency was formed in 1966 during the national War on Poverty.

The new design was created earlier this year, following several months of brainstorming and focus group meetings. OCO’s PR and Website committees played an integral role in selecting the final design.

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Bodley Bulletins: May 2, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

By this time of year, students are starting to count down.

There are 10 days until prom and 37 days until senior day and senior dinner dance!

It’s hard to believe but AP tests begin in five days! There are 40 days until the last day of classes and 51 days until graduation!

Hard to believe how fast this year is winding down!

Juniors and dates, remember to bring your prom contracts to Mrs. Hallatt by May 7 in order to attend the prom.

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Pictured are Irish dance students. From left are Allison Lizotte, Mary Culeton, Shaleen McMahon, Willow-Su Knapp, Jenna Coakely, Julie Duval, Paige Snyder, Riley Jaquin, and Rebecca Humphrey.

‘Hooley’ of a time to be held in Oswego Sunday

Pictured are Irish dance students. From left are Allison Lizotte, Mary Culeton, Shaleen McMahon, Willow-Su Knapp, Jenna Coakely, Julie Duval, Paige Snyder, Riley Jaquin, and Rebecca Humphrey.

The Kinlough Academy of Irish Dance will hold its fifth annual Hooley Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Foundry in Oswego.

In addition to Irish dancing, there will be entertainment by Donal O’Shaughnessy, Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band, and Irish stick fighting.

There will also be traditional Irish food, a bake sale, face painting, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.

There will be a “Learn A Jig’ workshop for all ages.

Legislators spar over non-agenda committee items

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Doug Malone attempted to bring up two issues during Monday’s meeting of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee- but he was not allowed to speak.

Malone, a member of the committee, wanted to address the issue of his failure to receive a financial disclosure form as well as the length of the Health and Human Services Committee meetings.

None of the Democrat legislators received the financial disclosure form that is required to be filled out and Malone, because it is the jurisdictional committee, attempted to address the matter.

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Legislator seeks answers to disclosure statements

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Mike Kunzwiler wants an answer as to why members of the Democrat caucus did not receive the financial disclosure form  required to be filled out by elected officials and appointed personnel.

Kunzwiler and the other Democrats said they received a letter from the county ethics board stating that the legislators disclosure forms had not been received and are due.

When Legislator Doug Malone attempted to address the absence of the form during Monday’s meeting of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee, he was not allowed to speak to the issue because it was not on the agenda (see related story).

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Granby plow blamed for car damage

by Nicole Reitz

Granby resident Mark McCann went to work in late March and came home to find gravel and road debris on his wife’s Dodge Caliber and his Buick Le Sabre. The end of his driveway was also dug out.

McCann called Granby Highway Superintendent Ray Sullivan to look at the damage, which he believed was caused by the town’s snow plow.

Sullivan went to McCann’s home the night of the incident to take photos of the cars. Snow from earlier in the day had melted, revealing the damages.

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Presidential Primary brings out few Republican voters in Oswego County

by Carol Thompson

If interest in the Republican Presidential Primary race is reflected by the number of voters who turn out at the polls Tuesday, it would be a fair statement to say there was little interest.

Only five percent of registered Republicans, or 1,659 voters, cast a ballot in the primary race.

That’s according to Legislator Terry Wilbur, who serves as chairman of the Community and Consumer Affairs Committee. He presented the statistics during Wednesday’s meeting.

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