Category Archives: Fulton News

Spencer Ludington seeks county judicial seat

by Carol Thompson

Fulton City Court Judge Spencer Ludington is seeking the support of Republicans to run for the Oswego County Surrogate Court judicial position being vacated by Judge John Elliott, who is expected to retire this year.

Elliott was elected to a new term two years ago, however, he has reached the mandatory retirement age.

Oswego County Republican Committee Chairman Michael C. Backus said he is aware of the upcoming vacancy.

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Fulton City Republican Committee endorses Spencer Ludington, Ann Buerkle

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton City Republican Committee recently endorsed Fulton City Court Judge Spencer Ludington for Surrogate Court judge, Congresswoman Ann Buerkle for the newly formed 24th District, and Wendy Long for United States Senate.

The endorsement for Ludington was unanimous, according to committee Chairman Jim Myers said.

“Judge Ludington has our full support for Surrogate Court Judge,” said Myers. “He is known for his fair decisions while on the bench and has the experience needed to preform the duties as Surrogate Court Judge. We are proud to endorse Judge Ludington.”

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Arrests made in Sunday’s armed robbery in Schroeppel

by Andrew Henderson

Oswego County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 19-year-old Phoenix resident and a 16-year-old Fulton resident in connection with Sunday’s armed robbery of a Schroeppel gasoline station.

Early Sunday morning, members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery complaint at the FasTrac gas station, located at 234 N.Y.S. Rte. 264 in the Town of Schroeppel.

As a result of the investigation, Shawn M. Guppy, 19, of 8 Lock St., Phoenix, and Raymond M. Luis, Jr., 16, of 60 N. 7th St., Fulton, were arrested on multiple charges.

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Chamber of commerce opens new office in downtown Fulton

by Andrew Henderson

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce recently opened a new office in the City of Fulton.

Located at 12 Canal View Mall, the office offers a more visible appearance within the community, said chamber Executive Director Beth Hilton.

“The new office allows us to provide expanded and enhanced services to the Fulton community,” said Hilton. “It will include visitors/tourist information as well as meeting space for the chamber’s many Fulton-based committees, such as Project Bloom-Fulton, the Greater Fulton Business Committee, and Jazz Festival.”

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Representatives from the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County meet with City of Fulton officials to discuss plans for a community garden at the Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove complex. Interested residents of the complex will have the opportunity to raise their own vegetables and herbs. From left are Amy Roland, director of Oswego County Opportunities Senior Nutrition Services; David Fontecchio, executive director, Fulton Housing Authority; Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward; and Danielle Wert, coordinator, Rural Health Network of Oswego County.

Nutrition collaboration brings community vegetable garden to Fulton housing complex

Representatives from the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County meet with City of Fulton officials to discuss plans for a community garden at the Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove complex. From left are Amy Roland, director of Oswego County Opportunities Senior Nutrition Services; David Fontecchio, executive director, Fulton Housing Authority; Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward; and Danielle Wert, coordinator, Rural Health Network of Oswego County.

The Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County is offering residents of Fulton’s Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove housing complex, along with any Fulton city resident, the opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers right from their own garden.

Working in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County and the City of Fulton, the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County is looking to establish a community garden at John Lincoln Park near the Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove complex.

“The Nutrition Collaboration is committed to working together to positively affect nutrition, wellness and hunger in Oswego County,” said Amy Roland, director of Oswego County Opportunities Senior Nutrition Services. “The community garden project is an excellent way to do just that.”

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Police: Watch out for school buses

by Andrew Henderson

Members of the Fulton Police Department will join other law-enforcement officers around the state in Operation Safe Stop — a school bus safety initiative set for Wednesday, April 18.

During Operation Safe Stop, police officers in marked patrol units will be enforcing the New York State Traffic Law, which requires all vehicles to stop for stopped school busses with their red lights flashing.

Communication between the Fulton Police Department and the transportation department of the Fulton City School District has identified the times and locations where vehicles passing school busses have been found to be the most frequent and these areas will be the focus of the enforcement efforts.

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Fulton school budget includes 1.9 percent tax levy increase

by Nicole Reitz

After four months of meetings and reviewing the school district’s spending habits, Fulton Board of Education members unanimously approved the tentative budget for the 2012-2013 school year.

Superintendent Bill Lynch and Business Administrator Kathy Nichols outlined the spending plan, which includes a 1.9 percent tax levy increase.

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Literacy in Oswego County – Beth Kazel (left), director of Oswego County Opportunities’ Education Services, meets with Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County tutor and trainers Kathleen Mantaro (center) and Regina Setikas (right). Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has joined the extensive list of human services programs that OCO provides for Oswego County residents.

Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County joins OCO

Literacy in Oswego County – Beth Kazel (left), director of Oswego County Opportunities’ Education Services, meets with Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County tutor and trainers Kathleen Mantaro (center) and Regina Setikas (right). Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has joined the extensive list of human services programs that OCO provides for Oswego County residents.

Beth Kazel, director of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services, has announced that Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has joined the extensive list of human services programs that OCO provides for Oswego County residents.

Established in 1985 as a non-profit community–based educational organization, Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has provided tutoring in basic literacy skills and conversational English.

According to Kazel, LVOC’s mission of being a leader in providing adult learners the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens coincided with OCO’s mission of building partnerships that improve the quality of life and create successful communities.

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