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Huhtamaki awarded $500,000 state grant

by Andrew Henderson

Huhtamaki has been awarded $500,000 in state funding from Empire State Development for the company’s new flexographic printing machinery and equipment.

The Empire State Development’s Board of Directors met this week and approved the funding. Huhtamaki was one of several businesses to receive a grant.

“Today’s action shows we are continuing to leverage private investment and optimize limited state resources to retain and create much-needed jobs across the state,” said Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams.

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Oswego County Legislature debates wind power…again

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature debated wind power once again when they met Thursday evening.

County Administrator Phil Church addressed the topic, explaining that New York is among the five Great Lakes states that recently reached a deal with the Obama administration to streamline the development of offshore wind turbines.

Church told legislators that he was trying to get more information. The legislature had previously passed a resolution in opposition of offshore wind farms.

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Oswego County flow control lawsuit discussion leads to outburst

by Carol Thompson

A judgment against Oswego County for legal fees to be paid in a lawsuit challenging the county’s flow control lawsuit brought about some debate and an outburst from the plaintiff who was sitting in the audience.

During Thursday’s meeting, the legislature voted to pay Jeff Holbrook $65,214 as ordered by the court.

Holbrook sued the county over its flow control law and a federal court judge ruled the county’s law unconstitutional.

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Fulton youth has chance to spend a day with the Stanley Cup

Noah Delaney of Fulton is one of three finalists in Discover’s second annual Day With the Cup contest, where the winner will be granted an entire day with the Stanley Cup along with a community event and tickets to a Stanley Cup Finals game.

By voting on the finalists between April 17 and 21, hockey fans everywhere will choose the grand prize winner by casting their vote at www.Discover.com/StanleyCup.

Discover will announce the grand prize winner on May 6 via a special community event featuring the Stanley Cup.

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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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