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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.