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Congressman Bill Owens speaks out against Paul Ryan’s budget plan

by Carol Thompson

Congressman Bill Owens held a conference call with the media Friday to discuss the budget plan proposed by the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin.

“I’m against the Ryan tax plan for a host of reasons but mainly because it attempts to balance the budget on the backs of veterans, cops and first responders,” Owens said.

Ryan’s proposal would slash the debt by $5 trillion over the next decade; more than President Barack Obama’s budget proposes.  Ryan’s plan would cut domestic programs and restructure Medicare and the supplemental nutrition program (food stamps).

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Oswego County legislators uncomfortable with data imaging RFP process

by Carol Thompson

The question of whether the request for proposal process is being handled properly by Oswego County officials is expected to be answered by the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

The county solicited RFP’s for data imaging services with the responses due Friday. They were not publicly opened as some legislators said they feel should have been.

“I am not comfortable with this,” Legislator Amy Tresidder said. “There is no transparency and no accountability to the public.”

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Phoenix resident accused of exposing himself to minors

by Andrew Henderson

A 61-year-old resident of Phoenix was arrested last week after he reportedly exposed himself to two small children, members of the Fulton Police Department said.

At about 10:52 a.m. March 22, Fulton officers responded to the K-Mart store, located at 41 Riverglen Plaza, to investigate the report of an elderly male who exposed his genitals to two small children.

The responding officers, acting on information from store employees, located the suspect at the Dollar Tree store next to K-Mart.  The suspect, identified as Dean M. Suboski, reportedly admitted to investigating officers that he had exposed his genitals to the two small children.

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Oswego County legislators seek probe into leak

by Carol Thompson

New information was provided during Monday’s meeting of the Oswego County Legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee regarding an ethics complaint that was reportedly leaked to the press.

Last year, a complaint was filed by former legislature chairman Barry Leemann against Legislator Shawn Doyle. Doyle said he was contacted by a reporter prior to being notified that a complaint was filed against him.

Doyle added that he immediately contacted County Attorney Richard Mitchell and inquired who might have tipped off the press. Mitchell, Doyle said, told him that the packets had yet to leave his office when he contacted him within five minutes of his call from the reporter.

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Oswego County DSS building update to be held today

by Carol Thompson

When the Oswego County Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee meets today, an update will be presented in regard to the Department of Socials Services building.

Last week, county officials advised the public that low levels of asbestos have been found in ceiling tiles in the older section of the DSS building.

They added that the tiles pose no health threat unless they are damaged or moved.

The county contracted with an environmental testing firm to conduct air quality monitoring and test ceiling tiles for asbestos at the DSS building based upon an employee’s concern.

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Bodley Bulletins: March 28, 2012

by Erika Johnson

The band concerts were held last Thursday at G. Ray Bodley High School.

Students and the audience members alike got to hear some great music from the students, but also from some special guests.

Composer Sean O’Loughlin wrote a song for the wind ensemble and conducted for them as well. The solo trumpet part in the piece was played by David Bamonte, a member of the Oregon Symphony.

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From left are driver Marcia Owens, driver Jen Pieropan, OCO staff member Cindy Seeber, driver Rhonda Verwey, DeLine, Woodward, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Courier and OCO Senior Nutrition Services Volunteer Coordinator Chris Parks. -Valley News photo by Nicole Reitz

Mayors for Meals Day in the City of Fulton

From left are driver Marcia Owens, driver Jen Pieropan, OCO staff member Cindy Seeber, driver Rhonda Verwey, DeLine, Woodward, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Courier and OCO Senior Nutrition Services Volunteer Coordinator Chris Parks. -Valley News photo by Nicole Reitz

Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward and Fire and Police Commissioner Alan Deline helped delivered meals to home-bound senior citizens Wednesday as part of Mayors for Meals Day.

Woodward, Deline and others joined Oswego County Opportunities workers in delivering meals to homes in the City of Fulton, including residents at Towpath Towers and Pathfinder Court.

OCO Senior Nutrition Services delivers 110 meals each day to home-bound clients in Fulton.

Oswego County legislator seeks additional government transparency

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee will discuss transparency in county government during a meeting to be held Monday.

Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler requested that the issue be added to the agenda for discussion.

One issue Kunzwiler is seeking to address is the fact that legislators are required to fill out a Freedom of Information form to request county records.

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