Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
First-graders at Fairgrieve Elementary in Fulton recently attended a special reading celebration.
School Librarian Barb Senecal honored first-grade students for their reading achievements and their participation in the Accelerated Reader program this school year. Continue reading
Second-grade students at Lanigan Elementary in Fulton recently made a trip to Volney Elementary on the other side of Fulton to meet, greet, play and eat.
The pen pal picnic, held yearly between Rauri Downes’ class at Volney and Terry Merritt’s class at Lanigan, was an opportunity for the two classes to meet face to face for the first time. Continue reading
When Congress enacted the Older Americans Act to address the social services needs of older people, it was seen as a major vehicle for promoting the delivery of social services to seniors.
Its mission was to help older people maintain maximum independence in their homes and communities and to promote a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly.
For close to a century, the Oswego branch of the Erie Canal ran adjacent to the Oswego River and was an important part of the historic waterway.
Only remnants of that canal exist today.
Leo P. Pappalardo, 73, of Fulton, passed away June 17, 2014, at Upstate University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Fulton, he was the son of the late Phil and Angelina (Curcuruto) Pappalardo.
Leo was employed by Triline Automation Corp.
He was an active member of his parish church. Leo loved cooking, singing, fishing and spending time with his family. His kindness and spirit left a lasting impression on all who met him.
Leo leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Wanda (Cooper) Pappalardo and four daughters: Beth Pappalardo-Mitchell (David) of Whitesboro, NY; Cheryl (Steven) Sovare of Webster, NY; Angela Pappalardo (Ted Sherman) of Buffalo, NY and Deanna Pappalardo of Fulton, NY.
Known to his four grandchildren as “Nano,” he will be deeply missed by Leo, Ian, Audrey and Nina. He also is survived by his sister Rosa (Richard) Kemmis, brother Salvatore (Rosalie) Pappalardo, all of Fulton, and sister JoAnn Natoli of Minetto.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St., S., Fulton.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2912 NY Route 48, Minetto, NY. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Syracuse or the Catholic Charities Food Pantry of Oswego County.
By Debra J. Groom
Oswego County will apply for grant money to help build a high-speed fiber Internet network in the county.
The county Legislature passed a resolution at its June 12 meeting to move forward seeking money from the Northern Border Regional Commission, which offers assistance for this type of project. Continue reading