Category Archives: Fulton News

Financial literacy courses set for Fulton, Oswego

Course in financial literacy are scheduled for sites in Fulton and Oswego.

According to a recent national report, low basic skills in literacy and numbers are more common now in the United States than on average across participating countries. One in five adults in the U.S. have low literacy skills and nearly a third have weak number skills.

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‘Mary’ a success story of homeless services in Oswego County

OCO Planning Coordinator, Kristin LaBarge (l) and Katie Batchelor (r), runaway and homeless youth advocate with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Homeless Services, review results of the agencies efforts to address homelessness in Oswego County.  As a member of the COACH committee (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), OCO works closely with other human service agencies, local elected officials, concerned community members, and government officials to raise the awareness of, and find effective ways to address, the issue of homelessness in Oswego County.
OCO Planning Coordinator, Kristin LaBarge (l) and Katie Batchelor (r), runaway and homeless youth advocate with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Homeless Services, review results of the agencies efforts to address homelessness in Oswego County. As a member of the COACH committee (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), OCO works closely with other human service agencies, local elected officials, concerned community members, and government officials to raise the awareness of, and find effective ways to address, the issue of homelessness in Oswego County.

This story was written and submitted by John DeRousie

For many, the picture of homelessness is someone living on the street with what few possessions they own stuffed in plastic bags and trying to find any shelter they can from the elements.

The reality is homelessness exists in many forms.

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Repairs made to Kiwanis Kidhaven

Kiwanis Club members thank Shuba 2 Construction for repairs made to Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton. From right to left, Doug Caster, Jim Schreck, Shuba 2 Construction Owners Dan and Sandy Shue, President of the Fulton Kiwanis Club Brenda Niver and Tom Mirabito are pictured during Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2. Shuba 2 provided labor and materials to repair the roof on the building at the park used for concessions, bathrooms and storage. Photo by Rob Tetro
Kiwanis Club members thank Shuba 2 Construction for repairs made to Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton. From right to left, Doug Caster, Jim Schreck, Shuba 2 Construction Owners Dan and Sandy Shue, President of the Fulton Kiwanis Club Brenda Niver and Tom Mirabito are pictured during Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2. Shuba 2 provided labor and materials to repair the roof on the building at the park used for concessions, bathrooms and storage.
Photo by Rob Tetro

Afterschool programs coming back to Fulton, Hannibal

By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County Opportunities will bring back afterschool programs at Fulton Junior High and Kenney Middle School in Hannibal thanks to money from the state.

State officials announced Friday $10.9 million in new grants for 68 Advantage After School Programs across New York state. OCO is receiving $220,000 to provide an afterschool program at the two schools.

According to a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, the Advantage After School Programs provide thousands of school-age children with youth development opportunities for three hours at the end of each school day.  Continue reading

Coleman endorsed by Democrats for Family Court judge

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Oswego lawyer Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman is running for Oswego County Family Court Judge and has been endorsed by the Oswego County Democratic Committee.

Coleman represents and advocates for children, parents and grandparents in Family Court. With more than 14 years of legal experience, she has proven her integrity and commitment to Oswego County families.

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Harold J. McCarthy, loved gardening, hunting and fishing

Harold J. McCarthy, 77, of Fulton, died Tuesday July 22, 2014 peacefully at home with his wife at his side.

Mr. McCarthy was born in Fulton, the son of the late Ted and Marian (Reeves) McCarthy.

He was a retired mechanic from International Harvester and Oswego Wire.

Mr. McCarthy enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Valarie (Connelly) McCarthy; his children Allison Raum, Harold J. McCarthy Jr., Jonathan McCarthy all of Oswego; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Burial was held privately.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Duane Dolbear, retired from Syroco in Baldwinsville

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Duane Dolbear, 71, of Fulton, passed away at his home on Monday, July 21.

He retired from Syroco in Baldwinsville after 19 years.

Duane was predeceased by his parents, Wallace and Ellen Scoville Dolbear.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Marge Dolbear of Fulton; three daughters, Shannon O’Keefe and Tonya Dolbear both of Fulton and Leona (Brandin) Dolbear of Mexico; eight grandchildren, Cheyanne, Julia, Abiu, Marco, Kaytlynn, Caleb, Noah and Tristin; four brothers, Michael, Nelson, Roy (Addie) and James (Mickie) Dolbear and many nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services. Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.