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Watch Fulton school budget hearing on Time Warner Cable

The public hearing on the Fulton City School District’s proposed 2014-2015 budget will air on Time Warner Cable public access channel 96 in Fulton.

The hearing will air on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 14 — 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 15 — Noon, 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 18 — 11 p.m.
  • Monday, May 19 — 6 a.m., noon, 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 20 — 6  and 8 a.m., noon

The vote on the school budget and for four board positions, a transportation proposition, the Fulton Library Charter and Tax Proposition, and election of seven library trustees, is 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Lanigan, Granby, Fairgrieve and Volney elementary schools.

 For more information on the budget, call Superintendent William Lynch at 593-5510 or go to www.fulton.cnyric.org.

The public hearing was Wednesday, May 7.

Fulton softball continues to win

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity softball team went 2-1 in its last three games and now has an overall record of 4-1.

On April 24, the Lady Raiders won a fireworks-filled game against Christian Brothers Academy, 22-21. Fulton knocked off Syracuse West 4-2 on April 25. The Jamesville-DeWitt Lady Red Rams were the only loss, topping the Lady Raiders 6-0 on April 26.

A brutal hard-fought win over CBA began with a scoreless first inning, followed by a Fulton scoring six runs in the second. Continue reading

Free fishing program for kids May 17

Local author/photographer Spider Rybaak and Mike McGrath, McGrath & Associates Carp Angling Services, will conduct their popular kids fishing program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17.

The event will be at Lake Neatahwanta’s Bullhead Point (where the pier reaches out into the lake), on State Route 3 on Fulton’s west side.

Fishing tackle will be donated by Shakespeare, Cortland Line Co., SAMPO, Berkley, Alvey, Eagle Claw and Marukyu Baits. Attendees also can bring their own equipment.

Live bait also will be provided.

Students aged 16 and over must possess a valid NYS fishing license.

For more information contact Mike McGrath at 882-1549 or Spider at srybaak@yahoo.com.

New site added for annual Arts Fest

Images of sweets from Treat Me Sweet and the grandchildren of owner Diane Sokolowski at a previous Arts Fest.
Images of sweets from Treat Me Sweet and the grandchildren of owner Diane Sokolowski at a previous Arts Fest.

CNY Arts Center announced a new downtown location for the 4th annual Arts Fest, which runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14.

Included in the festival will be the Arts in the HeART Gallery at 47 S. First St., Fulton.

“We are celebrating the first anniversary of the gallery the entire month of June and felt the downtown location was perfect for our annual celebration of handmade original art,” said Nancy Fox, director.  Continue reading

Granby carnival helps Make-A-Wish

Volunteer Greg Wait looks on as Tyler Bertrand throws a ball to win a carnival game Friday night in the Granby Elementary School gymnasium. All funds raised during the event went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.
Volunteer Greg Wait looks on as Tyler Bertrand throws a ball to win a carnival game Friday night in the Granby Elementary School gymnasium. All funds raised during the event went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The Granby Elementary School community united for a charitable cause Friday May 2 as the gymnasium and cafeteria were bustling with activities during an indoor carnival.

The event, which benefited Make-A-Wish of Central New York, featured bounce houses, carnival games, a photo booth and food. Each person purchased tickets to participate in the different activities, with all money going toward making a sick child’s dream come true. Continue reading

Granby celebrates positive behaviors with special event May 2

Granby Elementary students Coleton Crouse, Denzil McCarty-Castillo, Brady Wagner and Abby Somers play a game of Candy Land during Friday’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports celebration at the school.
Granby Elementary students Coleton Crouse, Denzil McCarty-Castillo, Brady Wagner and Abby Somers play a game of Candy Land during Friday’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports celebration at the school.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Looking to recognize students for their positive behavior in the classroom, Granby Elementary School teachers and administrators held a celebration May 2  with a variety of activities for the students.

The PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) event celebrates the district’s approach to teaching, modeling, recognizing and supporting positive behaviors in school.  Continue reading