I was saddened to hear that Vince Caravan, the alter ego of Etaoin Shrdlu (who wrote an occasional column for the Oswego Valley News when I worked there back in the mid-70s) passed away recently. Etaoin was unfailingly droll, like Vince — who was also an intelligent, generous and supportive mentor to me. Etaoin got(…)
The night the lights went out: How many people remember that night of the Northeast Power Failure? Mary Ann Cartner does. With her permission, I share with you now her personal account of that very scary event: “It was a dark, cold and rain-stormy night in Buffalo, New York on November 9, 1965. I was(…)
A-choo! A-choo! And may God Bless You! The sneeze – that sudden outburst from within that lets everyone around know that you are alive and well. “Where,” you may sometimes wonder, “did that come from?” My dictionaries are for the most part in agreement as to the definition of “sneeze.” From Webster’s Scholastic Dictionary: “To(…)
A story in the Nov. 13 issue of The Valley News about the Fulton girls’ junior varsity soccer team had the incorrect first name of the coach. The coach’s name is Marge Malette, not Mike Malette. We regret the error.
Submitted by Oswego County BOCES Fulton varsity girls’ lacrosse player, Amelia Coakley, signed her letter of intent to play Division I lacrosse at the State University of New York at Binghamton. District officials, teammates and friends joined with Coakley and her family in the G. Ray Bodley High School library media center for the prestigious(…)
Phoenix Senior Citizens Club The next business meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 6 at the town of Schroeppel building on Route 57A in Phoenix. (Note: if Phoenix schools are closed due to inclement weather, no senior meeting or covered dish, birth and anniversary meetings will be held). At the Nov. 1 meeting, elections(…)
The following students were named to Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year: 9th-grade high honor roll (with an academic average of 89.5 or above): Erin Baker, Aryelle Barbagallo, Frank Barbagallo, Joseph Barbagallo, Evan Beckwith, Trent Berry, Miwa Burdic, Nicholas Burrescia,(…)
By Ashley M. Casey The depletion of Fulton’s available fund balance has brought the city under moderate fiscal stress, according to a new audit from the New York state comptroller. According to a release from Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the city’s fund balance fell to $136,068 at the end of 2012, down 84 percent from(…)