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High schoolers bid farewell to Hannibal music

Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number -- selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”
Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number — selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The Hannibal High School chorus performed their last concert of the year May 20.

The theme of the night was endings and beginnings. 

The spring concert featured student performers in the Guitar Class, Senior Chorus and Pop! Choir. 

Choral students were under the direction of Abel Searor. The Guitar Class was under the instruction of Shirley Terrinoni. 

4th-graders on the run at Fairley Elementary

Pictured is the fourth-grade running club at Fairley Elementary School. Local marathon runner Ruth Ripley recently spoke to the group about the importance of physical activity.
Pictured is the fourth-grade running club at Fairley Elementary School. Local marathon runner Ruth Ripley recently spoke to the group about the importance of physical activity.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Earlier this month, the Fairley Fun Runners of Fairley Elementary School were happy to hear Pennellville resident, Ruth Ripley, share with them her experience of running marathons in every state.  

Ripley is the second women in New York state to have run a marathon in every state. Ripley’s visit ties in with a history unit on women of change. 

The Fairley Fun Runners are coached by physical education teachers Scott Leonard, Lynn Halliwell and third-grade teacher Yvette Gigliotti. The team is made up of fourth-graders at Fairley Elementary and Gigliotti’s classroom.  

Students involved run each Thursday after school. The program is part of the Activation Grant the school received to ensure students have the opportunities they need to be healthy and thrive at school. 

Fourth-grade teachers Carol Cook, Jeanne Kacur, Nancy Miller, Sarah Schumaker and Val Stuart are very supportive of this get moving initiative, and encourage their students to participate in the running program.

 

New schedule for county transfer stations begins July 1

Oswego County solid waste transfer stations will close one day per week beginning Tuesday, July 1, in a measure to reduce operating costs of the solid waste system.

The new schedule was approved by the County Legislature at its May 15 meeting.

Under the new schedule, the Hannibal transfer station will be closed Mondays; Pulaski closed Tuesdays; Hastings closed Wednesdays; Oswego closed Thursdays; and Bristol Hill closed Fridays.

The new schedule will result in a cost-savings of about $189,845 annually through the elimination of vacant positions, re-assignment of solid waste staff and reduced operating costs.

Director of Solid Waste Programs Frank Visser was directed by the Legislature to look at options to close the gap on the amount of money needed to subsidize the county transfer stations.

The new schedule was developed after an extensive review of traffic, waste and recyclables hauled to the five transfer stations.

The Legislature also approved a revised fee schedule for 2015. Weigh and pay fees at the transfer stations will go up to $125 per ton; tip fees at the landfill and Energy Resource Facility increase to $65 per ton; and construction and demolition rates for major haulers will increase to $50 per ton at the landfill and ERF. The increase for the residential sticker fee remains at $10 and will be $175 for 2015.

Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

The transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Sticker and punch card sales and weigh scales close ½-hour before the transfer stations close.

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.

Novelis unveils five-year employees recognition plan

By Ashley M. Casey

The Novelis plant in Scriba has unveiled a new five-year plan for its employees and future job growth, the company announced May 22.

The plan promises to increase benefits to Novelis workers and create 250 jobs by 2019, but the United Steelworkers are questioning Novelis’ timing. The National Labor Relations Board recently charged the plant with unfair labor practices after the plant’s workers voted not to join USW in February. Continue reading