In recognition of their dedication to brightening the futures of students in the Central and Northern New York regions, state Sen. Patty Ritchie has awarded 65 local educators with her Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Continue reading
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.
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
By Debra J. Groom
A plan looking at closing four of the Oswego County transfer stations is complete and says the stations could be closed by the end of 2015.
Savings from these four closures would amount to about $500,000 a year, said Frank Visser, director of the county’s solid waste department.
Born in Syracuse, he had lived in the Hannibal area for many years. Dennis enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2009 and was serving as a Contract Administrator Specialist.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, William and Martha Truax, paternal grandmother, Louise Malone and honorary grandmother, Gladys Cole.
Dennis will be greatly missed and forever loved by his parents, Richard and Candy Truax Malone; three siblings, Corinne (Phil) Slocum, Richard (Jennifer) Malone, Jr. and Spencer (Makayla Eggleston) Malone; a nephew, Richard Malone, III; his girlfriend, Tina Riggs and her son, Corbyn; his paternal grandfather, Leonard Malone; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Church, 134 E. Fifth St., Oswego. Burial will be at Hannibal Village Cemetery, Hannibal.
Calling hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dennis may be made to Oswego Elks Lodge #271, 135 W. 5th St., Oswego, 13126 or Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 8201 Corporate Dr., Suite 1000, Landover, MD 20785.
Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
Teamwork, sportsmanship and dedication were celebrated Wednesday, May 21 during the Hannibal Central School District athletic banquet.
The annual event, sponsored by the Hannibal Sports Booster Club, honored roughly 300 student-athletes who participated in junior varsity and varsity level competition throughout the school year. Continue reading
Armed with years of experience and knowledge in the educational system, Hannibal Central School District Board of Education member Dale Young will be honored for his service during an upcoming regional meeting.
Young, who has held a school board seat for nearly a decade, has been declared a board member of achievement by the Central New York School Boards Association. Continue reading
Austin D. France has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., where he successfully completed 13 eeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
During basic training, France was awarded an Expert Badge for Shooting Skills at the rifle range qualifications. Continue reading