Category Archives: Phoenix News

Valley News future is solidified

The Valley News and Patriot-Advertiser will be acquired later this month by a community publishing company with strong local ties.

The pending transaction secures the local newspapers’ place in Fulton after an unsettling announcement two weeks ago by the Valley News’ owner, Scotsman Media Group, that it would be ceasing operations at its printing plants in Syracuse and Chenango Bridge and laying off some 90 employees.

Based on private negotiations with the Sample News Group at that time, Scotsman president William Veit said the Valley News would not be impacted by company’s closure.

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GOP doesn’t endorse in Family Court judge race

The Oswego County Republican Committee chose to not endorse in the race for Family Court Judge.

Four candidates, Thomas Benedetto, Ed Izyk, Sal Lanza, and Jim Eby all spoke and asked for the committee’s endorsement, however, the committee decided to let all go forward to an open primary on Sept. 9.

I believe this is a testament to all the candidates who are running for his position,” said committee Chairman Michael C. Backus. “This position is so sensitive for the county that I am proud that the committee chose to let the people decide who the best candidate is.”

 

 

Eighth-graders at Dillon Middle receive awards

An Outstanding Academic Achievement Award was presented to 15 eighth-grade students at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School in recognition of earning Gold Star Honor Roll status during all four years at the school. Pictured are five of the honorees, left to right: Catherine Musumeci, Alisa Trudell, Haley Stellingwerf, Emily McDonald, and Hannah Grabowski.
An Outstanding Academic Achievement Award was presented to 15 eighth-grade students at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School in recognition of earning Gold Star Honor Roll status during all four years at the school. Pictured are five of the honorees, left to right: Catherine Musumeci, Alisa Trudell, Haley Stellingwerf, Emily McDonald, and Hannah Grabowski.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

An awards celebration on the final day of the 2013-14 school year honored eighth-grade students at Phoenix’s Emerson J. Dillon Middle School for various achievements and academic accomplishments.  Continue reading

Birdlebough athletes recognized at special banquet

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The Phoenix Central School District, in conjunction with the Phoenix Firebirds Sports Booster Club, honored athletes from the John C. Birdlebough Class of 2014 at the annual Senior Athlete Recognition Banquet.  Continue reading

Oswego County worries about sales tax situation

By Debra J. Groom

For many years, Oswego County experienced steady growth in sales tax revenue.

This helped the county keep its tax rate low while still providing all the services residents have come to expect and enjoy.

But since the recession of 2008, things have changed. Sales tax revenue has become stagnant. Yes, the county is seeing more sales tax money each year, but not that much more. Continue reading

Ian Stanbridge, worked at Anheuser Busch, volunteered for Boy Scouts, Little League

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Ian P. Stanbridge, 61, of Phoenix, NY passed away at his home surrounded by family after battling a long illness.

Mr. Stanbridge was born to the late John and Olive “Joyce” (Jones) Stanbridge of Cheltenham, England. He has been a resident of the United States since 1976 and has been living in Phoenix, NY since 1977.

Mr. Stanbridge had served in the Territorial Army in England. He worked as a maintenance mechanic and machinist at Anheuser Busch, Baldwinsville, NY for 24 years.

Mr. Stanbridge was the founding member of the Baldwinsville Brewery Bicycling Club. He enjoyed being a past volunteer with Boy Scouts of America and the Phoenix Little League.

Mr. Stanbridge is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glenda Stanbridge of Phoenix, NY; children, Matthew (Jesse) Stanbridge of CA and Katherine (Matthew) Maine of Pennellville, NY; granddaughter Vivian Maine of Pennellville, NY; sisters and brother-in-laws, Jennifer Kinder, Gillian (Clive)  Berriman both of Cheltenham, England, and Debra (Martin) Jenkins of Staffordshire, England; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be held privately. There will be no calling hours.

The family has requested that donations may be made in honor of Ian to Rails to Trails Conservancy, The Duke Ellington Building, 2121 Ward Ct., NW 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or to All Saints Episcopal Church, 149 S. First St. Fulton, NY 13069.

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

 

Maudie M. (Spady) Jacobs, Carrier Corp. retiree

 Maudie  M. (Spady) Jacobs, 74, of Phoenix, NY,
passed from this life, to life eternal on Saturday
July 5, 2014 after a long illness.
Born in Northhampton, VA to her late parents,
Maudie M.(Whitman) and William T. Spady on
April 6, 1940.
 She graduated Northhampton High School, class
of 1958.  Maudie was a 23-year employee of Carrier
Corp., Syracuse, retiring in 2000. She was a member of
Carrier Retirees Association.
She was predeceased by her son, Gregory James Jacobs on
May 13, 1986; and brothers and sisters.
She leaves one surviving son, George Robert Jacobs,
Jr.; very dearest friends Ron and Mary Smith of Phoenix,
and Lori and Rick Matot of Phoenix; one sister, Ruth
Gladys (William) Smith of Richmond, VA.; many nieces, nephews
and cousins.
Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday July 9 at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, followed by a 3 p.m. funeral service, at 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.
 Burial will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St..
Contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.