A preliminary report published recently by the state Department of Environmental Conservation indicates the fishing on Lake Ontario has improved steadily over the past decade, and this summer promises to see more of the same. Continue reading →
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted a 10-year black bear management plan, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced recently.
The plan outlines the principles and methods used to monitor and manage black bear populations in New York and provides strategic guidance for the DEC’s activities. The plan includes several proposed hunting rule changes.Continue reading →
The Hannibal varsity softball team lost its final three games of the season, tallying a 1-15 overall record.
The Lady Warriors lost both games to Jordan-Elbridge in a May 19 Doubleheader — 2-0 in Game 1 and 9-0 in Game 2. On May 20, unbeaten Solvay crushed Hannibal 40-0 in the Lady Warriors season finale.Continue reading →
The Phoenix varsity baseball team qualified for the playoffs even though it lost two of its last three regular season games.On May 14, the Firebirds held off Marcellus 2-1, but then lost to Westhill 9-6 on May 15 and county foe Fulton 4-0 on May 17.
Phoenix ended the season 10-7. They earned the #10 seed in the Class B, Section 3 Playoffs where they faced Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on May 22. They lost that contest 6-5.Continue reading →
State Sen. Patricia Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, is urging sportsmen, seniors and every New Yorker who enjoys the great outdoors to sign her online petition to allow side-by-side UTVs to be legally registered in the state. Continue reading →
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.