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State funding awarded to seven county projects

by Andrew Henderson

Seven Oswego County municipalities, businesses, and not-for-profit agencies have been awarded state funding through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council program.

Central New York and Northern New York were named “Top Performers” — taking home prizes of $93.8 million for 73 projects and $90.2 million for 82 projects respectively.

“Once again, we are showing that Central and Northern New York communities are ready to grow,” said Senator Patty Ritchie. “We have the good ideas, a trained and enthusiastic workforce and now, the needed investment and support of state government to continue to make our plans a reality and keep creating the jobs we need to revitalize our economy.

“I have been proud to work with Governor Cuomo on ideas and initiatives that will help our state grow and create more — and better — jobs,” added Ritchie.  “This is just one more example of how by working together we are creating a brighter future for New York and the people who live here.”

Ten Regional Economic Development Councils, comprised of experts and stakeholders with backgrounds in business, academia and local government and non-governmental organizations, were created last year to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions.

In 2011, $785 million was up for grabs by 10 regions.  Central and Northern New York received more than $200 million in funding for presenting “best plans” for growth. The funding awarded last week will help both regions continue those plans.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced that two photos, including “Night Light,” of SUNY Oswego senior Ryan Schultz, a broadcasting and mass communications major and graphic design minor, will be among 14 works of art by students around the SUNY system chosen for Cuomo’s Washington, D.C. office.

Artwork of two SUNY Oswego students chosen for governor’s office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced that two photos, including “Night Light,” of SUNY Oswego senior Ryan Schultz, a broadcasting and mass communications major and graphic design minor, will be among 14 works of art by students around the SUNY system chosen for Cuomo’s Washington, D.C. office.

Three pieces of artwork by SUNY Oswego students are among the 14 works of art by students from the 64-campus SUNY system that will hang in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Washington, D.C., office, Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher recently announced.

Two photographic prints by Ryan Schultz of Greene, a senior broadcasting major and graphic design minor at SUNY Oswego, were among those chosen, as was a silkscreen on watercolor monotype by Stephanie Gamboa of Bay Shore, a graduate student and May fine arts graduate of the college. Schultz’s prints are titled “Night Light” and “Graffiti.” Gamboa’s work is titled “Washington, D.C.”

“I am very honored to not only have my work selected to be displayed in Governor Cuomo’s office, but to have two works displayed,” Schultz said. “I would also like to congratulate the other students whose artworks were chosen.”

Gamboa, now pursuing a master’s degree in studio art at SUNY Oswego, agreed. “I am proud to hear that three of the 14 works chosen from various SUNY schools were from SUNY Oswego,” she said. “It shows how hard our students work and how dedicated we are to the program.”

Cuomo pointed to the welcoming nature of the display. “As visitors from across the country and around the world enter our Washington, D.C., office,” he said, “they will be greeted with a visual display that embodies the excellence and creativity of our state and the promise of a new generation of New Yorkers, all of whom are getting a world-class education through our renowned SUNY system. I commend these outstanding SUNY students for their hard work and am honored to display their artwork in my office.”

Zimpher praised artists around the State University system. “The 64 campuses of SUNY are home to many talented artists, whose work has flourished among our dedicated arts faculty and top-rated academic programs in the arts,” she said. “Governor Cuomo’s decision to showcase art created by our students is a testament to its quality and we are delighted and proud to have it on display in our nation’s capital.

A photo gallery of the artwork is available via Generation SUNY’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/generationsuny.


New York State’s Operation Hang Up deemed a success

by Carol Thompson

The second Operation Hang Up campaign, spearheaded by Governor Andrew Cuomo to target distracted drivers, has been deemed a success.

“Operation Hang Up is designed to send a strong message to motorists across New York State that driving and using a hand-held device simply do not mix,” Cuomo said. “We hear too many heartbreaking stories about how distracted driving leads to tragic consequences, and we must do everything in our power to ensure more lives are not unnecessarily lost because someone took their eyes off the road to use a phone.”

The campaign began April 23 and concluded Sunday. In the first months of 2012, more than 65,000 motorists statewide have been ticketed for using an electronic device while driving.

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Lucas Hollenbeck

Fulton Police Department’s Officer of the Year announced

Lucas Hollenbeck was named the

Lucas Hollenbeck

Officer of the Year for 2011 during the 15th annual City of Fulton Awards Ceremony Wednesday.

Hollenbeck has been a member of the police department for six years.

He has regularly led the department in traffic enforcement and arrests since the day he started his career.

He serves the department in specialized areas including police instructor and evidence technician and he has received specialized training in the detection of drug-impaired drivers.

Three Fulton-area companies, including Huhtamaki, ies receive low-cost power deals

by Andrew Henderson

Three Fulton companies are among the first 517 business to receive low-cost power grants under New York State’s new ReCharge New York program.

Canfield Machine & Tool, Huhtamaki, and Interface Solutions are among those listed as receiving the low-cost power grants.

The companies are receiving a share of the first installment of 910 megawatts of low-cost power set aside to create and protect jobs as part of a major overhaul of New York’s economic development programs. One megawatt is the equivalent of power used by 800 to 1,000 typical homes.

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Oswego County Health Department: No more synthetic marijuana

by Andrew Henderson

The New York State Department of Health banned the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana products last week — and the Oswego County Health Department has already began the process of notifying businesses.

New York State Health Commissioner Nirav  Shah issued the order banning the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid products last Monday.

Assemblyman Will Barclay said he welcomed the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the state health department to ban dangerous drugs.

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