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Granby plow blamed for car damage

by Nicole Reitz

Granby resident Mark McCann went to work in late March and came home to find gravel and road debris on his wife’s Dodge Caliber and his Buick Le Sabre. The end of his driveway was also dug out.

McCann called Granby Highway Superintendent Ray Sullivan to look at the damage, which he believed was caused by the town’s snow plow.

Sullivan went to McCann’s home the night of the incident to take photos of the cars. Snow from earlier in the day had melted, revealing the damages.

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Lake restoration meeting – A clean-up and restoration meeting for Lake Neatahwanta will be held May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial. Pictured from left are Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward, Legislator Morris Sorbello, Schroeppel Town Supervisor Patrick Nugent and Granby Town Supervisor Ed Williamson.  –Valley News photo by Nicole Reitz

Lake Neatahwanta restoration meeting to be held

Lake restoration meeting – A clean-up and restoration meeting for Lake Neatahwanta will be held May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial. Pictured from left are Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward, Legislator Morris Sorbello, Schroeppel Town Supervisor Patrick Nugent and Granby Town Supervisor Ed Williamson. –Valley News photo by Nicole Reitz

by Nicole Reitz

A clean-up and restoration meeting for Lake Neatahwanta — once used for swimming, fishing, boat races, and other activities — will be held May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial.

The meeting will bring Oswego County residents and elected officials together with the goal of returning Lake Neatahwanta into the usefulness of its past.

The lake currently has a high contest of phosphorus and may contain blue-green algae.

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Butterfly Walk - Pictured is  Fairley Elementary School student Hannah Crego, who has lives with Cockayne Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. A Butterfly Walk will be held April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Hannibal Central School Track. Donations raised will be accepted in Hannah’s name for the research of Cockayne Syndrome.

Butterfly Walk planned for Hannibal fourth-grade student with Cockayne Syndrome

Butterfly Walk - Pictured is Fairley Elementary School student Hannah Crego, who has lives with Cockayne Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. A Butterfly Walk will be held April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Hannibal Central School Track. Donations raised will be accepted in Hannah’s name for the research of Cockayne Syndrome.

by Nicole Reitz

A Butterfly Walk for Hannah Crego, a fourth grader at Fairley Elementary School, will be held April 28 at 1 p.m at the Hannibal Central School Track.

Crego has Cockayne Syndrome, or CS, a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, premature aging, sensitivity to sunlight, moderate to profound developmental and neurological delays and a shortened lifespan.

Crego, who will turn 12 in August, appeared to be an average little girl until the age four. It wasn’t until the age of eight and trips to see geneticists and specialists at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Rochester and Boston, that Crego was diagnosed with CS type 2. CS type 1 presents at birth.

Cockayne syndrome type 2 appears during early childhood. Crego’s local physician, Dr. Stuart Trust had never seen a case like hers.

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Miraculous story - Pictured are Fulton residents Carol and Ryan Reed. Carol’s story “Our Little Angel” was featured in the February release of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven.” She plans to write a book about her husband’s illness and his road to recovery.

Chicken Soup for the Soul — New edition includes Fulton woman’s story

Miraculous story - Pictured are Fulton residents Carol and Ryan Reed. Carol’s story “Our Little Angel” was featured in the February release of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven.” She plans to write a book about her husband’s illness and his road to recovery.

by Nicole Reitz

Carol Reed of Fulton is a published author thanks to her guardian angel “Jenna.”

Reed’s story, “Our Little Angel,” was chosen for the “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven” edition.

Reed’s sister encouraged her to submit her story to Chicken Soup. Her sister had a story published several years ago and the publishing company kept in contact with her about upcoming books.

“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven” features 101 stories about loss, miraculous signs and amazing connections.

She wrote from her own experience about an incident that occurred in 2009 when her husband Ryan, a Fulton firefighter, was hospitalized after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.

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Painting project – Student Mariahlee James paints part of a sports-themed mural at the Fulton CYO. The mural is part of a community service project between YAP and Catholic Charities.

Youth Advocate Program: Keeping children and parents together

Painting project – Student Mariahlee James paints part of a sports-themed mural at the Fulton CYO. The mural is part of a community service project between YAP and Catholic Charities.

by Nicole Reitz

The Youth Advocate Program, located at 616 Oneida St., Fulton, is in the business of keeping kids and families together at home.

YAP, an alternative to a placement program, is a contracted service by the Department of Social Services. Families are referred to YAP off the DSS case load and work with a wide range of situations throughout Oswego County.

Most of YAP’s cases are either school-related issues, parenting or the parent-child relationship.

“The county has different things that they can do with kids who are at-risk of residential placement,” said David Canfield, Oswego County director of YAP. “We don’t have the stigma that a lot of times DSS walks in with. DSS recognizes that they don’t have the resources with families that YAP can have. We’re here to work closely with DSS to help them do their jobs better, easier.”

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