by Andrew Henderson
The Hannibal and Phoenix libraries are among a handful of Oswego County libraries to receive construction grant funding, according to state representatives.
Senator Patty Ritchie announced that more than $100,000 in funding will be awarded to libraries in Oswego County through public library construction grant funds.
The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2011 state budget.
State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including eight from Oswego County, at a special ceremony held last week at Ft. Drum.
In addition to recognizing veterans from Oswego County, the senator announced retired US Army Col. Michael Plummer of Jefferson County, founder of the “Adopt-a-Platoon” program, as the 2012 inductee to the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to these brave men and women who have one of the toughest, most selfless jobs there is — the job of protecting our freedom,” Ritchie said.