Jerry’s Journal: More school memories, Goldberg’s softball team, and the Fulton Memoir Project

By Jerry Hogan Kasperek 

One of the nicest things about writing my column is hearing from old friends and classmates, the most recent of which is Jane Rasmussen Wilcox via a surprise phone call to say how much she enjoyed reading my last couple of columns about Walradt Street and Phillip Street Schools.

“It brought back so many memories,” she said. Continue reading

Hodgepodge: Road trippin’

As we drove to Roanoke, Virginia last weekend to attend grandson Camden’s college graduation at Radford University in Radford, Va., I was reminded of other trips.

I did some checking when we got home.

Captive in a Car

In December 1984, my column reviewed a trip to Roanoke to spend Thanksgiving. That trip made me realize that spending 10 hours in a car together could possibly be one of life’s worse fates for four people. Continue reading

UPDATE: Oswego police issue report on trolley-pedestrian accident

The City of Oswego Police Department, after consultation with the New York State Department of Transportation and the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, has concluded the investigation report for the A-Bus trolley vs. pedestrian accident that occurred  May 9 at the intersection of West Bridge and West Seneca streets.

The investigation determined the operator of the trolley bus was traveling westbound on West Seneca Street and did make an improper left turn into an unmarked one way turning spur. That spur
is intended for westbound West Bridge Street traffic to travel eastbound on West Seneca Street.

While the trolley bus was attempting to enter eastbound West Bridge Street traffic, it hit two pedestrians that were crossing West Bridge Street, apparently diagonally from north to south and outside of a crosswalk.

No criminal charges are pending.

Research shows Fulton Public Library lags in funding

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By Ashley M. Casey

The Fulton Public Library lags behind two similar libraries in the North Country Library System in funding for its staff members, according to data from the 2012 New York State Bibliostat report.

Library Director Betty Maute said Fulton serves a population similar to the Ogdensburg Public Library and the Canton Free Library with less money.

“What they pay for staff alone is our entire budget,” Maute told The Valley News. “There’s a big discrepancy between us and other libraries serving the same (size) population in the North Country Library System.” Continue reading

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