Valley Viewpoints

Veterans say ‘Thanks’

The members of the Fulton Veterans Council wish to thank the students and facilitators of  “LOCY” (Leadership Oswego County Youth) and the Junior High and GRB High school lacrosse team and the Fulton 13-14 indoor and the travel soccer team, their parents and community volunteers for helping us place the veteran flags at Mt. Adnah and St. Mary’s cemeteries.

We were impressed with their willingness to help and the job they did was outstanding.

We also wish to express our gratitude to Sugar Funeral Home and Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home staff for helping with organizing the students and providing the pizza and water, and Mr. Wes Dean with Red Baron Pizza for opening his shop.

The Fulton Veterans Council is comprised of our community veterans’ organizations and veteran support groups, the Elks Lodge and the Knights of Columbus.

The week before, the LOCY students also treated many veterans and their guests to a wonderful program and picnic. We thank you for your interest and willingness to learn about our veterans’ experiences while serving in the military. Our veterans and their guests enjoyed this very much.

We are proud of all of the students who chose to include our veterans in their programs and we wish you success in the future.

John Young, on behalf of

The Fulton Veterans Council

County elections inspectors needed

The Oswego County Board of Elections is looking for election inspectors to work the upcoming elections.

To qualify, an inspector needs to be a registered voter in the county and be an enrolled Democrat or Republican. Inspectors work the entire day. During the Primary Election, inspectors work from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. or until paperwork is complete. During the General Election, inspectors work from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m, or until paperwork is complete. The pay is between $110 and $160.

Inspectors are also required to attend a training class and are paid for attending the class.

Those interested should call the Oswego County Board of Elections weekdays at 349-8350 or 349-8351.

NYS adopts black bear management plan

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

Phoenix baseball makes playoffs; loses to VVS in first round

By Rob Tetro

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

When to get involved if you suspect pet abuse

Dear Porky  & Buddy,

My neighbor has a dog that he keeps tied out behind his house. I can barely see into his backyard, but as far as I can tell the dog spends most of its time out there and there is never any food or water for it.

Is it OK if I just go over there and feed and water the dog myself when he is not home? The yard is not posted or anything.


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TV journalist Rose to receive honorary SUNY Oswego degree


Media icon Charlie Rose of CBS-TV’s “This Morning” and the “Charlie Rose” show on PBS will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree by the State University of New York on Thursday, Oct. 16, in conjunction with the 10th annual Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit at SUNY Oswego.

Rose is a world-renowned journalist and media personality who has interviewed such dignitaries as international statesmen Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel laureates Toni Morrison and Seamus Heaney, and pop icons Julia Roberts and Bruce Springsteen.

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