Oswego school board re-elects Allen as board president

Kathleen Allen and Lynda Sereno were elected as the Oswego school district school board president and vice president during the annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday, July 1 at the Education Center.

Thomas DeCastro and Allen were both nominated for the president’s position and Allen will serve for the second consecutive year in that capacity as the result of a 4-3 vote. Continue reading

Lanigan students get ‘locked up’ on Oswego River

Jacob Tanner, a fourth-grade student at Lanigan Elementary School, pretends to be the captain of the Tug Urger during a recent field trip to the Fulton locks on the Oswego River.
Jacob Tanner, a fourth-grade student at Lanigan Elementary School, pretends to be the captain of the Tug Urger during a recent field trip to the Fulton locks on the Oswego River.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Fourth-graders at Lanigan Elementary School recently built on their classroom studies of geography and water navigation by getting a first-hand look at the lock system along the Oswego River. Continue reading

Concert in Park, Duck Derby set for July 20

The 22nd annual Concert in the Park is scheduled for July 20 at the Firemen’s Field on Rochester Street in the Village of Hannibal.

Activities will begin at the Mill Street Dam where the Dollars for Scholars Duck Derby will take place at 1 p.m. Residents should note the duck derby is being held before the concert this year rather than following the concert as in previous years.

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What do the restructuring board recommendations mean for Fulton?

By Ashley M. Casey

The New York state Fiscal Restructuring Board on June 30 released its suggestions on how to get the city of Fulton out of fiscal stress.

The city is eligible for as much as $400,000 in state grants if it meets the board’s conditions, but Mayor Ron Woodward said some of the recommendations aren’t feasible for Fulton.

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BOCES students learn fine art of vehicle extrication

During a vehicle extrication exercise at Oswego County BOCES, Public Safety and Justice students Aaron Davis (left) and James Peet use hydraulic equipment to cut the car’s steel frame.
During a vehicle extrication exercise at Oswego County BOCES, Public Safety and Justice students Aaron Davis (left) and James Peet use hydraulic equipment to cut the car’s steel frame.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Students enrolled in the Public Safety and Justice program at Oswego County BOCES received a hands-on lesson recently as they performed a vehicle extrication in the parking lot on campus. Continue reading

Strong winds, storms beat through Oswego County

The screen at the Midway Drive-In took a beating during the storm July 8.
The screen at the Midway Drive-In took a beating during the storm July 8.
Trees down in a front yard on Route 48 near Minetto. Both photos by Rick Grosvent of Fulton.
Trees down in a front yard on Route 48 near Minetto. Both photos by Rick Grosvent of Fulton.

By Ashley M. Casey

A severe storm Tuesday evening caused power outages and damages throughout Oswego County, including the destruction of the projection screen at the Midway Drive-In Theatre in Minetto.

National Grid estimated nearly 10,000 people lost power in Oswego County Tuesday night. As of Wednesday morning, almost 7,000 people were still waiting for their electricity to come back on. Volney customers were hit the hardest with 1,568 still without power Wednesday.

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