Quickness expected to be key for Fulton girls lacrosse

by Rob Tetro

For the Fulton girls varsity lacrosse team to achieve its goals, it will have to develop into a more cohesive unit at a steady pace this season, according to assistant coach Andrew Karpinko.

If the lady Raiders can maintain a steady development, Fulton will aim to have a winning record and compete for a league title.

But the expectations do not end there. If the Lady Raiders can qualify for post-season play, they feel that they can accomplish a lot in sectional play.

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Fulton City School District kindergarten registration set for April 12

The Fulton City School District is holding kindergarten registration for children who turn five years old by Dec. 1, 2012.

April 12, kindergarten registration is happening at every elementary school in the Fulton City School District.

The times for registration at the elementary schools will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Other counties don’t require legislators to fill out FOILs

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County legislators are required to make a written request for the documents that they are the legal custodians of — and it has sparked a debate as to whether they should be exempt from having to follow the same procedure as the public in acquiring records.

In other counties around the state, legislators have access to records without written requests or wait.

The requests, known more commonly as a FOIL request, the acronym for Freedom of Information Law, are required to obtain public documents from government agencies.  Requests can be made in writing by e-mail, hard copy or by using a form provided by the agency.

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Oswego County jail inmate pilot program to begin soon

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd said Wednesday that he expects the county to begin a state pilot program that could ease the maximum capacity issues faced at the Oswego County Public Safety Center.

“It should start within a week or two,” Todd said of the county’s participation in the program.

The state recently began a program called The Orleans Project, which removes “technical violators” of parole from the local jail, placing them in state-run facilities.

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Oswego County: Save energy, money by going green

Oswego County will be holding a public meeting for residents Wednesday to learn about saving energy and money by going “green.”

The public session begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 in the Oswego County Legislative Chambers, 46 East Bridge Street, Oswego.

“Energy efficiency and conservation in our homes, workplaces and businesses benefits residents as well as our environment,” said Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley.

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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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Annual Cross Walk to be held Friday

A Fulton community Good Friday Cross Walk will be held Friday, April 6 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.

This annual event is sponsored by the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches.

Walkers will take turns carrying a large wooden cross in the downtown section of the City of Fulton. A total of ten stations of the cross will be observed.

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