As Oswego County legislators wait for a new computer use policy to be drafted, some lawmakers are calling for an employee who allegedly played a computer game while on county time to reimburse the taxpayers.
“No county employee should be spending that much time playing games on the computer and should be held accountable for it,” Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler said, adding that the taxpayers are entitled to reimbursement of the salary collected while playing the game on county time.
As reported in the Feb. 22 issue of The Valley News, the personal Facebook page of a highly paid employee working in administration, indicated the application game Farmville was played on county time.
A majority of the records held by Oswego County are public, but the wait for those records can be lengthy.
For that reason, as well as other reasons, legislators want to discuss what steps can be taken to streamline the process.
Last month, the committee discussed not only the timeliness of fulfilling the requests, but whether a legislator should be required to submit a written request for records they need in their roles as elected officials.
The Oswego County Conservative Party Committee will hold its annual spring dinner May 3 at the Lakeview Manor, 723 N.Y.S. Rte. 3, Fulton.
The dinner will be at 7 p.m. with a cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Wendy Long, a candidate for United States Senate.
Long has been a New Yorker for 14 years. Raised in New Hampshire, she attended public schools and graduated from Dartmouth College. She went to Washington, D.C. during the Reagan years to work in the United States Senate for U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey and then U.S. Sen. Bill Armstrong.
The Phoenix varsity baseball team entered the sixth inning of Monday’s game against Mexico with a three-run lead.
With Mexico’s batters struggling to score, it seemed as if the Firebirds were on their way to victory. However, despite its impressive lead, Phoenix did not lose focus.
Instead of potentially allowing Mexico back into the game, the Firebirds added four more runs during the top of the sixth inning. These runs later proved to assist Phoenix in holding off Mexico for a 9-6 win.
A Butterfly Walk for Hannah Crego, a fourth grader at Fairley Elementary School, will be held April 28 at 1 p.m at the Hannibal Central School Track.
Crego has Cockayne Syndrome, or CS, a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, premature aging, sensitivity to sunlight, moderate to profound developmental and neurological delays and a shortened lifespan.
Crego, who will turn 12 in August, appeared to be an average little girl until the age four. It wasn’t until the age of eight and trips to see geneticists and specialists at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Rochester and Boston, that Crego was diagnosed with CS type 2. CS type 1 presents at birth.
Cockayne syndrome type 2 appears during early childhood. Crego’s local physician, Dr. Stuart Trust had never seen a case like hers.