Fulton Youth Soccer to hold registration

Championship team – Pictured are members of the CNY Family Sports Centre U14 Girls winter session indoor soccer championship team.

Fulton Youth Soccer will hold its last in-person registration for the 2012 spring and fall seasons at the Fulton City Hall in the Community Room Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Local boys and girls may be signed up by their parents or legal guardians.

Registration forms are also available via the association’s website at

The teams play at the Butler Soccer Park on Chase Road. Games will begin April 28.
Practices will start the week before the first scheduled game.


Donovan Carr shines for Fulton Bantam Hockey Team

In front of the net – The Fulton Bantam hockey team finished in second place in the Binghamton Rage tournament. Pictured is William Fruce in the game against Binghamton. Fruce scored the first goal of the tournament in the game against Barrie.

The Fulton Bantam hockey team ended season play with a second place finish in the Binghamton Rage Tournament.

The Raiders came up short in the championship game, losing to Webster 5-2.
Raider wing Donovan Carr shined for the Raiders, contributing four goals and two assists in three games played.

Fulton 6, Barrie 1: After a scoreless first period, William Fruce took a feed from Greg Blasczienski to net Fulton’s first goal of the game.
Carr scored his tenth of the season, Raider Ben Nelson assisting, to end the period.

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Oswego County Legislature chairman calls on Senator Patty Ritchie to take action

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley has sent a letter to state Senator Patty Ritchie urging her and her colleagues to accelerate the governor’s Medicaid mandate relief.

In a letter dated March 12, Beardsley wrote, “In the next several days, as you prepare to vote for your state budget, please know that Oswego County property taxpayers are relying on you to enact this mandate relief.”

Beardsley outlined four mandate relief proposals included in the governor’s budget. They are early intervention reform, preschool special education reform, pension reform and a freeze on the local share of Medicaid costs.

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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: March 21, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

March is music in our schools month! Unfortunately, GRB’s jazz band and chorus concerts have already passed. If you’re still looking to catch a concert though, band and orchestra are still to come. The bands will play tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and orchestra plays next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as well.

Tonight is the tech department’s Technology and Engineering Fair. It begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the auditorium and tech classrooms. Information on classes and student projects will be displayed. Refreshments will be available too! Come check out what goes on in the technology world of GRB.

Still looking to order a yearbook? The Fultonian is still available. Make sure to see Mr. Senecal in room 102 before June to get this discounted rate. After that, the price will rise.

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Thomas G. Cantine Jr. Memorial scholarship open to ungrad student

The Thomas G. Cantine Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established after the untimely death of Thomas G. Cantine Jr, who was an active amateur radio operator for over 50 years. Obtaining his license at the age of 13 in 1957, he held the call sign: W2TQF.

Cantine’s hobby of amateur radio led to a career as a sales engineer and engineering consultant. He taught amateur radio classes, was a volunteer examiner, active in ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) and was a charter member of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club and served as the president of the radio club for several terms.

This scholarship has been set up in memory of Tom and his passion for amateur radio.

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Democrats seek change in Oswego County Legislature meeting times

by Carol Thompson

A change in the Oswego County Legislature’s Rules and Order of Business led to a discussion about changing the meeting time to provide more public accessibility.

During Thursday’s meeting of the legislature, Legislator Jake Mulcahey brought forth a motion to move the meeting time from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. so that more members of the public can attend.

The discussion surfaced when legislators brought forth a motion to waive the rules to allow for a change in the Rules and Order of Business.

The legislature can only make changes in odd years, hence, the waiver was required.

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Karen Abbott

At The Fencepost: March 21, 2012

Karen Abbott

by Karen Abbott

I’m dealing with a lot of uncertainty this week. Or not dealing with it, as the case may be.

I’m following several leads for additional employment, none of which is going fast enough to get me ahead in the cash flow game.  I turn my attention frantically from one career path to another, trying not to let any correspondence go unanswered nor any opportunities slip by.

It feels like roller skating against the flow of a crowd of teens on a Friday night.
I had that experience, years ago, at the Bilou skating rink. We used to go skating there on the weekends. A rush of air braced us when we stepped inside, a little whirlwind caused by the counter-clockwise whoosh of skaters all straining in the same direction.

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Oswego County Legislator Jim Karasek appointed to NYSAC Advisory Committee

Oswego County Legislator James Karasek has been named to the New York State Association of Counties standing committee on Children with Special Needs.
An advocate for those with disabilities, Karasek is employed as manager for independent living services for Oswego ARISE.

“Your participation on this committee assists the association in developing priorities for our ongoing advocacy efforts,” NYSAC President Mary Pat Hancock said in announcing Karasek’s appointment.

The New York State Association of Counties represents, educates, and advocates for county governments and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public across New York State.

NYSAC’s standing committees are essential in the development of the series of resolutions that go before the full county delegation and become the basis of NYSAC’s legislative program for the year.

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