Fulton softball team records 9-0 shutout

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity softball team got off a quick start against Syracuse West Friday.

The Lady Raiders scored four runs during the game’s first two innings en route to a 9-0 shutout of Syracuse West.

Fulton took a 1-0 lead during the bottom of the first inning. Following another scoreless at bat for Syracuse West, the Lady Raiders added three more runs during the bottom of the second inning. They added another run during the bottom of the fourth inning, which brought the score to 5-0.

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American hero – Volney Elementary School held a patriotic assembly Monday, honoring local solider Eric Lockwood. Students from Volney sent Lockwood cards, pictures and care packages while he served overseas in Afghanistan. Students Julia Guarrera and Mary Jerred read samples of the letters sent to Lockwood and presented him with a Volney Vikings sweatshirt. Lockwood, who attended Volney school, visited classrooms after the assembly, meeting and answering students questions. From left are Volney Principal Jeff Hendrickson, Town of Volney Supervisor Dennis Lockwood, Legislator Linda Lockwood, Lockwood, Senator Patty Ritchie, Assemblyman Will Barclay and teacher Kathleen DeLisle. In front are students Mary Jerred and Julia Guarrera. -Valley News photo by Nicole Reitz

Volney Elementary School honors local soldier

American hero – Volney Elementary School held a patriotic assembly Monday, honoring local solider Eric Lockwood. Students from Volney sent Lockwood cards, pictures and care packages while he served overseas in Afghanistan. Students Julia Guarrera and Mary Jerred read samples of the letters sent to Lockwood and presented him with a Volney Vikings sweatshirt. Lockwood, who attended Volney school, visited classrooms after the assembly, meeting and answering students questions. From left are Volney Principal Jeff Hendrickson, Town of Volney Supervisor Dennis Lockwood, Legislator Linda Lockwood, Lockwood, Senator Patty Ritchie, Assemblyman Will Barclay and teacher Kathleen DeLisle. In front are students Mary Jerred and Julia Guarrera. -Valley News photo by Nicole Reitz

Volney Elementary School held a patriotic assembly Monday, honoring local soldier Eric Lockwood.

Students from Volney sent Lockwood cards, pictures and care packages while he served overseas in Afghanistan.

Students Julia Guarrera and Mary Jerred read samples of the letters sent to Lockwood and presented him with a Volney Vikings sweatshirt.

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Oswego County legislator seeks to restore expired exemption program

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Dan Farfaglia would like to see the return of a program that allowed a tax exemption for home improvements.

“When this option was available previously, homeowners were exempt from paying the full amount of the increased assessed value until five years after completion,” Farfaglia wrote in a memorandum to members of the legislature’s Community and consumer Affairs Committee.

“Under that law, in the first year of the increased value of the home, the owner paid no additional property taxes. Beginning in the second year, they paid a small increased amount. Gradually the amount paid increased every year and by the time the sixth year arrived, they were paying the full assessed value of the home.”

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Bodley Bulletins: April 25, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

Did you know that nearly one billion people have no access to clean, safe drinking water?

Many G. Ray Bodley High School faculty members and students have been participating in The Water Project to bring this problem to light.

For those who don’t know what this is, it is a two-week commitment to drink nothing but water.

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Arbor Day cleanup at Recreation Park

Members of Oswego County AmeriCorps will host a community restoration project at Fulton’s Recreation Park at 2:30 p.m. Arbor Day, Friday, April 27.

Several local businesses and volunteers have supported the project and the public is invited to join in the effort.

“This park is next to G. Ray Bodley High School and is the environment where thousands of kids, our next generation, pass each and every day,” said AmeriCorps member and project organizer Jessica Naioti. “We are asking for the community’s help in sprucing it up.”

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Tickets are now available for the 11th annual Jamboree fund-raiser to benefit Parents of Special Children. The event will be held Sunday, June 10 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Scriba Fire Department. Pictured are Program Coordinator Marie Smith with Alex Familo as they sort through door prizes for the event.

Jamboree fund-raiser slated

Tickets are now available for the 11th annual Jamboree fund-raiser to benefit Parents of Special Children. The event will be held Sunday, June 10 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Scriba Fire Department. Pictured are Program Coordinator Marie Smith with Alex Familo as they sort through door prizes for the event.

Tickets are now available for the 11th annual Jamboree fund-raiser to benefit Parents of Special Children.

The event will be held Sunday, June 10 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Scriba Fire Department.

The family event — which will include a spaghetti dinner, live entertainment by Bloodline, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, games and crafts for kids — is organized by the Parents of Special Children staff and board members.

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