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Oswego County Legislature debates wind power…again

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature debated wind power once again when they met Thursday evening.

County Administrator Phil Church addressed the topic, explaining that New York is among the five Great Lakes states that recently reached a deal with the Obama administration to streamline the development of offshore wind turbines.

Church told legislators that he was trying to get more information. The legislature had previously passed a resolution in opposition of offshore wind farms.

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Oswego County flow control lawsuit discussion leads to outburst

by Carol Thompson

A judgment against Oswego County for legal fees to be paid in a lawsuit challenging the county’s flow control lawsuit brought about some debate and an outburst from the plaintiff who was sitting in the audience.

During Thursday’s meeting, the legislature voted to pay Jeff Holbrook $65,214 as ordered by the court.

Holbrook sued the county over its flow control law and a federal court judge ruled the county’s law unconstitutional.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension to teach vegetable gardening

There are just a few simple things a person needs to know in order to start their own vegetable garden. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County Master Gardener volunteers are offering ‘Learn how to start a Vegetable Garden’, a workshop in which beginner gardeners can learn gardening basics and get their gardening questions answered.

This workshop will be held Monday, April 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Mexico.

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ES-M tops Fulton girls lacrosse

by Rob Tetro

East Syracuse-Minoa held on for a one-goal win against the Fulton girls varsity lacrosse team Wednesday.

East Syracuse-Minoa was a little more aggressive on the offensive end, taking four more shots on goal than Fulton did. The conversion of one of the additional shots proved to be the difference in ES-M’s 9-8 win over Fulton.

By the numbers, these were two evenly matched teams. East Syracuse-Minoa led by only one goal going into halftime.

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Poirier and Sears claim wins at Fulton Speedway

The Fulton Speedway began the 2012 season Saturday night. Steve Poirier of Quebec bested a field of 42 of the best 360 Sprint car drivers in the Northeast in round one of the Patriot Sprint Tour.

Tim Sears Jr. grabbed the checkers in both the NAPA Late Models and SUNY Canton Sportsman.

Sears grabbed the lead early on in the 15 lap NAPA Late Model feature and cruised to the easy win. Sean Beardsley, Alan Fink, Brandon Kidd and Mike Trapp chased Sears across the line.

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Fulton youth has chance to spend a day with the Stanley Cup

Noah Delaney of Fulton is one of three finalists in Discover’s second annual Day With the Cup contest, where the winner will be granted an entire day with the Stanley Cup along with a community event and tickets to a Stanley Cup Finals game.

By voting on the finalists between April 17 and 21, hockey fans everywhere will choose the grand prize winner by casting their vote at www.Discover.com/StanleyCup.

Discover will announce the grand prize winner on May 6 via a special community event featuring the Stanley Cup.

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Spencer Ludington seeks county judicial seat

by Carol Thompson

Fulton City Court Judge Spencer Ludington is seeking the support of Republicans to run for the Oswego County Surrogate Court judicial position being vacated by Judge John Elliott, who is expected to retire this year.

Elliott was elected to a new term two years ago, however, he has reached the mandatory retirement age.

Oswego County Republican Committee Chairman Michael C. Backus said he is aware of the upcoming vacancy.

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Fulton City Republican Committee endorses Spencer Ludington, Ann Buerkle

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton City Republican Committee recently endorsed Fulton City Court Judge Spencer Ludington for Surrogate Court judge, Congresswoman Ann Buerkle for the newly formed 24th District, and Wendy Long for United States Senate.

The endorsement for Ludington was unanimous, according to committee Chairman Jim Myers said.

“Judge Ludington has our full support for Surrogate Court Judge,” said Myers. “He is known for his fair decisions while on the bench and has the experience needed to preform the duties as Surrogate Court Judge. We are proud to endorse Judge Ludington.”

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