by Lois Luber of the United Way of Greater Oswego County
I extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who lent their support to the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s fourth annual Stone Soup Too Luncheon graciously hosted by Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton.
From the large amount of people who attended, to the many businesses and organizations that helped make the event possible, our Stone Soup Too Luncheon was a perfect example of the United Way’s “Live United” concept as the community came together to show their support for the United Way and help our area food pantries.
If there are no answers as to who leaked an ethics complaint filed against Legislator Shawn Doyle when the Oswego County Legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee meets Monday, Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler said he will request an investigation.
“This taints the integrity of the process,” Kunzwiler said Tuesday. “If only five people were in possession of the complaint, how hard can it be to determine how it got out?”
Late last year, then-legislature chairman Barry Leemann filed an ethics complaint against Doyle alleging the legislator may be misusing office space at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse in Pulaski.
There was a hearing held Wednesday in the matter of a case against Oswego County Clerk George Williams but the plaintiff’s attorney said he had no idea a hearing had been scheduled.
Attorney Scott Chatfield, who represents APS Information Systems in a case against Williams, said late Wednesday that he had no idea a hearing had been scheduled until he received a telephone call from Oswego County Supreme Court Judge Norman Seiter asking why he wasn’t in court.
APS is suing Williams for his policy of charging fees to research criminal court records. State law allows a $5 fee to be charged for each name searched for every two years provided the search is certified. APS alleges that Williams has been charging for all searches, including those that are not certified.
The Oswego Clearview Squirt hockey team traveled to SUNY Morrisville recently to compete in the season-ending John Abbott Memorial (JAM) Tournament.
The team capped off a successful 21-13-4 year by making it to the tournament championship, before falling to Camillus 1 by the score of 2-0.
The Oswego Squirts defeated Camillus 2 5-1, defeated Fulton 4-1, lost to Valley 6-1, and defeated Camillus 1 2-1 to garner a tournament high 12.5 points in the five-point scoring system to advance to the championship.
“Our coaches couldn’t be more proud of the way our team played in this tournament and throughout the season,” Oswego Head Coach Eric Koproski said of his team. “The strides that these kids made and the work ethic they showed in every game and practice were tremendous.”