Valley Viewpoint: United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too a success

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.

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Redistricting – Assemblyman Bob Oaks speaks to a colleague during a recent session in Albany. Oaks has worked as a member of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment that recommended new lines for Senate and Assembly districts to reflect the 2010 Census.

New York News: March 24, 2012

Redistricting – Assemblyman Bob Oaks speaks to a colleague during a recent session in Albany. Oaks has worked as a member of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment that recommended new lines for Senate and Assembly districts to reflect the 2010 Census.

by Andrew Henderson

A bill that would help Oswego County and its inmate crunch at the Oswego County Correctional Facility has been approved by a key Senate committee this week, said state Senator Patty Ritchie.

The New York State Senate’s Crime and Corrections Committee approved the bill, S.5498, which would require payment to the counties for any state inmates who are held in a county jail beyond 10 days.

“Taxpayers in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties are being forced to foot the bill for inmates who are being held in county jails, but who really belong in state lock-ups,” Ritchie said.

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Democrat legislators call for probe of ethics leak

by Carol Thompson

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.

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On target – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County announced the dates for its annual Shooting Sports Program. This program is open to all girls and boys ages 12-19 who are interested in archery and muzzleloading. Pictured is a participant last year as he takes aim on his target with muzzleloading rifle.

Shooting Sports Program to be held this summer

On target – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County announced the dates for its annual Shooting Sports Program. This program is open to all girls and boys ages 12-19 who are interested in archery and muzzleloading. Pictured is a participant last year as he takes aim on his target with muzzleloading rifle.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is accepting registrations into its Shooting Sports Program.

This program is open to all girls and boys ages 12-19 who are interested in archery and muzzleloading.

The program will be conducted as a five-week course concluding with a field day.

Each discipline meets once a week at an Oswego County Sportsman Club.
Archery will be held Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at Deerslayers Bowmen Association on Route 104 in southwest Oswego.

Shotgun will be held Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Leatherstocking Club in New Haven.

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Lawsuit against Oswego County clerk hits snag

by Carol Thompson

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.

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LivingStations

‘Living Stations’ set for March 30

Continuing a 25-year tradition, “Living Stations” will be presented Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium.

This dramatization of “The Way of the Cross” is the traditional Catholic prayer of Jesus’ passion as it portrays the final hours leading to His crucifixion.

In the “Living Stations,” local youth take on the roles of the various people in the traditional 14 scenes of the Stations of the Cross.

Each scene features a series of readings and meditations and is a visual reminder of Christ’s suffering.

Jeremy Langdon will portray Jesus and Christina Teetsel will portray Mary.

Choral works are under the direction of Dolores Walrath. The evening’s performance is free and open to the public.

Second-place finish – The Oswego Clearview Squirt hockey team, pictured, 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.

Oswego Squirts reach title game in JAM Tournament

Second-place finish – The Oswego Clearview Squirt hockey team, pictured, 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 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.”

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First goal of the tournament – The CNY Warriors ended season play with a second place finish in Scottsville’s March Madness Tournament. The Warriors competed in the A division, falling to Scottsville 4-2 in the championship. The team defeated Monroe County, Rochester, and Scottsville earlier in the tournament. Pictured is Tyler Calverase, who scored the first goal of the tournament in the game against Monroe County.

CNY Warriors place second in March Madness tournament

First goal of the tournament – The CNY Warriors ended season play with a second place finish in Scottsville’s March Madness Tournament. The Warriors competed in the A division, falling to Scottsville 4-2 in the championship. The team defeated Monroe County, Rochester, and Scottsville earlier in the tournament. Pictured is Tyler Calverase, who scored the first goal of the tournament in the game against Monroe County.

The CNY Warriors ended season play with a second place finish in Scottsville’s March Madness Tournament.

The Warriors competed in the A division, falling to Scottsville 4-2 in the championship.

CNY 5, Monroe County 0: Warrior Tyler Calverase got the scoring started late in the first period, skating the puck in and roofing the shot.

In the second period, CNY’s Billy Greene made good on an attempt made by Asher Zych. Warrior Caleb Clarke landed a shot from the blue line mid-third period.

Greene bounced one in, thanks to a pass from Alec Caroccio before Derek Morgia sent the puck in off the goalie’s mitt, Greene assisting.

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