Three Fulton-area companies, including Huhtamaki, ies receive low-cost power deals

by Andrew Henderson

Three Fulton companies are among the first 517 business to receive low-cost power grants under New York State’s new ReCharge New York program.

Canfield Machine & Tool, Huhtamaki, and Interface Solutions are among those listed as receiving the low-cost power grants.

The companies are receiving a share of the first installment of 910 megawatts of low-cost power set aside to create and protect jobs as part of a major overhaul of New York’s economic development programs. One megawatt is the equivalent of power used by 800 to 1,000 typical homes.

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Oswego County transfers $18,000 for mosquito surveillance

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee approved the transfer of $18,000 from the contingency fund to be used for mosquito surveillance during a meeting held Wednesday.

Last summer’s increased mosquito population and the death of a child from eastern equine encephalitis has resulted in the county health department taking more aggressive action against the disease carrying vector.

Legislators instructed the health department to pursue a more regional approach to the problem. Two additional seasonal staff persons were added to the 2012 budget.

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Safety improvements planned for Hannibal Town intersection

by Andrew Henderson

The New York State Department of Transportation will hold an open meeting Wednesday, May 2 to discuss safety improvements to the intersection of N.Y.S. Route 176 and County Route 7 in the Town of Hannibal.

The open house will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hannibal Town Hall, located at 824 Co. Rte. 34.

Plans for the upcoming project will be available for review and DOT representatives will be present to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned.

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Valley Viewpoints: Another cheap shot at Fulton Public Library

by Nicholas Emrich of Fulton

Here we go again! I knew it was only a matter of time before someone else took a cheap shot at our local library. First, I would like to suggest to you, Mr. Chapple, that you go back to our library and check a few books out, especially grammar.

The library isn’t taking another bite from the apple and asking for more money. The library is trying to restore the funding that was cut from the 2012 Fulton City budget.

Furthermore, it would only cost you and I the same as a gallon of gasoline a year to support the library through the proposition on the school ballot.

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In And Around Hannibal: April 28, 2012

by Rita Hooper

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday – no hurry, please don’t call the EMT’s or the coast guard – I’m just trying to get your attention.

Mayday when spelled as one word is a universal distress signal used primarily by seamen and aviators. It is said three times so it can’t easily be confused with something else in a noisy situation. This Tuesday is another May Day. We’ll call this May Day #2.

The earliest May Days were held before Christianity and are related to Celtic and Germanic festivals as well as the Roman festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers.

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Cortland survives late rally by Fulton boys lacrosse

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys varsity lacrosse team trailed Cortland by three goals going into the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s game.

Despite trailing most of the game, Fulton rallied to cut Cortland’s lead down to one. Time ran out on the Raiders, however, as Cortland escaped with an 8-7 win.

Cortland jumped out to a quick lead. By the end of the first quarter, it had a 4-1 lead over Fulton.

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