Fulton Speedway holds Test and Tune

On a picture perfect weather day, a large contingent of fans and race cars opened the gates for the first time to kick off the 2012 season at the Fulton Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Around 50 race teams hit the high banks to see if their winter’s worth of work paid off in the two-hour test and tune session.

Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland and local favorite Shawn Donath all said they wanted to get a jump on what expects to be a huge field of Sprint Cars Saturday being the first 360 race of the season in New York State and for our neighbors to the north in Ontario.

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Oswego County legislators consider giving support to full casino gaming

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature will consider a resolution in support of full casino gaming when lawmakers meets tonight.

The resolution would be sent to state officials, who are considering a change to the state constitution to allow gaming at New York State facilities.

During last month’s meeting of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee, representatives of the Western New York Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation made a presentation on the benefits of gambling.

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‘Titanic’ to be shown on anniversary

The award winning film “Titanic” will be shown, free of charge, Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton.

This movie will be shown with an intermission due to its length.

On the night of April 14, 1912, the ship Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City hit an iceberg.

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Oswego County Legislature Clerk polled other counties on FOIL policies

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislature Clerk Wendy Falls said that she polled other counties in regard to their Freedom of Information Law policies through a list service provided by the New York State Association of Counties.

At issue is whether Oswego County legislators should be required to request in writing and pay for copies of records they need to perform their official duties.

As an example, Legislator Shawn Doyle questioned why, prior to a contract vote, he would need to put a request in writing to review the contract he was expected to vote on and why he would need to request in writing the previous contract held by the vendor.

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Phone survey to help county improve evacuation plans

During the month of April, Oswego County residents may be contacted by telephone to participate in an important all-hazards evacuation planning survey.

The purpose of the survey is to gather data to help Oswego County improve evacuation plans for both man-made and natural disasters.

The telephone survey is being conducted by First Market Research, based in Boston, Mass.  All calls made during weekdays will be conducted between 6 and 9 p.m.
weekends, calls will be made between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Response to the survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete with the head of the household or spouse.

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Fifth inning rally leads Homer past Hannibal baseball

by Rob Tetro

The Hannibal varsity baseball team went into the fifth inning of its April 5 game against Homer with a two-run lead.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, Homer went on to score four runs during the fifth inning to seize control of the game.

Homer then added two more runs to bring the total to six unanswered runs en route to a 7-3 win over Hannibal.

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Oswego County Ethics Board dismisses charges against legislator

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Ethics Board unanimously dismissed a complaint lodged against Legislator Shawn Doyle by former legislature Chairman Barry Leemann.

The charges stemmed from the Town of Richland’s decision to house the town historian’s office in the Pulaski Courthouse, which is owned by the county.

Doyle, the town’s historian, and other town officials utilize a small office located in the upper level of the courthouse. The town also occupies space in the lower level for departmental offices.

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Audrey Jachimek, retired from Nestle

Audrey Hanlon Jachimek, 84, formerly of Fulton died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at St. Luke Residential Health Services in Oswego following a long illness.

A native of Phoenix, she had resided in Fulton most of her life. She had worked at Sealright Co. in Fulton, General Electric Co. in Liverpool and retired from Nestle Co. in Fulton after many years.

She was a former member of several bowling leagues at Lakeview Lanes and enjoyed playing Bingo, poker, gambling, slot machines and traveling with family and senior citizens on trips.

She was a former member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary and volunteer at the Oswego Harborfest for many years.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Philip) LaBarge of Fulton; her son, Henry (Barbara Coufal) Jachimek Jr. of Plattsmouth, NE; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held April 9 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Rev. Mark Kimpland officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Oswego County, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, NY 13126.

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