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Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 10/31/2014

On 10/30/14 at 2:37 p.m., Marie F. Royall, 50, of 460 Retha Drive Southwest, Shalotte, NC, was arrested for Grand Larceny, 3rd degree, a class D felony, Welfare Fraud, 3rd degree, a class D felony and Offering a False Instrument for Filing, 1st degree, a class E felony.
The arrest stems from an investigation conducted by the Oswego County Department of Social Services with Ms. Royall reportedly receiving services in the amount of more than $4,000 from July 2009 through January 2010 whereas she most likely would not have if she had reported incomes received.
Ms. Royall was arraigned in the Town of Scriba Court by Hon. Judge Adkins and ROR’d with a return to Town of Mexico Court on 11/4/14.

On 10/30/14 at 10:11 p.m., Nicole R. Aldrich, 29, of 7125 SR 104, Apt. 4, Oswego, was arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child , a class A misdemeanor stemming from the investigation into a domestic dispute in the city of Oswego.
She allegedly left the victim home alone.
Ms. Aldrich was released on an appearance ticket, returnable to the T/O Oswego Court on 11/10/14.

Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Nov. 3

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Health Department is offering influenza immunization clinics for people age 19 and older weekdays at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

Adult influenza clinics are held from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome.

Adults may also receive flu shots the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

The influenza vaccination costs $37.

Pneumonia vaccine is also available at the flu clinics.

The cost of the pneumonia vaccine is $103.

Both vaccines are covered by Medicaid and Medicare Part B.

Children’s flu vaccine is available every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Nick Sterio Clinic in Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

The cost is $37 for the inactivated vaccine (the shot) and $43 for the flu-mist (nasal vaccine).

The health department accepts cash or checks for payment.

The department does not accept credit or debit cards.

Patients with private insurance, Managed Medicaid, Managed Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Part B should bring their benefit cards with them to the immunization clinic.

No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Please bring shot records to the immunization clinics.

The following services will be offered during the week of Nov. 3 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

OSWEGO:

– Adult Flu Clinic: Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., walk-in clinic, no appointment needed.
– Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., walk-in clinic.
– Pregnancy Testing: Free pregnancy testing is available. Call 349-3391 to schedule an appointment.
– Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment Services: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
– HIV Counseling and Testing Service:  Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.

Immunization clinics are held every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St., Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

For more information about public health services, contact the County Health Department, weekdays, phone 349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3547.

Sunrise Rotary Supports Fulton Youth Hockey

FULTON, NY – At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary meeting, Jeff Schremp of Fulton Youth Hockey, accepted a donation from Rotarian Doug Stevens on behalf of the club.

Jeff spoke about the program which runs from Oct 1 through March 15 and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Jeff Schremp,left, of Fulton Youth Hockey, and Rotarian Doug Stevens

Jeff Schremp,left, of Fulton Youth Hockey, and Rotarian Doug Stevens

The ice rink is leased from the city for $1.

The association pays for all electricity and equipment while the city helps with trash and snow removal.

Fulton Youth Hockey fundraises to keep the costs down for each participant.

It typically costs Fulton players about $400 each compared to other clubs that are two or three times that amount.

Donations have covered items such as new jerseys, bleachers and locker room floors, along with repairs and costs for facility equipment and an insurance policy to guard against repairs/replacement of the 68,000 feet of pipe under the ice.

Fulton Youth Hockey has seven teams ranging from an under 6 year age level to high school.

They play a 16 game season with away games being as far away as Elmira and Watertown.

The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets every Friday at 7 a.m. at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Public Skate set at Haldane Arena in Pulaski

Salmon River Hockey and Figure Skating hosts public skate every Friday and Saturday from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

The doors will not open until 6:45 p.m.

Friday and Saturday public skate will run until March 14, 2015.

Again this season, there will be a sheriff’s deputy present.

Also hosted is family public skate on Sundays from 3 to 4:45 p.m. until December 28.

Anyone under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult during family skate.

Admission is $3 student, $4 adult and $3 for skate rentals.

There is a snack bar on premises.

Please check our website http://sriha.org for cancellations or changes.

Please come join the fun.

The rink’s phone number is 315-509-4013.

Schumer to USDA: Fed Designation Would Grow Oswego’s Local Economy, Should Not Be A Heavy Lift

OSWEGO – At the Shineman Center at SUNY Oswego on Thursday (Oct. 30), U.S. Senator Charles Schumer launched his push to get the Port of Oswego and SUNY Oswego a special federal designation that would allow the Port of Oswego to export grain and other agriculture products for the first time.

Schumer explained that the port takes in approximately 10 million bushels of grain – soybeans, corn and wheat – each year, and then companies like Perdue send these grains by rail to Virginia where they then export them abroad because the Port of Oswego is not eligible for grain exports.

“Each and every day, goods like aluminum, cement and salt come in and out of the Port of Oswego, so it makes no sense why grains can come in but cannot be shipped out. The inability to export grains is a lost opportunity for the port and the entire Central New York economy, and I am calling on the USDA to remedy the situation,” Sen. Schumer said.

“Each and every day, goods like aluminum, cement and salt come in and out of the Port of Oswego, so it makes no sense why grains can come in but cannot be shipped out. The inability to export grains is a lost opportunity for the port and the entire Central New York economy, and I am calling on the USDA to remedy the situation,” Sen. Schumer said.

Schumer said that, if the port were able to get a certificate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture making it eligible to conduct the weighing and inspections required to safely export grain, companies like Perdue would likely instead export out of Oswego and grow their footprint in the area.

Schumer also noted that SUNY Oswego would play a major role in the weighing and inspection process, opening up new opportunities for students and faculty to get hands-on experience and training.

Schumer urged the USDA to provide the Port of Oswego with this special designation, noting that it will create more jobs and help grow the local economy.

“Each and every day, goods like aluminum, cement and salt come in and out of the Port of Oswego, so it makes no sense why grains can come in but cannot be shipped out. The inability to export grains is a lost opportunity for the port and the entire Central New York economy, and I am calling on the USDA to remedy the situation,” said Schumer. “SUNY Oswego and the port have come up with a common-sense solution to provide the weighing and testing that are required in order for grains to be exported. Now all we need is the green light from the USDA. We should not be shipping goods and jobs down to Virginia when there is the need and capability right here. That is why I am calling on the USDA to work with the Port and SUNY to identify the best way to make grain exports a reality. This designation would bring in jobs at the port, on nearby farms, and at the companies that count on the Port each day; and it would provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to students and faculty at SUNY Oswego. I will fight tooth and nail to get this done.”

This year, the Port of Oswego expects to receive and intake 10 million bushels of grain.

However, companies using the port are unable to ship grains back out by water, either domestically or abroad, due to the fact that the port does not have a required designation from the USDA that would make the Port eligible to conduct the necessary weighing and measuring required to ship grains out.

If a company wants to ship grains out by water, someone from Toledo, Ohio, must do the paperwork because Toledo is the nearest port with the required designation.

Schumer said that, if the Port of Oswego were able to conduct this weighing and measuring, companies would increase shipments at the Port because shipping in and out is more attractive and cost-effective than sending goods to Toledo.

Schumer noted that Perdue AgriBusiness, one of the port’s biggest clients, is currently loading a large portion of the grains that come into the port each year onto rail cars and bringing them to Virginia to be exported.

Schumer said that if Perdue could instead use the Port of Oswego to export these products, it would help grow the local economy because Perdue would need to add personnel to handle exports, the port would need to hire more employees, and the local agriculture industry would benefit because they would become more attractive partners for major companies looking to export out of the port.

The senator said there is no need to ship this potential agribusiness outside of New York when the port is fully capable of doing both the intake and export of products; it just needs USDA approval.

According to Perdue, the company is expected to handle 10 million bushels of grain this year due to a productive harvest; Schumer said the Port of Oswego would stand to profit and benefit immensely if it were able to help export these grains.

Schumer explained that there are two types of designations that the port, in collaboration with SUNY, can pursue.

The first is called “delegated” status. It would make New York State – and by extension the Port of Oswego – a certified weigher and grader of exports.

The second option is a designation for smaller ports like Oswego, called “designated” status, where a local entity like SUNY Oswego gets the accreditation it needs to conduct the weighing and testing at a specific port.

Schumer said that both designations could work for the Port of Oswego and help companies ship grains out domestically and internationally, and he urged the USDA to work with the port and SUNY Oswego to identify the best opportunity.

During his visit, which took place at the SUNY Oswego lab at the Shineman Center, Schumer highlighted the role SUNY Oswego students and faculty would play in the weighing and testing process.

Schumer noted that SUNY Oswego has all of the lab equipment needed to handle the required inspection process.

And, if this designation were granted, SUNY Oswego would develop hands-on learning and training opportunities for students and faculty right at the port.

Schumer said this real-world, hands-on laboratory experience for students could translate into future careers with the port, the USDA, other governmental agencies, or private agricultural industry.

Schumer has been a fierce advocate of modernizing and making improvements to the Port of Oswego that would make it even more profitable and increase its ability to do business all over the world.

In 2013, Schumer worked to secure federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding for Oswego, which allowed it to upgrade its transportation infrastructure.

Over the course of the last several years, Schumer worked to secure federal funding that allowed Oswego to dredge its port, which greatly improved its ability to handle shipments and intake.

Earlier this year, Schumer also secured state-of-the-art equipment for the port, including a new reach stacker – a piece of equipment like a forklift used to unload heavy cargo – a new dump truck, and two new generators.

Schumer secured this equipment through the Federal Surplus Property Program, which was provided to Oswego at no cost to the port.

Schumer said these upgrades have made the Port more ready to handle grain exports.

Now, Schumer says the USDA must step up to the plate and provide this much-needed designation, which would not only increase business for the Port by allowing clients to export, but also keep the port competitive.

Schumer also noted that the port has indicated that it is prepared to enter a new chapter in its development where exportation is a service it can offer clients like Perdue.

In fact, according to the port, clients like Perdue have already expressed interest in exporting and receiving goods at the port so that it might become a one-stop-shop and increase efficiency.

According to the senator, that this is great news for the local workforce and for those students who might be graduating from the partnering SUNY Oswego program and already possess the skills and expertise in the shipping industry necessary to be successful.

He also noted that the global shift in the supply chain in the Panama Canal could be a good opportunity for Oswego to benefit.

Schumer said that the inability to export grain is the port’s Achilles heel and is holding it back from catalyzing more success in Oswego.

The port handles shipments of many goods, including aluminum and cement. However, its inability to export grains is holding the port back, he said.

“Senator Schumer’s push on behalf of the Port of Oswego not only makes sense but is something we’ve been working towards for a long time coming. The senator has been working with us for several years now to turn the page on new chapters of success. Whether it was dredging funds or totally upgrading our rail and infrastructure, Senator Schumer has delivered a silo of resources that has gotten us to the point where we are ready to solicit this request with the USDA,” said Zelko Kirincich, director of the Port of Oswego.

A copy of Senator Schumer’s letter to the USDA appears below:
I am writing today to request that the Grain Inspectors Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) work with the Port of Oswego and the State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego to identify opportunities to allow for grain and other agricultural products to be shipped from the Port of Oswego, utilizing the assets of the state-of-the-art port and the SUNY Oswego. I encourage the GIPSA to examine ways to better utilize recent investments and key infrastructure at the Port of Oswego to allow for more efficient flow of goods for commerce.

As you know, the Port of Oswego takes in approximately 10 million bushels of soybeans, corn, and wheat each year, but must ship it to Virginia for export, as it is the nearest state delegated the ability to export these goods. Local companies have expressed interest in using the nearby Port of Oswego for distributing agricultural products more efficiently into commerce and I encourage you to explore this opportunity.  

Moreover, the capabilities of the Port of Oswego have recently been expanded. New rail lines and area infrastructure are being installed. This is equipping the port to handle millions of tons of export capacity as opposed to extending the supply chain queue far beyond the State of New York, as things currently stand. This situation is costing the port potential clients and remains an overall opportunity loss we must address. Additionally, with a state academic institution at the ready to assist the USDA, and with the experience to do so, it would make sense to explore a working model with this bustling upstate New York Port.

Again, I encourage you to work with the Port of Oswego, SUNY Oswego, and local businesses to identify opportunities for utilizing the port for the export of agricultural goods. The ability of these business to get their products to market is a fundamental part of the rural and agri-based economy. I encourage you to explore this opportunity to allow for local business and farmers to more efficiently reach markets outside of New York State. Thank you for your attention to this request and I look forward to working with you and the community of Oswego on this important matter.   

Sincerely,
Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator

Rotarians Hear About The Internet

OSWEGO, NY – Gregory Peddle was the guest of Oswego Rotarian Mark DuFore recently.

Pictured are Mark DuFore, club president Melanie Trexler and Greg Peddle.

Pictured are Mark DuFore, club president Melanie Trexler and Greg Peddle.

He spoke about Net Neutrality and the future of the Internet related to open access.

Net Neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers and the government should treat all information on the Internet equally.

Peddle is the founder and CEO of mettasoft LLC a custom software development firm.

They provide technology consulting, software development and systems integration.

Open House Set For Proposed Pulaski Bridge Rehabilitation

PULASKI – The New York State Department of Transportation will hold an open house meeting on November 6 regarding a bridge rehabilitation project on Route 11 over the Salmon River in the village of Pulaski.

The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pulaski Fire Department, 12 Lake St.

Preliminary drawings for the upcoming project will be available for review and representatives from NYSDOT will be present to answer questions.

No formal presentation is planned.

Preliminary plans call for replacing the bridge joints, steel and concrete repairs and installing a new wearing surface.

The joint replacement process requires all traffic to be off the bridge for 30 days, so a detour using state Route 13 and county routes 2 and 2A will be in effect during this time.

This bridge rehabilitation work is scheduled to take place during the 2015 construction season; contract documents will include the requirement that all work be completed by September 1, in time for the annual salmon run.

This open house is part of the continuing effort by the department to encourage public participation in the development of transportation projects.

The Pulaski Fire Department is handicapped accessible.

Please contact Kurt Bower, P.E. at (315) 428–4810 if a sign language interpreter, assisted listening system or other accommodation will be required to facilitate your participation in the open house.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org

Please follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOTSyracuse, and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT.

Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 10/30/2014

On 10/29/14 2:15 p.m., Megan M. Bartlett, 31, of 18 Ramona Beach Road, Pulaski, was charged with AUO, 3rd degree(suspended 2x on 9/18/14 for Failure to Answer Summons in T/O Scriba and one on 2/21/14 for Failure to Answer Summons in T/O Scriba) and Registration Suspended (insurance not in effect) following a traffic stop on SR 3 in the town of Palermo initiated after patrol’s LPR unit alerted.
Ms. Bartlett was released on UTTs, returnable to the Town of Palermo Court on 11/17/14.

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Weather Notebook For October 31, 2014

Cloudy and cool today. High around 50.

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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Nov. 3

The Oswego County Health Department is offering influenza immunization clinics for people age 19 and older weekdays at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

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Sunrise Rotary Supports Fulton Youth Hockey

At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary meeting, Jeff Schremp of Fulton Youth Hockey, accepted a donation from Rotarian Doug Stevens on behalf of the club. Jeff spoke about the program which runs from Oct 1 through March 15 and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

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Christmas Oswego Community Youth Orchestra Breakfast Buffet Benefit Scheduled

Tickets are now available for the Lake City Masonic Lodge No. 127 and Lake City Victoria Order of the Eastern Star No. 205 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet benefit and raffle for the Oswego Community Youth Orchestra. The breakfast will be December 21 from 8 a.m. – noon at Lake City Lodge No. 127, 765 E. Seneca St., Oswego.

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