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Fulton Rotarians Host Students

FULTON – Each month, the Fulton Rotary Club hosts two students from the Fulton high school for lunch and a short program.

From left are: MaKenna Cealie, Judy Young and Brett Campolieta

From left are: MaKenna Cealie, Judy Young and Brett Campolieta

The students this month were MaKenna Cealie and Brett Campolieta.

Youth committee chair is Judy Young.

Both students are active in many school activities and are members of the National Honor Society.

MaKenna started her life in an orphanage in China.

She was adopted when she was 15 months old.

MaKenna’s interest in high school are in academics and school service.

She has served as a class officer on several occasions.

After she graduates, Makenna  will pursue a program in neuroscience.

She would like to do research in a cure for cancer.

Brett’s interest has been in sports and advance placement courses.

His favorite sport is lacrosse.

After graduation, Brett will attend college to major in science and math.

The Rotarians appreciate the visit and marvel about the energy and skill of our high school  youth.

‘Rocky Horror’ happening

OSWEGO -Starting on Halloween night, SUNY Oswego’s theatre and music departments will present six stagings of the classic campy musical comedy “The Rocky Horror Show.”

'Rocky Horror' happening

‘Rocky Horror’ happening

The eccentric cast of characters includes (from left) Frank-N-Furter (Joshua Dobbin), Columbia (Clarissa Bawarski), Riff Raff (Jesse Lessner) and Magenta (Amanda Joseph).

Curtain time will be 7:30 p.m. on three Fridays and Saturdays — Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, Nov. 7 and 8, and Nov. 14 and 15 — in the college’s Hewitt Union ballroom.

The performance is suggested for ages 16 and over.

Tickets are $15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students with valid ID) and are available at all SUNY Oswego box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu and by phone at 315-312-2141.

Mary R. (Prue) Abare

PHOENIX, NY –  Mary  R. (Prue) Abare, of Phoenix, passed away on Friday October 17, 2014, at Upstate University Hospital, Community Campus, in the town of Onondaga, NY.

She was born in Saranac Lake on December 31, 1934.

She was a graduate of Saranac High School.

Mary was parishioner at Saint Stephen’s Church, Phoenix.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence L. Abare, in 1989; her daughter, Nancy Lynn Abare, in 1982; her three sons, Allen W. Abare in 1982, Gene L. Abare in 2004 and Donald E. Abare in 2013.

A funeral mass service will be on Wednesday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating.

Deacon Frank Forish will also take part in the mass.

Burial will follow in Chase Cemetery, 9450 State Route 48, Phoenix.

Arrangements are in the care of the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., (County Route 57).

Fulton Schools To Have Early Dismissal Oct. 31

FULTON – On October 31, the students within the Fulton City School District in grades UPK – 12 will have an early dismissal.

Grades 7 – 12 will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. and morning Pre K – 6 will dismiss at 11:15 a.m.

There will be no afternoon Pre-K classes.

The staff will spend the remainder of the day collaborating across grade levels and departments on areas related to the NYS Regents Reform Agenda.

New chapter books arrive at Oswego Public Library

Submitted by Edward Elsner, Librarian
OSWEGO – New chapter books have arrived at the Oswego Public Library in time for fall weekends and school vacations.

We were the first library in the North Country Library System, ncls.org, to get these titles!

New series books arrive

New series books arrive

Yes, that’s Jack and Annie in color in a special edition of Mummies in the Morning, the third book in the Magic Tree House series.

On the opposite side is the first book in the Young Houdini series where Harry works with his two best friends to find his mentor and solve the mystery of The Magician’s Fire.

In the middle is Starfire, the first book in The Guardian of the Herd series.

This new series features a herd of Pegasus, flying horses, and a very rare black foal.

Above these three books is the second title in the Mister Max trilogy, The Book of Secrets.

Cynthia Voigt stretches her skills writing this largely comic mystery.

The fourth book set in the magical miniature room of the Art Institute of Chicago is entitled The Secret of the Key.

Enjoy one or all of these marvels!

The Zoo at the Edge of the World is not part of a series, but it was originally a play.

In it Marlin, who has a severe stutter, can talk to the animals even though he cannot talk to people.

New sports book also arrived

New sports book also arrived

Many sports books have been added to our collection in the Children’s Room including a first novel by Derek Jeter and the latest book by Tim Green.

Both Jeter’s The Contract and The Frog Who Croaked, the first mystery in the Platypus Police Squad, take place in Kalamazoo.

Rookie detective Rick Zango and his grizzled PPS partner Corey O’Malley investigate a teacher’s disappearance amid the opening of a new football stadium.

This is a fictional Kalamazoo while The Contract is based on a real story and place.

The Crossover is a novel in poems and captures the power and artistry of basketball while showing dedication, loyalty, loss and redemption in a family of athletes and education.

Hidden in the middle is First Team by Green where Brock tries to fit in both on and off the field as the football season unspools.

Pennyroyal Academy is a grand fantasy adventure in a kingdom at war.

Evie learns to be a princess in this Grimm fairy tale world and princesses have to fight.

Librarian Edward Elsner’s favorite is Moldylocks and the Three Beards.

This chapter book is illustrated, in color, throughout and includes great asides in cartoon speech bubbles.

Will the girls survive falling asleep in the Three Beards house or will the end up being eaten, along with the spiders, in a giant pot of chili?

Town of Oswego Enters a New Budgetary Era

Provided by: Victoria Mullen, Supervisor, Town of Oswego
OSWEGO TOWN – In the early 1990s, the Town of Oswego Board entered into negotiations with the Metropolitan Water Board seeking a source of public water supply for its residents, many of whom depended upon private water wells for their drinking water and other domestic needs.

Supply of water from those wells was often undependable, especially during dry, summer months, and some of those wells supplied water which was simply unfit for human consumption.

Development of residential housing and establishment of businesses, dependent upon a reliable water supply for both health and safety, was discouraged by this lack of public water.

The negotiations with the Metropolitan Water Board produced an agreement, effective in 1994, which provided for the systemic infrastructure and supply of potable water throughout the Town of Oswego, together with a 20-year annual payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to the town.

The Metropolitan Water Board’s water treatment and supply facilities located in the town became exempt from property taxes by reason of the town’s receipt and use of the water that the Metropolitan Water Board draws and treats from Lake Ontario.

The annual payments under that PILOT program end this year, but the development realized in the Town of Oswego since the installation of such water service has, since its initiation, provided many new taxpayers, both individuals and businesses, to shoulder our burden of annual municipal expenses.

Certainly, we will miss the annual PILOT payment in meeting the town’s budget for necessary and ordinary services the residents enjoy, but the benefits obtained by the agreement with Metropolitan Water Board have enhanced, and will continue to enhance, the quality of life of all town residents and businesses.

We thought it would be unethical to artificially ease taxes higher over the years by over-taxing residents to soften the blow of the loss of the PILOT.

My philosophy has always been “your money is yours, and we will only tax to raise the funds we need to operate the town.”

The town board has decided to make up for the loss of the PILOT revenue over two years.

We will use $89,090 from our fund balance and have a 0.61 cent per thousand tax increase.

For example, for a home assessed at $100,000 the increase will be $61 a year.

The total tax rate for the Town of Oswego will be $3.56 per thousand of assessed value.

In 2016, we expect retirements, and at that time we will reevaluate positions and keep the second-half increase as low as possible.

There are four taxing authorities in the Town of Oswego. They are the county, the school districts, the fire district and the town.

Of the total taxes paid annually by property owners, 9% is paid to the Town of Oswego to provide services.

The services provided to our residents include the maintenance and snow removal on town roads, the Justice Department, Code Enforcement, Dog Control, Cemetery, Assessing, Bookkeeping and Records Management as well as Tax Collecting, Historical Society and the Town, Zoning and Planning boards, and maintenance of all buildings and grounds.

In September, we received a letter from the New York State Comptrollers “Fiscal Stress Monitoring System.”

The Town of Oswego received a “no designation” for 2012 and 2013, meaning the town is in good shape financially!

If anyone has any questions or concerns. please feel free to contact myself or any town board member.

Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 10/23/2014

On 10/22/14 at 12:10 p.m., Mackenzie E. Pfiefer, 20, of 658 W. River Road, Oswego, was charged with AUO, 3rd degree (9/5/14 for Failure to Answer Summons in C/O Fulton) and Speed in Zone following a traffic stop on Munn Street in the city of Oswego reportedly initiated after patrol confirmed the vehicle’s speed.
Ms. Pfiefer was released on UTTs, returnable to the City of Oswego Court on 11/6/14.

On 10/22/14 at 3:20 p.m., Brittany L. Rude, 18, of 25 Bradshaw Road, Central Square; Joseph A. Smith, 20, of 25 Bradshaw Road, Central Square; Randy M. Turo, 22, of 5 Skyline Drive, Hastings; James J. Smith, 23, of 132 Hungry Lane, Central Square, were all arrested for Criminal Possession of Marihuana, 2nd degree, a class D felony and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor with Joseph Smith also being charged with Unlawful Growing of Cannabis, a class A misdemeanor.
The arrests follow the investigation into an unrelated incident in the town of Palermo and where they were allegedly growing marihuana in the presence of an individual under the age of 17.
All individuals were arraigned by Hon. Judge Aluzzi in T/O Volney Court and ROR’d with a return to T/O Palermo Court on 11/3/14.

On 10/22/14 at 6:38 p.m., Jessica L. Jackemuk, 30, of 182 E. Ninth St., Oswego, was arrested at her residence based on a Felony Bench Warrant issued out of the City of Oswego Court.
Ms. Jackemuk was arraigned by Hon. Judge Metcalf and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bond with a return to Oswego City Court on 10/28/14.

SUNY Potsdam Awards Scholarships to Area Undergraduate and Graduate Students

POTSDAM, NY – The State University of New York at Potsdam has awarded scholarships, grants and awards to 998 students for the 2014-15 academic year.

These accomplished SUNY Potsdam undergraduate and graduate students were recognized for their achievements with support for their educational experience.

This year’s recipients included:

Maggie Balles-Clark of Phoenix, NY, whose major is Childhood/Early Childhood Education. Balles-Clark was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Lauren Carlisle of Central Square, NY, whose major is Music Education. Carlisle was awarded the Crane School of Music Scholarship.

Cassandra Chase of Central Square, NY, whose major is Biology (Bachelor of Science). Chase was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Phillip Cherchio of Lycoming, NY, whose major is History. Cherchio was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Leslie Gelnett of Cleveland, NY, whose major is Biochemistry (Bachelor of Science). Gelnett was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Chloe Grab of Fair Haven, NY, whose major is Childhood/Early Childhood Education. Grab was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Catherine Greco of Central Square, NY, whose major is Computer Science. Greco was awarded the CIS Alumni Scholarship and the SUNY Potsdam Transfer Scholarship.

Michael Hale of Williamstown, NY, whose major is Liberal Arts. Hale was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Christopher Halsey of Mexico, NY, whose major is Mathematics. Halsey was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Lawrence Halsey of Pulaski, NY, whose major is Music Education. Halsey was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Karlie Hilton of Pulaski, NY, whose major is Art Studio. Hilton was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Emily King of Oswego, NY, whose major is Music Performance. King was awarded the Crane Youth Music Schaberg Scholarship and the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Joseph Locci of Parish, NY, whose major is Environmental Studies. Locci was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Jordan Smith of Richland, NY, whose major is Psychology. Smith was awarded the Max W. Templeton Memorial Scholarship.

Marcus Wolf of Oswego, NY, whose major is English and Creative Writing. Wolf was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship.

Last year, SUNY Potsdam awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships to 1,067 students, including $821,000 from donor-funded scholarships through the Potsdam College Foundation.

For more information about how donors impact the SUNY Potsdam student experience, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/giving

SUNY Potsdam offers financial aid to more than 80 percent of students, in the form of federal and state aid, as well as scholarships.

For more information, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/financialaid

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges.

SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students.

Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.

To learn more, visit http://www.potsdam.edu

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