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Former Fulton Resident Turns Love Of Mystery Into A Second Career


Between being a wife, mother and teacher, Carolyn LaRoche has somehow found the time to become a published author. She was born in Rochester and relocated to Fulton when she was 10, and still has family in Central New York. At the old Philips Street School, Mrs. Konowich introduced her to the city’s storytelling contest and in high school, Len Seneca’s journalism class increased her desire to write. With one book out, a second due out shortly and a third “in edits,” she is working on two different series.

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FCSD Junior High Violence Report Addressed

Fulton Junior High School

The Fulton City School District administration responded to the state comptroller’s school violence report audit in August but the report’s release to the public last week prompted the superintendent to schedule an information sharing meeting for Monday (Jan. 26) at Fulton Junior High School.
“Student safety is a high priority for the Fulton Board of Education,” BOE President David Cordone said, “and it has taken the findings of the comptroller’s audit very seriously.”

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Fulton Officer Gets Prison Time For Hitting Handcuffed Man

A former sergeant with the Fulton Police Department was sentenced today (Jan. 23) in federal court to 15 months in prison and three years probation for beating a handcuffed man inside the Fulton police station. The Department of Public Justice Office of Public Affairs noted in a press release that Joseph Arigo, 47, pleaded guilty before a federal court judge in September to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law.

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Sunoco Ethanol Fulton Plant Receives $200,000 Regional Economic Development Council Grant

The Sunoco ethanol manufacturing facility in Fulton has received a $200,000 grant as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $709.2 Million New York State Economic Development Resource Initiative. The grant will help support construction costs of an estimated $1 million weigh station consisting of two scales and a scale house at Owens Road and Route 57.

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Oswego’s Comeback Attempt Falls Short

The Oswego State men’s basketball team fought back in regulation to force extra time but was unable to secure the victory in overtime, falling 80-71 to host New Paltz on Friday evening in the Hawk Center. Oswego’s loss is just its second in conference play, dropping its SUNYAC mark to 7-2 and overall record to 11-5.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Zoo Treks Offer A Glimpse Of Wildlife

I, like many people, enjoy seeing animals in their natural habitat and have done so in many places. John and I went on safari in Kenya where we saw thousands of wildebeests and zebras migrating. I was most impressed with the height of the giraffes. When I tell people that we have spent a lot of time over the years in the rainforest I always add that we have more wildlife in our backyard than we ever saw in the jungle. The best place to really see and observe animals is in a zoo.

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Fourth Grade Artists In The Making At Phoenix Elementary

The Phoenix Central School District has some blooming artistic talent in their fourth graders. Students from four different classes voluntarily spend their lunch period in Kathleen Lambert’s art room working on a variety of different independent projects.

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APW Holds Exchange Concert With Sherburne-Earlville School

Students at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior High School recently held an exchange concert with junior high students from the Sherburne-Earlville School District. The concert was coordinated between APW’s band director Janet Fiacco and Sherburne-Earlville’s Middle School band director Jeffrey Manwaring.

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Frederick Carlton Shappee Jr., 86

Frederick Carlton Shappee Jr., 86, a resident of Minetto, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 29, 2015, at Morning Star Residential Care Center.

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