We want your news! Send us: News release |Letter to the Editor | Share a picture | Newborn | Birthday | Engagement | Wedding | Other Milestone
Today









Hannibal Board Will Let Position Remain Vacant

Hannibal’s Board of Education decided to let a vacant board position remain vacant until next year’s elections.

In a special meeting Monday night, the board voted 4-2 to let the seat vacated by Linda Warrick earlier this month remain open rather than appoint a temporary board member or hold a special election to fill the seat until next April’s vote.

The board discussed the issue last week, ruling out a special election because of the cost of holding the election.

Board member Donna Ingersoll reiterated her view that the 6-month fill-in term would be an ideal opportunity for someone interested in being on the board to get an up-close look at the unpaid but time-consuming job.  She said she also believes “we’re putting ourselves in a precarious situation with only six members” because of the risk of tied votes.

Last week, the board asked the district to produce a list of recent former board members from which a temporary member might be picked.

Board member Dale Young said that of the people on that list, only three had not left the board by early resignation and of those three, he said he had reservations about two of them.

The board also discussed sending out a notice asking the community for potential applicants.

In the end, however, board members Mike LaFurney, Young, Erin Hess and Madeline Pittorf voted to leave the seat vacant.  Ingersoll and Mireille Watts voted to fill the position.

The vacant post will now be filled in April, on the statewide school budget voting day.  There will be three positions available, as the terms of Ingersoll and Watts are expiring.

Print This Post Print This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

 

Search Our Archives:

KEYS Program Drives Smiles Onto Faces of Families Battling Cancer

The KEYS Program “Smile Experience” achieved its intended goal, as a number of child cancer patients and their families were all smiles during the most recent KEYS respite day at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club. “It’s nice for them,” said KEYS Program founder Colleen Bennett in regards to the KEYS children. “To have a day away from hospitals, needles and doctors. To have a day with their family and a moment to just enjoy life.”

Continue reading


Billy Decker, Billy Clark Jr., Chris Fleming, Rich Riggs, Jacobe Palmiter Fulton Speedway Feature Winners

Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway Billy Decker won a classic battle with Pat Ward with a last lap pass to win the Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature. Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway Billy Decker did it once again. Decker took the lead on lap 22 from Chris Hile in the 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature and never looked back, winning by over three seconds at the checkers.

Continue reading


Oswego County Veterans Director Is Honored by NYS American Legion

The director of the Oswego County Veterans Services Agency, Donna W. Kestner,was honored by the New York American Legion as“Service Officer of the Year” at the annual state convention held in Buffalo in July.

Continue reading


Lowery Wins Scholarship

Nancy Weber of the Oswego County Farm Bureau presented the 2015 Jan Clark Memorial Scholarship Award to Max Lowery at the Oswego County Fair in July.

Continue reading


Acclaimed Poet’s Latest Work Inspired By 4,000-Year-Old Epic

A character from one of humankind’s earliest great works of literature has a new life as the hero of an epic poem by Lewis Turco, emeritus professor of English and creative writing at SUNY Oswego. “The Hero Enkidu: An Epic” was published this summer by Bordighera Press. One reviewer described the 100-page poem, as a 21st century A.D. takeoff on the 21st century B.C. “Gilgamesh,” an epic poem about a king in ancient Mesopotamia.

Continue reading



v3_2014_64