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Richard Phillip Kline Endorsed Conservative Candidate For 12th Legislative District

Richard Phillip Kline, (R), councilman, Town of Schroeppel, is the endorsed Conservative candidate for legislator representing Oswego County’s 12th Legislative District. Kline owns and operates his family farm in the Sandridge area.

“Results in the Republican primary were so close that I was encouraged to continue my campaign as the endorsed Conservative candidate,” Kline said. “I am more determined than ever to represent my constituents as their Oswego County legislator.”

Richard Phillip Kline, (R), councilman, Town of Schroeppel, is the endorsed Conservative candidate for legislator representing Oswego County’s 12th Legislative District. Kline owns and operates his family farm in the Sandridge area.“Results in the Republican primary were so close that I was encouraged to continue my campaign as the endorsed Conservative candidate,” Kline said. “I am more determined than ever to represent my constituents as their Oswego County legislator.”

Richard Phillip Kline, (R), councilman, Town of Schroeppel, is the endorsed Conservative candidate for legislator representing Oswego County’s 12th Legislative District. Kline owns and operates his family farm in the Sandridge area.“Results in the Republican primary were so close that I was encouraged to continue my campaign as the endorsed Conservative candidate,” Kline said. “I am more determined than ever to represent my constituents as their Oswego County legislator.”

A Pennellville native, Kline is currently serving an 8-year term as councilman and he has also been Schroeppel’s deputy town supervisor.  He has served on the Oswego County Republican Committee for eight years, and he has received endorsements in past elections from the Schroeppel Republican Committee three times, from the Oswego County Conservative Committee the last two elections, and from the Independence Party.

“With the exception of 20 years of employment outside this area, I have lived within one mile of my birthplace in Schroeppel, “ Kline said. “ I am well known to my neighbors and the experience that I gained both from years of management at United Parcel Service (UPS), and the hands-on operation of a business will, I believe, benefit our taxpayers.

“My work and life experience has given me the ability to work well with various groups of people: union and non-union, young and old, and those with a broad spectrum of political beliefs.

“I believe in right-sized government, lower taxes, accountability for services spending, and in eliminating government waste by getting the most out of every dollar.”

Kline attended Central Square and Phoenix schools, and he earned a Math and Science degree from Onondaga Community College. During his 26 years at UPS, Kline said he honed valuable skills that will serve his constituents well: “As a loss prevention supervisor, it was my responsibility to minimize loss and maximize efficiency over a large geographic area that included Albany, Syracuse and the Hudson Valley. I also taught supervisors basic skills in integrity and diversity training.

“I’ve brought all I’ve learned home to Oswego County and I want to use my experience, abilities and skills to represent the best interests of the 12th legislative district.  As a farmer who works our land I live by the credo: ‘When God wanted to get things done, He created farmers.’ “

Richard Phillip Kline Announces Candidacy For 12th District County Legislator

Richard Phillip Kline, (R), councilman, town of Schroeppel, has announced his candidacy to serve as legislator for Oswego County’s 12th Legislative District. Kline owns and operates his family farm in the Sandridge area.

Richard Phillip Kline, (R), councilman, Town of Schroeppel, has announced his candidacy to serve as legislator for Oswego County’s 12th Legislative District. Kline owns and operates his family farm in the Sandridge area. “I’ve brought all I’ve learned home to Oswego County and I want to use my experience, abilities and skills to represent the best interests of the 12th legislative district,” Kline said.  “As a farmer who works our land I live by the credo: ‘When God wanted to get things done, He created farmers.’”

Richard Phillip Kline, (R), councilman, town of Schroeppel, has announced his candidacy to serve as legislator for Oswego County’s 12th Legislative District. Kline owns and operates his family farm in the Sandridge area. “I’ve brought all I’ve learned home to Oswego County and I want to use my experience, abilities and skills to represent the best interests of the 12th legislative district,” Kline said. “As a farmer who works our land I live by the credo: ‘When God wanted to get things done, He created farmers.’”

A Pennellville native, Kline is currently serving an 8-year term as councilman and he has also been Schroeppel’s deputy town supervisor.  He has served on the Oswego County Republican Committee for eight years, and he has received endorsements in past elections from the Schroeppel Republican Committee three times, from the Oswego County Conservative Committee the last two elections, and from the Independence Party.

“With the exception of 20 years of employment outside this area, I have lived within one mile of my birthplace in Schroeppel, “ Kline said. “ I am well known to my neighbors and the experience that I gained both from years of management at United Parcel Service (UPS), and the hands-on operation of a business will, I believe, benefit our taxpayers.

“My work and life experience has given me the ability to work well with various groups of people: union and non-union, young and old, and those with a broad spectrum of political beliefs.

“I believe in right-sized government, lower taxes, accountability for services spending, and in eliminating government waste by getting the most out of every dollar.”

Kline attended Central Square and Phoenix schools, and he earned a Math and Science degree from Onondaga Community College. During his 26 years at UPS, Kline said he honed valuable skills that will serve his constituents well: “As a loss prevention supervisor, it was my responsibility to minimize loss and maximize efficiency over a large geographic area that included Albany, Syracuse and the Hudson Valley. I also taught supervisors basic skills in integrity and diversity training.

“I’ve brought all I’ve learned home to Oswego County and I want to use my experience, abilities and skills to represent the best interests of the 12th legislative district.  As a farmer who works our land I live by the credo: ‘When God wanted to get things done, He created farmers.’ “

Dorothy M. Ylitalo, 77

Dorothy M. Ylitalo, 77, of Marcellus, former Schroeppel resident, died on Tuesday.

Born in the Town of Schroeppel, to her late parents, Caleb and Frances (Mason) Potts. Dorothy was employed by General Electric Co. and Cambridge Filter Corp. and a member a member of Local 58 SMWIA, union Syracuse. She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie L. Ylitalo on March 5, 2009.

Survivors are her two sons, Leslie T. (Maria) Ylitalo of Camillus, and Mark A. (Goldie) Ylitalo of Denver, CO; one daughter, Linda R. (Mark) Gallagher of Scottsville, NY; eight grandchildren; several siblings, nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1 pm on Friday at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY, with the Rev. Terry Millbyer officiating. Calling hours are the same day prior to the service from 11 am to 1 pm at the funeral home 431 Main St.

Contributions: American Diabetes Assoc., 356 Midler Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206

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315-695-3131

Police: Teens Drive Stolen Car Around Schroeppel, Jump Out and Run

Two Schroeppel teens are on the fast track to court after leading police on a car chase.

Here’s how the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department describes the July 28 incident:

  • An officer saw a car pull out of a driveway and onto Biddlecum Rd. and thought the vehicle appeared suspicious. He followed the vehicle and saw it run a stop sign at the Route 264 intersection.
  • The officer turned on his lights and tried to pull the vehicle over, but the vehicle did not pull over.
  • Instead, police followed the car as it drove on a variety of roads in the area, including County Routes 54, 12, 33, 4, 18, 57A and 57, as well as Godfrey, Stewart Corners, Winks, Bradshaw, Hare, Sutton and Peter Scott roads. The vehicle also drove on the county snowmobile trail that stretches between county routes 33 and 54.
  • Along County Route 57, the driver pulled the car into the oncoming lane, slowed down to 5 miles an hour and jumped out of the moving car and ran off. The passenger slid into the driver’s seat and made the same exit.
  • The passenger was caught at the bottom of a 10 foot embankment in a ditch along County Route 57. The driver turned himself in to police in Phoenix about an hour later.

Police have not released names for either suspect.

The 15 year old, who was the alleged driver, was charged as a juvenile. If he was an adult, the charges would constitute felony grand larceny and misdemeanor fleeing an officer and reckless driving. The passenger, 17 years old, was charged with misdemeanor counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, weapons possession (he allegedly had brass knuckles in his possession when he was arrested) and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police allege the car was stolen.

Schroeppel Community Services Classic Car Night Slated

SCHROEPPEL, NY – On Sept. 10, from 5:30 – 8 p.m., cruise on over to the town of Schroeppel for an evening of fun!

It’s time for the next town of Schroeppel Community Services Classic Car Night.

Admission is free.

Last June’s event was a great success with many cars and tractors in attendance.

Show off your car and check out all the other vehicles.

Tractor clubs are welcome.

You don’t have to own a classic car to attend.

Come and look; bring the family, show your children what cars were like in the past.

There will be music, door prizes, food and refreshments available.

The event will be held in the town of Schroeppel parking lot, 69 County Route 57A, Phoenix.

Call 695-2801 for information and directions.

Cultural Resources Council awards $91,000 in DEC grants to CNY organizations

Cultural Resources Council awards $91,000 in arts grants to Central New York organizations

56 Central New York organizations and eight individual artists are being awarded a total of $91,000 in Arts Decentralization (DEC) grants for the 2010 cycle, announced Stephen Butler, Executive Director of the Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County. DEC, a program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), provides funding for arts and cultural development, participation, visibility, and appreciation in all counties of New York State.

The CRC is one of just 40 DEC sites that are charged with distributing state funding regionally through a panel process to help ensure that a diversity of creative art thrives in New York State. CRC funds projects in the Central New York region that cover a wide range of arts programming, including concerts and theatrical performances, music, crafts and drawing classes, poetry, sculpture, museums, festivals, and many more arts activities.

CRC distributes grants to Onondaga, Oswego, and Cortland Counties. Mark Wright, Director of Programs and Services at CRC, emphasizes that “Central New York is incredibly rich in a diverse array of arts and cultural offerings, and many of the funded programs provide direct access to the arts at low or no cost to participants.”

ONONDAGA CO.

Liverpool High School received a DEC grant to help support its 13th Annual Jumpin’ Jazz Jam. This year’s event brought in world-renowned Concord recording artist Jane Monheit and her band for an evening of jazz at the high school on March 18. The high school’s stage band and jazz ensemble had the opportunity to work with Jane Monheit during the day, and then accompany her for several songs for the evening show. 17-year-old Liverpool High School vocalist Nick Blaney sang a duet with the artist. John Spadafore, Band Director for the Liverpool School District, pointed out that the granthelps the school to offer tickets to the community at a much reduced rate. He also described how many students have been inspired by participating with the annual series. Some graduates have gone on to professional music careers, and others become lifelong supporters of the arts.

DEC grants assist programs that use the arts as a “bridge to academics” to enrich students’ school careers as well as to help engage those who have not been successful in the traditional classroom.

The Center for Community Alternatives received a grant for a poetry program featuring Jackie Warren-Moore. A majority of CCA students come from impoverished, educationally disadvantaged communities. Pamela Weinburg, Director of Youth Services for CCA, said that the grant allows the agency to offer cultural programming to augment the academic program for its students, who attend school on a separate schedule from the mainstream students. CCA’s students have enthusiastically participated in the grant-funded programs.

OSWEGO COUNTY

Susan Lippke, Coordinator of Town of Schroeppel Community Services said: “…The Town of Schroeppel is grateful to the Cultural Resources Council and the New York State Council on the Arts for funding our summer concert series (“Music in the Park”) for the past several years. The decentralization grant has enabled our series to grow from its first year, having only two concert dates at the town park, to an eight concert series at Henley Park on the scenic Oswego River Canal, supported by a partnership of three reputable community groups: The Town of Schroeppel Community Services, the Phoenix Community & Youth Council, and the Phoenix Public Library …

On our 10th anniversary this summer, we have to credit the CRC and NYSCA for helping the Phoenix summer concert series (“Music in the Park”) be a success – they supported us all along to where we are today!”

This year, the concert series received a $1,000 DEC grant, which covers about one-third of its costs.

Penny Kimball of Rural and Migrant Ministry of Oswego County, which received a $3,500 grant for its Enrichment Program said: “The funds from the Cultural Resources Council allows us to bring artistic and cultural opportunities to the community that would not be available to many of our residents due to financial, transportation, and other issues.”

The Rural and Migrant Ministry’s grant will fund multigenerational, after-school art classes, which are attended together by students from kindergarten through senior citizen ages. The grant also provides for daytime adult classes in Oswego County. In keeping with diversity goal of the DEC program, this year’s Enrichment Program will feature Vanessa Johnson, a professional visual artist, storyteller (griot), historian, writer, and singer, who will teach African Diaspora arts and crafts. Other presenters will engage participants in Aboriginal art, watercolors, polymer clay, and basketweaving.

For the 2010 funding cycle, CRC has awarded 33 DEC grants in Onondaga County ($45,715), twelve in Cortland County ($20,690), eleven in Oswego County ($16,595), and $8,000 to individual artists.

The mission of the Cultural Resources Council is to provide services to individuals, organizations and the general public that ensure the vitality and diversity of culture in Central New York. For a current list of this year’s DEC award recipients or to find out more about CRC’s program and services please contact us at 315.435.2155, visit us at www.mycnyarts.org, or FAN Cultural Resources Council on Facebook.com.

Candee Will Not Be Charged With Intruder’s Death

Deanna Candee will not face criminal charges for shooting to death a man who was burglarizing her Schroeppel home in October.

Candee and her son returned home to find Timothy Hartigan, 38, inside.  The home had been ransacked. He may have even cooked himself a meal.

Candee struggled with him, then her son began to wrestle with Hartigan.  Candee found a pistol in the home and shot Hartigan.  He died on Candee’s bedroom floor.

Monday, Oswego County District Attorney Donald Dodd issued a short statement:

On December 17th, 2009 and December 29th, 2009, an Oswego County Grand Jury reviewed the evidence and circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Timothy Hartigan by Deanna Candee at Ms. Candee’s home in the Town of Schroeppel on October 17, 2009. After an examination of the evidence, the Oswego County Grand Jury determined that Ms. Candee’s actions were justified under New York State Penal Law §35.20(3), and, therefore, concluded that any criminal charges were unwarranted.

The Oswego County District Attorney’s Office will have no further comment.

At the time of the shooting, Hartigan’s ex-wife and a family member told the Post-Standard Hartigan had been diagnosed years before with a mental illness.  They said he was a peaceful person when he was on his medication, and that he had just gotten out of University Hospital days before the shooting.

Bion Says Schroeppel Board OKs Cattle Processing Plant

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Bion Environmental Technologies‘ plan to build the largest cattle processing facility in the East has won the backing of the town of Schroeppel, where the plant would be located, according to the company.

Bion said the town board passed a resolution of support for the project which urges local, regional and state officials to work together to bring the project to Schroeppel.  Town Supervisor Paul Casler called the project exciting in the news release (which is reproduced below).

Bion would build a facility that would slaughter 72,000 head of cattle a year and process the beef.  It is also intended to have the smallest environmental impact of any meat processing facility.

The company first took its plans to St. Lawrence County, but was rejected there.  Local officials have been enthusiastic in their support for bringing the project here.

BION TECHNOLOGIES NEWS RELEASE:

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) announced today that it has received the unanimous support of the Schroeppel, NY Town Board for the development of a large scale integrated beef cattle closed-loop project (‘Project’). The Project’s initial phase will include finishing facilities for 72,000 head of beef cattle, ethanol production and an associated beef processing plant.

On December 10, the Town Board of Schroeppel, located in Oswego County, voted to approve a resolution that supports Bion’s Project and “urges other federal, state, and local officials to work cooperatively towards the development of the Bion Project.” Paul Casler, Supervisor for the Town of Schroeppel, stated, “I look forward to working with Bion. It is an exciting project for Central New York and we’re very happy to welcome Bion to the Town of Schroeppel.”

Bion has performed extensive studies over the past several years to establish the general economics and feasibility of this upstate NY project. The decision to locate the Project in Oswego County was based on multiple factors including strong support of the Schroeppel community, presence of a major port with the facilities and experience to handle bulk corn imports and beef and ethanol export shipments, existing rail capacities linking the port with potential project sites and a regional agricultural infrastructure that would be favorably impacted in meeting the long-term input requirements of the Project.

When completed, Bion’s 72,000 head integrated and closed-loop beef cattle project will be the largest individual cattle livestock facility east of the Mississippi River. It will also be a world-wide model for environmental sustainability. Implementation of Bion’s demonstrated and patented comprehensive waste treatment technology will result in the Project’s finishing facilities exhibiting the smallest per head environmental footprint of any large livestock operation in the world. The Project’s closed-loop architecture is intended to produce corn-based ethanol with a net energy balance at levels projected for future cellulosic ethanol (if and when a commercial cellulosic ethanol process can be developed and economically implemented). Bion’s technology platform will produce renewable energy from livestock waste at a significantly greater per head rate than energy generated via the anaerobic digestion installations presently deployed in the livestock industry.

The Project will create a long-term regional market for cropped farm inputs that will return approximately 25,000 acres of under-utilized or previously abandoned farmland to full production in the region. The Project’s low environmental footprint will enable this large-scale livestock facility to co-exist within 300 miles of markets with 50 million people creating the opportunity for local branding based upon environmental attributes. Its scale will be the basis for both environmental and economic sustainability rather than being a source of environmental concern. This Project is based on Bion’s proprietary, patented waste treatment technology and its integration into its closed loop integrated livestock project platform.

Local and regional economic impact from the Project is estimated to produce the addition of approximately 600 jobs to the Oswego County regional economy. These benefits will be reaped by the region in large part due to the foresight of the Town of Schroeppel and its community leadership who have invited Bion into their community after extensive review. The Town of Schroeppel’s invitation requires that Bion meet the highest environmental standards ever required of any livestock facility in the United States which is possible solely due to implementation of Bion’s patented and demonstrated waste treatment technology to handle livestock wastestreams and produce renewable energy for use in the integrated facilities.

Bion now enters the active ‘pre-development/pre-construction phase’ for this upstate New York Project, a process anticipated to take up to two years. This phase will include: a) extensive work with state and local economic development representatives to maximize the Project’s benefits to both the community and Bion, b) evaluation of suitable sites leading to options and ultimately acquisition of land for the Project, c) development of site-specific studies and reports demonstrating the economic and environmental viability of the proposed operations as the basis for permitting and financing, d) work with local, county and state officials to ensure compliance with stringent environmental standards, e) development of appropriate ‘partnering’ relationships for the Project, and f) acquisition of financing for construction.

Jeff Kapell, Bion’s VP for Project Development / Renewables, stated, “We are extremely pleased to now be able to move this Project forward based on the solid working relationship that has been established between Bion and the Town of Schroeppel. We look forward to working with the Board to meet that part of the their Resolution calling for ‘adherence to all pertinent federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations including those related to land use control and planning and environmental protection.’ Bion’s unique technology and expertise are what make this Project viable and will ultimately result in upstate New York becoming the world leader in environmentally sustainable livestock production.”

About Bion: Bion’s technology provides the only comprehensive solution to the environmental impacts of livestock waste, including excess nitrogen and phosphorus, pathogens, and ammonia, greenhouse gases, odors and other emissions. Bion has provided solutions to the agriculture and livestock industry since 1990, with 30 first-generation systems installed through 2003. Bion’s next-generation technology will be utilized in both its Integrated Projects and environmental retrofit/remediation business segments. It is being deployed at Kreider Farms to generate nutrient credits as part of Pennsylvania’s efforts to reduce excess nutrients in accordance with their obligations under the Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy and will be deployed as the basis for Bion’s Integrated Projects. In addition to providing environmental treatment, Bion’s systems recover cellulosic biomass from the waste streams to produce renewable energy. Bion’s patented technology is scalable, proven and quickly gaining acceptance by regulatory agencies and other stakeholders as an effective solution to the environmental issues associated with concentrated livestock waste. For more information, see Bion’s website: www.biontech.com.

This material includes forward-looking statements based on management’s current reasonable business expectations. In this document, the word ‘potential’, ‘will’, ‘proposed’, ‘anticipates’, ‘projects’ and similar expressions identify certain forward-looking statements. These statements are made in reliance on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Section 27A of the Securities act of 1933, as amended. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could result in actual results differing materially from expected outcomes.

Crash In Schroeppel Kills Pennellville Woman

A young woman from Pennellville died Friday afternoon in Schroeppel when two cars collided.

Corinne Henderson-Gray, 19, was killed when her pickup truck crossed the center line while rounding a curve on rain-soaked County Route 12. A small child was in the truck with her.

Her truck hit an oncoming car, driven by Ronald Bliss, 61, of Parish.

All three were taken to University Hospital in Syracuse, where Henderson-Gray died.

NewsChannel 9 reports that neighbors along the road say wet weather makes accidents fairly common.

Historical Society Plans Presentation

Submitted by Schroeppel Town Historical Society

PHOENIX, NY – The Town of Schroeppel Historical Society will presenting “A Look Back at Phoenix,” a large screen presentation of historic Phoenix pictures with narration by Kenneth Sweet, at 7 p.m., Nov. 29.

The event will be held at the Historical Society Building at the corner of Main and Volney Streets in Phoenix.  Admission is free, but donations will be appreciated and will go for repair and maintenance of the building.

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