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October 24, 2018

Posts by: Janet Rebeor

New Direction For New Chamber Directors

After a tumultuous year of transition for the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, its new leadership team is working to redefine the origination’s role in the community and in the minds and hearts of its members and future members. Executive Director Greg Mills and Assistant Director Danielle Hayden have joined forces to create a dynamic force to be visible and build credibility with the business community. “My job, and what I think my skill set is, I facilitate,” Mills said during an interview with Oswego County Today. “I bring people together, I bring conversations forward.”

Fulton Junior High School

FCSD Junior High Violence Report Addressed

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.”

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.

Reclassed Incidents Leave Fulton School ‘Potentially Dangerous’

School violence that went unreported or misclassified at Fulton Junior High School as revealed by a New York State Comptroller’s audit has classed the district’s only middle school as a potentially persistently dangerous school.

“The risk that schools with unsafe learning environments will not be identified as such raises concerns that school problems will continue unaddressed, parents will not be notified of school choice option, and the learning environment will suffer,” the comptroller’s report Compliance With the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act stated.

Spotlight: Zink Shirts

T-shirts and Guerilla Marketing fit together like pencil on paper and when combined well can transform a person into a walking billboard of promotion, thought, emotion, ideas, solidarity, or art for its own sake.
Using this approach, illustrator and self-styled Guerilla Marketer Glenn Zansitis created Zink Shirts, a small business on the ground floor at 19 E. Cayuga St., in Oswego.

Fulton Council Back In Business For 2015

The day after Mother Nature dumped nearly two feet of snow on the city of Fulton, the streets were clear and it was business as usual as city leaders conducted the first council meeting of the year Tuesday (Jan. 6) evening.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy start to the new year. If you’re out on the road watch out for the snow … don’t drink and drive … and be on the lookout for those who may have!

Phoenix Water Woes: Warriors On Alert

Through the summer months public attendance at local board meetings spiked as village of Phoenix residents’ frustrations over dirty, smelly water were voiced during sometimes contentious public comment periods and discussions during the meetings.

Phoenix Finally Fixes Water Woes

Concern over smelly brown drinking water flowing from the taps of village homes and businesses has the community at odds but Phoenix leaders have finally charted a clear direction to address contamination at its wells, and perhaps finally cure the water’s dirty cast.
During its Oct. 21 meeting, Village Trustees decided to move forward with a plan to contract with the Metropolitan Water Board – the administrative arm of the Onondaga County Water District – for a clean drinking water supply for village of Phoenix residents and businesses.

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