Following several cries for help in restoring neighborhoods and ensuring security for homeowners, Fulton’s fifth ward has taken action by forming a neighborhood watch. After bringing to light homeowner concerns at recent common council meetings including suspicious activity in neighborhoods, suspected drug use, and negligent properties, fifth ward councilor Dennis Merlino set up a meeting to form a neighborhood watch program.
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Six people have been transported to area hospitals following a car chase that resulted in a house fire, according to Oswego County 911 dispatch. A car chase beginning in the city of Fulton was called in at approximately 10:05 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 13. Some time later, 911 dispatch was alerted that the car had crashed and caught fire.
State and local primary elections were held across New York State today (Sept 13.) The unofficial results for Oswego County voters are as follows:
The Fulton Common Council recently moved to change the location of the city’s first splash park, a 40 foot by 40 foot fenced concrete pad with sprinkler systems. Originally intended to be constructed at Recreation Park, the splash park will instead be located at Hulett Park in the city’s Fourth Ward.
Fulton’s first responders gathered at City Hall to honor the victims of September 11, 2001 with a moment of silence. Seventeen years later, members of Fulton Fire Department, Fulton Police Department, and Menter Ambulance stood together to ensure they embody the mantra: “may we never forget.”
UPDATE: The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office has identified the second victim of an assault/homicide case in West Monroe on September 10. The second victim of the assault is 59-year-old Michael Shane of 451 County Route 11, West Monroe. Oswego County Undersheriff Eugene Sullivan said Matthew R. LeBoeuf, 33, charged with mudering Robert Diffin, 42, and leaving a second victim in critical condition did know the victims. Deputies are investigating to determine the capacity of their relationship.
Curbing chronic absenteeism is a top priority among officials within the Fulton City School District. So much so, district officials were presented with a proclamation by Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. and the Fulton Common Council declaring September 2018 as Attendance Awareness Month and the free School Attendance Kickoff Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 16.
The 2018-2019 school year is well underway for the Fulton City School District. According to Superintendent of Schools Brian Pulvino, instruction began in classrooms within minutes on the first day of school last week. Districtwide, just more than 3300 students attended first days throughout the first week of school from grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth, a lower number than opening day last year.
“It’s really to become more customer service focused and engaged with the community. We want to reach not only our kids but the adults and senior citizens of our community as well. It is our goal to reduce the risk of fire, rescue, and medical events in our community by being involved, relevant, and engaged,” Chief Eiffe said.
As the start of the 2018-2019 school year rapidly approaches, Granby Elementary plans for the beginning of a new year with a new principal. Members of the Fulton Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Gina Salerno as Granby principal beginning September 1, 2018.