WE DID IT, FULTON! Local businesses and individuals have taken the Fulton Block Builders (FBB) over their fundraising goal and allowed it to once again receive a $100,000 award from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation!
Fulton Daily News
Today’s News: Juniors looking forward to their “Magestic Night”; Lang, Geitner lead GRB Class of 2018; NYS Education Department reviews GRB’s progress; and more in today’s edition of The Raider – written by students in the GR Bodley Journalism Club and Journalism class.
As the recent warm weather has concluded the long winter season, melted snow has resulted in littered streets and yards, Fulton city officials said. Sam Vono, Fourth Ward representative on the Fulton Common Council, has led his ward by example in an effort to combat the litter plaguing community neighborhoods. “One of my pet peeves has always been litter. I’m so opposed to people just driving and throwing litter out the window. I’d like to raise awareness in the city to try to get people on board, everybody, all of our residents, to just take some pride in our community. If you see it, pick it up,” he said.
A Fulton, New York, native and 2005 G. Ray Bodley High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo. Petty Officer 1st Class William Pangburn is a gunner’s mate serving with the security department at Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, operating out of Sasebo, Japan.
Today’s News: Fulton Booster Club to recognize senior athletes; Excelsior Scholarship Applications Open; Local bowlers take on USBC Masters; The RaiderNet is off to College and more in today’s edition of The Raider – written by students in the GR Bodley Journalism Club and Journalism class.
With summer weather on the horizon, city officials continue working on plans to construct Fulton’s first splash park. A splash park, a fenced concrete pad with sprinkler systems, is a more cost efficient and inclusive summer entertainment activity for the youth, Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward said. City officials budgeted $45,000 to construct the splash park for the summer of 2018 after the idea was voiced by council president representing the third ward, Donald Patrick Jr.
“Welcome to the 17th season, 2018 opening day of Fulton Little League!” Vice president of Fulton Little League Dave Webber greeted an enormous crowd on Saturday’s (April 28) chilly opening day of the 2018 baseball and softball season. Eager players lined the third and first base lines at Kiwanis Ball Park while Weber, Little League president John Florek and Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gave the season’s opening remarks.
On April 30, through May 4, the Fulton Police Department, along with law enforcement officers around the state, will participate in the “No Empty Chair” campaign. During the campaign, officers will conduct details focusing on different traffic safety threats each day.
Just one day before Earth Day, volunteers gathered in downtown Fulton to help collect trash and beautify the area as Friends of Fulton Parks participated in the annual Canal Clean Sweep with their Sparkle-A-Park cleanup. One group of volunteers collected litter from along the Oswego River on the city’s Towpath Trail while another group worked to beautify Veterans Park on South First Street including the area between the downtown gazebo and the Fulton Public Library.