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May 25, 2018

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Letters to the Editor

‘A Summer Can Last A Lifetime’

The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week every year. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in the New York Lakes Region. Their dedication to our Fresh Air children truly embodies the spirit of National Volunteer Week, which is from April 15 to 21 this year. We have learned that a summer can last a lifetime.

Thank You For Stepping Up

I am very late in getting this in, due to illness. However….. even being late I wanted to make sure that I took the time to thank everyone that took part in the third annual food drive hosted by Tops Friendly Market in Fulton. Manager Jim and his crew have stepped up for the third year in a row to make sure that some of the needs in our area were met.

Don’t Wait, Get Screened Today

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women in New York State, but it doesn’t have to be. Colon cancer can be prevented through screening. Abnormal growths in the colon and rectum can be found and removed before they turn into cancer; and if found early, colon cancer is highly curable. But the key is getting screened.

A Visit From A Legislator

On January 10, in a blink of an eye (or stub of my toe) my life changed. On that day, I fell at work and fractured and dislocated my right hip and fractured my right humorous bone of my shoulder. Not my best day.After hip replacement surgery on January 15 and a four-day stay in St. Joe’s Hospital, I was moved to rehab. I was accepted by Seneca Manor.

The Pulaski Fund Thanks You for Your Support

Since 1992, the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, through the generous support of the people of Pulaski, has provided grants to support local nonprofits. Through the union of individual donations, the support of the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust and the expert management of the Central New York Community Foundation, more than $315,000 in grants has been awarded to benefit our region.

No To Proposed Third Dunkin Donuts

To The Editor: The announcement of a proposed Dunkin Donuts at 275 W. First St., Oswego, astounded me. Not for the reasons so many are giving – that of the need for a third such commercial venue in Oswego and the effect on our local small businesses on the same street – but because of

Take A Stand Against Big Tobacco

My name is Ashley Ward and I am the Boy Scout Cub Master of Palermo, Troop #760. I want my friends and peers to know I am taking a stand against big tobacco and their manipulative marketing practices designed to entice youth. As a leader and mentor in our community, is it important for others in my position to set a positive example for these children, and to help them stay healthy.

Oswego County Deputies Association Recognizes Four

On December 9, 2017, the Oswego County Deputies Association honored four of its members at its annual Christmas party, commending them on their outstanding performances throughout the course of the year.

Oswego County Land Bank Helps Restore Communities

Land banks have been proven to be a solution for returning properties to the most productive and economical use for the respective communities and get them back on the tax rolls.

Oswego County Land Bank was formed in 2016 and in just one short year has impacted more than two dozen properties throughout the county: sold and put 10 properties back on the tax rolls, completed two full rehabs with seven more in process and completed 12 demolitions.

Financial Basics 101

The date is December 14, 2017. The place is the floor of the Oswego County Legislative chambers. The purpose: Vote on an Oswego County 2018 budget. Questions, concerns and ideas were voiced. The Majority Leader had made some statements prior to the meeting referring to the Minority Caucus not understanding the budget process and the use of the fund balance.

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