The Parade of Trees for 2017 is in the history books and if by chance you missed it this year, you missed a great one. We had 14 trees in total and you would think with that number, there would be a duplicates but that wasn’t the case. Each of the trees was as unique and imaginative as an individual snowflake as it falls to Earth.
The city of Fulton’s 2018 budget passed a unanimous roll call vote by the Fulton Common Council after a public hearing brought out mostly positive remarks on Tuesday. The $16,492,000 budget brought a zero percent tax increase despite a spending increase of $245,861 from last year and revenues down $1,931 for a total of $9,605,997. A recent push by councilors to sell city-owned properties acquired by tax foreclosure has contributed to a $10,844,170 increase from last year in the city’s total assessed value, reaching $337,533,626. The tax rate remained steady at $20.50 per $1,000 of assessed value, the increase in assessed value helping to keep this figure unchanged, city officials said.
A bitter cold didn’t stop dozens of veterans and community members from braving the below freezing temperatures to attend the Fulton Veterans Council’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. Across from Fulton City Hall, President of the Fulton Veterans Council Garry Visconti led a 45-minute ceremony to honor veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr., city councilors, county legislators, members of the Fulton Fire and Police departments, several hometown veterans and local veterans organizations, and dozens of devoted community members braved the cold as a small token of appreciation in honoring our nation’s veterans. Father Fuchs, a World War II veteran, opened the ceremony in prayer and a reminder that today, November 11, 2017, marks 99 years to the day from the ending of the Great War, more commonly referred to as World War I.
As polls have closed across Oswego County, unofficial results show a three vote difference between candidates in Fulton’s Fifth Ward and Frank Castiglia Jr. retaining his seat as the 25th District Oswego County legislator. Fifth Ward for the Fulton Common Council and the 25th District of Oswego County Legislature covering a portion of Fulton were the only two contested races relative to the city. Uncontested races for city council returned four incumbents to their seats and secured one newcomer a seat as Fourth Ward councilor. Continue reading for more information.
Polling places throughout Oswego County will be opening for the 2017 election day at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, running all day until the polls close at 9p.m. Who can Fulton residents expect to see as candidates for elected official positions on their ballots? For the Fulton Common Council, residents will see candidates based on which of the six wards of the city the resident resides in. Read more for information regarding candidates running in each of the six wards and races for Oswego County Legislature representatives covering the city of Fulton.
As the Saint Joseph’s Council No. 254, Knights of Columbus of Fulton, New York celebrate its 120th anniversary and the Saint Joseph’s Assembly No. 748, Knights of Columbus of Fulton, New York celebrate its 107th anniversary, city officials have declared October 9-15, 2017 as Knights of Columbus Week.
Voters took to their respective polling places Tuesday (September 12) to cast their ballot for which candidates will appear as the primary runner for their party in November’s general election. Polls closed at 9 p.m. and the unofficial results have been tallied. Read the full article for all Oswego County results.
A new Women’s Handicap Bowling League is forming in Fulton. Competition is set every Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Lanes located at 723 West Broadway beginning September 7, 2017 and running for 30 weeks. Each team is composed of three members, each bowling three games per week.
In its ninth year, Fulton Jazz Fest has again brought the rhythmic sounds of jazz to the shores of Lake Neatahwanta. For the first time, the two-day event took on an additional evening at Fulton’s Bullhead Point on Thursday (August 10) as The Easy Money Big Band kicked off the festivities. A new addition to the Fest’s fun includes a musical clinic hosted by Tony Monaca on the B3 along with Louis Tsamous on drums and Derek DiCenzo on guitar from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial as the result of a grant from the Oswego County Community Foundation.
Join us for the 7th Annual Hunter Arms/L.C.Smith Homecoming Weekend, August 18th and 19th, 2017 hosted by the Friends of History in Fulton, N.Y., Inc. This two-day event will include special displays (August 19th) at the Pratt House Museum, a shoot, and a dinner during which trophies will be awarded. The museum houses a collection of HUNTER ARMS / L.C. SMITH shotgun/memorabilia on the second floor. During this special weekend, the first floor of the house will be transformed into a museum of “Elsies” shotguns, individually crafted by the artisans who were employed by the Hunter Arms Company.