Last month, news from TOPS chief executive officer detailed the locations of ten underperforming TOPS stores that are anticipated to be closed. Kathy Romanowski, TOPS Public and Media Relations Manager, said the store’s closing date is slated for Saturday, October 27.
It’s that time of the year. The ever-growing Fulton Youth Basketball league is holding sign ups for the 2018-2019 season. Registration is open to all youth in any school district in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth.
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.
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.”
“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.
A long standing Fulton business is set to nearly triple its size with a building expansion. Menter Ambulance Services has bought or acquired several properties adjacent to the Fulton central headquarters location at 404 Ontario St. The building, currently 5,600 sq. ft., will nearly triple in size to accommodate staff and equipment having doubled since 2013.
Gun collectors and history gurus will gather from all over the country in Fulton for the eighth Annual Hunter Arms Homecoming. The event is hosted by the Friends of History in Fulton, N.Y., Inc. The shoot event will take place Saturday, August 25 at Pathfinder Fish & Game Club on Route 57 in Phoenix, N.Y. Concurrently, there also will be an exhibit both days (Friday and Saturday) at the John Wells Pratt House Museum located on 177 South First St, Fulton, NY, showcasing L.C. Smith Guns and Hunter Arms memorabilia.
A group of concerned citizens challenging residents, landlords, and city officials alike to help restore Fulton to its former glory has seemingly doubled in size. Just over a dozen people showed up to Tuesday’s (August 7) regular meeting of the Fulton Common Council to address concerns from drug use to negligent landlords and homeowners throughout the city.
Mark Southwick and Joe McConnell recently presented Linda Eagan with a check for $1,000.00 to support the Fulton Block Builder (FBB) matching grant program. In addition to the financial support Mark and Joe spent time learning about the program from Linda and John and brainstormed more ways that Huhtamaki could lend more support to this program. One of the most exciting ideas to come out of the session was Huhtamaki’s suggestion to help FBB advertise during the period that FBB applications are being accepted (January through March).