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October 20, 2018

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Residents Ask Lawmakers To Remove Social Services Commissioner


Residents in Oswego County are officially calling for Department of Social Service Commissioner Fran Lanigan’s job. Jackie Siver and Colleen Scott each approached the Oswego County Legislature Thursday to present petitions asking to have Lanigan removed from her position in response to the death of 11-year-old Erin Maxwell.

Petition Calls For Commissioner’s Job

</p>A petition has started to circulate around Oswego County, calling for the commissioner of the Oswego County Department of Social Services to step down or be removed from her position in response to the department’s handling of the Erin Maxwell case. Oswego County Administrator Philip Church says while residents are entitled to circulate a petition, it is not likely to cost the commissioner her job.

Judge Reserves Decision On Motions To Suppress Evidence

<p>Cathy L. Scott</p>

A judge has reserved decision on several motions to suppress evidence in the case against Cathy L. Scott, the Constantia woman who is accused of killing a motorcyclist in September 2007 while driving drunk. Because of the legislative timeline related to a New York law, the charge that carried the harshest penalty in Scott’s seven-count indictment was dismissed.