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Oswego County Postpones Aerial Spraying Tonight

Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area near the north shore of Oneida Lake is postponed tonight, Saturday, August 30, due to uncertain weather. The forecast indicates varied conditions, such as rain and wind speeds, that would hamper spraying efforts. Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place Tuesday, September 2.

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After a windstorm devastated the big screen at the historic Midway Drive In Theatre and an outpouring of support from the community to rebuild, a new screen as big as the old one was erected this week and Friday (Aug. 29) night was lit with moving picture shows.

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UPDATE: As of 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 29 – the Route 11 bridge over the Oneida River in Brewerton has been re-opened to traffic in both directions, with a 20 ton weight restriction. New York State’s emergency bridge repair contractor was onsite at the state Route 11 Bridge in Brewerton Friday (Aug. 29) assessing the work needed after the Department of Transportation declared the structure unsafe for vehicle traffic yesterday.

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The first Global Investors Summit is to be held October 28 and 29 at the Lake Ontario Events and Conference Center, Oswego. The keynote speaker will be the author of “The Third Industrial Revolution,” Jeremy Rifkin. He is the best-selling author of 18 books and the adviser to the European Union on the steps to reduce fossil fuel consumption and invest in clean-tech and renewables.

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A city resident says the city is wasting money blocking off parking at property owned by his sister and her husband. The council points out the barricades are in place for safety reasons, to discourage college students, and others, from illegally parking in the area. There are so many cars there that it blocks access for residents who need to get to their property, one councilor pointed out.

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SUNY Oswego's new students accept a bright welcome from faculty, staff and students in the 25th annual Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony on Aug. 22 at the Marano Campus Center arena. SUNY Oswego enrolled nearly 2,200 new full-time students -- about 1,420 freshmen and 750 transfers -- for fall 2014, the most diverse and geographically far-flung class in college history.

Nearly 2,200 new students — more than 1 in 4 from traditionally underrepresented groups and the most in history from outside Central New York — started classes this fall at SUNY Oswego. About 1,420 freshmen and 750 transfer students enrolled, a large class but a bit fewer than last year’s boom of just more than 1,500 freshmen and nearly 800 transfers, according to SUNY Oswego Admissions Director Dan Griffin.

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It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, students will be starting a new school year. If you’re a parent, you know that a big part of heading back to school is the shopping. As a mother and grandmother, I know that when you’re buying everything from new sneakers to supplies, it can add up quickly. In fact, this year, the National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $670 on back-to-school items.

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In 1994, the state began what’s called the Linked Deposit Program. LDP began as a way to assist and encourage manufacturers and small businesses to undertake investments, which would ultimately lead to a stronger economy. According to an annual report published recently, in 2013, more than 1,000 jobs were created and retained in New York thanks to LDP.

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From bean to the bar

Whenever John and I visit a new area we check to see if they have free tours, Global Greeters, culinary experiences and/or chocolate tours. While the culinary experience and chocolate tours are not free they add an interesting facet to our travels. When we were in Boston we signed up for the Back Bay Chocolate tour offered by Boston Chocolate Tours, (www.bostonchocolatetours.com). It is just one of their tours. They also offer shopping that includes chocolate stops and cupcake tours. It is all yummy.

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There is no love lost between the characters played by Tammy Wilkinson, left and Julia Preston-Fulton in the farce "Who's On First?" The play opens at the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12.

Four local veteran actors are being prepared by director Sherri Metz for the upcoming production of the farce, “Who’s On First?” The play will be presented in the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Arts Center at Fort Ontario September 12, 13, 19-21. Metz, who directed such recent hits as “Don’t Drink The Water” and “Caught In The Net” selected Peter Mahan, Julia Preston-Fulton, Knathan MacKenzie-Roy and Tammy Lynn Wilkinson for the on-stage performers.

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Cloudy early with some sunny breaks later today. High 75.

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The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct its committee meetings and a regular session on Tuesday, September 2 beginning at 5 p.m. in the board room of the Education Center.

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Parishioners of the Minetto United Methodist Church will gather for Rally Day on September 7 at 10 a.m. Children are asked to bring their backpacks to be blessed by the pastor. The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman and accompanied by Kathy Duschen, will present Jonah and The Big Fish, a short musical play with Pastor Chuck Forbes as Jonah.

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A grant from the National Institutes of Health will help SUNY Oswego chemistry faculty member Dr. Kestutis Bendinskas advance understanding of how low levels of lead affect children’s cardiovascular health.

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Ranch home close to SUNY Oswego and Lake

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By – Chris Porter Classic Weekend kicked off with a bang on Friday night at the Oswego Speedway with the shattering of track records in both supermodified divisions during time-trials. Twenty-five years after Bentley Warren’s lap of 16.961 seconds brought … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Oswego PR Liverpool’s Kody Graham bounced back from a missed opportunity a week ago to dominate the Novelis supermodified feature event at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday. With persistent rains on Saturday night bumping … Continue reading

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The Oswego State field hockey team took a 7-0 loss to host and nationally-ranked William Smith College on Friday evening.

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The Oswego State men’s soccer team started their 2014 season on a good note, edging Cazenovia 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Laker Soccer Field in the opening round of the Oswego State Classic.

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By – Chris Porter Classic Weekend kicked off with a bang on Friday night at the Oswego Speedway with the shattering of track records in both supermodified divisions during time-trials. Twenty-five years after Bentley Warren’s lap of 16.961 seconds brought … Continue reading

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 on Aug. 23.

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Colten Matthew Bouchard will be celebrating his second birthday on August 14, 2014. Colten was born at Oswego Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He now weighs 25 pounds.

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CNY Great Pumpkin Festival to feature Pumpkin Pie Contest

Are you the best pie baker in Oswego County? Do you have a secret family recipe for the best tasting pumpkin pie ever? If so, then the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is looking for you! The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, to be held October 4 and 5 in Oswego’s Washington Square Park, will host its inaugural Pumpkin Pie Contest.

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Monthly Member Spotlight: Shawn Mahoney’s The Sausage Shack

An old school butcher who got his start taking orders for signature specialty sausages on Facebook has seen steady growth and happy customers since he hung out his brick-and-mortar shingle at the Lakeside Shopping Plaza in Fulton.

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Fishing Reports for August 29, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: The river has been up as high as 12,000cfs over the past week … Continue reading

Tax Tips

What You Should Know if You Need More Time to File Your Taxes

The April 15 tax deadline is approaching. What happens if you can’t get your taxes done by the due date? If you need more time, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. You don’t have to explain … Continue reading

Ten Facts about Amended Tax Returns

Did you discover that you made a mistake after you filed your federal tax return? You can make it right by filing an amended tax return. Here are the top ten things to know about filing an amended tax return. … Continue reading




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