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Counties Release Briefing Papers on State Budget Issues

The New York State Association of Counties this week released a set of white papers to provide the county government perspective on the State Budget, as lawmakers begin developing their spending priorities for the 2015-16 State Budget.

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Jeanne McManus of Ontario Cleaners in Fulton and Joe Cortini (right) of Cortini’s Shoe Store in Fulton display one of the hundreds of winter coats, hats and mittens that they collected for area youth and children in need. At left is Eric Bresee, director of OCO Crisis Development Services. OCO is one of the agencies participating in the distribution.

It’s been a long, brutally cold winter but fortunately the efforts of two Fulton business owners are making it bit warmer. Joe Cortini of Cortini’s Shoe Store and Jeanne McManus of Ontario Cleaners have been collecting and distributing winter coats, hats and mittens to area youth and children in need of warm outerwear. An idea that started with the donation of few coats has grown in to a project that has collected more than 300 winter coats.

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Today’s News: We’ve got an interview with the two lead ‘Millie’ performers along with news concerning Foreign Language Month and some credit advice for teenagers in the Thursday edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Trinity Catholic School hosts The Not Too Far from home Comedy Tour March 13 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center, 26 E. First St. Following rave reviews from previous years, this will be the third annual Adult Comedy Night for Trinity Catholic School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with live music by Mike Shiel. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and cash bar will be available before and after the show.

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City officials caution residents that water pipes may still freeze. DPW crews continue to restore services to dozens of residents. The process of removing tons of snow from clogged city streets continues as well. The state of emergency conditions will continue a few more days, the mayor said.

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Senator Patty Ritchie, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and members of the Senate Republican Conference today (March 4) unveiled their new “Grown in New York” multi-part plan to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food and strengthen rural communities.

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10,400 – that’s how many miles of snowmobiling trails New York State is home to. This expansive network of trails means more than just an enjoyable time for outdoor enthusiasts. Our snowmobile trails also represent a major economic driver for our tourism economy, generating roughly $868 million annually according to a recent study by SUNY Potsdam.

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The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network recently launched an ad campaign called Pass Life On. There are a series of videos which talk about the importance of organ donation titled “The Greatest Person Never Known” which feature a grateful organ recipient. The ad campaign is designed to help improve the state’s organ donation registration rates, which continue to be much lower than other states.

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The Kingsford Park Elementary School Gymnasium was filled with glamorous dresses, awkward dance moves, tons of laughs, and the sounds of “Macarena” recently for the school’s annual Father-Daughter Dance. The Kingsford Park Home and School Association sponsored the event, and the proceeds from the sold-out dance will benefit future KPS student activities provided by the parent run organization.

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Assemblyman Will Barclay joined his legislative colleagues at a press conference outside of the Assembly Chamber Wednesday afternoon to call for sweeping rules reform. The proposed reforms would redefine the chamber’s parliamentary operations in an effort to empower all members. The needed changes also aim to promote trust and engender accountability.

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While March is officially designated as Music in Our Schools Month, musical talent is on display throughout the entire year in the Phoenix Central School District. From fall choral performances to summer color guard practices, each season is filled with concerts and competitions that have propelled the Phoenix music program to elite status.

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255 Kingdom Road, Volney

Nice ranch home in a quiet setting!

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The un-official start to the 2015 Oswego Speedway racing season is set for March 14-15 with the annual Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Oswego Speedway will once again feature a multi-car display at the Expo, along with two Supermodified simulators for fans to take a set of laps at the famed ‘Steel Palace.’

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The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology 11-9 on the road Wednesday afternoon. This marks the first loss of the season for the Lakers as the team falls to 1-1 on the season.

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Sobus Racing and driver Brian Sobus will be holding their Novelis Supermodified team fundraiser for the upcoming Oswego Speedway season on Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego with portions of the proceeds going to benefit young Julian Ross, a nine year old Oswego boy battling stage four neuroblastoma.

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Jared Bellinger and Kristin Rice became engaged on February 15, 2015, at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.

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Michael Holmes turns 6 on February 4.

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Warm Up Oswego To Melt Away the Winter Blues

Melt away the “winter blues” on Saturday for the 10th annual Warm Up Oswego Festival. The hottest winter festival in CNY is lead this year by the Oswego Network of Entrepreneurs and promises the best festival yet. “We will have all the great activities that fest-goers have come to love, with a new footprint for the festival!” said Nathan Emmons, festival chair. This year’s festival will have two headquarters, one outdoors in the Civic Plaza area at Oneida and West First streets and the other indoor headquarters will be in the King Arthur’s building at West First and Bridge streets.

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Spotlight: Zink Shirts

T-shirts and Guerilla Marketing fit together like pencil on paper and when combined well can transform a person into a walking billboard of promotion, thought, emotion, ideas, solidarity, or art for its own sake.
Using this approach, illustrator and self-styled Guerilla Marketer Glenn Zansitis created Zink Shirts, a small business on the ground floor at 19 E. Cayuga St., in Oswego.

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Fishing Reports for February 26, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: The water level has been gradually dropping over the last few days running at 3,300cfs this morning. The cold temperatures are still with … Continue reading

Breezy and cold with snow showers today. High 15 – 20.

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