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Community Garden Preparing to Open for Fulton Residents

The Community Garden Project offers Fulton residents the opportunity to plant their own vegetables, herbs or flowers. “Anyone interested in reserving a bed for the community garden can call 598-4712. We will take your information over the phone and you will be contacted with planting dates and informational meetings,” said Amy Roland, director of Nutrition Services for Oswego County Opportunities.

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Some SUNY Oswego broadcasting students go over notes with their OHS counterparts.

Recently, students from SUNY Oswego’s WTOP10 visited Oswego High School and WBUC to conduct two mini workshops. The goal of the visit was to assist local high school students in their TV production classes and broadcasts, according to Jamie Sykut, Oswego High School technology teacher.

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William “Billy” Barlow announces his candidacy for Oswego mayor

“This event here tonight isn’t about me. It’s about us as a community,” the current Fifth Ward councilor said. “It’s about the future of our community and where we want to take our city.” Voters have an opportunity for change, “the ability to go in in November and start fresh on Jan. 1,” he said. “Now is the time to do something different, something drastic. It’s time to really, really shake up City Hall and finally allow our city to reach its true potential, capitalizing on the positives and aggressively addressing the negatives.”

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The group heads out from OPD

Nearly two dozen members of area law enforcement agencies were pounding the pavement in the heat and humidity for more than two hours straight today (May 26) for a good cause. For decades, police officers throughout Oswego County have participated in the annual “Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.” Cassandra Rucker, director of development, Special Olympics New York Central Region, said, “Today’s run traveled about 12 miles from the Oswego PD to the Fulton PD. We’re raising awareness for the 65,000 Special Olympics athletes of New York.”

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A slide show depicted scenes of what the veterans had to endure.

The Greatest Generation continues to enlighten and educate in Oswego. Recently, The Torch of Freedom, a roundtable discussion was held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. Dozens of students received a history lesson, from those who lived it, just in time for Memorial Day.

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American Legion Park was just one of the places the groups paid its respects to America's veterans.

Memorial Day is sacred to all veterans and families of veterans, according to George Hoffman, the master of ceremonies. “We owe it to our fallen heroes to pause from our routine so that we may respectfully honor their lives and sacrifices for liberty and freedom,” he said. “Our defenders are ordinary Americans performing extraordinary deeds,” he added.

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While the fresh air certainly has its perks, it’s important to be extra vigilant to stay protected from ticks and the diseases they carry, namely Lyme disease. May marks Lyme disease Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and spread information about this terrible disease. A potentially debilitating and life-threatening illness, it’s estimated by the state Department of Health that more than 95,000 cases of Lyme have been confirmed in New York State since 1986.

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Access to quality healthcare is a necessary component for a thriving community and we are fortunate to have great healthcare facilities and providers in Central New York. That being said, our healthcare system is under stress because we continue to face shortages of healthcare professionals in New York state, particularly in rural areas. These shortages are particularly acute for primary care doctors and nurses but extend to specialty practices and other healthcare providers.

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AVENGERS 2 PG13 4:00P 5:00P 8:00P 10:00P AVENGERS 2 3D PG13 7:00P HOT PURSUIT PG13 4:30P MAD MAX: FURY ROAD R 7:20P MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 3D R 4:10P 10:00P PITCH PERFECT 2 PG13 4:20P 7:10P 9:50P POLTERGEIST (2015) PG13 … Continue reading

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HUGE ACTION PACKED DOUBLE FEATURE The 2 Biggest Movies of the Year on the Same Program Playing Friday-Saturday-Sunday May 29-30-31 Held over 2nd Big Week AVENGERS: Age of Ultron (PG-13) with: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo 8:55 Fri … Continue reading

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The Oswego Library will be temporarily closing access to the front entrance located on East Second Street. Patrons should enter the library using the East Oneida Street entrance going down the stairway next to the lawyer’s office and walking across the grass.

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Area students entering the eighth or ninth grade in the fall can learn more about healthcare careers this July at Oswego Hospital’s MASH Camp. This year’s MASH Camp (Medical Academy of Science and Health) at Oswego Hospital will be held July 29 and 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

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At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary meeting, The Friends of History (aka Pratt House) represented by Paula Rohn, president; Sarah Conley, vice president; and Sue Lane, house manager, were introduced by president-elect Betty Maute. Sue talked about the history of the home, built in 1851.

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4368 Co. Rt. 4, Scriba

Country home on 7 acres in the Town of Scriba

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This Saturday night Tracey Road Equipment will present a night of exciting, family affordable, fun at the Fulton Speedway located on Route 57 just south of the city.

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Billy Decker

With a real entertaining Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature going on at the front of field, Billy Decker was quietly making his way to the front from his 14th starting spot. Decker would join the top-three battle for the lead on lap 14 with Tom Sears Jr. and Rob Bellinger.

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Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial (75-laps): 1. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 2. 79 – Brian Sobus, 3. 47 – Bob Bond, 4. 21 – Kody Graham, 5. 02 – Brandon Bellinger

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Happy 50th Birthday, Karen Spinelli

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On April 25, 2015, Ivan and Fern Parsons of Mount Pleasant celebrate 67 years of marriage.

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Chamber Spotlight: Lake Ontario Antiques and Creative Designs

Some of the best things in life happen by chance. At least, that’s how the owners of Lake Ontario Antiques and Creative Designs feel. Lisa Shaw, Rosalie Frataccia and David Granoff say they came together by chance at a great time, allowing them to make their antique store vision become reality. Shaw, owner of Oswego Tea Company and Golden Gate Bridal, was interviewing Frataccia for a part-time position at her restaurant when their ideas came together and their vision began.

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Fishing Reports for May 19, 2015

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 water flow has been between 8,000-10,000cfs for a few days. This afternoon … Continue reading

Spray fountain in Oswego's West Park

Warm and humid with scattered thunderstorms possible today. High 80 to 85.

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