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New Oswego County Law Will Provide Gradual Tax Exemption For Home Improvements

Oswego County homeowners can apply to receive a gradual tax exemption for capital improvements to their homes under a new local law approved by the Oswego County Legislature March 12. The law exempts residential buildings from increased taxes and special ad valorem levies for capital improvements valued at $5,000 or more for a period of eight years. The law has been submitted to the Secretary of State and will take effect after it has been filed by that office.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension staff member Linda Brosch (center), 4-H Youth Development Team coordinator and coach of the TaskMasters team of middle-school students working on robotics projects and participating in competitions, provides information to students attending the Youth Career Summit on March 18 on the second floor of Lanigan Hall. Organized by the Workforce Development Board at SUNY Oswego, the event attracted 450 eighth-graders from five school districts in Oswego County.

The Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, a branch of the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, hosted its 10th Annual Youth Career Summit recently in Lanigan Hall at the college, with 450 Oswego County eighth grade students in attendance. The students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, Hannibal, Mexico, Oswego and Pulaski school districts attended this free event to learn about career choices in our county from local business professionals.

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Suki

Have you ever seen a cat quite so handsome as Suki? He is not even a year old yet and a big strong boy with beautiful markings (not chunky – just BIG). He LOVES the other cats in his foster home, absolutely loves them and is playful and loving with them.

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Shila, a two-year-old Siberian Husky gets her shot Wednesday evening.

The county DPW garage in Scriba went to the dogs Wednesday – with a few felines thrown in for good measure. It was the Oswego County Health Department’s first rabies clinic of season. County health officials said they’d like to see a lot of people take advantage of the rabies clinics. Rabies is still out there, they warn. “If we protect our pets, we are also protecting ourselves. That’s the whole point of these clinics,” the county public health director said.

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The Oswego City Fire Department increased its ranks by four and announced two promotions Wednesday afternoon. During the same ceremony, the Oswego City Police Department welcomed six new officers. They also announced five promotions. Mayor Tom Gillen welcomed everyone to the standing-room-only ceremony in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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The coldest winter in more than 100 years has left the Oswego Harbor locked in with more than four feet of packed snow and ice – making it impossible for participants to safely enter the water for this weekend’s third Oswego Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Lt. Charlie Searor from the Oswego Police Department and Assistant Chief John Chawgo from the Oswego Fire Department immediately jumped into action on Monday to save the plunge.

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My name is Marc Holliday (formerly known as Mark Aldasch). I am the chairman of the City of Fulton Republican Committee. It has now been almost three months since John took his seat in congress to represent the 24th Congressional District. I like many are disgusted and appalled by how John has voted and held himself in congress so far. John has completely abandoned his base and has ignored the voice of the people who put him where he is.

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American flags, cheerleaders, marching bands, balloons, rally cries and more than 3,000 people passionate about Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division. This was the scene Friday night at Jefferson Community College, as people from across our region banded together to send a message to Army leadership as they weigh potential cuts that would be devastating to both our region and the state.

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The view from our Shades room.

John and I have visited many places in Vietnam including the beaches between Danang and Hoi An. This time we decided to try some place different – some place that would be warm. Mui Ne is about 135 miles due east of Saigon. After some searching, we decided to stay at Shades Resort. The rate was reasonable; it was on the water and had a pool so it fit our needs.

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Oswego Health employees dressed in blue on March 6 to show their support of National Wear Blue Day, which brings awareness to the importance of colon cancer and its detection. Oswego Health Gastroenterologist Bishnu Sapkota said the best prevention against colon cancer is a colonoscopy.

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Thomas W. Schneider, President/CEO of Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc., the bank holding company of Pathfinder Bank, (NASDAQ Capital Market; symbol: PBHC, listing: PathBcp) has announced that the Company has declared a cash dividend of $.03 per share on the Company’s common stock relating to the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2015.

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With the assistance of nearly $10,000 from a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant, classes in graphic design, creative writing, cinema and screen studies, music, journalism and others published Volume 1, Issue 1 of Exist, available for free on Appster for iPad, and are hard at work on Issue 2.

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186 E. 5th St, Oswego

Cute 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in the City of Oswego

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Oswego Speedway racing fundraisers are set for this upcoming weekend for both Novelis Supermodified veteran Jerry Curran and 2014 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Rookie of the Year Camden Proud.

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Reserved tickets are now on sale for Oswego Speedway’s highly anticipated Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete on May 23, featuring the rare opportunity to see the Novelis non-wing Supermodifieds and the winged ISMA Supermodifieds take on the ‘Steel Palace’ on the same night, with the running of the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 and ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 50.

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Proud Motorsports and 16-year-old driver Camden Proud will hold a chicken BBQ fundraiser on March 29 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.

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Olivia Bauer will celebrate her 9th birthday on March 20 with friends and family. She is the daughter of Marc Bauer of Oswego and Jessica Bodoh of Fulton.

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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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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Membership Monday

This Week’s Topic Happy Monday!!! Here is some news and information on what some of our members have going on this week and what is happening right here at the Chamber. Please let us know what you would like for … Continue reading

New Direction For New Chamber Directors

After a tumultuous year of transition for the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, its new leadership team is working to redefine the origination’s role in the community and in the minds and hearts of its members and future members. Executive Director Greg Mills and Assistant Director Danielle Hayden have joined forces to create a dynamic force to be visible and build credibility with the business community. “My job, and what I think my skill set is, I facilitate,” Mills said during an interview with Oswego County Today. “I bring people together, I bring conversations forward.”

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Fishing Reports for March 26, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: With the rain the water level is up a little today running at 8,940cfs this afternoon. According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch … Continue reading

Mostly cloudy with a few flurries likely today. High in the mid 30s.

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