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School Board, Public Hear Final Budget Update

Oswego City School District Superintendent of Schools Ben Halsey presented his final update on the proposed 2014-15 school budget on Tuesday night. More than a baker’s dozen of speakers voiced their concerns regarding possible budget cuts for the next school year. The board is expected to vote on the tentative spending plan Wednesday morning. The public vote is set for May.

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On May 1, a new program called “Smoke Free For My Baby and Me” will be rolled out in Oswego County. The program supports pregnant women’s efforts to quit using tobacco during their pregnancy and to abstain from smoking after delivery. This program has been made possible thanks to community partnerships and financial support from multiple parties.

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Oswego West Pierhead LighthouseTo kick off the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum and the Oswego Film Group are presenting the movie, “Lightkeepers,” at the Beacon Hotel on May 1, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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On the agenda for Monday night’s Administrative Services Committee agenda further discussion on the Oswego Fire Department’s operational study and continued discussion regarding a proposed increase to the city’s rental inspection fees were two separate items. But as the discussion wore on, the dialogues overlapped. No action was taken on either issue. Both are likely to return to the council floor for more public debate.

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Some Oswego businesses have been slow to start, but many have hopped onto the social media ball and now it’s rolling. The presence of Oswego businesses on social media is amplifying and for good reason. According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2013, 73 percent of adults are using social media of some kind. The study also found that by far, Facebook is the leading social media platform that is engaging its audiences.

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SUNY Oswego saluted as 'green college'In time for Earth Day, the Princeton Review recognized SUNY Oswego as one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in North America. The education services company profiles Oswego in the fifth annual edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

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Because our parks are such important natural resources, it’s so important that we protect them and keep them pristine. That’s the goal of the third annual  “I Love My Park Day,” a statewide event taking place on May 3 that aims to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites.

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Library use has increased across the state. According to some of New York State Library’s latest statistics, visits to public libraries increased by seven million from 113 million to 120 million from 2007 to 2009. The number of items borrowed – books, ebooks, movies, magazines and more – has increased by more than 11%.

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SUNY Oswego students flee in terror as Frankenstein's monster (junior Jared Gould) lurks near Sheldon Hall in a promotion for "Young Frankenstein," a musical-comedy spoof presented by the college's theatre and music departments at Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre. The preview is at 7:30 p.m. April 24.SUNY Oswego’s adaptation of the classic musical spoof “Young Frankenstein” brings new faces to the stage and highlights the comedic talent of the student cast, starting with a preview at 7:30 p.m. April 24, in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. The college music and theatre departments will present the musical comedy at 7:30 p.m. April 25; April 26; and May 3. The show will close with a 2 p.m. matinee May 4.

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Temperatures falling later today with showers likely. High near 65.

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The following Fulton City School District students were named to the G. Ray Bodley High School High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year:

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Audition dates for the 2014 Harborfest Children’s Musical production “Peter Pan” will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St.

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The Oswego City School District Festival of the Arts will be held this Saturday (April 26) from noon to 4 p.m. in the Oswego High School Cafeteria. Music and art from all grade levels will be on available for listening and viewing pleasure.

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Beautiful 3 bed, 1.5 bath home with upgrades and the charm of the past.

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Oswego Kartway’s Championship point season will kick off Friday at 7:30 p.m. presented by Gater Racing News. More than 60 entries took on the Kartway last Friday at the track’s non-point warm-up event, only to see the night’s main events washed out due to rain.

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The 2014 racing season marks the 64th consecutive season of racing operation at Oswego Speedway, but before the season officially goes green on May 3, the annual open test and tune practice session will take place this Saturday from 1-5 p.m. The open practice session is open to all divisions competing at Oswego Speedway during the 2014 racing season.

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A solid field of 63 entries filed through Oswego Kartway’s main gate on Friday night, only to see the feature racing washed away due to heavy showers after the qualifying heats. Due to Friday night’s race being a non-point event, the rained out feature events will not be made up.

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Jim and Mariou Santoro, 1964

Marilou P. (Huberth) and James R. Santoro of Oswego recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on February 22, 1964, in Fayetteville, NY.

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Connor Falise turns three years old on February 23.

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Breakfast & Brainfood: “When You Wish Upon A Star”

Breakfast & Brainfood: “When You Wish Upon a Star” Aligning your strategy and your people to achieve outstanding business results.  Did you miss the 1st session? Don’t miss the 2nd one! Thursday, April 24th 8 am – 9:30 am SUNY … Continue reading

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Fishing Reports for April 15, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: The water level has been running between 20,000-23,000cfs for about a week. This afternoon … Continue reading

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

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