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Going To Harborfest? Read This

In preparation for Harborfest 2014, the Oswego Police Department wishes to announce the following advisories regarding traffic, pedestrian and general information specific to the Harborfest celebration scheduled for July 24-27.

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William Foley takes notes during Tuesday night's Oswego School Board meeting. In background, from left are: board vice president Lynda Sereno, board president Kathleen Allen and Ben Halsey, superintendent.

After more than 20 years on the job, William Foley will step down next month from his position as clerk for the Oswego City School District. Foley, who also acts as the district’s public information officer, said he applied for the position because the ad said they were looking for someone to help promote the school district – something the OHS grad felt he could do well.

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Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy L. Birdsall as the Zoning and Planning Director for the city of Oswego. She will lead the Zoning and Planning Department. Her responsibilities will include overseeing city land use policies, zoning administration, and planning and development efforts.

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the David C. Webb Memorial Park Bathing Beach

The Oswego County Health Department announced today (July 23) that the David C. Webb Memorial Park Bathing Beach on Oneida Lake in the town of Constantia has been closed to swimming due to the presence of a blue-green algae bloom.

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On July 21, Casey C. Billings, 29, from 426 Villiard Road, Parish, was arrested and additionally charged with Manslaughter 2nd and Attempted Burglary 3rd as a result of a fatal motor vehicle accident in May. On May 8, Billings was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident on Sate Route 69 in the town of Mexico, according to troopers.

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EEE Found In Bird-Biting Mosquitoes

The Oswego County Health Department reported that the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in two mosquito samples collected recently. One was taken from West Monroe’s Toad Harbor Big Bay Swamp area and the second near the village of Central Square. Due to these findings, plans are now under way for the Oswego County Health Department to conduct aerial spraying in the target area.

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Fundraisers planned

While we have been questioning the future of the drive-in there has been a seemingly endless stream of automobiles pulling over to the side of the road or pulling into the driveway with folks getting out of their cars to stand quietly and to gaze upon the mangled screen tower, as though at a wake paying their final respects; many capturing photos for remembrance. There has been an amazing outpouring from the community through personal emails, visits at the theatre and through social media.

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Where can you get books, learning tools, technology and more, all under one roof? The answer is your library. Each and every year, our local libraries are becoming more significant parts of our local communities, offering families and individuals not only opportunities for learning but also for entertainment, cultural experiences, job-searching tools and so much more.

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22 JUMP STREET (DIGITAL) R 10:15p DAWN PLANET OF THE PG13 APES (DIGITAL) 1:30p 4:20p 7:10p DAWN PLANET OF THE PG13 APES 3D (DIGITAL) 10:00p HERCULES (DIGITAL) PG13 7:30p HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PG DRAGON 2 (DIGITAL) 12:25p 2:50p 5:15p … Continue reading

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When Nebraska became a state in 1867, Lincoln became the capital of Nebraska instead of Omaha, the territorial capital. Today the city is a destination with art, nature, history, and a myriad of things to enjoy.

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Warm and still a bit humid with a lingering shower possible today. High 80 – 85.

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The city of Fulton employees have partnered with Catholic Charities of Oswego County for the 4th annual city of Fulton employees’ golf tournament fundraiser. The event will be held Sat. July 26, 2014 at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Palermo. “The … Continue reading

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Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen joins members of the Oswego Firefighters' Association in presenting a donation of school supplies to the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign. The department is currently accepting school supplies at its headquarters at 35 E. Cayuga St. From left are: Stuff-A-Bus chairperson Jo Ann Conzone; Jennifer Losurdo; Allison McGrath; Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way; John Geraci, president, Local 126 Oswego Firefighters' Association; Miller McMillan; Giuliana McMillan; Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie; and Mayor Gillen.

Allison McGrath, committee member for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stuff-A-Bus Campaign has announced that the Oswego Fire Fighters Association Local 126 is now collecting school supplies in support of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign at its main headquarters, 35 E. Cayuga St.

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For students on the Blue Team at the Oswego County BOCES’ Stepping Stones Day Program, learning was in the air – literally – during a recent classroom lesson that incorporated physics, math and engineering.

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Cozy house with large lot in the City of Oswego

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Randy Ritskes drove the Jeff Locke-owned No. 37 supermodified to its third feature win of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. Having started eighth on the grid, the Oswego … Continue reading

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Bath, N.Y.’s Alex Hoag collected his first checkered flag Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway, winning the 35-lap Pathfinder Bank small block supermodified feature event. Starting from the pole position, the third-generation driver led every lap en route to the win.

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Oswego Youth Soccer has set fall travel evaluation dates for the coming soccer season. All sessions will be held at the Benjamin Fields – 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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Burke’s Do-It-Best Homecenters presented the racing action at Oswego Kartway on Friday night with Chris Parker driving to his first career Kartway victory in the Clone 425 division. A longtime veteran of Oswego Kartway, Parker drove his No. 88 machine to a convincing win over previous main event winners Ross Spilman and Paul Fountaine.

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Bobby Haynes Jr. and Lou LeVea Jr. lead the Bud Light B-Main to green in a final attempt to qualify for the 57th annual Budweiser International Classic 200.

As the anticipation begins to build for the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway, it was announced this week that heat races will once again be an option during the Sunday qualifying format for the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world.

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Anna Mortimer graduated from G. Ray Bodley on June 28, 2014. Congratulations Anna and happy 19th birthday on July 11, 2014.

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Carol and Chuck - 2014

Charles and Carol Burghart celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Cottage Inn in Red Creek with their family. Then a gathering of family and friends at their home in Hannibal.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chamber Offices to Remain at 44 East Bridge Street

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce will not be moving to a new location. It will continue to operate from 44 E. Bridge St., Oswego.

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Chamber Gears Up for Oswego Farmers’ Market Opening

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another summer of the Oswego Farmers’ Market which is set to open on May 22 at 4:30 p.m. along West First Street in Oswego. There will be “noticeable changes” to the market for this summer, said Nate Emmons, interim executive director of the chamber.

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Fishing Reports for July 10, 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 and down between 6,000cfs and under 1,000cfs in … 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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