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‘Aware Prepare’ Program Educates Residents Regarding Disaster Preparedness

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New York National Guard troops presented a session of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Training Program at the SUNY Oswego Wednesday evening. The event was held in the Sheldon Hall ballroom. The message of the New York State Civilian Preparedness Corps’ “Aware Prepare” program is be aware of your surroundings and be prepared in case a disaster strikes.
There was an estimated 250 people in attendance Wednesday.

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Heidi Allen’s sister, Lisa Buske, read the following statement today from the family regarding the developments in the 20-year-old case of the missing teen. They are still waiting for more information while authorities search the area where a lawyer said Heidi’s body may possibly be. I would like to take this opportunity to share with all of you on behalf of the family. Last week, with less than ten minute’s notice, we were thrust back to the emotional roller coaster of April 3, 1994. Our goal today is the same as it was then, to find Heidi and bring her home.

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The Oswego County Health Department will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes between 6 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 or Friday, August 1. This map shows the targeted spray area. Residents in this area will be notified by the Oswego County Hyper-Reach reverse 911 program. They are advised to follow the precautions issued from the health department, including staying indoors and keeping all windows and doors closed for one hour after spraying.

The Oswego County Health Department reports that the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in four new mosquito samples collected recently. Three were taken from near the village of Central Square and a fourth from the town of West Monroe. Since the first two EEE positive mosquito samples were reported on July 22, the Oswego County Health Department has been making plans to conduct aerial spraying in the target area.

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Ethann Browne, center, listens as an Exelon employee explains how to the control room works

Hundreds of people took part in Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station’ open house event Tuesday evening at the Nuclear Learning Center. Employees and station leaders greeted residents, answered questions and educated everyone about how a nuclear power plant operates. Representatives from Operations, Engineering, Security and Emergency Preparedness and other plant departments set up informative displays to inform and educate the public.

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The public is invited to join a group of concerned citizens to help save the Oswego River from an invasive plant. Pictured from left are Pat Harrington, Dan Kasperek and Cat Hadlow as they pull plants found in the old Oswego Canal section of the river near Battle Island.

Volunteers will gather once again to attack invasive plants on August 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is organized by Richard and Naneen Drosse to focus on the historic Battle Island and Guard Lock area of the Oswego River. Participants will meet at their home at 16 Hickory Grove Spur in Fulton to launch their canoes and kayaks.

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The police who collected the confession of the teenager accused of stabbing a Granby man to death went under the microscope Monday during a Huntley/Dunaway hearing in Oswego County Court.

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Can you imagine having your pet stolen? Sadly, pet theft is a reality for an increasing number of people. According to the American Kennel Club, there were more than 590 pets stolen in 2013. This represents a 31 percent increase over the number of thefts in the prior year.

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On Aug. 7, 1782, George Washington first presented a Badge of Military Merit to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action.” The award he created from his headquarters in Newburgh, NY, was a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk and had the word “merit” stitched across the front. Only three known soldiers received the honor.

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Trujillo beach

The area around Trujillo, Honduras, is being promoted as the Banana Coast which is much more marketable than the area just to the east called The Mosquito Coast. However, the name “mosquito’ refers to the Native Americans who lived in the area not the insect of which there are many. Trujillo is an interesting place. It is where Christopher Columbus first stepped foot on the mainland of the Americas and where O. Henry hid out while a fugitive from justice.

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A mix of sun and clouds with some scattered showers today. High 75.

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The following Union College students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Bernice J Bartlett of Fulton received academic honors from the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University by making the University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester.

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I just moved into a new house just outside of Oswego and there are woods across the street. At night sometimes I hear this eerie howling noise. At first, I had no idea what it was, but a neighbor told me there is a pack of coyotes living there and to keep my animals inside as they might attack them.

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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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A total of four drivers earned their first career main event wins at Oswego Kartway last Friday night, with some 87 entries on hand to contend for victories. Jacob Holmes, Barry Goodney, Shannon Pitcher, and Michael Humphrey all graced the Kartway’s feature victory lane for the first time in their careers Friday, capping a great evening of racing which was run off in under three hours.

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August 2 Regional Truck & Trailer present a night of fast, affordable, family fun. On the race card will be the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds, SUNY Canton Sportsman, NAPA Late Models, A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, Hilton’s Automotive Four Cylinders plus a visit from the Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club.

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Dave Shullick Jr. will return to the seat of the Nicotra Racing No. 6 Supermodified Saturday night for Oswego Speedway's $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified main event presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

Announced on Monday, ISMA Supermodified ‘King of Wings’ champion Dave Shullick Jr., will return to non-wing Novelis Supermodified action Saturday night at Oswego Speedway to contend for the title of ‘Mr. Supermodified’ and $10,000 in John Nicotra’s No. 6 machine.

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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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VISIT OSWEGO COUNTY

Fishing Reports for July 23, 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 flow has been low, between 1,000-2,000cfs, for the last couple of … 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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