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Academic Achievement Improves, Leighton Removed From State’s Focus List

There was plenty of cheering at Tuesday’s (May 19) Oswego School Board meeting. And, it had noting to do with the budget vote or board elections. At Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Ben Halsey announced that Leighton Elementary School was no longer on the state’s “Focus” list. “We have been working a long time to improve the academic performance in that building,” he said. “I am very happy to announce that Leighton has officially been removed from the focus group. I would like to congratulate the faculty that has dedicated themselves to this process.”

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At about 8:30 a.m. today (May 23), the Oswego City Police Departments Patrol Division responded to a second floor apartment at 200 W. First St. in the city of Oswego for a check the welfare complaint.

Upon investigation, the responding officers found indications of a possible methamphetamine lab within the apartment, according to police.

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As part of New York State Senior Citizens’ Day, State Senator Patty Ritchie recently recognized Oswego County resident Joanne Gardner for her contributions to her community.

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The Oswego County Health Department will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on May 28. The exercise is open to the public and the Health Department encourages residents and their families to participate.

The Oswego County Health Department will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oswego County Health Department at 70 Bunner St. The purpose of the exercise is to practice the county’s ability to dispense lifesaving medication in the event of a public health emergency.

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On Wednesday at approximately 5:30 a.m. the Oswego County Drug Task Force with the assistance of the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team and Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team executed a Methamphetamine related search warrant in Parish. As a result of the investigation, materials and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine and approximately 3 ounces of methamphetamine oil were seized, police said.

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Two local small businesses were recognized during National Small Business Week at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 17th Annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse on May 11. Small businesses are selected for the Excellence Awards based on their company’s longevity, innovation, sales growth, increased employment, ability to overcome adversity or community contributions.

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There are certain things that let us know summer is right around the corner. One of my favorites? The opening of farmers markets across our region. From fresh fruits and vegetables to flowers and handcrafted items, local farmers market offer something for everyone. To make it easier for you to find the fresh, healthy foods and unique locally-crafted items you’re looking for, I have once again put together my “2015 Farmers’ Market Guide.”

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Civil War veteran and Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes eloquently said of Memorial Day: “Every year in the full tide of spring, at the height of the symphony of flowers and love and life, there comes a pause and, through the silence, we hear the lonely pipe of death.” What a truth there is to that quote.

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Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas has changed dramatically over the years. Before the glitzy gambling areas of Las Vegas, the area was a stopover on the way west. Much has changed since John C. Fremont traversed the valley in 1844. At that time it was still part of Mexico. The one thing that hasn’t changed much is the stunning scenery just outside the city.

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A semester grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79 qualifies full-time matriculated students for inclusion on the President’s Achievement List.

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Last week you talked about dogs in cars and that was all well and good, but what about cats in cars? I would love to take my cat, Bernie, to Florida with me in the winter, but if I even put him in the car for a few minutes to take him to the vet he howls the whole time as if I was torturing him. If there a way to get him to enjoy or at least tolerate car trips.

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The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. June 3 at the West Monroe Town Highway Garage, 46 County Route 11. New York State law requires that all cats, dogs, and pet ferrets be vaccinated against rabies.

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Colonial house on corner lot in a quiet neighborhood

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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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Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds 35-Laps) – BILLY DECKER, Danny Johnson, Tom Sears Jr., Rob Bellinger, Jimmy Phelps

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Oswego Speedway and AsphaltVision announced its 2015 online streaming schedule on Tuesday, which will begin with this weekend’s Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring the ISMA Supermodifieds and Oswego’s Novelis Supermodifieds on the same track, same night for the first time in more than 10 years.

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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

Breezy and cooler with a mix of sun and clouds and maybe an isolated shower today. High around 55 to 60.

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