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Oswego School District Eyes Creation Of Regional School

The Oswego City School District has entered into a partnership that it hopes will create a “regional school,” Superintendent Ben Halsey said Tuesday night. “We have partnered with eight other districts; the Oswego County BOCES, Cayuga Community College, as well as three major manufacturers (Novelis, Huhtamaki and the Fulton Boiler Company) to apply for a state grant that has been made available for the funding of a tech regional high school,” he said. If formed it would have a total of 50 students per grade level – spread throughout the entire county.

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It's A September To Remember




Today’s News In The Raider: Info about the Ski and Snowboard Club, plus, Fultonian Yearbook and a preview of tonight’s volleyball clash against Jamesville-Dewitt.

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The Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue Team will host Wooly-Worm races at the Central Square Apple Festival Sept. 27 and 28.

A brand new event at the Lioness Club of Central Square Apple Festive in 2014 will be Wooly-Worm Racing for status, for the ultimate in weather prediction and for prize money. The Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue Team will sponsor the inaugural Central New York Wooly-Worm Races at the 2014 Apple Festival September 27 and 28. The festival will be held north of the village of Brewerton at 154 US Route 11, Central Square.

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Another Level Youth Center is planning a free, family-friendly concert at Quirk Park, in conjunction with Friends of Fulton Parks. The Friends’ mission includes encouraging community events in the parks. Local musicians including “Second Story” and “Awaken” will perform from noon to 4 p.m. on September 27.

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A chart showing how informatics can enhance the flow of vital information in health care frames a discussion between human-computer interaction graduate student Chris Green (left) and computer science faculty member Isabelle Bichindaritz, who recently learned that a SUNY High Needs Grant will help her continue to develop a proposed master's degree program in biomedical and health informatics.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced awards for SUNY’s workforce development programs at 37 colleges and universities, including $85,800 toward Oswego’s planned interdisciplinary graduate degree in informatics and a $62,600 continuation award for engineering.

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Fishing in the Oswego River has always been popular. However, there has been a decrease in the number of anglers in recent years.

The sirens Brookfield Renewable Power uses to warn anglers of dangerous situations in the Oswego River have been causing problems for those living in the Port City for years. The Common Council is searching for a way to give residents some relief without compromising safety of the fishermen

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This month, our region is celebrating a major anniversary. It was three decades ago when then Congressman David Martin made the announcement that Fort Drum had been selected as the new home of the 10th Light Infantry Division. What followed was a period of significant growth, including a $1.3 billion dollar investment used to construct 130 new buildings, 35 miles of roadway and more than 4,000 sets of family housing units.

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America was shocked and saddened when news of Robin Williams’ death hit last month. The iconic actor and comedian that made his fame making others laugh sadly took his own life. Many questions arose following his death and many counselors reminded us that even those with fame and fortune are not immune to suicidal tendencies and the mental illness which often triggers suicide.

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Friday-Saturday-Sunday September 19-20-21 TRIPLE FEATURE some Action & Adult Comedy 8:00 EDGE OF TOMORROW (PG-13) with: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton 10:05 TAMMY (R) with: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates 11:45 NEIGHBORS (R) with: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, … Continue reading

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AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (DIGITAL) R 8:15p BOYHOOD (DIGITAL) R 4:35p 8:00p DOLPHIN TALE 2 (DIGITAL) PG 4:00p 6:30p 9:00p GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PG13 3D (DIGITAL) 9:40p GUARDIANS OF THE PG13 GALAXY (DIGITAL) 4:20p 7:00p IF I STAY (DIGITAL) PG13 … Continue reading

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Mild with increasing clouds later today. High in the upper 60s.

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Residents at Michaud Residential Health Services have been taking paint brush in hand as part of an oil painting class being led by volunteer Mark Colgan. And what has become evident is that no matter one’s experience level, the opportunity to try something new or to continue an interest in painting has been well received by participants.

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One of the area’s most popular music groups, Long Time Coming, will add its classic rock sound to the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival with a live performance at 4 p.m., October 4 on the Great Pumpkin stage. Comprised of local musicians who have performed with several well-known local bands over the years, Long Time Coming formed in 2012 at the suggestion of bass player, Jim Dillabough.

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Students at Granby Elementary danced the night away at the Family Kickoff Picnic on Sept. 11. Sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Group, the evening was a huge success with large attendance from students and their families.

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3 Bedroom, 2 bath home with cathedral ceilings and a finished basement.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Dave Danzer and Andrew Schartner closed out the 2014 racing season at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday, the same way each had opened it – in victory lane. Danzer pocketed his third … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Further solidifying himself as one of the greatest supermodified drivers in Oswego Speedway’s rich history, Canajoharie’s Otto Sitterly earned his fourth Budweiser International Classic 200 win Sunday afternoon. Sitterly would take over … Continue reading

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Bicknell Racing Products out of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, will once again be stepping up in a big way for the Modified and Sportsman teams during the 29th Annual Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility Outlaw 200 Weekend presented by SUNY Canton at the Fulton Speedway on October 3-4.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Dave Danzer and Andrew Schartner closed out the 2014 racing season at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday, the same way each had opened it – in victory lane. Danzer pocketed his third … Continue reading

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The 2014 Novelis Supermodified season is now in the books at Oswego Speedway, with David Danzer charging to victory in the 75 lap Sunoco Race of Champions finale for his third win of the season worth $3,000 on Sunday afternoon. Danzer’s victory quite literally book ends the season, as the driver of the No. 52 machine won the first main event of the year back on May 10 to kick off the calendar. Dan Connors Jr. dominated a large portion of the event in the No. 01 before giving way to newly crowned track champion Otto Sitterly on lap 44.

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Jordyn Moon turns 9 on Saturday

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 on Aug. 23.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CNY Great Pumpkin Festival to feature Pumpkin Pie Contest

Are you the best pie baker in Oswego County? Do you have a secret family recipe for the best tasting pumpkin pie ever? If so, then the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is looking for you! The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, to be held October 4 and 5 in Oswego’s Washington Square Park, will host its inaugural Pumpkin Pie Contest.

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Monthly Member Spotlight: Shawn Mahoney’s The Sausage Shack

An old school butcher who got his start taking orders for signature specialty sausages on Facebook has seen steady growth and happy customers since he hung out his brick-and-mortar shingle at the Lakeside Shopping Plaza in Fulton.

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Fishing Reports for September 2, 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 water level has not been above 3,000cfs for the last few days. … 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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