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Van Fire On SUNY Oswego Campus

The cause of a van fire at the college is under investigation.

A vehicle fire was reported behind the Lonis-Moreland residence halls’ dining hall on Sixth Avenue on the SUNY Oswego campus. It happened shortly before 1 p.m. Friday. Westside units from Oswego Fire Department responded to a working cargo van fire near Mackin Dinning Hall.

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Michael Allen, director of the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department, presents Cassie McGinley the Communicator of the Year award at the Oswego County EMS awards ceremony. McGinley also received the regional EMS Communications Specialist of the Year award from Regional EMS Council President Dr. Derek R. Cooney and Vice President Brian Dahl.

During the six years that she’s been working as a public safety telecommunicator for the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department, Cassie McGinley has received several commendations recognizing her outstanding performance. But it’s her most recent awards, recognizing her extraordinary actions during an incident on the afternoon of April 10, 2014, and the teamwork that allowed her to successfully work with others on the scene, that she is most proud of.

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A young boy was injured tonight (Aug. 27) after being struck by a vehicle, according to Oswego Fire Department officials. The child was reportedly riding a scooter in the street and was hit by a truck around 8 p.m. He transported to University Hospital in Syracuse with a possible leg fracture and a head injury, they said.

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From left, Fresh Air children Makahi Reed and Nicolas Ronan shake hands with each other’s host family siblings Nathan Reeder and Joe VanZandt.

Exceptionally excited children recently brought from the crowded streets of New York City have come to Central New York for some fresh air. Through the Fresh Air Fund, these children will live with host families in the Oswego County area including Fulton, Oswego and Phoenix. The children, anywhere from age 6 to 18, come to their host families for up to two weeks in order to leave the bustling city streets behind and run freely in the grass.

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US Rep. John Katko makes a point during his presentation Wednesday to chamber members and business leaders.

US Rep. John Katko helped the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon to launch its series of monthly economic development meetings with members of the Oswego County business community. The meeting provided Katko an opportunity to share his work on initiatives in Congress to strengthen Central New York’s economy, as well as gain valuable feedback from business owners, managers and community residents, explained Greg Mills, chamber director.

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On Tuesday Jonathan A. Baldwin, 30, of Oswego, appeared in Oswego County Court and was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in state prison, along with 3 years post-release supervision, based upon his conviction for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony. At a prior court appearance in June, Baldwin pleaded guilty “as charged” to the sole count of an indictment, that he knowingly possessed heroin with the intent to sell in the town of Volney on February 10, 2015.

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Legislator Weatherup makes a statement that I was wrong in my letter about the Fulton sales tax allotment discussion meeting with the Finance and Personnel Committee. In a past committee meeting Legislator Weatherup has said, “Why do we have to keep talking about something three or four times.” Again, I will say that having a degree in education I learned that repeating a lesson over and over again is the best way to ensure even the most challenging learner will finally understand the lesson.

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The city of Oswego will make history this November. Either we’ll elect the youngest and least experienced person ever to serve as a New York state mayor or we can for the first time elect a write-in candidate or we can elect Oswego’s first woman mayor. This is the time to make the right kind of history. This is the time to elect Amy Tresidder.

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The director of the Oswego County Veterans Services Agency, Donna W. Kestner,was honored by the New York American Legion as“Service Officer of the Year” at the annual state convention held in Buffalo in July.

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Nancy Weber of the Oswego County Farm Bureau presented the 2015 Jan Clark Memorial Scholarship Award to Max Lowery at the Oswego County Fair in July.

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A character from one of humankind’s earliest great works of literature has a new life as the hero of an epic poem by Lewis Turco, emeritus professor of English and creative writing at SUNY Oswego. “The Hero Enkidu: An Epic” was published this summer by Bordighera Press. One reviewer described the 100-page poem, as a 21st century A.D. takeoff on the 21st century B.C. “Gilgamesh,” an epic poem about a king in ancient Mesopotamia.

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Historic Commercial Building on Waterfront – All purchase offers must be submitted by Tuesday, September 8th

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Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway Billy Decker won a classic battle with Pat Ward with a last lap pass to win the Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature. Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway Billy Decker did it once again. Decker took the lead on lap 22 from Chris Hile in the 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature and never looked back, winning by over three seconds at the checkers.

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(Tracey Road Equipment Modifieds 35 Laps) – BILLY DECKER, Tom Sears Jr., Pat Ward, Larry Wight, Chris Hile, Jimmy Phelps.

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The leader of lap 100 in this year’s 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway will earn an extra $1,500 in cash thanks to Dushore, Pa.’s Insinger Performance. Insinger Racing Alcohol has been powering top performers throughout the country for more than 26 years.

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Brandon Beshures

Happy 13th birthday to Brandon Beshures on August 24.

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Genna Losurdo turns 7 on August 23.

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Great Turtle Island

Before the Europeans arrived in what is now called New York State, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy ruled the area. They formed a confederacy comprised of the Mohawks, Onondagas, Oneidas, Cayugas, Senecas and Tuscaroras. By the way, Haudenosaunee is the correct way to refer to the Iroquois. The word Iroquois is an English corruption of a French corruption of an Algonquian word that was used as an insult.

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AMERICAN ULTRA R 12:20P 2:40P 5:00P 7:20P 9:35P HITMAN: AGENT 47 R 2:10P 4:35P 7:00P 9:20P MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 PG13 9:15P NO ESCAPE R 2:00P 4:30P 7:10P 9:35P RICKI AND THE FLASH PG13 1:50P 4:20P 6:50P SINISTER 2 R 12:40P … Continue reading

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Ride Oswego County – ROC Cycling Group

Ride Oswego County –ROC Cycling Group is proud to announce the return of the Cross Out Child Abuse Cyclocross Race to be held at the Town of Scriba Park O’Connor Rd Scriba starting at 8:30 a.m. on October 4.

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Chamber Spotlight: Man in the Moon Candies – Making People Happy

Somehow, chocolate has the captivating ability to make everyone happy. That’s why Amy Lear, owner of Man in the Moon Candies in Oswego, loves her business. “Making people happy,” she feels is the best part of her job. “It’s a fun business and it’s a happy business. Chocolate makes people happy. That beats a real job any day of the week.”

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Fishing Reports for August 20, 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: After dropping to 800cfs yesterday the river has risen to 4,060 this morning. … Continue reading

Cloudy and cool with early showers possible, then increasing sun today. High near 70.

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