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Schumer to USDA: Fed Designation Would Grow Oswego’s Local Economy, Should Not Be A Heavy Lift

“Each and every day, goods like aluminum, cement and salt come in and out of the Port of Oswego, so it makes no sense why grains can come in but cannot be shipped out. The inability to export grains is a lost opportunity for the port and the entire Central New York economy, and I am calling on the USDA to remedy the situation,” Sen. Schumer said.

At the Shineman Center at SUNY Oswego on Thursday (Oct. 30), U.S. Senator Charles Schumer launched his push to get the Port of Oswego and SUNY Oswego a special federal designation that would allow the Port of Oswego to export grain and other agriculture products for the first time. Schumer explained that the port takes in approximately 10 million bushels of grain – soybeans, corn and wheat – each year, and then companies like Perdue send these grains by rail to Virginia where they then export them abroad.

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Hard work and commitment paid off for the Phoenix Central School District Marching Band, which took home the state title during the season finale competition recently at the Carrier Dome. Under the direction of Nick Gerling, assistant director Michelle Rudy and a talented staff, the band competed against eight other teams in the Small Schools 2 Class.

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Today’s News: Also check out At the Movies, NFL Picks, No Shave November and remembering Wallie Howard Jr.

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Local law enforcement is cracking down on DWI offenders this Halloween weekend. Have a plan before you go out.

Oswego County STOP-DWI Coordinator Robert Lighthall today (Oct. 30) announced that law enforcement agencies across Oswego County will deploy special DWI enforcement patrols to help ensure that our roadways will be safe during the Halloween weekend.

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NYS Department of Transportation will hold an open house on November 6 regarding a bridge rehabilitation project on Route 11 over the Salmon River in Pulaski. It will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pulaski Fire Department, 12 Lake St. Preliminary drawings for the upcoming project will be available for review and representatives from NYSDOT will be present to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned.

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An Oswego councilor suggested the city start looking now at what to do with several parking spaces currently leased by the college. The spots are north of Washington Boulevard on Sixth Avenue. They will revert back to the city Jan. 1, 2016 and will be a potential revenue source, he added.

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For the past two decades I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. James Eby both personally and professionally as a news reporter. I believe he will be an excellent Family Court judge because he is dedicated, compassionate and a true professional.

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I am running because I care about children. I will make sure that the decisions made in Family Court are fair and impartial, and, most importantly, in our children’s best interests. I have spent more than a decade representing children and families in Family Court, and I am the only candidate who can serve the full ten-year term.

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Grand River Cellars.

John and I like to break up our road trips by stopping at new places. On our way to visit family in Ohio, we had a wonderful stay at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. Yes, there is more than one Geneva-on-the-Lake. The one in Ohio is part of Geneva State Park where there is picnicking, camping, cabins, boating, trails, swimming, fishing and more. The lodge is a beautiful resort with rooms that have great views of Lake Erie. The first day we were there it was rainy and the lake was kicking up but the next morning the water calmed, the sun came out, and it was beautiful.

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Halloween

As Halloween approaches Dr. Fruce would like to remind families in our community of some of the ways to keep your children’s teeth healthy. Instead of snacking all day long on your ghoulish treats try using the candy as a … Continue reading

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Dancing princesses flooded the Granby Elementary auditorium at the Halloween Party sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Group the night before Halloween. Disney Princess Elsa from the movie “Frozen” seemed to be a popular costume choice among the youngsters in Granby.

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The Oswego County Bar Association recently voted to approve the report of the Judicial Screening Committee that found both candidates for Oswego County Family Court, to wit: James K. Eby and Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman, to be “Recommended as Qualified” for the position.

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smoke detector

The Oswego Fire Department would like to remind all residents with the turning back of the clocks in the early morning hours on Sunday, it is time again to change the batteries in all of your home smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It has been proven time after time that smoke detectors save lives by alerting residents of the early stages of a fire.

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Beautiful Historic Home for Lease- $1000/month

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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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Kenny Neil’s goal in the final minute of regulation lifted the Oswego State men’s ice hockey team over host Buffalo State 4-3 on Friday night at the Ice Arena. The Lakers erased a three-goal deficit in the second period and Neil’s second goal of the contest secured the victory in the team’s SUNYAC and regular season opener.

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The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team fell 2-0 to Castleton State College on the road in its season-opener. Oswego goes to 0-1-0 on the early season. The Lakers were neck-and-neck with the Spartans through one period, ending the first 20 minutes in 0-0 tie.

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Oswego Speedway officially announced its 65th anniversary, 15-race weekend schedule featuring the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Road to the Championship’, as well as several blockbuster weekend events, on Friday. When taking note of the 2015 schedule of events, two key components no doubt stand out. The first coming in the month of May, the second on the Speedway’s anniversary weekend in August.

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If you see Vinny Losurdo on October 26, wish him a Happy 12th Birthday!

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Happy 15th birthday to Ashley Losurdo of Raleigh, NC. Her father, Craig Losurdo, is from Oswego, NY. Her mother, Heather Losurdo, is from Raleigh, NC.

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Spotlight: River Edge Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Local bed and breakfast owner Anne Hutchins always wanted to be the proprietor of a place like River Edge Mansion and in 2007 she and her husband Steve moved into the historic Schroeppel homestead to do just that.

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Local Eateries to Compete for Golden Pumpkin Award

Want to enjoy the unique taste of pumpkin at your favorite restaurant or eatery? Ask them what their entry will be in the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival Golden Pumpkin Award. Planning committee members have invited chefs, cooks, bakers, and baristas throughout Oswego County to feature a pumpkin themed item on their menu during the week leading up the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival.

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Fishing Reports for October 17, 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 area received a good amount of rain Wednesday and Thursday and the … Continue reading

Cloudy and cool today. High around 50.

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