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More Mosquitoes Test Positive For EEE – County Plans Aerial Spraying

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The Oswego County Health Department has been notified that four more pools of mosquitoes, collected from the Toad Harbor/Big Bay Swamp area on the north shore of Oneida Lake, have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis. Public Health Director Dr. Dennis Norfleet said the virus has spread from a species of mosquito that feeds on birds to a species that bites humans, As a result, Oswego County is preparing to conduct aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor and Big Bay swamps by the middle of or late next week.

Investigator: I Couldn’t Breathe Well In Maxwells’ Bedroom

Inv. Joseph Harriger took photos in the Maxwells’ master bedroom, showing numerous cats inside the closed room and piles of feces in several spots.  But he didn’t stay long.  “When I went in, I was taken back by the strong odor of ammonia,” he said.  “When I went to take a breath, I felt like I couldn’t.”  He stayed only 5 minutes.

Girl Scout Organizes Motorcycle Run For Food Bank Of CNY

<p>"Speed to Feed" will benefit the Food Bank of CNY</p>

Allison Carmody, of Oswego Girl Scout Troop 41, is working on earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. For her project, Allison has organized a motorcycle run – “Speed to Feed” – which will take place this Saturday (August 1), according to her mother, Stephanie Carmody.

Changes Announced At OHS

<p>Superintendent Bill Crist, center, introduces Jim Huckabee, left, as the temporary principal at OHS. At right is assistant principal Brian Hartwell.</p>

Superintendent introduces interim principal for the summer and fall. A new principal is expected to be in place by mid-October. The house system has been revamped, and students will be greeted by some new policies such as one prohibiting the use of electronic devices.

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