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Former Military Equipment Bolsters Port’s Productivity

Several pieces of ex-military equipment have found new life at the port.

Excess military equipment, some headed for the scrap yard, is finding new life and helping to stimulate the economy in Central New York. Zelko Kirincich, executive director and CEO of the Port of Oswego Authority, has recently purchased nearly $1.2 million of cargo handling equipment for less than $42,000.

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The, Oswego City Police Department, is attempting to locate two juveniles. The missing juveniles are 12-year-old female, Alexis Centrone and 14-year-old male, Zachary D Warren.

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Descendants of James Hunter, one of the original founders of the Hunter Arms Company in Fulton, came back to Fulton to celebrate their family history at the 5th Annual Hunter Arms Homecoming Weekend put on by Friends of History. From left; Rob Hunter, Teri Hunter, Jim Hunter (great-grandson to James Hunter), Megan Hunter and Jace Hunter.

Friends of History is no stranger to keeping Fulton’s history alive and well. Recently, they brought back to Fulton the great-grandson and family of James Hunter, one of the original founders of the historic Hunter Arms Company in Fulton. During the annual Hunter Arms Homecoming Weekend, Jim Hunter accompanied by his wife, Teri, their sons, Jace and Rob, as well as Jace’s expecting wife, Megan, came to Fulton to celebrate their family history with collectors and enthusiasts of their iconic family product. Jim’s great-grandfather, James Hunter, along with his five brothers, bought the L.C. Smith gun manufacturing company out of Syracuse and built a factory for production in Fulton.

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The Oswego County Health Department reported today (Sept. 1), that the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) was detected in four mosquito samples in the Toad Harbor area. These samples were collected last week during routine testing conducted by the county and state health departments. The county plans to conduct aerial spraying Friday evening, September 4 in the Big Bay/Toad Harbor Swamp area.

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Members of the Oswego Health Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Charles Gijanto, who possesses more than 32 years of healthcare leadership experience, has accepted the position as the health system’s president and chief executive officer. He will officially begin work in Oswego on September 14.

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On August 29, at approximately 9:28 p.m., State Police in Watertown responded to 2508 Prince Brook Road in the town of Osceola, Lewis County, for a single ATV fatal collision. The investigation revealed, Richard D. Shaw, 52, from Oswego, was operating a 2012 Arctic Cat ATV, with 5 other people when they noticed Mr. Shaw was no longer following the group.

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I have been a Girl Scout for 11 years and have had the most fun and have created some of the best memories of my life through scouting. I have had more opportunities as a Girl Scout than I would ever have imagined. I have camped a lot, earned badges and sold delicious Girl Scout Cookies, of course, but Girl Scouts is so much more than those activities.

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We’ve all seen them – piles of waste tires in yards and roadways. According to the EPA, roughly 290 million waste tires are generated annually. Not only can these waste tires be unsightly and expensive to dispose of, they present health and environmental hazards, too. Here are a few of the ways that waste tires can put your health and the health of others at risk:

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Zonta Club of Oswego invites the greater Oswego Community to join us as we celebrate and recognize Julie Chetney with the Amelia Earhart Woman of Achievement Award. Chetney was selected based on her significant contributions to her community through her time, actions, talents and dedication.

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Robert Malone Jr. announces candidacy for town of Oswego Highway Superintendent. Malone, a registered Republican, will be running on the Republican and Conservative lines.

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Congratulations to one of Lakeside Artisans’ original members, Carol Burghart, on her “Best of Show Award” at the 2015 Savannah, NY, Art Festival. The event was held at the Montezuma Audubon Center on August 22 and 23.

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2 bedroom home in the City of Oswego with large yard and Florida Room

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Bob Magner led day two Classic Week testing at Oswego Speedway with the Allegresso built No. 35 Supermodified.

The second day of Budweiser Classic Week testing at Oswego Speedway continued on Tuesday as Bob Magner, Kreig Heroth, Mark Castiglia, and Matt Magner all took to the fast 5/8 mile to begin preparation for the Bud Light SBS Classic on September 5 and the Budweiser International Classic 200 on September 6.

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The 9th annual Oswego Kartway Classic will kick off racing directly behind Oswego Speedway during Budweiser International Classic Week on September 3 at 6:30 p.m. The Kartway Classic has become a staple event for kart racers throughout New York State, and with increasing weekly kart counts at Oswego Kartway during the regular season, the Classic looks to be on its way to a record number of entries next week.

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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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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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A WALK IN THE WOODS R 2:00P 4:30P 7:00P 9:25P 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 NO ESCAPE R 2:00P 4:30P 7:10P 9:35P SINISTER 2 R 12:40P 3:00P 5:20P 7:40P … Continue reading

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5 Movies for $8.00 DUSK TO DAWN SHOW ON SAT & SUN Sept 5 & 6 Triple Feature Fri & Mon Sept 4 & 7 plus premier Screening of Peter Mahan’s Midway DI Documentary..”A Reason to Celebrate” 7:50 Fri, Sat, … Continue reading

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Membership Monday

This Week’s Topic Please note!!! The GFBC Meeting for tomorrow 9/1/15 has been cancelled. See you next month! Katko Speaks to Members of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce U.S. Representative John Katko was in Oswego Wednesday afternoon to share … Continue reading

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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Fishing Reports for August 31, 2015

Fishing Reports for August 31, 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 being as low as 700cfs on … Continue reading

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

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