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Oswego County’s 44th Annual Earth Week is Growing Strong

earth day 44 years__2014Earth Week, organized by the Oswego County Environmental Management Council, will take place from April 25 to May 4. The Environmental Management Council has organized events citizens can participate in during the week. The EMC also highly encourages citizens to host environmental cleanup events of their own.

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University Police at SUNY Oswego will have special patrols out looking for motorists who are not wearing their seatbelts from April 21 to May 4. The patrols are part of the nationwide “Buckle-Up Day and Night” campaign. The larger campaign is traditionally scheduled in late May, but University Police is granted a variation to run earlier because of college graduation in May.

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The onset of spring brings thoughts of making home improvements and repairs, “But, watch out for dishonest home repair firms,” warns Oswego County Sheriff, Reuel A. Todd.

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Oswego County Clerk Michael C. Backus will visit Russia for 12 days in May as part of an international exchange program organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders and sponsored by the US State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He plans to share information about Oswego County fishing and manufacturing, along with state tourism opportunities like the Baseball Hall of Fame. SUNY Oswego, Le Moyne College and Syracuse University will also be topics of discussion.

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The original law was challenged more than a year ago. The council has since had the state of New York go through the legislation and made it legal; so the local language is consistent with state statue and other law. It now will regulate taxi cabs, taxi cab drivers, will require individuals to submit to a host of questions regarding their background, according to the council president.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today (April 14) that Felix Schoeller, a German-based global producer of specialty paper, has successfully negotiated a new contract with a major manufacturing company, resulting in the relocation of a paper conversion operation from out of state to the existing facility in Pulaski. The expansion project doubles the Pulaski facility output, and has retained and created 290 full-time and contract positions.

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“Ethics reform” has been a buzz phrase heard in Albany and around the state a lot over the last few years and for good reason. Lately, there have been several high profile cases of wrongdoing by state officials. However, as is often the case in state politics, what is meant by “ethics reform” depends who is providing the rhetoric.

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In an effort to recognize teachers who go above and beyond to help their students succeed, I will once again be honoring educators with my “Golden Apple” Award for Teaching Excellence. Last year, I was able to honor more than 40 educators from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties with this special program.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA 3D: PG13 THE WINTER SOLDIER (digital) 2:00p 5:00p 8:00p CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE PG13 WINTER SOLDIER (digital) 1:00p 4:00p 7:00p 10:00p DIVERGENT (digital) PG13 1:15p 4:20p 7:20p 10:20p DRAFT DAY (digital) PG13 2:10p 4:40p 7:30p 10:00p NOAH (digital) PG13 … Continue reading

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John WesleyJohn Wesley doesn’t wait long to take charge on his new album, Disconnect, stepping out of the sideman role and into the spotlight on his first solo release since 2011’s EP the lilypad suite and first full-length effort since Shiver in 2005. As has been the case on each of his previous four albums and three EPs, the Tampa, Florida guitarist/vocalist continues to push the boundaries of his music.

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Increasing sunshine today – but still cold. High in the upper 30s.

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Rotarian Mary Costigan, director of Michaud Health Care Services, introduced Dr. Renate Ignacio, medical director for St. Luke’s and Michaud Health Care Services facilities, at a recent Fulton Noon Rotary Club meeting. Dr. Ignacio spoke about Advance Care Planning for our End of Life/Palliative Care.

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The results are in: Oswego County Opportunities’ 2014 Retro Bowl was a huge success! Preliminary results show that the fund raiser brought in nearly $22,000 to help OCO address hunger needs through its more than 30 programs and services.

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Air Force Airman Morgan L. Carpenter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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5 Bedroom, 5 Bath house in desired neighborhood with all of the amenities.

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As the countdown continues toward the Speedway’s 64th consecutive season of green flag racing, fans have the opportunity to assist in getting the ‘Steel Palace’ ready for action on Saturday with the 11th annual Pizza Villa Spring Spruce-Up Day. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with free lunch being served by Pizza Villa of Oswego at noon.

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Despite wintry conditions expected in the middle portions of this week, the Kartway track crew and personnel are hard at work preparing the Kartway facility and racing surface for the Friday night lid lifter.

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Tom Juno and Power Seal Asphalt Sealing is continuing where he left off last year. On April 26, Juno will post a purse of $300 for the Sportsman Power Seal Dash. The top two finishers from each heat race will be eligible.

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Jim and Mariou Santoro, 1964

Marilou P. (Huberth) and James R. Santoro of Oswego recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on February 22, 1964, in Fayetteville, NY.

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Connor Falise turns three years old on February 23.

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Breakfast & Brainfood: “When You Wish Upon A Star”

Join us for this two-part series and learn how to turn your business strategy into reality by evaluating 7 key organizational elements, and harnessing their momentum to propel your organization forward.

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Educational Session for Local Businesses

Brown Bag Lunch: New York State and Your Business  Tuesday, March 25th Noon – 1:15 pm Oswego City Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room 13 West Oneida Street Oswego, NY 13126 Join facilitator, Juanita Williams of the Department of Labor, to … Continue reading

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Fishing Reports for April 3, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: The water level has remained consistently high running around 20,000cfs this week. This morning … 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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