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‘Heroes’ Ready to ‘Shoot For The Stars’

Move Along   logoThe sixth annual “Shoot for the Stars” 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament will again feature the Heroes Game between the Oswego Firefighters and Police on April 26 at Leighton Elementary School. Organized by Greg Callen, founder of Move Along Inc., the tournament raises money to put toward the purchase of wheelchairs and other equipment needed to supply various disabled sports programs.

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From left are: Oswego City Police Chief Tory L. DeCaire, Oswego City Police Lieutenant Charles Searor Jr., President and CEO of AAA Western and Central New York Tony Spada and Mayor of the city of Oswego Thomas W. Gillen.On Monday (April 14), Tony Spada, president and CEO of AAA Western and Central New York presented Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen, Oswego Police Chief Tory DeCaire and Oswego Police Lieutenant Charles Searor with their second Gold Award for their success in the in AAA’s Community Traffic Safety Program.

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City of Fulton residents got their first peak at the proposed ALDI Food Store layout during the Common Council public hearing Tuesday as councilors approved a special permit to use the former Nestle’s site as a grocery store.
“Nestle’s is a great spot,” one resident said. “I would love to see the eyesore gone. Nestle’s isn’t going to reopen. We’ve got to get rid of it. When you come in to town you’re going to see a nice new grocery store, and that’s nothing but positive.”

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Veteran continuing education administrator Jill Pippin has joined SUNY Oswego as dean of extended learning. Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning serves a wide array of part-time students and working adults interested in pursuing degrees, career-specific coursework and professional development opportunities in Oswego, Syracuse and Phoenix and online.

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Local Fulton grocers concerned about competing against a big retailer with deep pockets in an industry with already low profit margins spoke against granting special permit status to property on the city’s east side.
“This isn’t just somebody crying, ‘Oh there’s more competition,’” one local grocery store owner explained. “We’ve got competition. … We beat each other to death every day.”

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At this week’s meeting, the Common Council OK’d expenditure of funds from the Softball Accounting Reserve Fund. The DPW commissioner was authorized to spend up to $20,000 to operate Legends Softball Complex for the 2014 season. They also approved transfer of funds from within the Department of Public Works. A total of $8,000 was moved to cover the anticipated cost of seasonal employees at the softball complex.

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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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 Minute Man Visitor Center

On a recent visit to Massachusetts, John and I planned to stay in Boston but there was a large convention going on so all the reasonable hotels were booked. We ended up staying at the Sonesta Suites in nearby Burlington, Mass. Several years ago we enjoyed our stay at the Sonesta Hotels in Peru. Sonesta Suites turned out to be a great choice. It was near Lexington and Concord, both places we wanted to visit. One of the most momentous moments in American history happened on April 19, 1775 in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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

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Trinity Catholic School’s Fun Fling 2014 will be a Luau Tropical Paradise. It’s scheduled for April 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Priory Hall, St. Paul’s Church. There will be tropical fun for all ages; games, activities and prizes.

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The Oswego Tree Stewards are out Saturdays in the streets with volunteers to care for the city’s trees. The schedule is as follows (meet at the corner at 10 a.m.)

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POMCO Group, one of the nation’s largest benefits administrators, made a donation of $1,000 to support Oswego County Opportunities’ annual Retro Bowl fundraising event which took place on April 5 at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

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

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The Oswego State baseball team downed host Fredonia 7-2 in a nine-inning game on Friday afternoon to kick off a three-game weekend series with the Blue Devils. With the win, Oswego improves to 16-7 on the year and more importantly to 8-5 in the SUNYAC while Fredonia drops to 8-14, 3-7.

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Youths aged 18 and under will be required to be equipped with an approved head and neck restraint system when competing at the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways in 2014. This rule will apply for any class that competes at either track on a weekly basis effective the beginning of the season.

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Deerslayers Bowman’s Association, 8100 State Route 104, Hannibal, will be hosting the first leg of NYS 3-D Challenge on May 3 and 4. This is an IBO Qualifier that is open to the public.

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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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