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The Port City Pauses To Say ‘Thank You’ To Its Fallen Heroes

American Legion Park was just one of the places the groups paid its respects to America's veterans.

Memorial Day is sacred to all veterans and families of veterans, according to George Hoffman, the master of ceremonies. “We owe it to our fallen heroes to pause from our routine so that we may respectfully honor their lives and sacrifices for liberty and freedom,” he said. “Our defenders are ordinary Americans performing extraordinary deeds,” he added.

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A slide show depicted scenes of what the veterans had to endure.

The Greatest Generation continues to enlighten and educate in Oswego. Recently, The Torch of Freedom, a roundtable discussion was held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. Dozens of students received a history lesson, from those who lived it, just in time for Memorial Day.

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Teela

Teela is a pretty five-year-old tiger cat. She is small but has a big heart. She enjoys snuggling with her people and when she wants her head scratched, she’ll find you! She gets along well with other cats and the two dogs she lives with. She also has a lot of ambition.

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Off Broadway Dance performs in front of the judges table, the group takes third place in children's group category.

Memorial Day weekend brings out the bands, food, fun and a lot of red, white and blue for Fulton’s annual Memorial Day Salute. People of all ages gathered along both sides of Broadway/Route 3 to watch the parade commence. The excitement continued at the carnival in the War Memorial parking lot full of rides and games and entertainment and food in the ice rink, followed by fireworks at night.

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The young volunteers pose for a photo after placing flags.

On May 16, several local adult and student volunteers from the Fulton Raider Modified, Junior Varsity and Varsity Lacrosse teams answered the call from the Fulton American Legion, Fulton VFW Post #569, Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home to help our local veterans ready the two local cemeteries for Memorial Day. The morning was a complete success.

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There was plenty of cheering at Tuesday’s (May 19) Oswego School Board meeting. And, it had noting to do with the budget vote or board elections. At Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Ben Halsey announced that Leighton Elementary School was no longer on the state’s “Focus” list. “We have been working a long time to improve the academic performance in that building,” he said. “I am very happy to announce that Leighton has officially been removed from the focus group. I would like to congratulate the faculty that has dedicated themselves to this process.”

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While the fresh air certainly has its perks, it’s important to be extra vigilant to stay protected from ticks and the diseases they carry, namely Lyme disease. May marks Lyme disease Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and spread information about this terrible disease. A potentially debilitating and life-threatening illness, it’s estimated by the state Department of Health that more than 95,000 cases of Lyme have been confirmed in New York State since 1986.

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Access to quality healthcare is a necessary component for a thriving community and we are fortunate to have great healthcare facilities and providers in Central New York. That being said, our healthcare system is under stress because we continue to face shortages of healthcare professionals in New York state, particularly in rural areas. These shortages are particularly acute for primary care doctors and nurses but extend to specialty practices and other healthcare providers.

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  AVENGERS 2 PG13 4:00P 5:00P 8:00P 10:00P AVENGERS 2 3D PG13 7:00P HOT PURSUIT PG13 4:30P 8:55P MAD MAX: FURY ROAD R 7:20P MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 3D R 4:10P 10:00P PAUL BLART 2 PG 6:40P PITCH PERFECT 2 … Continue reading

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Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas has changed dramatically over the years. Before the glitzy gambling areas of Las Vegas, the area was a stopover on the way west. Much has changed since John C. Fremont traversed the valley in 1844. At that time it was still part of Mexico. The one thing that hasn’t changed much is the stunning scenery just outside the city.

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The Oswego County Health Department’s Environmental Division will hold its 25th annual tap water taste contest during “Health and Wellness Night,” June 11, at the Oswego Farmers’ Market on West First Street. The purpose of this friendly competition is to remind people of the importance of protecting the valuable water resources in Oswego County and across the state.

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Five longtime Oswego County healthcare providers were recognized for their dedication to their patients and the community during a new provider reception held May 13. Honored as the practitioner of the year at the reception was Pediatrician Young Kim, MD, who has been providing care to area children for more than 30 years.

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Job Corps, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, offers free career technical training for 16 – 24 year olds in auto mechanics, auto body repair, medical & business office, C.N.A., L.P.N, construction, culinary arts, security guard and more. The … Continue reading

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Colonial house on corner lot in a quiet neighborhood

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Billy Decker

With a real entertaining Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature going on at the front of field, Billy Decker was quietly making his way to the front from his 14th starting spot. Decker would join the top-three battle for the lead on lap 14 with Tom Sears Jr. and Rob Bellinger.

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Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial (75-laps): 1. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 2. 79 – Brian Sobus, 3. 47 – Bob Bond, 4. 21 – Kody Graham, 5. 02 – Brandon Bellinger

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Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds 35-Laps) – BILLY DECKER, Danny Johnson, Tom Sears Jr., Rob Bellinger, Jimmy Phelps

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Happy 50th Birthday, Karen Spinelli

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On April 25, 2015, Ivan and Fern Parsons of Mount Pleasant celebrate 67 years of marriage.

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Chamber Spotlight: Lake Ontario Antiques and Creative Designs

Some of the best things in life happen by chance. At least, that’s how the owners of Lake Ontario Antiques and Creative Designs feel. Lisa Shaw, Rosalie Frataccia and David Granoff say they came together by chance at a great time, allowing them to make their antique store vision become reality. Shaw, owner of Oswego Tea Company and Golden Gate Bridal, was interviewing Frataccia for a part-time position at her restaurant when their ideas came together and their vision began.

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Fishing Reports for May 19, 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: The water flow has been between 8,000-10,000cfs for a few days. This afternoon … Continue reading

Breezy and cooler with a mix of sun and clouds and maybe an isolated shower today. High around 55 to 60.

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