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Oswego School Board Entering Budget Homestretch

Superintendent Ben Halsey points out some figures during Thursday's budget workshop.

The board of education held another budget workshop on Thursday. However, they feel they are still way off from having a budget proposal they feel comfortable presenting to the public. They are looking to find more cost savings as well as ways to increase revenues. The lateness of receiving state aid figures this year greatly hindered the local budget process. More discussion will take place at the April 21 board meeting.

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Josh Batstone, a contestant on the eighth season of “The Voice,” visited his old school (Lanigan Elementary) to give a special concert.

Fulton native and contestant on “The Voice,” Josh Batstone gave a private concert to the kindergartners of Lanigan Elementary recently, his own alma mater. Batstone made it to the Battle Rounds of the eighth season of “The Voice” on Adam Levine’s team. His performance of “Amnesia” (by the Australian band “5 Seconds of Summer”) on “The Voice” can be purchased on iTunes.

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Bargain shoppers and NASCAR fans, the countdown is on for the grand opening of the newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store in Oswego. Bargain shoppers can explore unbeatable deals and 250 lucky fans will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR Superstar Kasey Kahne.

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Today’s News: A GRB junior will be under the spotlights, and warm weather means focus on school and the dress code in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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On April 18, Leadership Oswego County participants, in collaboration with ARISE, will install an ADA accessible ramp for a Central Square resident from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at the Roxbury Estates. ARISE and the Leadership Oswego County Class of 2015 team previously built ramp pieces in preparation for the installation.

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Today’s News: The countdown toward the prom continues, the importance of the library and a big first win for boys lacrosse are in the 700th edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Fresh air, clean water and unpolluted land. These are things that often times, we take for granted. Keeping the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we live on free from pollution is a team effort, and on Earth Day, we celebrate our planet and make an extra push to keep it clean, as well as preserve it for future generations.

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Because I am not an expert on the ethics laws of other states and because neither the governor nor the legislature has held public hearings regarding what needs to be done to strengthen the state’s ethics laws, it is hard to opine as to the veracity of the Governor’s statement. I am skeptical of the claim however in light of the fact that we have passed “landmark” ethics reform in the recent past and yet ethical lapses by elected officials continue to occur.

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Summer at Regent Cha’am Beach Resort

The much-loved Thai king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX, has reigned since 1946 making him the longest serving current head of state and the longest-reigning Thai monarch. When the king and the royal family want to enjoy a beach getaway, they head three hours south of Bangkok to the Cha’am/Hua Hin area. International tourists, especially North Americans, usually head south, too; but to Phuket, Phi Phi Island, Ko Samui, and other places that are reached by plane.

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In addition to Narnia, the musical running weekends at CNY Arts Center, Thursdays in April will see new and returning events for artists and musicians at CNY Arts Center. TH3, Happy Hour at the Gallery, will return April 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Mother Earth Baby will be host to the Oswego/CNY/NNY site of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on April 18, the same week as Earth Day. This is the fifth anniversary of the international event.

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According to cosmetology teacher Ines Rovito, the event served as an opportunity for the program to give back to the community and allowed students the chance to interact with local salon owners and professional stylists.

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A major National Science Foundation grant recognizes the research and accomplishments of SUNY Oswego biological sciences faculty member Christopher Chandler while providing research opportunities for his students at Oswego and overseas. The highly competitive NSF Faculty Early Career Development grant is the foundation’s top award “in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research,” according to its website.

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Beautiful Colonial home in the subdivision of Foxwood Farms- move in ready

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DIRTcar Racing’s Sportsman Modified Series kicks off its 14-race 2015 season on April 25, at Fulton Speedway, and expectations are high as the tour will roll through New York, Ontario and Quebec throughout the year.

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The Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super race teams of Josh Kerr, Mark Castiglia, and Alex McRae will all be holding team fundraisers this coming weekend. Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing season will kick off on May 9.

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Oswego Speedway will once again open its gates for free to kids 16 and under, with a paid adult, as well as active military with I.D for all events during 2015 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend to end the season.

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Today, April 7, 2015, we celebrated one of our residents here at Meadowbrook Manor in Hannibal. It was Mary Kon’s 99th birthday!

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Olivia Bauer will celebrate her 9th birthday on March 20 with friends and family. She is the daughter of Marc Bauer of Oswego and Jessica Bodoh of Fulton.

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Fishing Reports for March 26, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: The water level was up to 11,500cfs over the weekend but has dropped back to 8,710cfs as of this morning. According to Capt. … Continue reading

Sunny and pleasant today. High near 60.

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