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Van Fire On SUNY Oswego Campus

The cause of a van fire at the college is under investigation.

A vehicle fire was reported behind the Lonis-Moreland residence halls’ dining hall on Sixth Avenue on the SUNY Oswego campus. It happened shortly before 1 p.m. Friday. Westside units from Oswego Fire Department responded to a working cargo van fire near Mackin Dinning Hall.

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Michael Allen, director of the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department, presents Cassie McGinley the Communicator of the Year award at the Oswego County EMS awards ceremony. McGinley also received the regional EMS Communications Specialist of the Year award from Regional EMS Council President Dr. Derek R. Cooney and Vice President Brian Dahl.

During the six years that she’s been working as a public safety telecommunicator for the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department, Cassie McGinley has received several commendations recognizing her outstanding performance. But it’s her most recent awards, recognizing her extraordinary actions during an incident on the afternoon of April 10, 2014, and the teamwork that allowed her to successfully work with others on the scene, that she is most proud of.

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A young boy was injured tonight (Aug. 27) after being struck by a vehicle, according to Oswego Fire Department officials. The child was reportedly riding a scooter in the street and was hit by a truck around 8 p.m. He transported to University Hospital in Syracuse with a possible leg fracture and a head injury, they said.

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From left, Fresh Air children Makahi Reed and Nicolas Ronan shake hands with each other’s host family siblings Nathan Reeder and Joe VanZandt.

Exceptionally excited children recently brought from the crowded streets of New York City have come to Central New York for some fresh air. Through the Fresh Air Fund, these children will live with host families in the Oswego County area including Fulton, Oswego and Phoenix. The children, anywhere from age 6 to 18, come to their host families for up to two weeks in order to leave the bustling city streets behind and run freely in the grass.

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US Rep. John Katko makes a point during his presentation Wednesday to chamber members and business leaders.

US Rep. John Katko helped the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon to launch its series of monthly economic development meetings with members of the Oswego County business community. The meeting provided Katko an opportunity to share his work on initiatives in Congress to strengthen Central New York’s economy, as well as gain valuable feedback from business owners, managers and community residents, explained Greg Mills, chamber director.

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On Tuesday Jonathan A. Baldwin, 30, of Oswego, appeared in Oswego County Court and was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in state prison, along with 3 years post-release supervision, based upon his conviction for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony. At a prior court appearance in June, Baldwin pleaded guilty “as charged” to the sole count of an indictment, that he knowingly possessed heroin with the intent to sell in the town of Volney on February 10, 2015.

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The city of Oswego will make history this November. Either we’ll elect the youngest and least experienced person ever to serve as a New York state mayor or we can for the first time elect a write-in candidate or we can elect Oswego’s first woman mayor. This is the time to make the right kind of history. This is the time to elect Amy Tresidder.

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Frank Castiglia, there you go again. Recently you saw fit to publish another letter to the editor, where you discussed the sales tax arrangement that the city of Fulton has with Oswego County. For unknown reasons, you reference some documents that I had that show some graphics to perhaps otherwise hypnotic numbers, and you mention that I did not provide to you “so everyone is on equal ground and they may refer to it as well.”

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Demonstrating a continued commitment to the community, Pathfinder Bank made a generous contribution to the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program. This gift will support ARISE’s work to provide ramps and other minor home access modifications to families in need.

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Tessa

Tessa was a scrawny thing rescued from under a porch with a bunch of kittens. She was scared and we thought she may be too unsocialized to be adopted and would have to go to a barn. But we were wrong. As soon as she didn’t have to fight to protect her babies, she turned into her real lovey-dovey self.

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The Greer family performing under the name Lindley Creek will hold a concert Saturday at Mount Pleasant UM Church at 7 p.m. Dad, John Rob; mom, Kathie; son Jase; daughter, Katie is an acoustic family band, showcasing beautiful bluegrass and gospel music.

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Historic Commercial Building on Waterfront – All purchase offers must be submitted by Tuesday, September 8th

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The leader of lap 100 in this year’s 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway will earn an extra $1,500 in cash thanks to Dushore, Pa.’s Insinger Performance. Insinger Racing Alcohol has been powering top performers throughout the country for more than 26 years.

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August 29 Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers of Fulton and Oswego present a night of thrills and spills at the Fulton Speedway located on Route 57 just south of the city of Fulton.

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Doug Didero won his first Classic in 1996, driving for Skip Matczak.

As the countdown continues toward the 59th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway on September 6, we look back at the next historic Classic driver on our list – two-time Classic champion, Doug Didero. In a Classic driving career that dates back to 1985, Didero established himself as a Classic threat very early in his career, but did not manage to find victory lane until teaming with Skip Matczak.

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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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Great Turtle Island

Before the Europeans arrived in what is now called New York State, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy ruled the area. They formed a confederacy comprised of the Mohawks, Onondagas, Oneidas, Cayugas, Senecas and Tuscaroras. By the way, Haudenosaunee is the correct way to refer to the Iroquois. The word Iroquois is an English corruption of a French corruption of an Algonquian word that was used as an insult.

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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 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 PG13 9:15P NO ESCAPE R 2:00P 4:30P 7:10P 9:35P RICKI AND THE FLASH PG13 1:50P 4:20P 6:50P SINISTER 2 R 12:40P … Continue reading

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Ride Oswego County –ROC Cycling Group

August 2015 – Oswego, NY, 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 8:30am … Continue reading

Chamber Spotlight: Man in the Moon Candies – Making People Happy

Somehow, chocolate has the captivating ability to make everyone happy. That’s why Amy Lear, owner of Man in the Moon Candies in Oswego, loves her business. “Making people happy,” she feels is the best part of her job. “It’s a fun business and it’s a happy business. Chocolate makes people happy. That beats a real job any day of the week.”

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Fishing Reports for August 20, 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 dropping to 800cfs yesterday the river has risen to 4,060 this morning. … Continue reading

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

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