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New EEE Samples Found in Oswego County; Additional Spraying Planned

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The Oswego County Health Department reported today (Sept. 1), that the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) was detected in four mosquito samples in the Toad Harbor area. These samples were collected last week during routine testing conducted by the county and state health departments. The county plans to conduct aerial spraying Friday evening, September 4 in the Big Bay/Toad Harbor Swamp area.

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Members of the Oswego Health Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Charles Gijanto, who possesses more than 32 years of healthcare leadership experience, has accepted the position as the health system’s president and chief executive officer. He will officially begin work in Oswego on September 14.

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On August 29, at approximately 9:28 p.m., State Police in Watertown responded to 2508 Prince Brook Road in the town of Osceola, Lewis County, for a single ATV fatal collision. The investigation revealed, Richard D. Shaw, 52, from Oswego, was operating a 2012 Arctic Cat ATV, with 5 other people when they noticed Mr. Shaw was no longer following the group.

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Council President Eric VanBuren moves an amendment to be voted on. Seated behind him are councilors Shawn Walker and Pat McLaughlin.

At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council adopted the city’s spending plan (as amended) for 2016 by a 6-1 vote. Second Ward Councilor Pat McLaughlin cast the lone nay vote. The mayor has 10 to, if he wishes, veto the budget vote. The tax increase dropped to nearly 1 percent.

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Tailwater Lodge

The Northeastern Economic Developers Association, which represents 11 states, will hold its annual conference on September 13 – 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown in Syracuse. Each year, NEDA recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of economic development by way of its annual Best Practice and Marketing Awards. During the annual conference awards dinner on September 14, NEDA will present Tailwater Lodge with the NEDA Project of the Year Award.

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Four and a half-year-old Parker Davis happily shows off his trophy after racing around the quarter midget track.

The KEYS Program “Smile Experience” achieved its intended goal, as a number of child cancer patients and their families were all smiles during the most recent KEYS respite day at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club. “It’s nice for them,” said KEYS Program founder Colleen Bennett in regards to the KEYS children. “To have a day away from hospitals, needles and doctors. To have a day with their family and a moment to just enjoy life.”

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I have been a Girl Scout for 11 years and have had the most fun and have created some of the best memories of my life through scouting. I have had more opportunities as a Girl Scout than I would ever have imagined. I have camped a lot, earned badges and sold delicious Girl Scout Cookies, of course, but Girl Scouts is so much more than those activities.

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We’ve all seen them – piles of waste tires in yards and roadways. According to the EPA, roughly 290 million waste tires are generated annually. Not only can these waste tires be unsightly and expensive to dispose of, they present health and environmental hazards, too. Here are a few of the ways that waste tires can put your health and the health of others at risk:

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Arlene Johnson, volunteer coordinator at the O’Mara Welcome Center in Oswego, received a commendation from the Oswego County Legislature’s Economic Development and Planning Committee in appreciation of her service to the community.

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Come join the fun, walk or run and support Freiderich’s Ataxia Research Alliance on September 26 at SUNY Oswego. For more information visit the website at Cara.convio.net/FATrun2015 The race is being sponsored by Oswego Pre-Healthcare in honor of lifetime Oswego resident Patrick Schrader.

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Fresh off the release of her debut children’s book published by Disney Hyperion, Jennifer Jackson, an Oswego alumna in English and theater, will lead off SUNY Oswego’s Living Writers Series with a free presentation at 3 p.m. Sept. 9, in the Marano Campus Center auditorium.

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3 Talisman Terrace, Oswego

Beautiful 3 bedroom home in Brittany Hill

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The 9th annual Oswego Kartway Classic will kick off racing directly behind Oswego Speedway during Budweiser International Classic Week on September 3 at 6:30 p.m. The Kartway Classic has become a staple event for kart racers throughout New York State, and with increasing weekly kart counts at Oswego Kartway during the regular season, the Classic looks to be on its way to a record number of entries next week.

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Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway Billy Decker won a classic battle with Pat Ward with a last lap pass to win the Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature. Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway Billy Decker did it once again. Decker took the lead on lap 22 from Chris Hile in the 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature and never looked back, winning by over three seconds at the checkers.

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(Tracey Road Equipment Modifieds 35 Laps) – BILLY DECKER, Tom Sears Jr., Pat Ward, Larry Wight, Chris Hile, Jimmy Phelps.

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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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5 Movies for $8.00 DUSK TO DAWN SHOW ON SAT & SUN Sept 5 & 6 Triple Feature Fri & Mon Sept 4 & 7 plus premier Screening of Peter Mahan’s Midway DI Documentary..”A Reason to Celebrate” 7:50 Fri, Sat, … Continue reading

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PLAYING MON-TUES-WED-THURS AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3 FAMILY FRIENDLY TRIPLE FEATURE 8:10 Mon, Tues SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE (PG) Animated Wed & Thurs with: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili 11:15 Mon & Tues PIXELS (PG-13) 9:40 Wed & Thurs with: Adam … Continue reading

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Membership Monday

This Week’s Topic Please note!!! The GFBC Meeting for tomorrow 9/1/15 has been cancelled. See you next month! Katko Speaks to Members of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce U.S. Representative John Katko was in Oswego Wednesday afternoon to share … Continue reading

Ride Oswego County – ROC Cycling Group

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 8:30 a.m. on October 4.

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Fishing Reports for August 31, 2015

Fishing Reports for August 31, 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 being as low as 700cfs on … Continue reading

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

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