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Crash Claims Life of West Monroe Man

Members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and the Constantia Fire Department responded to Dutcherville Road east of Lewis Road, in the town of Constantia, for a single-car motor vehicle accident today (April 19). The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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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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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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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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“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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A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 (digital) R 1:05p 3:10p 5:15p 7:20p BEARS (digital) G 12:50p 2:50p 4:50p 6:50p CAPTAIN AMERICA 3D: PG13 THE WINTER SOLDIER (digital) 4:00p CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE PG13 WINTER SOLDIER (digital) 1:00p 7:00p DRAFT DAY (digital) PG13 2:10p … Continue reading

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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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There will be a Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. The service starts at 7 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend to help celebrate this solemn day.

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

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A solid field of 63 entries filed through Oswego Kartway’s main gate on Friday night, only to see the feature racing washed away due to heavy showers after the qualifying heats. Due to Friday night’s race being a non-point event, the rained out feature events will not be made up.

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On April 15, the Port City Royals of Oswego County played against the Cortland Saints. Played at the Royal’s gym, the game was exciting and full of quick maneuvers and excellent saves.

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On April 11, in Penn Yan, two girls volleyball teams, the Port City Royals and Emmanuel Baptist Academy, competed against each other. These teams are part of the ESCAL League composed of private and homeschool students.

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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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