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Fire and Ice Festival Warms Up Port City

On Saturday, the Port City celebrated what the area is best known for – Winter. The only thing missing was the snow This year marked the 11th annual Warm Up Oswego Fire and Ice Festival. Temperatures lingered near 40 Saturday; the windchill made it feel even colder. However, the hundreds of people who flocked to Elim Grace Church and all around the downtown Oswego didn’t seem to mind.


Fulton Graduation Rates Show Areas of Celebration and Concern

Executive Director of Instruction and Assessment for Fulton City School District, Elizabeth Conners recently broke down the graduation rates for students in the district noting both areas of excellence as well as areas of concern. At the most recent regular board of education meeting held Jan. 26, Conners presented an overview of the graduation rates for the most three most recent graduation cohorts including students who entered high school as freshmen in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and subsequently graduated in four years in 2013, 2014 and 2015. During these years, the graduation rates have differed widely with the most recent graduating class of 2015 reaching a 69-70% graduation rate.


Fairgrieve Students Exceed Classroom Expectations

A handful of students at Fairgrieve Elementary School were recently recognized for exceeding classroom expectations throughout January. Classroom teachers each selected one student who has been kind and patient, gave their best effort, used materials and equipment properly, left the room only with permission, and never gave up.


Lady Lakers Can’t Solve Fredonia At Home

The Oswego State women’s basketball team could not overcome a nine-point halftime deficit on its way to a 75-54 loss to Fredonia on Friday night at Max Ziel Gymnasium. Oswego’s overall record falls to 3-16 with the loss and 1-11 in the conference.

Late Layup Spoils Lakers’ Night

The Oswego State men’s basketball team lost a nail-biter on a last possession layup by host Geneseo on Tuesday night. Oswego’s loss brings its record to 12-6 overall and 5-6 in the SUNYAC while the Knights move to 14-4, 8-3.

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Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to host Business Outreach Meeting with Mayor Barlow

GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST BUSINESS OUTREACH MEETING WITH CITY OF OSWEGO MAYOR, BILLY BARLOW Business Community Invited to Roundtable Discussion Focused on Economic Climate in the Oswego Community The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, together with the Office of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow, today announced that it will host monthly economic development


Fishing Reports for January 26, 2016

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: The water flow was fairly consistent at about 9,000cfs over the weekend but has dropped to 7,070cfs this afternoon. Temperatures should be in the 30s this week with some snow possible tomorrow. Steelhead and brown trout are active


Fighting For Funds That Keep Our Food Safe

Remember the last time you bit into a strawberry, or enjoyed the sweet taste of fresh raspberries? Odds are, when you did, you weren’t worrying about whether they were free from insects or plant diseases. That’s something that we have researchers at Cornell University to thank for.

Quarterback Sneak is Costly, Taxpayers Pay For It

I’m sure most of you that read my letters and understand them will remember my letter entitled: New Year but the same old Games. In that letter the majority caucus called a quarterback sneak appointing an interim director of central services giving that person a $5,000 raise.

More Resources, Prevention Efforts Needed to Combat Heroin Epidemic

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin deaths have quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, surpassing traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths. The increase in drug use and addiction has affected every demographic, race and age group in the nation. My colleagues and I recently held a series of hearings across the state to gather input from local officials, health care providers, parents of addicted children, and individuals addicted to heroin.