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Teen Murder Defendant Rejects Plea Deal, Awaits Jury Trial

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One of the teenagers accused of murdering a town of Granby man was in court Monday where he rejected a plea deal and asked to have his court appointed lawyer removed from the case “because he’s working for the DA, not me.”

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As the city of Fulton and town of Granby await permits that will allow dredging of the lake, which are expected to be delivered any day, this is the first of a multi-part feature article highlighting some of the news reports and studies published in the past few decades for Fulton’s little lake by the big lake, Lake Neatahwanta. – Ed.

A whole generation ago the city of Fulton was forced to close Stevenson Beach and North Bay Beach on Lake Neatahwanta during the middle of a summer dry spell and heat wave because the lake’s water could make people sick.

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The Oswego County Democratic Committee on Thursday evening unanimously endorsed Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman for Family Court Judge. Coleman’s experience, integrity, and commitment to children and families were common themes during the committee’s discussion.

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“The unique focus of this training is to bring area resources together with state and federal partners to review accepted practices for interoperable communications,” Oswego County E-911 Director Michael Allen said. “It focuses on the collaboration between various governments and agencies working together to ensure the flow of communication in the event of an emergency.”

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During a colloquy with Rep. Jose Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Rep. Maffei called attention to the Renz case and the critical funding issues facing the AO, the organization tasked with overseeing the system of federal probation offices all over the country.

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A 15-year-old boy was injured Wednesday evening after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in the the city of Oswego. The driver of the vehicle has been charged with DWI. The teen’s injuries are said to be non-life threatening

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Tourism is a big industry for New York. According to recent state statistics, the New York tourism industry generated $59.2 billion in direct spending, which produced an estimated $7.5 billion in state and local taxes in 2013. The industry is also reportedly growing.

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Yet another headline: 52,000 unaccompanied children caught crossing the border since October. I read it again and reflect on each word: 52,000…unaccompanied…children…caught…crossing…border. It does not seem to make sense. Questions immediately come to mind. What are the children running from? Where are they running to? Where are their mothers and fathers?

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When Nebraska became a state in 1867, Lincoln became the capital of Nebraska instead of Omaha, the territorial capital. Today the city is a destination with art, nature, history, and a myriad of things to enjoy.

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Warm with a mix of sun and clouds, showers possible later today. High in the mid 80s.

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Oswego County Opportunities’ Health Education and Options programs invite Oswego County youth to attend a fun, interactive, and informative series of workshops on positive decision making, sexual health, and becoming leaders in their communities.

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Oswego Hospital welcomes General Surgeon Jai Singh, MD, to its active medical staff. Dr. Singh is providing general surgery services in Oswego Hospital’s seven-suite surgery center and is seeing patients, along with Allison Duggan, MD at General Surgery Associates located at 90 W. Utica St.

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Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its November production of Neil Simon’s classic comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” to be performed as a dinner theatre event at Tavern on the Lock Restaurant in downtown Fulton. Auditions will be held on July 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo St.

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Cozy house with large lot in the City of Oswego

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Randy Ritskes drove the Jeff Locke-owned No. 37 supermodified to its third feature win of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. Having started eighth on the grid, the Oswego … Continue reading

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Bath, N.Y.’s Alex Hoag collected his first checkered flag Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway, winning the 35-lap Pathfinder Bank small block supermodified feature event. Starting from the pole position, the third-generation driver led every lap en route to the win.

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Coming into Saturday night Larry Wight held a 20 point lead over Jimmy Phelps in the Fulton Speedway standings. At the end of the 35-Lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified feature Wight increased his lead with a dominating performance on Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility night.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Randy Ritskes drove the Jeff Locke-owned No. 37 supermodified to its third feature win of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. Having started eighth on the grid, the Oswego … Continue reading

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TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT DIRTcar MODIFIEDS 35 LAPS – LARRY WIGHT, Ryan Phelps, Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps

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Anna Mortimer graduated from G. Ray Bodley on June 28, 2014. Congratulations Anna and happy 19th birthday on July 11, 2014.

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Charles and Carol Burghart celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Cottage Inn in Red Creek with their family. Then a gathering of family and friends at their home in Hannibal.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chamber Offices to Remain at 44 East Bridge Street

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce will not be moving to a new location. It will continue to operate from 44 E. Bridge St., Oswego.

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Chamber Gears Up for Oswego Farmers’ Market Opening

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another summer of the Oswego Farmers’ Market which is set to open on May 22 at 4:30 p.m. along West First Street in Oswego. There will be “noticeable changes” to the market for this summer, said Nate Emmons, interim executive director of the chamber.

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Fishing Reports for July 10, 2014

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: The river has been up and down between 6,000cfs and under 1,000cfs in … Continue reading

Tax Tips

What You Should Know if You Need More Time to File Your Taxes

The April 15 tax deadline is approaching. What happens if you can’t get your taxes done by the due date? If you need more time, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. You don’t have to explain … Continue reading

Ten Facts about Amended Tax Returns

Did you discover that you made a mistake after you filed your federal tax return? You can make it right by filing an amended tax return. Here are the top ten things to know about filing an amended tax return. … Continue reading




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