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Oswego, In-Nova.1 To Host Jeremy Rifkin At First Global Investors Summit

The first Global Investors Summit is to be held October 28 and 29 at the Lake Ontario Events and Conference Center, Oswego. The keynote speaker will be the author of “The Third Industrial Revolution,” Jeremy Rifkin. He is the best-selling author of 18 books and the adviser to the European Union on the steps to reduce fossil fuel consumption and invest in clean-tech and renewables.

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2014-08-29

New York State’s emergency bridge repair contractor was onsite at the state Route 11 Bridge in Brewerton Friday (Aug. 29) assessing the work needed after the Department of Transportation declared the structure unsafe for vehicle traffic yesterday.

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A city resident says the city is wasting money blocking off parking at property owned by his sister and her husband. The council points out the barricades are in place for safety reasons, to discourage college students, and others, from illegally parking in the area. There are so many cars there that it blocks access for residents who need to get to their property, one councilor pointed out.

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SUNY Oswego's new students accept a bright welcome from faculty, staff and students in the 25th annual Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony on Aug. 22 at the Marano Campus Center arena. SUNY Oswego enrolled nearly 2,200 new full-time students -- about 1,420 freshmen and 750 transfers -- for fall 2014, the most diverse and geographically far-flung class in college history.

Nearly 2,200 new students — more than 1 in 4 from traditionally underrepresented groups and the most in history from outside Central New York — started classes this fall at SUNY Oswego. About 1,420 freshmen and 750 transfer students enrolled, a large class but a bit fewer than last year’s boom of just more than 1,500 freshmen and nearly 800 transfers, according to SUNY Oswego Admissions Director Dan Griffin.

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State Police in Fulton are investigating a fatal car/pedestrian accident that occurred around 1 p.m.on Thursday (Aug. 28), on County Route 57 in the town of Volney. The victim reportedly ran out in front of a vehicle.

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State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $100,000 to help the village of Central Square improve transportation for pedestrians and make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.

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It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, students will be starting a new school year. If you’re a parent, you know that a big part of heading back to school is the shopping. As a mother and grandmother, I know that when you’re buying everything from new sneakers to supplies, it can add up quickly. In fact, this year, the National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $670 on back-to-school items.

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In 1994, the state began what’s called the Linked Deposit Program. LDP began as a way to assist and encourage manufacturers and small businesses to undertake investments, which would ultimately lead to a stronger economy. According to an annual report published recently, in 2013, more than 1,000 jobs were created and retained in New York thanks to LDP.

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There is no love lost between the characters played by Tammy Wilkinson, left and Julia Preston-Fulton in the farce "Who's On First?" The play opens at the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12.

Four local veteran actors are being prepared by director Sherri Metz for the upcoming production of the farce, “Who’s On First?” The play will be presented in the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Arts Center at Fort Ontario September 12, 13, 19-21. Metz, who directed such recent hits as “Don’t Drink The Water” and “Caught In The Net” selected Peter Mahan, Julia Preston-Fulton, Knathan MacKenzie-Roy and Tammy Lynn Wilkinson for the on-stage performers.

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Cloudy early with some sunny breaks later today. High 75.

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Atom Avery and Falecia Avery, of Avery Rental and The Beacon Hotel, have generously donated eight Thirty-One thermals for lunches to each Elementary school, including Trinity Catholic.

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Come and enjoy a free evening of gospel and bluegrass music at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church on Saturday at 6 p.m. Music is provided by Lindley Creek the well-known talented Greer family. A freewill offering will be taken to support the family.

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The Oswego County Historical Society will host the next lecture of the series on September 14. A program entitled “From Duluth to Alexandria Bay: Great Lakes Shipping Through the Years,” will be given by Richard Palmer. Pictured is a late 19th century photograph of the Oswego Harbor which highlight the many ships the traveled through Oswego.

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the fourth lecture of the season on September 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E. Third St. The event is free and open to the public. Guest lecturer Richard Palmer will present a program entitled “From Duluth to Alexandria Bay: Great Lakes Shipping Through the Years.”

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Ranch home close to SUNY Oswego and Lake

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Oswego PR Liverpool’s Kody Graham bounced back from a missed opportunity a week ago to dominate the Novelis supermodified feature event at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday. With persistent rains on Saturday night bumping … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photo – Oswego Speedway PR Fair Lawn, N.J.’s Joey Payne brought home his first feature victory of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. After taking the lead away from eventual runner-up finisher, Keith … Continue reading

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In Thursday’s early morning hours, 1997 International Classic champion Davey Hamilton blistered Budweiser Classic Week testing with the new Nicotra Racing No. 6 Hawk Supermodified. Hamilton laid down the fastest lap of the week thus far with a circuit of 16.352 at 137 mph in the brand new Nicotra roadster, making Hamilton an immediate threat for the International Classic pole position during tomorrow night’s ‘Fast 14’ pole day Supermodified time trials that will go green at 6:30 p.m.

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Defending Budweiser International Classic champion, Bob Bond, was second fastest during Wednesday testing at Oswego Speedway.

Eleven more race cars took to Oswego Speedway on Wednesday for Budweiser International Classic Week testing at the ‘Steel Palace’ with Ray Graham leading the Supermodified charts and Mike Bond topping the SBS racers in attendance. Times dropped considerably on Wednesday, compared to the Tuesday evening test session.

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As the 23rd running of the Bud Light Small Block Super Classic 75 approaches, this year’s entry list will certainly not disappoint, as a series of young racers will again join the veterans of the division to race for the title of Classic champion.

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 on Aug. 23.

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Colten Matthew Bouchard will be celebrating his second birthday on August 14, 2014. Colten was born at Oswego Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He now weighs 25 pounds.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CNY Great Pumpkin Festival to feature Pumpkin Pie Contest

Are you the best pie baker in Oswego County? Do you have a secret family recipe for the best tasting pumpkin pie ever? If so, then the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is looking for you! The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, to be held October 4 and 5 in Oswego’s Washington Square Park, will host its inaugural Pumpkin Pie Contest.

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Monthly Member Spotlight: Shawn Mahoney’s The Sausage Shack

An old school butcher who got his start taking orders for signature specialty sausages on Facebook has seen steady growth and happy customers since he hung out his brick-and-mortar shingle at the Lakeside Shopping Plaza in Fulton.

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Fishing Reports for August 29, 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 as high as 12,000cfs over the past week … 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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