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Oswego Council Looks To Quiet River Sirens

Fishing in the Oswego River has always been popular. However, there has been a decrease in the number of anglers in recent years.

The sirens Brookfield Renewable Power uses to warn anglers of dangerous situations in the Oswego River have been causing problems for those living in the Port City for years. The Common Council is searching for a way to give residents some relief without compromising safety of the fishermen

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It's A September To Remember




The Fulton Polish Home's float had a patriotic flair

“September 20 has been the date selected to recognize the accomplishments an contributions to our city by our Polish-American citizens,” the mayor proclaimed.

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Ryan Stack

Following the suicide of her younger brother, a local woman has been spearheading an effort Not only to raise funds but just as importantly – raise awareness for suicide prevention. “Twelve years ago, I lost my brother to suicide. For the past five years, I have been working with a close group of others that have lost someone to suicide to plan a community walk to raise awareness. Last year alone, we had about 500 people participate,” said Jamie Leszcyznski is chair of the local event.

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United Nations heroes with their hostesses by Lake Ontario, at a swimming party held for visitors' entertainment during United Nations Week in Oswego, June 1943 by Marjory Collins.

A new project from a team at Yale University has geographically organized a series of government photos from the 1930s and 1940s and are available for viewing online. The photos were taken nationwide by the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information, a New Deal project that compiled some of the most recognizable images of the Great Depression and World War II. There are 307 photos taken in Oswego County, one of the highest amounts in the state.

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Oswego County will hold two “KI Distribution Days” in Oswego and Mexico to distribute potassium iodide (KI) to people who live in the 10-mile emergency planning zone surrounding the nuclear power plants in Scriba. The county will distribute one 65mg tablet for every child weighing less than 150 pounds, and two 65mg tablets (totaling 130mg) for every adult in a household.

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Pictured with the Paper Kettles from left are: Major James Purvis, advisory board members, Jackie Gregg, Martha Sturtz, Bernie Henderson and Lt. Phillip Davies.

Oswego County Salvation Army is asking area businesses to act as a host for the Paper Kettles included in the upcoming Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign begins November 14 and runs through December 24.

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America was shocked and saddened when news of Robin Williams’ death hit last month. The iconic actor and comedian that made his fame making others laugh sadly took his own life. Many questions arose following his death and many counselors reminded us that even those with fame and fortune are not immune to suicidal tendencies and the mental illness which often triggers suicide.

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As fall approaches, there’s one thing I always look forward to, my annual round of senior fairs in Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties. Offering food, fun and tips for living a healthy and active lifestyle in your “golden years,” these events attract thousands of local residents and dozens of local businesses and organizations annually.

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the Tailwater Lodge

John and I loved many things about Tailwater Lodge. I love old buildings that have found new life as something entirely different. Such is the case of the Altmar Elementary School. This is the third school turned hotel we have stayed at, but the only one that is not even remotely recognizable as a former school. School-to-hotel is not a quantum leap.

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Mostly sunny with increasing clouds later today. High near 65.

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Physical Therapist Deb Groff has recently joined the rehabilitation staff at Oswego Health’s Central Square Medical Center. “The patients have been great and I really enjoy working in this beautiful, spacious facility that features new equipment, including a state-of-the-art spinal traction table,” Groff said.

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The Shirts and Skirts Square Dance Club will host a free get acquainted dance on September 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Fulton Municipal Building, 141 S. First St. No dancing experience is necessary. Dress is casual and having a dance partner is not required.

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Food Bank of Central New York needs help from the community to win a $60,000 Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Grant from Wal-Mart. On Monday September 15, people are able to visit an online voting system at www.walmart.com/fighthunger once a day to vote.

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5LynianWay-OutsideFront

3 Bedroom, 2 bath home with cathedral ceilings and a finished basement.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Dave Danzer and Andrew Schartner closed out the 2014 racing season at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday, the same way each had opened it – in victory lane. Danzer pocketed his third … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Further solidifying himself as one of the greatest supermodified drivers in Oswego Speedway’s rich history, Canajoharie’s Otto Sitterly earned his fourth Budweiser International Classic 200 win Sunday afternoon. Sitterly would take over … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Dave Danzer and Andrew Schartner closed out the 2014 racing season at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday, the same way each had opened it – in victory lane. Danzer pocketed his third … Continue reading

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The 2014 Novelis Supermodified season is now in the books at Oswego Speedway, with David Danzer charging to victory in the 75 lap Sunoco Race of Champions finale for his third win of the season worth $3,000 on Sunday afternoon. Danzer’s victory quite literally book ends the season, as the driver of the No. 52 machine won the first main event of the year back on May 10 to kick off the calendar. Dan Connors Jr. dominated a large portion of the event in the No. 01 before giving way to newly crowned track champion Otto Sitterly on lap 44.

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Oswego State Student Athletes Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Oswego State’s student-athletes, along with Dr. Jerald Woolfolk, vice president of student affairs, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge following the men’s soccer game on Wednesday afternoon. A few hundred Laker athletes came to the event after being challenged two weeks ago by the college’s president, Deborah Stanley.

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Jordyn Moon turns 9 on Saturday

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 on Aug. 23.

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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 September 2, 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 water level has not been above 3,000cfs for the last few days. … 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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