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Red Cross Maintains Oswego Shelter

The shelter opened by the American Red Cross at Laker Hall on the campus of SUNY Oswego Wednesday night will remain open at least through Sunday, the Red Cross announced today. The Red Cross opened the shelter for City of Oswego residents who are without water because of frozen water lines in several neighborhoods. Red Cross volunteers are at the shelter with cots, blankets, food, drinks and personal hygiene items for residents who need a warm place to stay or other necessities.

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The Oswego County Health Department confirmed today (Feb. 26) that there are a number of frozen water service lines in several public water systems in the county. “This has been a severe winter weather season for many of us,” said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. “With the recent number of reports of freezing water pipes, we want to make sure that people are taking the proper precautions to protect themselves and their property.”

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The County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency presented its annual report to the Oswego County Legislature’s Economic Development and Planning Committee on Monday (February 23). The report provides an account of COIDA’s activities in the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year, which ran from August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014. During this highly productive period, COIDA supported 30 projects that have or will be investing more than $264 million in Oswego County.

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The Oswego City School District is now accepting petitions for the Board of Education for the 2015-16 school budget vote and board of education election in May. Oswego City School District will be filling two three-year seats on the Oswego City School District Board of Education during the May election.

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Today’s News: Avoiding “cabin fever” and two more cast profiles from the upcoming Quirk’s Players presentation of Thoroughly Modern Millie are in today’s RaiderNet Daily.

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The severe cold impacting the region in recent weeks has impacted the City of Oswego’s infrastructure, causing several neighborhoods to be without water due to frozen water lines. Mayor Thomas W. Gillen said the below zero temperatures have caused water lines in several neighborhoods to freeze, leaving residents without water. “It’s possible people will be without utilities, specifically water, for an extended period of time, potentially for several days,” the mayor said.

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Here in Upstate New York, there are no shortage of days spent inside seeking refuge from the winter weather. If you’re like me, you know that there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book. Luckily, throughout our region there are dozens of spectacular libraries offering bestsellers, classics, children’s books and all sorts of other types of family friendly entertainment perfect for winter days spent indoors, or any other time of the year.

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The second biggest budget item in the state budget is education, which is right behind healthcare. Last year, the state spent $22.3 billion on education. In 2012, combined with the local and federal share of education, New Yorkers spent $58.4 billion on public education. This is a 56% increase over what was spent on a combined basis in 2002. This year, the Governor proposes to spend $23.14 billion on education. This represents a $1.1 billion increase over last year.

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A collaboration between Literacy Consultant Auddie Mastroleo and Hannibal ELA Teacher Michael Cook brought about an initiative for students to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time sensitive) goals in relation to both their personal aspirations and independent reading.

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Granby Elementary School in the Fulton City School District recently held a school-wide assembly to acknowledge students who have displayed good attendance, behavior and progress throughout the school year. During the assembly, Principal Heather Perry recognized students for achieving academic … Continue reading

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SUNY Oswego recently earned a highly competitive grant from 100,000 Strong in the Americas to train students here and in Brazil to implement a health-and-wellness program to fight childhood obesity in both countries.

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Beautiful Colonial home in the subdivision of Foxwood Farms- move in ready

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Helena Chemical Company is set to be a presenting partner of the ISMA Supermodified King of Wings VII championship event to be held at Oswego Speedway on July 11. Since 2009, Oswego Speedway’s King of Wings event has been one of the premier winged Supermodified races of the summer, with a who’s who of driving talents reaching victory lane.

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Despite the heavy snow, the 2015 Fulton and Brewerton Speedways ‘Winter Bash’ was a big success. A large crowd turned out for an evening of race talk, awards, and giveaways at the Radisson Ale House. On the big screen was the final night of the DIRTcar Winter Nationals from Volusia Speedway in Florida. In an exciting Modified feature, Fulton Speedway Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified Champion Larry Wight was crowned the four race series champion.

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Defending Mr. Supermodified David Danzer (52) and Keith Shampine (55) battle into the first corner at Oswego Speedway, voted No. 3 in Speed Sport's 'My Favorite Tracks' listing in 2014.

Voting is now open for the National Speed Sport News ‘My Favorite Tracks’ poll, conducted annually to determine America’s favorite race tracks, as voted by thousands of race fans and motorsports enthusiasts. Oswego Speedway has placed in the top five of the poll the last two years, finishing third overall in 2014 behind only Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway and Knoxville, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway.

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Michael Holmes turns 6 on February 4.

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Alyson will blow out one candle on February 4.

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Warm Up Oswego To Melt Away the Winter Blues

Melt away the “winter blues” on Saturday for the 10th annual Warm Up Oswego Festival. The hottest winter festival in CNY is lead this year by the Oswego Network of Entrepreneurs and promises the best festival yet. “We will have all the great activities that fest-goers have come to love, with a new footprint for the festival!” said Nathan Emmons, festival chair. This year’s festival will have two headquarters, one outdoors in the Civic Plaza area at Oneida and West First streets and the other indoor headquarters will be in the King Arthur’s building at West First and Bridge streets.

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Spotlight: Zink Shirts

T-shirts and Guerilla Marketing fit together like pencil on paper and when combined well can transform a person into a walking billboard of promotion, thought, emotion, ideas, solidarity, or art for its own sake.
Using this approach, illustrator and self-styled Guerilla Marketer Glenn Zansitis created Zink Shirts, a small business on the ground floor at 19 E. Cayuga St., in Oswego.

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Fishing Reports for February 24, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: There is not a lot to report from the river. With the snow and the cold over the last week or so, there … Continue reading

Mostly cloudy and cold with a chance of flurries today. High in the teens.

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