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Don’t Forget the Meaning Behind the Day: Fulton Veterans Hold Memorial Day Ceremony

Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. and veterans Alan DeLine and John Young place the wreath in honor of fallen soldiers at Fulton Veterans' Park.

Garry Vicsconti, president of Fulton Veteran’s Council, headed the Memorial Day Ceremony this year at Fulton Veterans’ Park. “All I can ask of you,” said Vicsconti, “is to think of our veterans. The time is coming that we are losing our older generation, people that played a very important part in American history. We must always remember the veterans, the many people that died protecting our American flag.”

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Off Broadway Dance performs in front of the judges table, the group takes third place in children's group category.

Memorial Day weekend brings out the bands, food, fun and a lot of red, white and blue for Fulton’s annual Memorial Day Salute. People of all ages gathered along both sides of Broadway/Route 3 to watch the parade commence. The excitement continued at the carnival in the War Memorial parking lot full of rides and games and entertainment and food in the ice rink, followed by fireworks at night.

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The young volunteers pose for a photo after placing flags.

On May 16, several local adult and student volunteers from the Fulton Raider Modified, Junior Varsity and Varsity Lacrosse teams answered the call from the Fulton American Legion, Fulton VFW Post #569, Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home to help our local veterans ready the two local cemeteries for Memorial Day. The morning was a complete success.

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There was plenty of cheering at Tuesday’s (May 19) Oswego School Board meeting. And, it had noting to do with the budget vote or board elections. At Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Ben Halsey announced that Leighton Elementary School was no longer on the state’s “Focus” list. “We have been working a long time to improve the academic performance in that building,” he said. “I am very happy to announce that Leighton has officially been removed from the focus group. I would like to congratulate the faculty that has dedicated themselves to this process.”

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At about 8:30 a.m. today (May 23), the Oswego City Police Departments Patrol Division responded to a second floor apartment at 200 W. First St. in the city of Oswego for a check the welfare complaint.

Upon investigation, the responding officers found indications of a possible methamphetamine lab within the apartment, according to police.

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As part of New York State Senior Citizens’ Day, State Senator Patty Ritchie recently recognized Oswego County resident Joanne Gardner for her contributions to her community.

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Access to quality healthcare is a necessary component for a thriving community and we are fortunate to have great healthcare facilities and providers in Central New York. That being said, our healthcare system is under stress because we continue to face shortages of healthcare professionals in New York state, particularly in rural areas. These shortages are particularly acute for primary care doctors and nurses but extend to specialty practices and other healthcare providers.

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There are certain things that let us know summer is right around the corner. One of my favorites? The opening of farmers markets across our region. From fresh fruits and vegetables to flowers and handcrafted items, local farmers market offer something for everyone. To make it easier for you to find the fresh, healthy foods and unique locally-crafted items you’re looking for, I have once again put together my “2015 Farmers’ Market Guide.”

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Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas has changed dramatically over the years. Before the glitzy gambling areas of Las Vegas, the area was a stopover on the way west. Much has changed since John C. Fremont traversed the valley in 1844. At that time it was still part of Mexico. The one thing that hasn’t changed much is the stunning scenery just outside the city.

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The State University of New York at Potsdam recognized more than 1,000 candidates for graduation during the college’s 2015 commencement celebrations on May 16 and 17.

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A semester grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79 qualifies full-time matriculated students for inclusion on the President’s Achievement List.

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Porky and Buddy

Last week you talked about dogs in cars and that was all well and good, but what about cats in cars? I would love to take my cat, Bernie, to Florida with me in the winter, but if I even put him in the car for a few minutes to take him to the vet he howls the whole time as if I was torturing him. If there a way to get him to enjoy or at least tolerate car trips.

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Colonial house on corner lot in a quiet neighborhood

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Billy Decker

With a real entertaining Tracey Road Equipment Modified feature going on at the front of field, Billy Decker was quietly making his way to the front from his 14th starting spot. Decker would join the top-three battle for the lead on lap 14 with Tom Sears Jr. and Rob Bellinger.

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Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial (75-laps): 1. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 2. 79 – Brian Sobus, 3. 47 – Bob Bond, 4. 21 – Kody Graham, 5. 02 – Brandon Bellinger

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Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds 35-Laps) – BILLY DECKER, Danny Johnson, Tom Sears Jr., Rob Bellinger, Jimmy Phelps

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Happy 50th Birthday, Karen Spinelli

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On April 25, 2015, Ivan and Fern Parsons of Mount Pleasant celebrate 67 years of marriage.

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Chamber Spotlight: Lake Ontario Antiques and Creative Designs

Some of the best things in life happen by chance. At least, that’s how the owners of Lake Ontario Antiques and Creative Designs feel. Lisa Shaw, Rosalie Frataccia and David Granoff say they came together by chance at a great time, allowing them to make their antique store vision become reality. Shaw, owner of Oswego Tea Company and Golden Gate Bridal, was interviewing Frataccia for a part-time position at her restaurant when their ideas came together and their vision began.

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Fishing Reports for May 19, 2015

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 flow has been between 8,000-10,000cfs for a few days. This afternoon … Continue reading

Breezy and cooler with a mix of sun and clouds and maybe an isolated shower today. High around 55 to 60.

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