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EEE Found In Bird-Biting Mosquitoes

The Oswego County Health Department reported that the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in two mosquito samples collected recently. One was taken from West Monroe’s Toad Harbor Big Bay Swamp area and the second near the village of Central Square. Due to these findings, plans are now under way for the Oswego County Health Department to conduct aerial spraying in the target area.

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the David C. Webb Memorial Park Bathing Beach

The Oswego County Health Department announced today (July 23) that the David C. Webb Memorial Park Bathing Beach on Oneida Lake in the town of Constantia has been closed to swimming due to the presence of a blue-green algae bloom.

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On July 21, Casey C. Billings, 29, from 426 Villiard Road, Parish, was arrested and additionally charged with Manslaughter 2nd and Attempted Burglary 3rd as a result of a fatal motor vehicle accident in May. On May 8, Billings was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident on Sate Route 69 in the town of Mexico, according to troopers.

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At its meeting Monday night, the Physical Services Committee paved the way for the Port City’s first gay pride parade and festival. Gary L. Smith Jr., president of the Oswego Pride Committee, requested permission to host an Oswego gay pride parade and outdoor festival on October 12. The committee voted 4-0 to send the requests to the full council for consideration next week.

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Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen released a statement urging all citizens to attend the New York State Civilian Preparedness Corps’ “Aware Prepare” meeting to be held in Oswego next week. “Oswego is a great place to live, work and raise a family,” he said. “It is the duty of all residents of New York State to know how to adequately prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and natural disasters.”

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Nearly 27 years after Majok Marier began his odyssey at age 7 in 1987, the 34-year-old Atlanta resident tells his story as one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” a walk of nearly 1,000 miles to find safety and freedom. The authors will speak at 6:30 p.m, today (July 22), at the Oswego Public Library,

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Where can you get books, learning tools, technology and more, all under one roof? The answer is your library. Each and every year, our local libraries are becoming more significant parts of our local communities, offering families and individuals not only opportunities for learning but also for entertainment, cultural experiences, job-searching tools and so much more.

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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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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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Hot, humid and hazy today. High near 90.

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Estella Taylor-Greene, of Liverpool, New York, has been named an Investment Executive at Pathfinder Investment Services, a division of Pathfinder Bank, according to Calvin Corriders, Vice President/Sales Manager.

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The Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work program, a unique collaborative between Nazareth College and The College at Brockport, is scheduled to be offered at Cayuga Community College beginning in fall 2014.

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OMF Ontario officially sails into Oswego Harbor on August 27, 2005.

Deck tours aboard the schooner OMF Ontario will be offered during Oswego’s Harborfest celebration.
Tours will be available at the West Pier.

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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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Bobby Haynes Jr. and Lou LeVea Jr. lead the Bud Light B-Main to green in a final attempt to qualify for the 57th annual Budweiser International Classic 200.

As the anticipation begins to build for the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway, it was announced this week that heat races will once again be an option during the Sunday qualifying format for the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world.

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The Fulton Speedway knows that there is a building phase going on with the A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints in their first season. The Speedway is also excited by the growth potential in one of the fastest growing classes in the country.

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The Pro Race Cars Mod Lites will be stepping up their game this Friday and Saturday when the TUSA Mod Lite Regional Tour comes to the Brewerton and Fulton speedways.

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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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Carol and Chuck - 2014

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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