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Nine Mile Point Hosts Community Information Night

Ethann Browne, center, listens as an Exelon employee explains how to the control room works

Hundreds of people took part in Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station’ open house event Tuesday evening at the Nuclear Learning Center. Employees and station leaders greeted residents, answered questions and educated everyone about how a nuclear power plant operates. Representatives from Operations, Engineering, Security and Emergency Preparedness and other plant departments set up informative displays to inform and educate the public.

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The public is invited to join a group of concerned citizens to help save the Oswego River from an invasive plant. Pictured from left are Pat Harrington, Dan Kasperek and Cat Hadlow as they pull plants found in the old Oswego Canal section of the river near Battle Island.

Volunteers will gather once again to attack invasive plants on August 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is organized by Richard and Naneen Drosse to focus on the historic Battle Island and Guard Lock area of the Oswego River. Participants will meet at their home at 16 Hickory Grove Spur in Fulton to launch their canoes and kayaks.

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The police who collected the confession of the teenager accused of stabbing a Granby man to death went under the microscope Monday during a Huntley/Dunaway hearing in Oswego County Court.

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The proposal states: Should the (city) budget have a tax rate increase of 5 percent or more than the previous year’s tax rate, then the budget shall go to a public referendum in that year’s November election, by operation of law. The council approved a resolution sending it to the voters. The local law will be effective immediately upon being approved by the voters of the city at the November 4 general election.

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Tree down on Syracuse Ave.

Marilyn Rowsey Dirk just shared this photo of a downed tree with live wires on Syracuse Ave.
She said it happened just around 3 p.m. today (July 28)

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The Wounded Warrior Project sponsored a fishing contest during a special Father’s Day outing for veterans and their families. Robert Fleming (left) and Scott Zohr won the challenge by landing a 12.87 pound lake trout with Captain Mike Conroy and Bobby Busch aboard the Proteus. (Photo by Capt. Mike Conroy, Proteus Sport Fishing.)

More than a dozen veterans and their families came from across New York State to enjoy a warm and sunny Father’s Day and participate in the second annual veterans’ charter boat fishing trip on Great Lake Ontario. The trip was organized by Jim “Doc” Goodness, creator of Volunteer Guides for Veterans, together with Danny Rodriquez, project coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Project and Capt. Tom Burke with Cold Steel Sportfishing.

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Can you imagine having your pet stolen? Sadly, pet theft is a reality for an increasing number of people. According to the American Kennel Club, there were more than 590 pets stolen in 2013. This represents a 31 percent increase over the number of thefts in the prior year.

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On Aug. 7, 1782, George Washington first presented a Badge of Military Merit to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action.” The award he created from his headquarters in Newburgh, NY, was a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk and had the word “merit” stitched across the front. Only three known soldiers received the honor.

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Trujillo beach

The area around Trujillo, Honduras, is being promoted as the Banana Coast which is much more marketable than the area just to the east called The Mosquito Coast. However, the name “mosquito’ refers to the Native Americans who lived in the area not the insect of which there are many. Trujillo is an interesting place. It is where Christopher Columbus first stepped foot on the mainland of the Americas and where O. Henry hid out while a fugitive from justice.

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22 JUMP STREET (DIGITAL) R 9:55p DAWN PLANET OF THE PG13 APES (DIGITAL) 1:30p 4:20p 7:10p 10:00p HERCULES (DIGITAL) PG13 12:20p 2:40p 5:00p 7:20p HERCULES 3D (DIGITAL) PG13 9:40p HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PG DRAGON 2 (DIGITAL) 12:15p 2:35p 4:55p … Continue reading

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A mix of sun and clouds with some scattered showers today. High 75.

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Mary Costigan and Frank Latimer

Mary Costigan, a Rotary Club member and the director of the Michaud Extended Care and Rehabilitation Center in Fulton, brought an interesting guest to lunch. Mary brought Frank Latimer, one of the residents under her care. Frank is 91 years old.

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Leanna and Bridgette decorate donation boxes.

Oswego AmeriCorps member Stacey Petersen coordinates the Summer Reading Program at the Pulaski Public Library giving kids of all ages and abilities a chance to be better connected to their community.
This summer, there will be an opportunity for any volunteers to give back to their community. There will be donation boxes to collect items to help the United Friends of Homeless Animals, the UFHA. There will be a movie night event on August 5 for all ages.

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The deadline for registration to take part in the second annual ‘Fulton Idol’ vocal music experience has been set for Thursday. Contestants may, however, walk in on August 4 when the program begins. The second annual Fulton Idol will take place at First United Church, 33 S. Third St., August 4 through 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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2 bedroom, 1 bath house in a quiet neighborhood

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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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A total of four drivers earned their first career main event wins at Oswego Kartway last Friday night, with some 87 entries on hand to contend for victories. Jacob Holmes, Barry Goodney, Shannon Pitcher, and Michael Humphrey all graced the Kartway’s feature victory lane for the first time in their careers Friday, capping a great evening of racing which was run off in under three hours.

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August 2 Regional Truck & Trailer present a night of fast, affordable, family fun. On the race card will be the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds, SUNY Canton Sportsman, NAPA Late Models, A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, Hilton’s Automotive Four Cylinders plus a visit from the Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club.

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Dave Shullick Jr. will return to the seat of the Nicotra Racing No. 6 Supermodified Saturday night for Oswego Speedway's $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified main event presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

Announced on Monday, ISMA Supermodified ‘King of Wings’ champion Dave Shullick Jr., will return to non-wing Novelis Supermodified action Saturday night at Oswego Speedway to contend for the title of ‘Mr. Supermodified’ and $10,000 in John Nicotra’s No. 6 machine.

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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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VISIT OSWEGO COUNTY

Fishing Reports for July 23, 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 flow has been low, between 1,000-2,000cfs, for the last couple of … 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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