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Oswego School Budget Plans Waiting On State Action

Superintendent Ben Halsey said that while “building the revenue side of the budget” there is no assistance from the State of New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo is not allowing “running the numbers” for state aid. This “run” usually allows school district officials to commence budget planning, but it appears that Albany isn’t going to run the preliminary state aid numbers until the budget is in place. “We are left out in the dark while the political games plays out,” Halsey said.

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A resolution to transfer $100,000 to the Oswego Fire Department was approved 5-2 at Monday’s Common Council meeting. The funds will be used to cover the costs of fire department personnel performing code enforcement duties, according to Chief Jeff McCrobie. However, two councilors weren’t in favor of the move.

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Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today (Jan. 26) announced the completion of a $48 million investment in its automotive scrap aluminum recycling facility in Scriba. It expands upon the company’s recent growth in Oswego to meet the increased demand for aluminum automotive sheet in North America. Including this recycling center, over the past five years, Novelis has invested more than $400 million in Oswego and hired more than 430 new employees, with around 250 additional jobs planned by the year 2020.

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Today’s News: The weekend sports roundup and a request for yearbook photos are in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.
Due to Regent’s exams RND will not return until this Friday, Jan. 30.

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Oswego State men's ice hockey player Eli Kim-Swallow, left, recently earned an honorable mention from the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators for a project he and fraternity Delta Kappa Kappa undertook this spring to benefit the Child Advocacy Center. With Kim-Swallow is Dan Witmer, coordinator of community service for the Lakers athletics department, which for the third consecutive year won the NADIIIAA's Jostens Community Service Award for an Array of Projects.

The Oswego State athletics department recently earned a top community service award from the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators, thanks to the work of 450 student-athletes participating in 58 community service and outreach events. At a ceremony at the NCAA convention in Washington, D.C., the NADIIIAA recognized Oswego with the Jostens Community Service Award for an Array of Projects for the third consecutive year.

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Fulton Junior High School

The Fulton City School District administration responded to the state comptroller’s school violence report audit in August but the report’s release to the public last week prompted the superintendent to schedule an information sharing meeting for Monday (Jan. 26) at Fulton Junior High School.
“Student safety is a high priority for the Fulton Board of Education,” BOE President David Cordone said, “and it has taken the findings of the comptroller’s audit very seriously.”

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For the past several weeks, my colleagues and I have been digging in and getting to work at the Capitol; laying the groundwork for what I know will be a productive Legislative Session that builds upon our prior work to create more and better opportunities for the people of our state.

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Last week, the Governor presented his State of the State address. This annual tradition, much like the President’s State of Union address, is an opportunity for the Governor to set forth his priorities for the upcoming state legislative session. The State of the State address is usually in the beginning of January but this year it was appropriately delayed due to the passing of the Governor’s father. If you didn’t hear much about the State of the State, it is because the day after the State of the State address long-term State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested for public corruption.

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Is your New Year’s resolution to be healthier? Did you know that your overall health is connected to your oral health? Periodontal (gum) disease causes inflammation of the gum tissue allowing bacteria to enter the blood stream, and has been … Continue reading

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Several local students completed their baccalaureate studies at SUNY Oswego in December.

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The Zonta Club of Oswego will host a celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 from 3-5 p.m. and is looking for presentations and displays consistent with the IWD theme. IWD is a global celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.

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There are still spots available for those who hold the Technician License and would like to upgrade to General, this class will get you there. This 10-week class will be held at the County Building in Fulton (across from Mimi’s) starting February 2.

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210 Walradt Street, Fulton

Colonial house on corner lot in a quiet neighborhood

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The No. 4/4 Oswego State men’s ice hockey team completed a SUNYAC weekend sweep with a 7-1 victory over Fredonia on Saturday night at the Marano Campus Center Arena. Oswego’s win pushes its record to 12-2-3 overall and 7-1-1 in conference action while the Blue Devils drop to 4-8-5, 0-5-3.

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The nationally-ranked Oswego State women’s ice hockey team’s 10-game unbeaten streak came to an end during a top-10 Saturday afternoon showdown, losing 4-0 to No. 1 Plattsburgh on the road. With the loss, the Lakers are now 11-3-1 on the year and 7-2-1 in ECAC West action.

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The nationally-ranked Oswego State men’s ice hockey team shut out Buffalo State 6-0 Friday evening at home in the Marano Campus Center Arena. With the win, Oswego moves to 11-2-3 on the year and more importantly, adds another win to its SUNYAC record (6-1-1).

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Ruth Aluzzi turns 95

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Birthday wishes for Dick Losurdo

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OSWEGO COUNTY
THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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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Hayden Joins Greater Fulton-Oswego Chamber of Commerce

With 100 years of serving the Oswego County community, The Greater Oswego Fulton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Danielle Hayden of Oswego has been selected as the assistant director of the organization. In her new leadership position, Hayden will be tasked with executing the chamber’s renewed focus to provide services to members.

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VISIT OSWEGO COUNTY

Fishing Reports for January 22, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift: Ice, ice and more ice this week with constant slush that never cleared. Early … Continue reading

Breezy and cold with scattered flurries today. High 15 to 20.

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