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Dozens Of Volunteers Resurrect East Park Playground

Eloisa Orta

Several Oswego DPW workers and dozens of Novelis employees gave up their Saturday to help rebuild the playground in Washington Square (East Park). Not only have they added new and safer equipment but three new flower beds were also added to the park. “It’s going to look really nice when it’s done,” Councilor Eric VanBuren said. “It’s a big change; a big change from what it was.”

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An Oswego County jury today (Oct. 23) convicted Richard M. Switts, 40, of Mexico, of six counts second-degree criminal sexual act (Class D violent felony); two counts of second-degree sexual abuse (Class A Misdemeanor); and three counts of third-degree sexual abuse (Class B misdemeanor).

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F park closed

This weekend, volunteers will start fixing up an east side city playground that has been closed due to unsafe conditions. At a special Common Council meeting Thursday, the city paved the way to reopening the city’s playground area located at Fitzhugh Park Elementary School in the near future.

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Today’s News: We’ve got the previews for today’s big games along with a reminder about the importance of breakfast in the Friday edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Anyone looking to use public space or services in the future had better make sure their bills are paid up. Everybody that comes in with a request to use public space or any city services should show proof that their taxes are current, the First Ward Councilor proposed.

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The annual payments under the town’s PILOT program with the Metropolitan Water Board end this year, but the development realized in the Town of Oswego since the installation of such water service has, since its initiation, provided many new taxpayers, both individuals and businesses, to shoulder our burden of annual municipal expenses. The town board has decided to make up for the loss of the PILOT revenue over two years.

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The fall is a busy season for the Boosters. Football and soccer keep the Booster Club pretty busy, and resources can run thin. Having the assist from the Lions Club allows us to provide better service to the community, our school and our athletes. The Lions Club is a great asset to the Fulton community and to the Boosters Club.

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Family court needs a person who cares about our children and families, a person who is dedicated to hard work, a person who gets the facts and a person who can make the tough decisions in a fair manor.

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Plenty of spirits linger around Fort Ontario's cemetery.

The Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany is a sprawling brick building built in 1827 as The Genesee County Poor Farm and in the 1950s it was a county home and infirmary. Over the years, people reported strange occurrences of the paranormal kind. It was declared the “Second Most Haunted Place in the United States” by Haunted North America and has been featured on many TV shows. Forts are often places with hauntings and Fort Ontario is no exception.

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ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE PG 12:20P 2:40P 4:40P 6:40P 8:40P ANNABELLE R 4:50P 10:10P BOOK OF LIFE PG 12:00P 2:15P 4:30P 6:50P 9:05P FURY R 1:25P 4:20P 7:20P 10:15P GONE GIRL R 12:40P 3:50P 7:00P 10:10P JOHN WICK R 12:30P … Continue reading

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Smiles Mouth Guard

Accidents and injuries are unavoidable when you play sports, but the severity of injuries can be significantly reduced when wearing proper protective gear. While many people think of a sports related injury as a sprained ankle or broken bone, an estimated 3 million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities each year.

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The Fulton Noon Rotary Club members recently visited the Michaud Nursing Home. The Rotarians learned about the changes in Medicare and Medicaid and how they effect long- and short-term patients in extended personal care facilities in our state.

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The Oswego County Health Department is offering influenza immunization clinics for people age 19 and older weekdays at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

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The Parish Historical Society will meet at noon Nov. 8, at the Half-Shire Historical Society Museum, County Route 48, Richland. The Half-Shire chefs will serve their famous chicken and stuffing dinner and president Shawn Doyle will present an update on recent developments.

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8MurrayStreet

2 family home in the City of Oswego.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Dave Danzer and Andrew Schartner closed out the 2014 racing season at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday, the same way each had opened it – in victory lane. Danzer pocketed his third … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Further solidifying himself as one of the greatest supermodified drivers in Oswego Speedway’s rich history, Canajoharie’s Otto Sitterly earned his fourth Budweiser International Classic 200 win Sunday afternoon. Sitterly would take over … Continue reading

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The Oswego State men’s ice hockey team opened its 50th year with an impressive 5-3 win over the U.S. National Under-18 team on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 3,000 at the Marano Campus Center Arena. Oswego will start the regular season at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 when its travels to Buffalo State for a SUNYAC matchup.

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The Oswego State women’s ice hockey took to the ice for an exhibition contest on Saturday, defeating the Toronto Midget Aeros 2-0 at the Marano Campus Center Arena. Oswego’s regular season will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31as it travels to face Castleton State College.

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Oswego State men’s soccer team lost a 4-0 contest against Cortland on Saturday afternoon at Jets Field. The Lakers drop to 4-10-2 overall and 3-5-1 in conference play. Despite the loss, Oswego nabbed the No. 6 seed in next week’s SUNYAC Championship and will face No. 3-seeded Brockport on the road.

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If you see Vinny Losurdo on October 26, wish him a Happy 12th Birthday!

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Happy 15th birthday to Ashley Losurdo of Raleigh, NC. Her father, Craig Losurdo, is from Oswego, NY. Her mother, Heather Losurdo, is from Raleigh, NC.

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Spotlight: River Edge Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Local bed and breakfast owner Anne Hutchins always wanted to be the proprietor of a place like River Edge Mansion and in 2007 she and her husband Steve moved into the historic Schroeppel homestead to do just that.

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Local Eateries to Compete for Golden Pumpkin Award

Want to enjoy the unique taste of pumpkin at your favorite restaurant or eatery? Ask them what their entry will be in the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival Golden Pumpkin Award. Planning committee members have invited chefs, cooks, bakers, and baristas throughout Oswego County to feature a pumpkin themed item on their menu during the week leading up the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival.

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Fishing Reports for October 17, 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 area received a good amount of rain Wednesday and Thursday and the … Continue reading

Cloudy and cool with some sun later today. High near 60.

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