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St. Luke, Michaud Reach Tentative Agreements on New Labor Contracts with Union

Officials at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego and Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton announced Friday (Sept. 19) that tentative contract agreements have been reached with Service Employees International Union (SEIU 1199) Upstate. SEIU 1199 represents service and maintenance employees at both facilities. St. Luke and Michaud are affiliated not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organizations. The previous contract agreements expired July 31.

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It's A September To Remember




“Sudden power outages can come during a severe thunderstorm or windstorm, ice storm, or equipment failure on the power grid,” said Emergency Management Office Director Dale A. Currier, CEM. “People should be prepared for emergencies that could last 7 to 10 days.”

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The July storm felled several trees and also heavily damaged some homes.

Summer 2014 goes into the record books just a tad cooler and a little wetter. But it will mostly be remembered for the damaging winds in early July, according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service.

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The Oswego County Office for the Aging, located in the Oswego County Health Complex, 70 Bunner St. in Oswego, will undergo necessary repairs to the sidewalk in front of its outside entryway. Beginning early in the week of September 22, the office’s main entrance on the front, or north side, of the building will be closed to the public while the county works to repair and replace the sidewalk.

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At approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, investigators made contact with five occupants of a Dodge mini-van in the area of State Route 481 and WoodRidge Terrace in the city of Oswego. The occupants of the vehicle were the subjects of an ongoing ACT investigation. Three of them were arrested. They possessed drugs they planned to sell in Oswego, according to police.

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Stride to Save Lives

For the past three years, Jamie Leszczynski has held an event to raise funds as well as raise awareness about suicide prevention. She has raised around $40,000 over the years. And, with the help of friends like Shelly Sloan and others, she hopes to raise $20,000 at this year’s event, which is scheduled for Saturday.

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This month, our region is celebrating a major anniversary. It was three decades ago when then Congressman David Martin made the announcement that Fort Drum had been selected as the new home of the 10th Light Infantry Division. What followed was a period of significant growth, including a $1.3 billion dollar investment used to construct 130 new buildings, 35 miles of roadway and more than 4,000 sets of family housing units.

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America was shocked and saddened when news of Robin Williams’ death hit last month. The iconic actor and comedian that made his fame making others laugh sadly took his own life. Many questions arose following his death and many counselors reminded us that even those with fame and fortune are not immune to suicidal tendencies and the mental illness which often triggers suicide.

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An English lesson in Thailand

There are many places where students go to school six days a week including the school I visited near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Interestingly, they only have classes five of the days. On Thursdays they clean the school and work in the garden where they grow food that is used for their lunch. When I entered the fourth grade classroom all the students stood up. After greeting them, I said that they could be seated. My guide said, “No, they must stay standing as a sign of respect to their guests.”

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A WALK AMONG THE R TOMBSTONES (DIGITAL) 2:20p 4:55p 7:30p 10:05p BOYHOOD (DIGITAL) R 7:50p DOLPHIN TALE 2 (DIGITAL) PG 1:40p 4:10p 6:40p 9:10p IF I STAY (DIGITAL) PG13 2:05p 7:05p LET’S BE COPS (DIGITAL) R 4:40p 9:35p TEENAGE MUTANT … Continue reading

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Following a chilly start, it will be mostly sunny and warm today. High around 65.

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The Oswego Public Library’s Library Learning Center will offer a four-part Internet Basics workshop on October 1, 8, 15 and 22. Each class is free and runs from 2 to 4 p.m.

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The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

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Granby Elementary School students were anything but blue when singer-songwriter and motivational speaker Jared Campbell stopped by to present the Blue Project. The cafeteria was abuzz with excitement recently as he entertained students during two separate assemblies that focused on the importance of respect, friendship and kindness.

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5LynianWay-OutsideFront

3 Bedroom, 2 bath home with cathedral ceilings and a finished basement.

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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 Fulton Wrestling Club is looking to purchase new singlets for its 2014-2015 season. The Knights of Columbus heard this news. On September 18, they helped to start the ball rolling. They presented Coach Jeff Waldron with a check.

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The Oswego State men’s soccer team lost a 1-0 contest against Wells College on Wednesday afternoon, falling to 1-5-1 on the season. Despite the tough loss at home, Oswego outshot the Express 25-9.

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Lighthouse Lanes invites any and all participants to come and join this racing centered league, focused on gathering Speedway friends and supporters once a month to help pass the Speedway’s off-season. Each team must consist of four bowlers, in any combination.

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Jordyn Moon turns 9 on Saturday

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 on Aug. 23.

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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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CNY Great Pumpkin Festival to feature Pumpkin Pie Contest

Are you the best pie baker in Oswego County? Do you have a secret family recipe for the best tasting pumpkin pie ever? If so, then the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is looking for you! The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, to be held October 4 and 5 in Oswego’s Washington Square Park, will host its inaugural Pumpkin Pie Contest.

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Fishing Reports for September 18, 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 water level has been up and down the last few days. After … 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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