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9-1-1: Call if you can; text if you can’t – Oswego County 911 Now Accepts Text Messages

Paul Van Dyke, operations coordinator for the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Center, answers a text message requesting emergency assistance. Text to-9-1-1 service is now available in Oswego County. It should only be used when a voice phone call is not an option.

Although it should only be used when a voice call is not an option, people in Oswego County can now text emergency calls to the Oswego County 9-1-1 center. County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner (District 13, New Haven), said that the major cell phone carriers serving Oswego County recently installed and tested equipment to verify that the text-to-9-1-1 system works. “We have been working since the fall to have new equipment installed and make sure it’s operational for Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile customers,” Gardner said

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Senator Patty Ritchie, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and members of the Senate Republican Conference today (March 4) unveiled their new “Grown in New York” multi-part plan to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food and strengthen rural communities.

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Today’s News: Bodley musical will provide bittersweet moments for several senior performers in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release his projected 2015-16 school funding data, information that is vital as school districts across the state face a March 1 deadline to submit preliminary tax levy data to the state. In an unprecedented move, the governor withheld the data from his Executive Budget proposal until, or unless, the State Legislature enacts his new education policies.

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Today’s News: Thoroughly Modern Millie and student volunteers are part of today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Nearly a dozen speakers Monday night told Oswego councilors the city’s odd-even overnight parking policy is doing more harm than good. The majority urged city officials to do away with the policy. Councilors took no action on the matter. However, it will be a topic of further discussions for a long time.

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10,400 – that’s how many miles of snowmobiling trails New York State is home to. This expansive network of trails means more than just an enjoyable time for outdoor enthusiasts. Our snowmobile trails also represent a major economic driver for our tourism economy, generating roughly $868 million annually according to a recent study by SUNY Potsdam.

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The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network recently launched an ad campaign called Pass Life On. There are a series of videos which talk about the importance of organ donation titled “The Greatest Person Never Known” which feature a grateful organ recipient. The ad campaign is designed to help improve the state’s organ donation registration rates, which continue to be much lower than other states.

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The CNY ARTS Center artists’ meet-up group is kicking off its spring season with a 6×6 art party on March 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the ARTs in the HeART Studio, 47 S. First St. Attendees will create art in various media in a 6×6 format to support the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.

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Thirty-two Leighton Elementary School students participated in the Battle of the Books program recently, coordinated by the school’s librarian Deb McHugh. Battle of the Books is a reading motivation and comprehension competition that encourages students to read more and to explore different genres. Using a modified version of Alaska’s Battle of the Books Program, this year a total of 10 books were chosen for students ranging from a graphic novel, to non-fiction, to fantasy.

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Want to enjoy Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, but prefer to read in Spanish? Wait no longer! The Oswego Public Library has placed a copy of Perdida in the new item shelf — under 468 FLYN as we have shelved all our books in Spanish at this number.

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255 Kingdom Road, Volney

Nice ranch home in a quiet setting!

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The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology 11-9 on the road Wednesday afternoon. This marks the first loss of the season for the Lakers as the team falls to 1-1 on the season.

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Sobus Racing and driver Brian Sobus will be holding their Novelis Supermodified team fundraiser for the upcoming Oswego Speedway season on Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego with portions of the proceeds going to benefit young Julian Ross, a nine year old Oswego boy battling stage four neuroblastoma.

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After a successful 2014 season in the small block supermodified division at Oswego Speedway, J.J. Andrews will once again team up with Billy Whittaker CARS and TRUX, of Central Square, for the 2015 season. Andrews will seek his first championship in his 18th season as a driver in the division.

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Jared Bellinger and Kristin Rice became engaged on February 15, 2015, at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.

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Michael Holmes turns 6 on February 4.

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Warm Up Oswego To Melt Away the Winter Blues

Melt away the “winter blues” on Saturday for the 10th annual Warm Up Oswego Festival. The hottest winter festival in CNY is lead this year by the Oswego Network of Entrepreneurs and promises the best festival yet. “We will have all the great activities that fest-goers have come to love, with a new footprint for the festival!” said Nathan Emmons, festival chair. This year’s festival will have two headquarters, one outdoors in the Civic Plaza area at Oneida and West First streets and the other indoor headquarters will be in the King Arthur’s building at West First and Bridge streets.

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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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Fishing Reports for February 26, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: The water level has been gradually dropping over the last few days running at 3,300cfs this morning. The cold temperatures are still with … Continue reading

Mostly cloudy with mixed precipitation possible later today. High in the upper 30s.

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