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Employees Take To Picket Line To Show Dissatisfaction With Contract Situation

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Union employees of St. Luke Health Services in Oswego and Michaud Nursing Home in Fulton staged an informational picket in front of St. Luke this afternoon (August 1) to protest the lack of a new labor contract. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East represents around 150 of the approximately 250 workers. 1199 represents service employees only at the healthcare facility. Contract talks began in April and the collective bargaining agreement was extended for one month in June. The contract extension expired July 31.

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Oswego firefighters responded to a blaze at at 183 W. Fifth St. They rescued a man off the roof and then quickly extinguished the fire.

Oswego Fire Department units were dispatched to a structure fire at 2:46 p.m. today (Aug. 1) at 183 W. Fifth St. Initial reports were of a man trapped on a roof and black smoke coming from the house. Crews rescued the occupant off of the roof immediately and assisted him to the ground with a ladder.

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The five-year contract for the Hannibal Faculty Association was recently ratified by the school board and is retroactive to 2012. It strikes a balance that is beneficial to the district, community and teachers, according to district officials.

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The Oswego County Health Department will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1. This map shows the targeted spray area. Residents in this area will be notified by the Oswego County Hyper-Reach reverse 911 program. They are advised to follow the precautions issued from the health department, including staying indoors and keeping all windows and doors closed for one hour after spraying.

The Oswego County Health Department will conduct aerial spraying of the Big Bay / Toad Harbor Swamp on the north shore of Oneida Lake and near the village of Central Square as planned today Friday, Aug. 1 between 6 and 9 p.m. The area to be sprayed includes about 10,000 acres within these boundaries: U.S. Route 11 in Central Square to the west, NYS Route 49 to the north, up to but not including the village of Constantia to the east; and the shoreline of Oneida Lake to the south.

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A confession allegedly made to state police by one of the teenagers accused of robbing and killing a Granby man can be used as evidence in a jury trial. In his decision, Judge Donald Todd said, “The court finds the defendant made his statements voluntarily and they were obtained in a manner that did not violate his state or federal constitutional rights.”

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Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area near the north shore of Oneida Lake is postponed tonight, Thursday, July 31, due to uncertain weather. The forecast indicates varied conditions, such as rain and wind speeds, that would hamper spraying efforts. Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 1 between 6 and 9 p.m.

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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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La Ensenada Resort's pool

Several years ago, when we were in Honduras, John and I stopped to see a new luxury ecolodge outside of La Ceiba called Las Cascada Lodge. I fell in love with it. It is nestled in the rainforest surrounded by trees and flowers. The rooms, there are only three of them, have a view of the jungle waterfalls. There are several cascading falls each with a small pool at the bottom that is big enough to swim in.

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Warm with a mix of sun and clouds and a chance of showers today. High in the 80s.

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This summer, 85 students from eight countries enrolled in Summer Intensive English, which aims to advance their listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, grammar and writing — complete with visits to New York City, Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands to further sharpen their skills.

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Overton, Emma Warren, and community volunteer Alan Cronk.

The group of teens, under the direction of the library’s AmeriCorps member Vanessa Langdon, meets weekly to improve the library’s teen offerings as well as participate in a book club. The group took to weeding and picking up litter to beautify the grounds and complete an AmeriCorps project.

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Despite the fact that the fish weren’t biting during a recent trip, residents at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego have been busy catching fun all summer long. Trips to favorite destinations like Bullhead Point on Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton for some fishing have been keeping folks active and connected with their community.

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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 277 students received scholar-athlete status from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) this month after receiving at least a 3.25 grade point average for their collegiate career.

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Tim Snyder and Dave Shullick Sr. tumble during the 1999 running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway, as fuel begins to rush from the rear of the Shullick machine.

As the countdown officially begins toward the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway on August 31, we look back at the Top 30 moments in International Classic history, with the assistance of George Caruso’s ’50 Most Memorable Moments of the International Classic.’

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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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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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Fishing Reports for August 1, 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: After running below 3,000cfs for a few days, the recent rain has raised … 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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