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State Police Arrest Oswego County Man on Rape Charges

The suspect is accused of engaging in forcible sexual intercourse with a female victim inside her residence on April 18 in the Town of Oswego.

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The Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club poses with cardboard cutout John Wayne at the OCO’s annual bowling fundraiser.

Dozens of bowlers saddled up on Saturday to help Oswego County Opportunities corral some much-needed funding. “This is one of our major fundraising events,” Betsy Copps, OCO director of information and compliance, said of the Rodeo Bowl at Lakeview Lanes. OCO has held the bowling fundraiser every spring for more than 10 years. Copps said that about 30,000 people receive services annually in the county. “That’s about one out of every four people according to population standards,” she added. “So it is very possible it could be helping someone you know.”

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Visitors are required to sign in at the main office

All schools in the Fulton City School District have a buzzer system to allow entrance into the buildings to ensure the safety of their students and staff. But, just how effective is this system? Oswego County Today’s Mikayla Kemp visited the schools to see for herself. The following is her report. “I love my kid’s school. The teachers are great. But, safety is not as precise as they say,” said one Granby Elementary parent.

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Monique

Monique was found wandering in Fulton. She was very thin, but still wearing a collar. So, if you are the owner and can identify her, please call us. We do understand that cats can become lost. But, our efforts to find the owner have been unsuccessful and now she needs a home.

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Josh Batstone, a contestant on the eighth season of “The Voice,” visited his old school (Lanigan Elementary) to give a special concert.

Fulton native and contestant on “The Voice,” Josh Batstone gave a private concert to the kindergartners of Lanigan Elementary recently, his own alma mater. Batstone made it to the Battle Rounds of the eighth season of “The Voice” on Adam Levine’s team. His performance of “Amnesia” (by the Australian band “5 Seconds of Summer”) on “The Voice” can be purchased on iTunes.

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Bargain shoppers and NASCAR fans, the countdown is on for the grand opening of the newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store in Oswego. Bargain shoppers can explore unbeatable deals and 250 lucky fans will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR Superstar Kasey Kahne.

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The other night on television, I watched NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tish stating that New York parents deserve “…a snapshot, that’s all the tests are, of their child’s development…” As a parent and an educator, I could not agree more, parents certainly should have snapshot of their child’s development. Unfortunately, what students in NY have been enduring for the last thirteen years is a snapshot of a tragedy.

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Fresh air, clean water and unpolluted land. These are things that often times, we take for granted. Keeping the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we live on free from pollution is a team effort, and on Earth Day, we celebrate our planet and make an extra push to keep it clean, as well as preserve it for future generations.

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Summer at Regent Cha’am Beach Resort

The much-loved Thai king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX, has reigned since 1946 making him the longest serving current head of state and the longest-reigning Thai monarch. When the king and the royal family want to enjoy a beach getaway, they head three hours south of Bangkok to the Cha’am/Hua Hin area. International tourists, especially North Americans, usually head south, too; but to Phuket, Phi Phi Island, Ko Samui, and other places that are reached by plane.

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In addition to Narnia, the musical running weekends at CNY Arts Center, Thursdays in April will see new and returning events for artists and musicians at CNY Arts Center. TH3, Happy Hour at the Gallery, will return April 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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After hearing the story of Apollo, a four-year-old lab who was found in New Haven freezing and starving this January, Sandy Creek students were ignited to collect items to donate to Paws Across Oswego County.

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On a bright spring afternoon, volunteers of all ages gathered for a celebration in their honor at St. Luke Health Services. The theme of this year’s event was “More Than Words Can Say, You Are Appreciated in Every Way.”

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DuFore’s Jewelers of Oswego has donated an exquisite necklace depicting the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse to be auctioned at the Lighthouse Day Auction on April 25. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lighthouse Restoration Project. The lighthouse necklace has a $695 value and is entirely sterling silver.

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Beautiful 3-4 bedroom townhouse in the City of Oswego

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The annual Spruce-Up Day will again begin at 10 a.m., a two-hour change from the previous 8 a.m. start in years passed. Among the tasks on hand will be re-painting heat race victory lane, touching up the start/finish line stripe on the main straightaway, as well as cleaning up the walkway leading to the Speedway’s main entrance.

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DIRTcar Racing’s Sportsman Modified Series kicks off its 14-race 2015 season on April 25, at Fulton Speedway, and expectations are high as the tour will roll through New York, Ontario and Quebec throughout the year.

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The Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super race teams of Josh Kerr, Mark Castiglia, and Alex McRae will all be holding team fundraisers this coming weekend. Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing season will kick off on May 9.

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Today, April 7, 2015, we celebrated one of our residents here at Meadowbrook Manor in Hannibal. It was Mary Kon’s 99th birthday!

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Olivia Bauer will celebrate her 9th birthday on March 20 with friends and family. She is the daughter of Marc Bauer of Oswego and Jessica Bodoh of Fulton.

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Fishing Reports for March 26, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: The water level was up to 11,500cfs over the weekend but has dropped back to 8,710cfs as of this morning. According to Capt. … Continue reading

Breezy and cloudy with scattered showers today. High near 60.

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