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OFD Extinguishes Vehicle Fire on West Seneca Street

Oswego Fire Department personnel responded to 158 W. Seneca St. at 10:39 a.m. today (April 29) to a reported vehicle
fire in close proximity to structures. According to witnesses on the scene, a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the garage, raised the door, and found the vehicle with smoke coming from under the hood.


Port City Launches New Website

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today (April 29) that the new city of Oswego website went live and is up and running. The website focuses on providing a more business friendly destination, promoting Oswego’s natural resources and highlighting Oswego’s history in a friendly and easy to navigate page layout.

CAC Recognizes Multi-Disciplinary Team Efforts

Members of the Child Advocacy Center’s Multi-Disciplinary Team were recently recognized at the agency’s annual meeting for their extraordinary investigative efforts. Over the past year the CAC served 456 children, provided 3,111 therapy sessions, and forensically investigated more than 140 cases.

Council Sets Hearing On ‘Pawnbroker Law,’ Fee

At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council authorized a public hearing regarding proposed Local Law No. 3 of the Year 2016 – A Local Law Amending Chapter 176, Pawnbrokers, of the Code of the City of Oswego. The public hearing will be held at 7:10 p.m. May 9 in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 13 W. Oneida St.

State Police: Children Located, Suspects Sought

UPDATE: Alicia Seelbach turned herself in this morning (April 29) to the Utica Police Department.
State Police said Thursday night the children have been found. The search continues for the two suspects.
The New York State Police and Chief Ronald J. Petrie of the village of Frankfort Police Department (Herkimer County) is asking for the public’s assistance with locating a mother and her two children.


Ritchie Calls On State To Pick Up Tab For DA Raises

Senator Patty Ritchie announced she is cosponsoring legislation that would stop Albany from passing the buck to counties by making the state cover the full cost of mandated salary raises for district attorneys. “Requiring counties to cover the cost of state-mandated raises for DAs is just another example of Albany forcing our counties and local taxpayers to foot the bill for unfunded mandates imposed by the state,” she said.

Tim Ames’ Painting Wins First Place

Congratulations to Lakeside Artisans’ founder Tim Ames on being awarded the first place blue ribbon for his Impressionistic interpretation, “Yellow Sail,” in the Central New York Art Guild’s Annual Art Show/Competition in Radisson.


Mark Your Calendar: ‘I Love My Park Day’ Is May 7

Across our state, New York’s 180 parks provide places to take in the great outdoors with family and friends. On May 7, parks in every corner of New York State will take part in the fifth annual I Love My Park Day, an event that aims to improve and enhance our parks, historic sites and public lands.

Protecting Our Children

In recent weeks, pinwheels have been placed in lawns around the state that are meant to serve as a reminder that child abuse is real and that more can be done to protect children. According to child protective services agencies, approximately 702,000 children in the United States were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2014 and thousands more cases go unreported.

Ask? (And you shall receive!)

At the April 14 full Legislative meeting I requested Chairman Kevin Gardner have the idea of the formation of a County Wide Fire District be brought up for discussion at the next Public Safety Committee meeting.

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Membership Monday  

Please RSVP this week!! The 19th Annual Small BusinessWeek Breakfast  Sponsored by: Pathfinder Bank & SUNY Oswego OBCR The Palladium Times/Valley News KMB Management Oswego County Federal Credit Union Community Bank NBT Bank Big John Sales Shop Oswego, Live Oswego Thursday May 5th, 2016 The American Foundry 24 West Seneca Street. Oswego NY  Breakfast begins at


Fishing Reports for April 25, 2016

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. A reminder that from November 1 to May 1, all persons regardless of age, aboard a pleasure vessel less than 21 feet, must wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) while underway. Lake Ontario report: According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch