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EEE found in Oswego County

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Oswego County Health Department reported today (Aug. 4) that the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus was found in three mosquito samples collected during routine testing near the village of Central Square and the Toad Harbor Swamp near West Monroe. The samples were collected July 27 and July 29 by the Oswego County Health Department and tested at the state health department’s Wadsworth Center Laboratories near Albany. The samples of mosquitoes are the first to test positive for the EEE virus in Oswego County this year.

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Erin Noto

The unexpected resignation of Oswego High School Principal Erin Noto has left the district scrambling to find a replacement prior to the start of the new school year. “It was unexpected and we are in the process of considering an interim for that position while we conduct a search for a new principal,” Superintendent Ben Halsey said at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. It was a “professional decision on Ms. Noto’s part,” he added.

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A youngster prepares to return a serve during a previous carnival.

AmeriCorps members have offered the USTA Tennis Program at several sites around the county this summer. “The carnival is exactly our end of the year celebration! We invite all of our children that have attended our program to come relax, have fun, and play tennis,” said Shane Evans, supervisor of the USTA Tennis Program.

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shineman foundation

Sixteen Central New York not-for-profit organizations, a large percentage of which are based in Oswego County, received grants from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation in its second grant round of 2015 at its July board meeting. Projects encompass a wide range of focus areas, including health and welfare for children, training and education, arts and culture, armed forces outreach, Neighborhood parks, and capital campaigns. These projects will benefit Oswego County on a number of fronts.

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Rebecca Abrahams and David Gray from K&N’s Foods USA in Fulton prepare more chicken at their booth during Harborfest.

With the one-year anniversary of its operations approaching, the leadership at K&N’s Foods USA in Fulton is feeling optimistic about where the company is headed. Located in the former BirdsEye Foods plant on Phillips Street, K&N’s began setting up shop in Fulton — its flagship operation in the United States — in 2013, and started commercial production on Aug. 4, 2014. By the end of September 2014, it had completed its first sale, and has continued lining up new distributors since.

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Mary Gillen in the foreground, snaps off the rosettes (which grow the nutlets) killing the plant. Photo by Brian Levendusky)

This past Saturday, a group of 12 volunteers hand-pulled the invasive water chestnuts from the Battle Island area of the Oswego River. The establishment of water chestnut can result in large floating mats of vegetation that “clog” aquatic habitats and limit the penetration of sunlight into the water column, impeding the growth of native plants and ultimately disrupting the food web.

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From the mighty muskellunge to the beautiful brook trout, which is also our official state fish, New York is home to a wide variety of fish, 165 different species to be exact. It’s these fish that inhabit the 7,500 lakes and ponds, as well as 50,000 miles of rivers and streams that make the Empire State a world-class destination for anglers of all skill levels. These recreational opportunities not only “hook” anglers on fishing in New York State, they also play a significant role in our economy.

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Two bills in particular which passed the State Legislature could help both seniors and visually-impaired residents if signed into law by the Governor. I supported each in the Assembly and both passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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When Danny Ziemann, who teaches bass in SUNY Oswego's music department, could not find a book or other resources to supplement his lessons, he wrote one with the encouragement of his students. The resulting work, "The Low Down: A Guide to Creating Supportive Jazz Bass Lines," also features 50 audio files to complement instruction.

When SUNY Oswego bassist and bass instructor Danny Ziemann could not find the right text to help teach jazz bass lines, he decided to write one — “The Low Down: A Guide to Creating Supportive Jazz Bass Lines” — and include audio files supporting the lessons.

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Magic in Minetto, in conjunction with Canal Splash, will be held on August 8 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mnettto River View Park, County Route 48. Magic is a fun, family event which features music, food, kids’ crafts, face painting and ice cream as well as a bouncy hut.

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Making sure that children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things a parent can do to ensure their children’s long-term health, as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in the community.

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4368 Co. Rt. 4, Scriba

Open House! August 2nd 1-3 pm

3 bed, 1.5 bath home on 7 acres in the Town of Scriba

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On August 8 Ronald McDonald will bring his fun to all the fans in attendance and will also have a meet and greet with all the Junior Fan Club members. Joining Ronald will be another well-known McDonald’s character, Hamburglar.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Oswego’s David Cliff pocketed his second Pathfinder Bank Mr. Small Block Supermodified title on Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. Having started 10th on the grid, Cliff would end up maneuvering his … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney After what will be remembered as one of the greatest finishes in Oswego Speedway’s rich history, Canajoharie’s Otto Sitterly pocketed $10,000 dollars on Saturday night, winning the lakeside oval’s 29th annual Mr. … Continue reading

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Anna Kielb

The Manor at Seneca Hill hosted a very special party on May 29 – the 103rd birthday of resident Anna Kielb. Kielb is a Fulton native, who at one time worked at the Woolen Mill located on West First Street in the city.

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Mary Jo Gadwau and Neil Patrick Cliff exchanged marriage vows in a double-ring ceremony at St. Paul’s church on May 2, 2015. The Rev. Guy Buccaro officiated at the ceremony.

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SPLIT WEEK PLAYING FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY ONLY – AUGUST 7-8-9 TRIPLE FEATURE OF ADULT COMEDIES ..Children best left at home 8:45 SPY (R) with: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law 11:00 TED 2 (R) with: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried 12:55 … Continue reading

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Membership Monday

Happy Monday!!! The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the staff and all the hundreds of volunteers at Harborfest for working so hard in making this year’s festival a success!!! What a fantastic weekend and of course … Continue reading

Membership Monday

Upcoming events at the Chamber of Commerce GOBC Wednesday, July 15th 8:00am Chamber offiice The new Director of Community Development Justin Rudgick and Emily Zipprich from Congressman John Katko’s office will be in attendance to give everyone updates on what … Continue reading

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Fishing Reports for July 30, 2015

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 river level has been all over the chart over the last few … Continue reading

A mix of sun and clouds with showers possible later today. High in the upper 70s.

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