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Cortini’s and Cleaners Collaborate to Collect Coats for Cold Kids

Joe Cortini insepcts the zipper of a coat donated by a community member.

A coterie of Fulton school children will have cozy winter coats thanks to two local business owners and the generosity and kindness of the community. Joe Cortini, owner of Cortini Shoe Zipper Canvas Repair and Jeanne McManus, owner of Ontario Star Cleaners have teamed up with Fairgrieve Home and School to collect, clean, repair and distribute gently used coats, hats and mittens to students in the district.

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Beginning Jan. 1, Oswego County solid waste transfer stations will be open four days a week. All of the transfer stations will continue to be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Weekdays hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Oswego firefighters responded to a house fire late Wednesday night. The blaze at an apartment house on East Third Street reportedly left one person dead. “The call at 155 E. Third St. was reported at 10:14 p.m. with units arriving three minutes later to find the upstairs apartment fully involved with fire,”Chief Jeff McCrobie said.

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Brandon Grow asks questions from the podium during a recent common council meeting, while his dad looks on.

During a recent Common Council meeting a 6th grader stepped to the podium during the public session to ask the mayor of Fulton about the ongoing efforts to clean up Lake Neatahwanta, and what young people can do to help. Brandon Grow, a 6th grader at Volney Elementary School, is a Boy Scout with Troop #780 in Hannibal, and he is working to earn the highest achievement in Scouts: the rank of Eagle.

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Stormwater from Oswego’s west side sewer will be redirected to bioswales and tree plantings on State Route 48/ West First Street with a grant awarded by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a Water Quality Improvement Program. The city of Oswego Community Development Office applied for the grant in December 2013. Joseph Martens, commissioner of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, congratulated Mayor Tom Gillen for the project award of $330,000 for the $414,312 project last week.

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Local law enforcement officers will be out on the roads this weekend as part of a state wide effort to reduce drunk driving crashes and injuries.

Oswego County STOP-DWI coordinator Robert Lighthall announced that Oswego County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on November 26 and will end on November 30.

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It goes without saying that children who spend time reading at home, whether alongside their parents or on their own, are ahead in classroom. In addition to succeeding at school, children who live in homes that focus on reading benefit in other ways too, as studies have shown they have longer attention spans, higher levels of self-confidence, better vocabularies and of course, a love of books.

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Whether it’s adopting a family to make sure they have presents under the tree, or working at a local community dinner to ensure that people have a warm holiday meal in good company, many volunteer their time to give back to their community. I continue to be humbled at the way our community gives in time, talent, and resources. Many holiday events are successful because of volunteers.

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Hot Pot demonstration

One of the places I check when I am researching a destination is Global Greeter Network,www.globalgreeternetwork.info Greeters are volunteers who love their city so much they volunteer to give free two-hour tours. They take visitors to parks, shopping, or lesser known neighborhoods. On our recent trip to China, we signed up for a Greeter tour in Chongqing. We wanted to learn about hot pot which originated in Mongolia one thousand years ago and is a signature dish of the Sichuan Province.

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Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for the romantic comedy “Shooting Star” by Steven Dietz, the first production of its 2015 season. Auditions will be held on December 1 and 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tavern on the Lock Restaurant and Bar, 24 S. First St.

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food drive

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many families in our community are in need of assistance. This Thanksgiving we are teaming up with the Hannibal Resource Center to help provide holiday meal boxes. The boxes include the makings for … Continue reading

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Friends and associates of the CNY Arts Center came together to celebrate the opening of its new facility in the River Glen Plaza in Fulton. This new location is the result of a partnership with Cayuga Community College to provide collaboration opportunities for students and community members in the arts.

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The Oswego County Legislature’s Human Services Committee presented a proclamation designating November as Runaway Prevention Month. There are more than 800 runaway or are homeless youth in Oswego County in any given year. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call the 24-hour Runaway and Homeless Youth Hotline at 1-877-342-7618.

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During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (25 November – 10 December), the Zonta Club of Oswego, along with members of the local community, will join nearly 1,200 Zonta clubs in 67 countries for the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.

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MitchellStreet-6

52,000 square foot warehouse space on 23 acres in the City of Oswego

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Several Oswego Kartway weekly racers are hard at work this off-season preparing to compete in the 22nd annual NY State Indoor Kart Championships, to be held December 5-6 in the Americraft Center of Progress Building located on the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The NY State Indoor Championships annually attract some of the best kart racers in the country to compete on the concrete floors of the Center of Progress Building.

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The Oswego State men’s ice hockey team took its first loss of the year 2-1 SUNYAC rival Geneseo on Tuesday night in the Marano Campus Center Arena. Oswego’s loss drops its season mark to 5-1-3 overall and 3-1-1 in conference play while the Knights, who are receiving votes in both national polls, improve to 5-3-0, 4-3-0.

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The Oswego state women’s basketball team fell 82-59 to Rochester on Tuesday evening at Max Ziel Gymnasium. Oswego moves to 1-2 on the season while the Yellowjackets improve to 5-0.

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Happy Birthday, Jennifer Losurdo

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If you see Cathy Losurdo, wish her a happy birthday

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Spotlight: KBM Management

With the advent of The Affordable Care Act this year and amid a sea of mixed opinions and new information pertaining to business’s responsibilities, this has been a very busy year for KBM Management’s consultants.

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Spotlight: River Edge Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Local bed and breakfast owner Anne Hutchins always wanted to be the proprietor of a place like River Edge Mansion and in 2007 she and her husband Steve moved into the historic Schroeppel homestead to do just that.

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Fishing Reports for November 20, 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: We had the highest water of the season over the last day or … Continue reading

Cloudy with snow arriving after mid-day today. High in the upper 30s.

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