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Forum Shines Light On Heroin Epidemic

U.S. Congressman John Katko held a heroin summit Monday evening in Oswego City Hall. Community members had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the spike in local heroin use with a panel of parents, educators, healthcare providers, law enforcement officials and local advocates. “We want to bring awareness to this issue. I’m confident we did that tonight,” Katko said after the forum. There were some possible solutions presented. There is no magic bullet – but there are a lot of constructive things that we can do.”

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In preparation for 2015 Independence Day Parade, to be held on Sunday July 5, the Oswego Police Department wishes to announce the following traffic advisories and general information:

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Alan Jones, in a mugshot supplied by police.

The Oswego County District Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that the NYS Department of Corrections has denied parole to Alan Jones, who is in state prison for causing the 2008 death of his 11-year-old step-sister, Erin Maxwell, DA Greg Oakes said today (June 29). An Oswego County jury convicted Alan Jones of Murder in the Second Degree in 2009, finding that he acted with depraved indifference to human life when he killed Erin.

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Disaster Action Team volunteers David and Lee Webber first responded to the scene of a fire in the Sundown Trailer Park in Fulton Saturday morning, assisting three people from the trailer where the fire originated. Sunday morning, Mr. and Mrs. Webber provided temporary housing and food for two people after a fire in Constantia.

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Students walk across the stage as their accomplishments are announced to receive their high school diploma.

Parents, family members, friends, teachers, school staff and administrators packed the Fulton Community Ice Arena on Saturday, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the G. Ray Bodley graduating class of 2015. A full house welcomed the young, lively group of students as they prepared to walk the stage and accept their diplomas. The Valedictorian encouraged her friends to work hard and persevere, in doing so they can do more than they’d ever thought possible. And, she inspired her peers to take pride in where they come from.

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A graduate is congratulated by school board vice president Lynda Sereno. Waiting in line is Superintendent Ben Halsey and OHS Principal Erin Noto.

After 13 years of school, it took about 33 minutes Saturday to turn the OHS Class of 2015 into freshly minted graduates. In his second graduation address as superintendent, Ben Halsey encouraged the graduates to get steamed up. “212. The concept is quite simple. At 211 degrees, water is hot! At 212 degrees, water boils and with boiling water comes steam. And, with steam – you can power a train,” the superintendent explained. “One degree of difference, between hot water and powering a locomotive.” He urged the class of 2015 to always give that one more degree of effort in every thing they do.

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Now that the school year has ended, a great way for children to retain the vocabulary and knowledge they’ve acquired this school year is to encourage them to read each day over the summer. Studies show that reading just 15 minutes a day helps prevent learning loss. Summer reading is an opportunity for kids to learn more independently. According to recent studies, children’s early understanding of literacy is developed within their family and their community.

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While eating nutritious food is important for everyone, it’s especially important for senior citizens. That’s why I’m pleased to report that included in the most recent state budget was funding I helped secure that will help New York’s aging population get the fresh foods they need to stay healthy.

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This summer the Oswego Children’s Theater’s will present a show about the meaning of family with their latest production, of “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Kids,” a theatre experience about what it means to be a family. Canine and courageous, the show is an upside-down vision of the world: seeing life from a dog’s point of view.

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Port City Faith in Oswego will host a fundraising banquet for world missions on July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at 436 W. Fifth St.

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The reorganization meeting for the Oswego Board of Education will be held on July 1. It will get under way at 9 a.m. in the Board Room at the Education Center, 120 E. First St., Oswego.

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The summer schedule at Oswego Speedway officially kicks into high gear on July 4 with the Speedway’s annual ‘Christmas in July’ celebration, to go along with extra distance Grand Prix features for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS. Every fan that brings a new and unwrapped toy to the Speedway next Saturday will receive a free hot dog combo meal.

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Another field of more than 100 karts took on Oswego Kartway Friday night with young hot shoes Tyler Thompson and Brandon Philips highlighting the night with main event victories. Thompson again dominated the Sr. Blue Clone division for his third consecutive victory of the year behind the wheel of the No. 98T. Philips moved to the Clone Light division full-time in 2015 driving his No. 5 and wasted little time picking up his first career victory.

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The Fulton Force 16U Elite travel baseball team finished first in the Darien Lake Championships hosted by Pitch N Hit at the college of GCC. The Force went 5-1 on the weekend losing to the Northtown Nationals 7-2, beating the Springville Shocker 3-2, Bruster’s 6-4, Team New Era 15-0, Grow to Pro 3-2 (Semi) and Buffalo Stampede 10-7 (Finals) to capture the title and bring their record to 7-2.

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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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Watching the sunset

It had been years since we had been to the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton and the museum has expanded so it was as if we had never visited. Our main purpose for visiting Clayton was to check out the new hotel which we heard was the best in the 1000 Islands. The 1000 Island Harbor Hotel has a wonderful location on the waterfront right in town. Our room had a balcony from which we would watch the sunset each night. The days were often cloudy with some sprinkles but come sunset time the horizon was ablaze with color.

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Membership Monday

Happy Monday! Last week we had our Chamber Annual Golf Social at the Oswego Country Club. We are happy to report that it was a complete success. We could not have asked for better weather and everyone had a great … Continue reading

Membership Monday

Here is some information on what is happening at the Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Oswego Farmers’ Market Thank you to Master Pryor’s TaeKwondo America and Creation Studio for taking time to perform in last week’s Oswego Farmers’ Market. This Week: … Continue reading

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Fishing Reports for June 19, 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 recent rainfall is affecting the water flow with the river running at … Continue reading

Early clouds giving way to increasing sunshine today. High near 70.

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