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Oswego School Board OKs 2014-15 Spending Plan

Oswego superintendent Ben Halsey and board member Lynda Sereno listen as the budget resolution is read Wednesday.The $79,900,000 budget goes to the public on May 20. It contains a 4 percent tax increase and around 17 staff reductions. The superintendent says he is confident that the Big Picture School program (Buc School) students will be able to successfully continue the program at the middle and high schools next year. And, it might be beneficial to the other students as well, he added.

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SUNY Oswego will go smoke free and tobacco free everywhere on its premises starting Jan. 1, President Deborah F. Stanley announced on Earth Day, April 22. A slideshow-style video titled "'Stache the Ash" on the website of the college's Tobacco Free 2015 campaign shows some of the numerous reasons many students choose not to light up.SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley announced on April 22 that the college will become smoke-free and tobacco free on Jan. 1, 2015. “In our efforts to support the educational mission of the college and to provide a safe, clean and healthy working, living and learning environment, the college will provide cessation assistance and resources to members of the campus community who wish to stop smoking or using tobacco in any form,” Stanley said in her Earth Day announcement.

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The Oswego YMCA pool is closed so that crews can make major repairs on the aquatic facility. In the interim, many programs that had been run at the pool will be held at other local pools, including at Oswego High School, Oswego Middle School and the Fulton Family YMCA.

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Today’s News In The Raider: Third quarter high honor roll recipients and a look at the NBA playoffs in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily, which is also the only edition of RaiderNet Daily for this week.

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Oswego City School District Superintendent of Schools Ben Halsey presented his final update on the proposed 2014-15 school budget on Tuesday night. More than a baker’s dozen of speakers voiced their concerns regarding possible budget cuts for the next school year. The board is expected to vote on the tentative spending plan Wednesday morning. The public vote is set for May.

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On May 1, a new program called “Smoke Free For My Baby and Me” will be rolled out in Oswego County. The program supports pregnant women’s efforts to quit using tobacco during their pregnancy and to abstain from smoking after delivery. This program has been made possible thanks to community partnerships and financial support from multiple parties.

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Because our parks are such important natural resources, it’s so important that we protect them and keep them pristine. That’s the goal of the third annual  “I Love My Park Day,” a statewide event taking place on May 3 that aims to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites.

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Library use has increased across the state. According to some of New York State Library’s latest statistics, visits to public libraries increased by seven million from 113 million to 120 million from 2007 to 2009. The number of items borrowed – books, ebooks, movies, magazines and more – has increased by more than 11%.

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SUNY Oswego students flee in terror as Frankenstein's monster (junior Jared Gould) lurks near Sheldon Hall in a promotion for "Young Frankenstein," a musical-comedy spoof presented by the college's theatre and music departments at Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre. The preview is at 7:30 p.m. April 24.SUNY Oswego’s adaptation of the classic musical spoof “Young Frankenstein” brings new faces to the stage and highlights the comedic talent of the student cast, starting with a preview at 7:30 p.m. April 24, in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. The college music and theatre departments will present the musical comedy at 7:30 p.m. April 25; April 26; and May 3. The show will close with a 2 p.m. matinee May 4.

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Blustery and cool today with scattered showers. High in the mid 40s.

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Multi-instrumentalist Charles Pillow will join three SUNY Oswego ensembles for free public concerts in at 7:30 p.m. consecutive days at Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

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The Oswego County Counselors Association in conjunction with SUNY Oswego is pleased to debut an evening college fair this spring.  This event will be the first of its kind at SUNY Oswego, and will be held at the Campus Center on April 28 from 6-8 p.m.

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Let’s Run Amok, a new company based out of Oswego, will hold a competition, which started April 22. This contest is aimed at helping fulfill one wish from an individual’s bucket list. On April 27, Dan Guilliams, owner of Let’s Run Amok, will chose one lucky winner and help make that person’s wish come true.

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Beautiful 3 bed, 1.5 bath home with upgrades and the charm of the past.

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Veteran Pathfinder Bank SBS driver JJ Andrews will hold his annual Team Tapout racing team FUNdraiser on Saturday directly following Oswego Speedway’s open practice session, at Thunder Road Bar & Grill located next door to the Speedway in Oswego beginning at 5 p.m.

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Oswego Kartway’s Championship point season will kick off Friday at 7:30 p.m. presented by Gater Racing News. More than 60 entries took on the Kartway last Friday at the track’s non-point warm-up event, only to see the night’s main events washed out due to rain.

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The 2014 racing season marks the 64th consecutive season of racing operation at Oswego Speedway, but before the season officially goes green on May 3, the annual open test and tune practice session will take place this Saturday from 1-5 p.m. The open practice session is open to all divisions competing at Oswego Speedway during the 2014 racing season.

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Jim and Mariou Santoro, 1964

Marilou P. (Huberth) and James R. Santoro of Oswego recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on February 22, 1964, in Fayetteville, NY.

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Connor Falise turns three years old on February 23.

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JAM for Fulton Jazz Festival Benefit!

Blue Moon Grill is hosting “JAM for Jazz Fest”  a benefit for the 2014 edition of Fulton Jazz Festival tonight, Wednesday, April 23rd from 6 to 9 pm. Admission is $25 with the full admission price being donated to support Fulton … Continue reading

Breakfast & Brainfood: “When You Wish Upon A Star”

Breakfast & Brainfood: “When You Wish Upon a Star” Aligning your strategy and your people to achieve outstanding business results.  Did you miss the 1st session? Don’t miss the 2nd one! Thursday, April 24th 8 am – 9:30 am SUNY … Continue reading

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Fishing Reports for April 15, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: The water level has been running between 20,000-23,000cfs for about a week. This afternoon … Continue reading

Tax Tips

What You Should Know if You Need More Time to File Your Taxes

The April 15 tax deadline is approaching. What happens if you can’t get your taxes done by the due date? If you need more time, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. You don’t have to explain … Continue reading

Ten Facts about Amended Tax Returns

Did you discover that you made a mistake after you filed your federal tax return? You can make it right by filing an amended tax return. Here are the top ten things to know about filing an amended tax return. … Continue reading




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