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2014 In Review: In February – Oswego Warms Up For Annual Festival

Also in February budget discussions got under way in several places. And, Novelis workers vote on whether to unionize.

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The Oswego Common Council got reorganized on Jan. 2. Councilors voted to reappoint Ronald Kaplewicz as the presiding officer of the council for 2014. He was approved 6-1. Councilor Shawn Walker noted no. The councilors also approved appointed Eric VanBuren as vice president. That vote was also 6-1 with Walker casting the nay vote. He didn’t vote against the person, just the raises each position carries, he explained.

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OSWEGO, NY – Cooper Levine is like most college students when it comes to enjoying “campus life.” But there are two things that set him apart from the rest – his strength and determination. It’s been a little over a … Continue reading

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Anthony F. Susino, 48, of 276 Lakeshore Road, Oswego, was arrested following a physical domestic incident involving family members. During this altercation, he allegedly attacked his children when they attempted to intervene and pointed a shotgun at a family member.

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It looks like Santa Claus better have wheels on his sleigh tonight. According to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service, “Each year we have about a 66.6 percent chance of a white Christmas. This year, it looks like the other 33.3 percent will win out.”

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Toys under today’s Christmas tree have more computer power than the Pentagon just a few years ago. Youngsters are asking Santa for robot dogs, video games and computers. Even a simple wristwatch is loaded with hi-tech wizardry these days. A sampling of newspaper ads from years gone by provides a glimpse into a different shopping for the holidays approach.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the Oswego County Legislature on both sides of the aisle, as well as county department heads and administration, for their work on the 2015 Oswego County budget. The budget which was adopted Dec. 11 demonstrates that, like responsible families and businesses, Oswego County government is making a concerted effort to spend less money and use less of its reserve accounts to pay for expenses. The 2015 spending plan is approximately $305,040 less than the 2014 county budget.

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New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate the 365 days to come. Whether you’re heading out to join friends and family or hosting a gathering in your own home, it’s important that you plan to stay safe as you ring in the New Year.

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Reenactment at Sackets Harbor

The end of 2014 brings to a close two years of celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The war is called “The Second War for Independence” because after the American Revolution the British did not respect our independence. It is also called “The Forgotten War” mainly because it only lasted two years and was fought mainly on the water.

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Fifth grade students from Leighton Elementary School were recently invited by professors at the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation at SUNY Oswego, for a field trip and demonstrations specific to their classroom science curriculum. Dr. Kestas Bendinskas, editor of The American Journal of Undergraduate Research, conducted demonstrations with chemical reactions that captivated the students.

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The 14 students, who participated in the performances in Mary Alice Flynn’s primary art class, read three Greek myths and acted them out in a special theatrical performance in the same way Greek tragedies were performed in ancient Greece.

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Porky and Buddy

This is the time of year that we usually issue warnings about all the horrible things that can happen to your pets over the holidays. If it’s not poinsettias to worry about (which it is not) then it’s mistletoe (which it is) or chocolate, or grapes or tinsel (yes to all). But you can just go online to any reputable animal welfare site, we like the ASPCA, and read all those depressing and dire warnings. We’re not saying you shouldn’t read up about them. We’re just saying, let’s have fun instead!

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Charming 3 bedroom ranch in Kingsford Park Neighborhood.

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Speed51.com, a rising short track motorsports website, is now recognizing the fan-favorite drivers of several Modified divisions across the country, including Supermodified and Small Block Supermodified racers from Oswego Speedway.

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Four Sevens Motorsports announced this week that 2014 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Most Improved Driver, championship contender, and teenage sensation Anthony Losurdo will join forces with Speedway Hall of Famer Mike Bond as teammates in the new year.

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The Step One Creative Peewee Red Hockey Team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association lost 5-3 at Thousand Islands, and 4-1 at Elmira, before capturing a decisive 7-0 home win over Valley in recent Snowbelt League action.

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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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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Hayden Joins Greater Fulton-Oswego Chamber of Commerce

With 100 years of serving the Oswego County community, The Greater Oswego Fulton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Danielle Hayden of Oswego has been selected as the assistant director of the organization. In her new leadership position, Hayden will be tasked with executing the chamber’s renewed focus to provide services to members.

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Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Thanks Members For Support

As the end of the year is upon us, it has brought with it new and exciting changes at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. On December 3, we hosted the Year End Business Social at the American Foundry. This event is a time for all chamber members to gather together and enjoy some holiday cheer. More than 160 people walked through the door and were greeted by an entirely new staff. The outpouring of support made everyone feel welcomed and brought a heightened level of excitement to the night.

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Fishing Reports for December 16, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures: Now that the water has cooled off, start concentrating on the slowest deepest … Continue reading

Mild with less wind and increasing sunshine today. High near 45.

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