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Oswego Lights Up For The Holidays

The Port City officially lit up for the holidays on Saturday. Hundreds of people throughout the day enjoyed Light Up, Oswego! The community wide all-day event, welcomed the holiday season in Oswego at myriad locations. Santa greeted hundreds of youngsters at the Lake Ontario Conference Center and hundreds more in City Hall during the afternoon, prior to the tree lighting, this year.

Question Of The Week: Do you support current president Barack Obama’s plan…

In wake of the tragic ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris claiming 130 innocent lives, the United States has felt the pressure to respond. Do you support current president Barack Obama’s plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees seeking safety in the United States?


One Stop Center Helps Jobless Get Back into the Workforce

Over the past few months dozens of local residents have upgraded their skills and found jobs using the resources available through the One Stop Center at the Oswego County Branch Office Building, 200 N. Second St., Fulton. The Oswego County Workforce New York One Stop Center provides a full range of services for unemployed and underemployed job seekers.

Reality Check Celebrates Great American Smoke Out

Reality Check members in Oswego County celebrated the “Great American Smoke Out “ by chalking the walkway of G. Ray Bodley High School’s main entrance. Students used chalk to outline life size paper cut out of the human body. Within each figure, students were encouraged to write about their experience with smoking, inspirational messages or any of the numerous tobacco facts provided by Reality Check.

Loved Ones Plan Benefit to Celebrate Life of Fulton Victim of October Stabbing Incident

Friends, family and loved ones of 23-year-old Sean Leonard encourage the community to join them at Lakeview Lanes of Fulton for a fundraiser benefit in memory of his life this Saturday. Leonard unexpectedly lost his life due to a stabbing incident in Hannibal on October 24. This Saturday, just over a month since his passing, Lakeview Lanes will host a fundraiser benefit from noon to 9 p.m. in remembrance of Leonard.

Fulbright Scholars Visit GRB

Today’s News: Bucky Raiders qualify for the state competition in robotics and our favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner are in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.


Pet of the Week – Sullivan

Sullivan is your typical tabby-boy youngster, super friendly with a great personality. He likes to ride around on his foster mom’s shoulder. He gets along with the other cats and dogs in his foster home. But, mostly he wants to hang out with his people.


Garage Damaged By Fire

At 4:57 a.m. today (November 28), the Oswego Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at 128 Erie St. First arriving units minutes later reported a detached garage at that address fully involved with heavy smoke and fire. No injuries were reported.

Scriba Sets Vote To Abolish Elected Highway Superintendent Position

The town board for the town of Scriba established a public hearing for comments on a proposed local law that will abolish the position of elected town highway superintendent, and replace it with an appointed position. A public hearing is set for December 2, at 5 p.m. at the Scriba Municipal Building located at 42 Creamery Road.

Early Arrival For Santa At Light Up Oswego

The community is invited to ring in the season with the annual Light Up, Oswego Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in cooperation with the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau on Saturday. Santa will arrive at City Hall at 3:30 p.m. Each child will receive a gift bag from Santa.

ORA Revitalization Leverages Nearly $1 Million in Investment in Targeted Oswego Neighborhoods

The Oswego Renaissance Association, a neighborhood revitalization organization in the city of Oswego, announced the completion of this year’s revitalization projects. According to residents, the results are really starting to show. “Several houses on the street have been repainted, even more have new landscaping,” said East Seventh Street homeowner Mark Greutman.

Zonta Club of Oswego Says No to Violence Against Women

As part of Zonta International’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a campaign that aims to inspire action and end violence against women and girls around the world, the Zonta Club of Oswego will be collecting donations for Oswego County Opportunities’ Services to Aid Families program.


Lakers Stay Unbeaten, Capture Tourney Title

The Oswego State men’s basketball team held off host University of Rochester 55-54 to win the Holiday Inn Airport Thanksgiving Invitational on Sunday afternoon in the Louis Alexander Palestra.

Oswego remains unbeaten on the year at a perfect 6-0 while the Yellowjackets fall to 4-2 on the season.

Laker Basketball Tops Middlebury, Stays Perfect

The Oswego State men’s basketball team downed Middlebury College 70-55 in the first round of the University of Rochester/Holiday Inn Airport Thanksgiving Invitational on Saturday night. Oswego’s victory kept its record perfect at 5-0 on the season.

Laker Men’s Basketball Remains Undefeated

The Oswego State men’s basketball team remained unbeaten with a 73-58 victory over host Clarkson University at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall on Tuesday night. Oswego, who led by as many as 20 during the contest, is 4-0 on the year.

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Membership Monday

Membership Monday ************************************************************************************* The Chamber will be closed on  Thursday November 26h and Friday November 27th for the holiday Everyone have a happy and safe holiday ** Thank you as well to the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #73 for their recent sponsorship to the Holiday Social **  Music provided by The Cortini Brothers RSVP here today and enjoy a


Fishing Reports for November 25, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Our staff would like to extend our best wishes for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! Oswego River report: The water flow has been running between 7,000 and 9,000cfs. This morning it is flowing at 7,880cfs. Temperatures


It’s Budget Time Again!

Just received my copy of the Tentative County 2016 Budget on Tuesday Nov. 23. Well, low and behold taxes for a city of Fulton taxpayer are up again. I will not be voting in favor of this budget as it stands. Just a few things that make my stomach turn are these: $1,000 a piece per chair -total of 12 chairs, $100 a chair for a training center – total of 24 chairs, $1,000 debit cards for all legislators (I refuse mine each year).

Season of Generosity Upon Us; Local Shoe Drive Under Way

Giving people can be found all around us, and especially during the holidays when many organizations pair their campaigns to raise awareness about the needs around us with the holiday season. Many rise to the call for help throughout our region and band together to make sure those around us have a happy holiday season.

Honoring The Leaders Among Us

Whether they are entrepreneurs who are running successful businesses, volunteers who contribute countless hours to nonprofit organizations, women in medicine who devote their lives to keeping us healthy or young girls who are reaching new heights in athletics or personal achievements, we can all learn something from the people who are paving the way for others who will follow in their footsteps.