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Groh Dredging and Marine’s dredger moored just off the Lake Neatahwanta shoreline of Stevenson Beach on Tuesday as the company readied its equipment to begin pumping.

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Mayor Tom Gillen presents Makayla Walker, accompanied by her mother, with the proclamation Monday night. Makayla was diagnosed in the fall of 2012 with an abdominal desmoid tumor. It is so aggressive it is classified as a cancer. The Walkers were joined by twins Sadie (left) and Myla Wilson and their parents. Sadie is currently in treatment for leukemia and goes to Upstate Golisano's Children's Hospital.

At Monday’s Common Council meeting, Mayor Tom Gillen proclaimed September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the Port City. In the US, almost 13,000 children, under the age of 21, are diagnosed with cancer every year, he said.

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SUNYIT students Kyle Waldeck (left) and Alan Street demonstrate how a cell phone call can be transmitted over an emergency radio system using software they designed for public safety users. The students worked on a pilot project with the Oswego County E911 office.

Kyle Waldeck and Alan Street are engineering students from SUNYIT in Utica who spent the summer working as interns in collaboration with communications engineers from consulting firm NYSTEC. The interns were given hands-on responsibilities to help develop a software bridge that enables clear voice communications between dissimilar radio systems.

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The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists in Oswego County that a portion of Route 11 in the village of Pulaski will be closed in early to mid September and again in late October/early November for unexpected repairs to two drainage structures.

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The Oswego YMCA’s Oswego Dragon Festival Committee announced that it is adding a new component to the 2014 festival – The Heroes’ Challenge. Five of Oswego’s service organizations Oswego Police Department, Oswego Fire Department, the U.S Coast Guard, SUNY Oswego University Police and SAVAC will race one another for the title of Oswego Dragon Festival Heroes’ Challenge Champion.

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At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council approved ARISE’s request to use West Park for a “Light Up The Night” Run/Walk event to be held on September 13. Councilors also approved use Breitbeck Park for a fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross to be held on September 7 as well as placement of signs advertising Trinity Catholic School’s annual craft show.

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It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, students will be starting a new school year. If you’re a parent, you know that a big part of heading back to school is the shopping. As a mother and grandmother, I know that when you’re buying everything from new sneakers to supplies, it can add up quickly. In fact, this year, the National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $670 on back-to-school items.

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In 1994, the state began what’s called the Linked Deposit Program. LDP began as a way to assist and encourage manufacturers and small businesses to undertake investments, which would ultimately lead to a stronger economy. According to an annual report published recently, in 2013, more than 1,000 jobs were created and retained in New York thanks to LDP.

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Rehearsals Under Way For 'Who's On First'

Cast members of the upcoming Oswego Players’ production of Jack Sharkey’s comedy, “Who’s On First” rehearse a scene of the play. The play, directed by Sherri Metz, will be performed on the stage of the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20 with a matinee on Sept. 21.

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Becoming partly cloudy and not as warm today. High in the lower 70s.

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Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign collected hundreds of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout the county.

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Residents at Morningstar Residential Care Center recently enjoyed a visit from Baxter, a 5-month-old Shitzu-Bichon puppy. A frequent guest at Morningstar, Baxter’s visits provide a heartwarming moment that’s always appreciated.

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Exelon Generation of Oswego is a $2,000 “Triple Word” level sponsor of the eighth annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest. This annual benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County takes place on Sept. 19, at the Oswego Elks Lodge.

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Ranch home close to SUNY Oswego and Lake

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Oswego PR Liverpool’s Kody Graham bounced back from a missed opportunity a week ago to dominate the Novelis supermodified feature event at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday. With persistent rains on Saturday night bumping … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photo – Oswego Speedway PR Fair Lawn, N.J.’s Joey Payne brought home his first feature victory of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. After taking the lead away from eventual runner-up finisher, Keith … Continue reading

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The Pride travel softball program will have a tryout/commitment day from 3 – 5 p.m. on September 14 at the Oswego High School varsity softball field for any girl interested in playing Pride travel softball next summer. In case of rain, the session will be held at the following week, September 21 at the same time and location.

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From the pit area, Jim Shampine cheers on his car and driver Warren Coniam as they attempt to win the 1979 International Classic.

With 5 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 5, featuring the iconic last ride of Jim Shampine’s rear engine 8-ball at Oswego Speedway with Warren Coniam at the controls in the 1979 International Classic. Going into the ’79 Classic, Shampine had a decision to make as to whether he would drive the rear engine 8-ball, or his winning front engine radical offset machine in the 200. Shampine chose to drive the front engine roadster, tabbing Canadian Classic champion Coniam to drive the pusher.

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The Oswego Boys’ Varsity Golf Team opened its 2014 season on Monday at Cortland Country Club, home to the Homer Trojans. The Bucs were entering the season in a new league, full of new competition and new golf courses.
Oswego 193
Homer 239

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 on Aug. 23.

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Colten Matthew Bouchard will be celebrating his second birthday on August 14, 2014. Colten was born at Oswego Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He now weighs 25 pounds.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Monthly Member Spotlight: Shawn Mahoney’s The Sausage Shack

An old school butcher who got his start taking orders for signature specialty sausages on Facebook has seen steady growth and happy customers since he hung out his brick-and-mortar shingle at the Lakeside Shopping Plaza in Fulton.

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Chamber Offices to Remain at 44 East Bridge Street

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce will not be moving to a new location. It will continue to operate from 44 E. Bridge St., Oswego.

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Fishing Reports for August 21, 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: The water level has been below 4,000cfs for the last three days. This … Continue reading

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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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