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Deadly Motorcycle Crash Reported in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, NY – The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident in New Haven.

Oswego County 911 received the call early Sunday morning regarding the crash. Emergency crews responded to State Route 104B and County Route 1 at about 6:15 a.m.

Sheriff’s investigators are continuing to probe the cause of the accident.

No further details were available Sunday.

Check back Monday for an update.

Pet of the Week – TIggy

OSWEGO, NY – TIggy is a very affectionate and personable fella who likes to make the occasional foray outside.

But he’ll be just as happy inside with you, curled up in a snuggle and purring away.

TIggy

TIggy

He’s used to dogs and kids and he loves to play.

No cat toys required, just you and your attention.

He’s not a big fan of other kitties; but in a “Don’t bother me” kind of way. Not an “I’m going to have a hissy fit,” kind of way.

We can all relate to that.

If you’d like more information on adopting Tiggy, please call the OCHS office at 315-207-1070 or emailing us at ochscontact@hotmail.com

Did we mention how handsome he is?

Not so much a cat person?

Bring your dog instead to Every Dog Has Its Day, on September 27 at Fallbrook Recreation Center, 103 Thompson Road, Oswego.

It’s the 10th annual 5K-9 Race and 1-Mile Family Walk and Pets and People Celebration, with registration starting at 11 a.m.

You can find out more and sign up online at www.oswegohumane.org

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Located at 110 W. Second St., Oswego, NY.

Phone: (315) 207-1070.

Email: ochscontact@hotmail.com

Website: www.oswegohumane.org

Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.

State Police Probe Armed Robbery At Oswego Town Kwik Fill

OSWEGO TOWN, NY – The New York State Police in Fulton are investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred on Thursday (July 30) at approximately 10:44 p.m. at the Kwik Fill located at 7559 State Route 104 in the town of Oswego.

suspect backpack

suspect backpack

There are three suspects involved, all are white males, wearing black clothing and black head/face coverings, troopers said.

All three suspects had backpacks, with one backpack appearing to be a blue and white, or purple and white JanSport brand.

The clerk working at the store was forced to the ground at gunpoint by one suspect, while the other two suspects entered the store and stole numerous packs of cigarettes, according to police.

Suspect orange gloves

Suspect orange gloves

One suspect was wearing bright orange gloves and another was wearing black gloves.

The suspects fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at (315) 366-6000.

Callers can remain anonymous.

 

 

 

 

Two suspects leaving

Two suspects leaving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspect 2

Suspect 2

Weather Notebook For July 31, 2015

Weather Notebook For July 31, 2015

According to Fulton’s weather observer, the area received 0.27-inch of precipitation on July 30.

The monthly total is 1.96 inches.

The total for the year is 25.84 inches.

Increasing clouds with a chance of showers later tonight. Low near 65.

Cloudy with the chance of a thunderstorm on Saturday. High near 85.

Less humid with a mix of sun and clouds today. High in the lower 80s.

Chamber Chief Cites Collaboration

OSWEGO, NY – Greg Mills has been executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce for a little more than seven months.

Chamber LogoIn that time, he has seen much positive action and collaboration, he said at a recent Common Council meeting.

“It has been one of the most positive experiences I’ve had in my life. The job has many challenges. My opportunity to work with the mayor and the council, city chamberlain and DPW, and just about every department has been a great experience of collaboration and partnership,” he said. “Everyone I’ve dealt with, in their heart and soul, has had the best interest of this city. We’re moving forward to build a better city.”

A lot of this began coming to the surface with the farmers’ market, he pointed out. They’ve started seeing vendors coming in, more applications come in, he said.

With the support of the DPW, the police department and fire department, the farmers’ market has been a great success this year, Mills told the councilors.

For example, July 16 was a collaboration to present a water safety program, he said.

A cleanup event was held recently.

“It started with a conversation of a few people who said, ‘let’s walk down Bridge Street and pick up a few papers and make a representation of what we can do in a small way to make change and help the DPW make the city a cleaner place.’ What came out of that was 65 people showing up on a Sunday morning for two hours. There were 15 areas in the city where we all worked hand in hand to clean up things,” the chamber director said. “That’s now evolved into projects that will continue, such as painting the fountains in Civic Plaza.”

He also cited the Summer Concert Series. What was once a three-concert series is now an eight-concert series.

People have told him the Fourth of July Pararde “was one of the best I’ve seen in years.”

“What I saw going down Bridge Street was just people enjoying Oswego, people enjoying that event and coming together and having a good time,” he added.

The Paddlefest was another successful event this summer.

“There were more than 600 boats on the river (July 11) from Fulton to Oswego for Paddlefest. Around 3 in the afternoon there were still plenty of boats coming in,” he said. “This is a pretty cool place and I want to be a part of it. We move forward with collaboration and partnerships to make our city better. That’s the only way we can do it. We must work together and move forward; joining together and partnering with others.”

The chamber recognizes that it can’t do all these things on its own, he noted.

“We need help. We need people to work with us and the city has been a great partner as we move forward,” he said. “The momentum that’s been created through these events, through these collaborations, through these partnerships needs to continue so that we can again rebuild what we have and make things better not only for the people that live here but attract people that want to come here and be a part of our community.”

Oswego Mayor Urges Water Conservation Measures Continue

OSWEGO – Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen has announced that due to construction work on the Riley Booster Station and other associated water distribution system plans, he is repeating his request from earlier this month for residents to continue to conserve water usage for the next few weeks.

It is requested that all users of city of Oswego water, which include the towns of Scriba and New Haven, curtail the use of water as much as possible for the next few weeks.

Gillen is asking that all residential, commercial and industrial users limit water usage to only the amounts needed and put off optional demand (such as lawn watering, car washing, pool filling, etc) until after August 21.

The Gallagher Pool at Fort Ontario will continue to be open.

However, the water spray pools located at various parks throughout the City have been shut off until the situation improves.

In addition, it is requested that you report any suspected water main or hydrant leaks to the DPW at 342-4212.

Weather Notebook For July 29, 2015

Weather Notebook For July 29, 2015

According to Fulton’s weather observer, the area received no precipitation on July 28.

The monthly total is 1.69 inches.

The total for the year is 25.57 inches.

Partly cloudy and warm with a later shower possible tonight. Low near 70.

Chance of an early shower, then mostly sunny, breezy and warm with slightly less humidity on Thursday. High near 85.

Sunny, very hot and humid today. High in the lower 90s.

A Look Back At Some Images From Harborfest

 

A young girl, decked out in her balloon flower hat, awaits the start of the children's parade.

A young girl, decked out in her balloon flower hat, awaits the start of the children’s parade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother and son, Cierra and Landen Bolton send a ball down the tunnel at the CMOO activity area.

Mother and son, Cierra and Landen Bolton send a ball down the tunnel at the CMOO activity area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan the Snake Man holds his alligator for guests to feel.

Dan the Snake Man holds his alligator for guests to feel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Army band Avalanche performs on the main stage.

The Army band Avalanche performs on the main stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fireworks were a big hit again this year.

The fireworks were a big hit again this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musical pipes with a sandal provides hands on musical fun for children.

Musical pipes with a sandal provides hands on musical fun for children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frances Enwright reportedly was the oldest person marching in the children's parade all the way from Breitbeck Park to West Park. She will soon celebrate her 90th birthday.

Frances Enwright (at right) reportedly was the oldest person marching in the children’s parade all the way from Breitbeck Park to West Park. She will soon celebrate her 90th birthday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade hula hoops provide endless fun for these young girls.

Homemade hula hoops provide endless fun for these young girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shineman Robotics tent allows children to collect balls using robots.

Shineman Robotics tent allows children to collect balls using robots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chlarissia Crast of Fulton holds a framed copy of her award-winning artwork that was used for Harborfest 2015. At left is Chena Tucker, president of the Harborfest Board of Directors.

Chlarissia Crast of Fulton holds a framed copy of her award-winning artwork that was used for Harborfest 2015. At left is Chena Tucker, president of the Harborfest Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Krysta Waters sings the National Anthem at opening ceremonies.

Sgt. Krysta Waters sings the National Anthem at opening ceremonies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They were on their feet and dancing during Harborfest Weekend.

They were on their feet and dancing during Harborfest Weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children work together to build a tunnel to roll a ball down at the CMOO activity area of Harborfest.

Children work together to build a tunnel to roll a ball down at the CMOO activity area of Harborfest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants in the children's parade came in all sizes.

Participants in the children’s parade came in all sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children are able to enjoy a variety of activities such as building blocks.

Children were able to enjoy a variety of activities such as building blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather Notebook For July 28, 2015

Weather Notebook For July 28, 2015

According to Fulton’s weather observer, the area received no precipitation on July 27.

The monthly total is 1.69 inches.

The total for the year is 25.57 inches.

Mainly clear and mild tonight. Low near 60.

Hot and humid with a mix of sun and clouds on Wednesday. High in the lower 90s.

Mostly sunny, hot and humid today. High around 90.

Oswego To Apply For Block Grant Funds

OSWEGO, NY – At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council approved the Community Development Block Grant Program application.

The grant, $600,000, would help the city comply with one of the compliance requirements of the consent decree.

Oswego plans to use the funding to improve its aging infrastructure, specifically its sewer system. The target areas would be on the west side of the Port City and include the city’s component of SUNY Oswego.

Councilors also approved use of public space for:

•    Doris Strobel, owner of property at 114 E. Eleventh St., in order to construct a deck, seven and one half foot by five foot and seven foot by four and one-half foot, between the sidewalk and property line fronting East Eleventh Street.

•    Timothy Ellis, owner of property at 68 E. Albany St., in order to erect a fence, one foot by eighteen foot, between the sidewalk and property line fronting East Albany Street.

•    Pamela Talamo, representative for St. Peter’s Church, in order to place two advertising signs for the upcoming annual Summerfest to be held August 16.

•    Kristen Smith of Team Red, White and Blue, in order to hold the inaugural 9/11 Remembrance Run on September 13 to commemorate 9/11 and to honor veterans, police and firefighters. She requested use of East Side Fire Department property for the start and finish of the race and a police escort and EMT standby, and permission to have water stations, staffed by their volunteers, at the Police Department, Army Reserve Training Station and West Side Fire Station.

A section of East Albany Street will soon have a new name.

Councilors OK’d renaming the portion of East Albany Street between City Line Road and Jim Shampine Drive to Nolan Swift Drive in honor of the famed local race car driver.

Rain dates (Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26) were approved for the Summer Concert Series held at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

The council approved the bid submitted by John R. Dudley Construction for a scheduled concrete maintenance project at the High Dam Hydroelectric Facility, the bid was $23,620. Funding for this project is available in Account No. A6989.0440 (Contracted Services).

They also approved the submission of a grant to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the Fitzhugh Park Playground Project.

The amount being applied for is the maximum amount of $500,000 the required match is $166,666 of which all will be accounted for with in kind services and volunteer time. There will be no cash match requested of the city of Oswego.

The SUNY Research Foundation, which administers grants for the Oswego Renaissance Association, will manage the administration of the grant and will front the initial costs, as this is a reimbursement grant.

The deadline for the grant application is July 31.

The mayor was authorized to sign:

•    All documents necessary for the acceptance of a NYSERDA grant for the Complete Streets Plan Along Route 104. The $225,000 grant will allow for the city to plan for modifications to make our “Main Street” more modern, walkable and safe for all users.

•    Amendment No. 6 with GHD Consulting Engineers, to include professional services for Area 2, Route 104, West Bridge Street and George Washington Avenue Basin project in the amount of $111,700 of the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

•    The Professional Engineering Services Agreement with GHD Consulting Engineers, in the amount of $162,800 for the Combined Sewer Separation – Second 25% (Phase 2) Project as mandated by the Consent Decree. Final engineering plans and specifications will be completed by April 1, 2017.

•    A Professional Engineering Services Agreement with GHD Consulting Engineers, in the amount of $60,200 for the Combined Sewer Separation – Second 25% (Phase 2) Project as mandated by the Consent Decree. Deliverable will be completed 180 days after city’s authorization to proceed, as further defined in Exhibit A of agreement.

The rules of the Common Council were waived to present resolutions No. 315 and 315A from the floor without committee consideration.

The first resolution, which grants exception of the Peddling and Soliciting Ordinance for “The Market” to be held on Sundays during the month of August, was approved.

The second, authorizing the Community Development Office to prepare, and the mayor to sign all documents necessary for the purpose of applying and administering the US Department of Housing and Urban D3velopment fiscal year 2015 Family Self-Sufficiency Program for the purpose of supporting self-selected families to secure employment, increase wages and accumulate assets, was also approved.

The funding application will seek funds to provide a part-time FSS coordinator with the responsibility of ensuring that the city will help at least 15 families.

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash Reported in New Haven

Oswego County 911 received the call early Sunday morning regarding the crash. Emergency crews responded to State Route 104B and County Route 1 at about 6:15 a.m. Sheriff’s investigators are continuing to probe the cause of the accident. No further details were available Sunday.

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Third Annual ‘Ladies Rule the Range’ Right On Target

100 energetic women packed into Pathfinder Fish and Game Club recently to test their aim with multiple different firearms. The third annual Ladies Rule the Range event saw great success and reached the desired goal, 100 participants. Starting out with 50 women in its first year, the event grew into its second year with 81 women participating. With more than 40 instructors, the ladies were very actively and accurately briefed on the handling of seven separate stations of firearms.

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Pulaski Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch Planned

On Aug. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., you are invited to bring your lunch (or pick up some take-out at a local eatery) and come join us in the Carriage House at the Pulaski Historical Society.

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TOPS 602 Meets In Phoenix

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Sitterly Wins “Mr. Supermodified” Thriller at Oswego

By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney After what will be remembered as one of the greatest finishes in Oswego Speedway’s rich history, Canajoharie’s Otto Sitterly pocketed $10,000 dollars on Saturday night, winning the lakeside oval’s 29th annual Mr. … Continue reading



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