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Council Sets Hearing On ‘Pawnbroker Law,’ Fee

At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council authorized a public hearing regarding proposed Local Law No. 3 of the Year 2016 – A Local Law Amending Chapter 176, Pawnbrokers, of the Code of the City of Oswego. The public hearing will be held at 7:10 p.m. May 9 in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 13 W. Oneida St.

One Reportedly Killed In I-81 Crash

UPDATE: Victim identified The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning crash that has reportedly claimed at least one life.
The section of I-81 between exits 33 and 34 remains closed as deputies investigate the one-vehicle crash. A pickup truck hit a guardrail and overturned just before 3:15 a.m. today (April 27).

Cindy Snyder shares some concerns regarding the Verizon facility at Monday night's meeting.

Council OKs Verizon Site In Port City

The Common Council approved a special use permit for the Verizon Wireless Telecommunications facility located at 132 Ellen St. During the public hearing, a couple of speakers raised concerns regarding structural integrity of the tower, the possibility of a fire and also some health concerns.

The stern of the Mary Kay is seen at its resting place off SUNY Oswego. Photo by Phil Church

Committee Recommends Support Of Application for National Marine Sanctuary

“We are nearing the end of our almost two-year project. For our nomination to succeed, the process begins with community support,” said Phil Church, Oswego County Administrator and chair of the Nomination Task Force. Southeastern Lake Ontario is eligible for consideration due to the age, type and preserved state of numerous historic shipwrecks and many other features. The designation would be an economic boon to the region.

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