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River Walk

By: Spider Rybaak Trilliums line the paths along the Salmon River in Altmar like runners made from magic carpets. There’s nothing like balmy May temperatures under azure skies to stir Oswego County’s fish into biting. Problem is the same conditions … Continue reading

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Local Girl Scouts Earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Nine local Girl Scouts will be recognized for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award during a Young Women of Distinction ceremony on May 30 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement girls can earn in Girl Scouting.

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Sandra Scott Travels: There Is Plenty To Do In Nearby Rochester

Rochester is a great destination. Often dubbed the Flower City, it was first known as the Flour City. At one point in time Rochester made more flour than any other place in the world. Even Queen Victoria reportedly stocked her kitchen with 6,000 barrels of Rochester flour because, “…it made the best cakes.” In the mid-1800s, Rochester became the Flower City due in large part to nurserymen George Ellwanger and Patrick Barry then later Frederick Law Olmsted, called the Father of American Landscaping, who created the city’s park system.

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Cop Logs: Oswego PD 05/26/2015

From the files of OPD

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Grand Jury: Deputy Justified In Using Deadly Force

A burden that police officers carry with them every day is whether they will be called on to do their duty and use deadly physical force against another human being. Many of them go their entire careers without having to make that life-changing decision. On Friday, May 8, 2015, Deputy Mark Walton was faced with that difficult decision when a despondent subject pointed a loaded shotgun at him.

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Quilt Raffle to Benefit Resident Council at St. Francis Commons

For Marylou Brower it has been a labor of love, years in the making. Brower, with some help from fellow quilter Shirley King, recently completed a handmade quilt that she has worked on over the course of the last few years, and has generously donated her work of art to the St. Francis Commons Resident Council.

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