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Oswego AmeriCorps Members Work with DSS to Help Homeless Population

Due to the growing homeless population in Oswego County, the Oswego County Department of Social Services has partnered with the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Oswego County Opportunities, and Catholic Charities to utilize AmeriCorps members under the Economic Opportunity Program to help provide homeless services for many at-risk individuals. The program began earlier this fall.

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DSS Hosts Nov. 4 Orientation Meeting for Future Foster and Adoptive Parents

The Oswego County Department of Social Services will sponsor an informational meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Department of Social Services, 100 Spring St., for people who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Oswego County also needs Hispanic foster parents.

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October Is 4-H Month

The Oswego County Legislature’s Economic Development and Planning Committee presented a proclamation designating October as 4-H Month in Oswego County. With the support of the Oswego County Legislature, Cornell Cooperative Extension serves rural and urban youth through 4-H Youth Development programs.

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Ritchie Calls On Governor To Reopen Hastings Rest Area, Add ‘Taste NY’ Store

The request comes after the Governor last week proposed an expansion of Taste NY, setting goals to add Taste NY retail stores in strategic locations and triple gross sales of participating vendors in the coming year. In her letter to Governor Cuomo, Senator Ritchie suggests reopening the rest area between exits 32 and 31, which has sat vacant since 2010 and adding a Taste NY retail location in an effort to welcome visitors and highlight local products.

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Head Start Pre-K Continues Registration for 2014-2015 Program Year

The program enrolls three- and four-year-old children and is provided at no cost to families. Head Start’s goal is promoting school readiness through a variety of learning materials and developmentally appropriate opportunities that assist children in developing academically, socially, and emotionally.

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