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Oswego County Holds Annual Water Tasting Contest

The Oswego County Health Department’s Environmental Division will hold its 25th annual tap water taste contest during “Health and Wellness Night,” June 11, at the Oswego Farmers’ Market on West First Street. The purpose of this friendly competition is to remind people of the importance of protecting the valuable water resources in Oswego County and across the state.

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Annual Memorial Day Celebration Brings Fun to Fulton

Off Broadway Dance performs in front of the judges table, the group takes third place in children's group category.

Memorial Day weekend brings out the bands, food, fun and a lot of red, white and blue for Fulton’s annual Memorial Day Salute. People of all ages gathered along both sides of Broadway/Route 3 to watch the parade commence. The excitement continued at the carnival in the War Memorial parking lot full of rides and games and entertainment and food in the ice rink, followed by fireworks at night.

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Thank You for Placing Flags in Fulton Cemeteries

The young volunteers pose for a photo after placing flags.

On May 16, several local adult and student volunteers from the Fulton Raider Modified, Junior Varsity and Varsity Lacrosse teams answered the call from the Fulton American Legion, Fulton VFW Post #569, Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home to help our local veterans ready the two local cemeteries for Memorial Day. The morning was a complete success.

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Academic Achievement Improves, Leighton Removed From State’s Focus List

There was plenty of cheering at Tuesday’s (May 19) Oswego School Board meeting. And, it had noting to do with the budget vote or board elections. At Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Ben Halsey announced that Leighton Elementary School was no longer on the state’s “Focus” list. “We have been working a long time to improve the academic performance in that building,” he said. “I am very happy to announce that Leighton has officially been removed from the focus group. I would like to congratulate the faculty that has dedicated themselves to this process.”

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Oswego County Holds Annual Water Tasting Contest

The Oswego County Health Department’s Environmental Division will hold its 25th annual tap water taste contest during “Health and Wellness Night,” June 11, at the Oswego Farmers’ Market on West First Street. The purpose of this friendly competition is to remind people of the importance of protecting the valuable water resources in Oswego County and across the state.

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Longtime Dedicated Healthcare Providers Recognized

Five longtime Oswego County healthcare providers were recognized for their dedication to their patients and the community during a new provider reception held May 13. Honored as the practitioner of the year at the reception was Pediatrician Young Kim, MD, who has been providing care to area children for more than 30 years.

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Members Of The Greatest Generation Share Their Stories With Students

The Greatest Generation continues to enlighten and educate in Oswego. Recently, The Torch of Freedom, a roundtable discussion was held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. Dozens of students received a history lesson, from those who lived it, just in time for Memorial Day.

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Taking Caution During Tick Season

While the fresh air certainly has its perks, it’s important to be extra vigilant to stay protected from ticks and the diseases they carry, namely Lyme disease. May marks Lyme disease Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and spread information about this terrible disease. A potentially debilitating and life-threatening illness, it’s estimated by the state Department of Health that more than 95,000 cases of Lyme have been confirmed in New York State since 1986.

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Job Corps Orientation Set for 16-24 Year Olds

Job Corps, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, offers free career technical training for 16 – 24 year olds in auto mechanics, auto body repair, medical & business office, C.N.A., L.P.N, construction, culinary arts, security guard and more. The … Continue reading



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