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Phoenix Supports CHOOSE

Resident and businesswoman Carole Sponable with her team from left, James Lynch, 14, Bradley Dietz, 16, and Tyler Gabriele, 16, all of Phoenix.

The village of Phoenix community turned out in full force on Saturday for a morning of basketball fun to support its police department’s senior citizen program CHOOSE. Organizer Justus Stahrr said, “The CHOOSE program is a great example of community policing. It’s something that Chief Nerber desires to bring back to this community.”

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FCRC Awards Dredge Bid, Now Seeks $12.89 (per cubic yard)

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The bid for $118,965.20 to begin dredging Lake Neatahwanta was awarded to an Illinois firm on Tuesday and the contract assures removal of the first 10,000 cubic yards of silt by mid-September. “Once the initial 10,000 cubic yards is dredged, any new money raised could be spent on a $12.89 per-cubic-yard basis for as long as (the contractor) is available or until the end of the season,” FCRC Director Joe Fiumara said.

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Fulton’s State Street United Methodist Church Receives Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant

State Street UMC - Fulton. Photo courtesy of the New York Landmarks Conservancy

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 22 Sacred Sites Grants totaling more than $300,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State including a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant of $35,000 to State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton, for roof replacement and tower repairs. “Religious institutions anchor their communities,” said Peg Breen, president of The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “They remind us of our history and provide vital social service and cultural programs today.”

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Dredging Is Imminent; A Look Back At Lake Neatahwanta


As the city of Fulton and town of Granby await permits that will allow dredging of the lake, which are expected to be delivered any day, this is the first of a multi-part feature article highlighting some of the news reports and studies published in the past few decades for Fulton’s little lake by the big lake, Lake Neatahwanta. – Ed.

A whole generation ago the city of Fulton was forced to close Stevenson Beach and North Bay Beach on Lake Neatahwanta during the middle of a summer dry spell and heat wave because the lake’s water could make people sick.

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Fishing Reports for August 21, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: The water level has been below 4,000cfs for the last three days. This … Continue reading

‘Grape Expectations’ Wine Tasting Event To Benefit Catholic Charities Of Oswego County

Catholic Charities of Oswego County (CCOC) is hosting “Grape Expectations,” a wine tasting fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the River Vista Center, 810 S. First St., Fulton, it was announced by Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, … Continue reading

Nearly $7,000 in Lap Money to be Distributed During 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200

At the conclusion of the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on August 31, a total of $6,900 in lap money will be distributed to lap leaders of the richest and most prestigious event in Supermodified racing. Each year, Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame member Jim Liccardi works to sell lap sponsorships in memory of or supporting Oswego Speedway competitors.

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Weather Notebook For August 22, 2014

A few showers and maybe a thunderstorm later today. High in the mid 70s.

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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Aug. 25

The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice and a maternal and child health program.

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