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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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Lighthouse Auction Date Moved to April 2015

The auction to benefit the Oswego Lighthouse restoration project has been rescheduled to April 25, 2015. Donations are still being accepted and are strongly encouraged from the community.

The auction to benefit the Oswego Lighthouse restoration project, originally scheduled for October 25, has been rescheduled to April 25, 2015. Donations are still being accepted and are strongly encouraged from the community. “In order to maximize the auction as a fund raiser for the Lighthouse, we decided to reschedule the event to April 25, 2015,” said Mercedes Niess, executive director of the H. Lee White Marine Museum.

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SUNY Oswego School of Business named to ‘best’ list for 11th year

SUNY Oswego’s School of Business appears on Princeton Review’s 2015 list of “The Best 296 Business Schools,” an annual distinction of more than a decade’s standing. “External validation, whether from Princeton Review or U.S. News, affirms the quality of our business programs,” said Richard Skolnik, dean of the business school.

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Roker Shines National Spotlight on Oswego

Al Roker enjoys a bite from the Oswego Sub Shop sandwich that was named in his honor.

The 1976 SUNY Oswego grad returned to the college on Thursday to do live broadcasts for the Today Show. The college’s TV station is named in his honor. He did some broadcasts from there, but most were shown live from the front entrance way of the Campus Center – surrounded by hundreds of students and others who flocked to the college to be part of the event.

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Generosity of Former Students Creates Large Scholarship in Phoenix

Phoenix Central School graduates will soon have a new opportunity to assist with college costs thanks to a large scholarship fund recently established by an alumna of the district. After the March 2014 passing of Roberta Hurd, a graduate of the Class of 1939, the Robert and Roberta Hurd Scholarship Fund was established with a bequest gift to the Central New York Community Foundation – totaling upwards of $1 million.

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Ritchie Secures Nearly $70,000 To Improve Safety At Local Schools

In an effort to improve safety and security at local schools, State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced nearly $70,000 in special funding to be distributed to districts throughout Central and Northern New York. “When children are in the classroom and when teachers are leading lessons, the focus should be on learning, not whether or not they are safe and out of harm’s way,” said Senator Ritchie.

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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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