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Town of Oswego Enters a New Budgetary Era

The annual payments under the town’s PILOT program with the Metropolitan Water Board end this year, but the development realized in the Town of Oswego since the installation of such water service has, since its initiation, provided many new taxpayers, both individuals and businesses, to shoulder our burden of annual municipal expenses. The town board has decided to make up for the loss of the PILOT revenue over two years.

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Port City Names Street In Honor Of Former Alderman

Former Mayor John Sullivan shares some fond memories with John Canale at Monday night's street dedication. Looking on at right is Mayor Tom Gillen.

John M. Canale Drive was officially unveiled Monday night prior to the city committee meetings. The 90-year-old former alderman has been a teacher for most of his life and served on the council for 20 years. Outside of teaching, Canale said he can’t think of a better job than being a city councilor for anyone to pursue. “We need as many people running for office as we can get,” he said.

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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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Robert S. Pederson, 80

Robert S. Pederson, 80, of Fulton, passed away Friday October 24, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

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Barbara A. Donahue, 78

Barbara A. Donahue, 78, a resident of Smith Beach, Oswego, passed away Friday October 24, 2014, at her home.

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Fulton Rotary Visits Michaud Nursing Home

The Fulton Noon Rotary Club members recently visited the Michaud Nursing Home. The Rotarians learned about the changes in Medicare and Medicaid and how they effect long- and short-term patients in extended personal care facilities in our state.

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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Oct. 27

The Oswego County Health Department is offering influenza immunization clinics for people age 19 and older weekdays at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

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Half-Shire Group Hosts Parish Historical Society Nov. 8

The Parish Historical Society will meet at noon Nov. 8, at the Half-Shire Historical Society Museum, County Route 48, Richland. The Half-Shire chefs will serve their famous chicken and stuffing dinner and president Shawn Doyle will present an update on recent developments.

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