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$150,000 Earmarked For Local Fishing Tournaments

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $150,000 in special funding to help boost tourism by promoting fishing tournaments throughout Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties. Funding secured by Senator Ritchie will support more than a dozen tournaments throughout the region she represents.

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Oswego To Apply For Block Grant Funds

The city plans to use the funding to improve its aging infrastructure, specifically its sewer system. The target areas would be on the west side of the Port City and include the city’s component of SUNY Oswego.

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New Website Posts Water Sample Results of Local Lake Ontario Beaches

The New York State Beach Water Quality website provides up-to-date information on the status and water sample results of public beaches at Mexico Point Park, Selkirk Shores State Park and Sandy Island Beach, and private beaches at Dowie Dale, Chedmardo, Brennan’s Beach and Ontario Shores campgrounds in Oswego County.

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Harborfest Food – Something for Everyone

Mario, left, and Marcus Allison dive into their gyros at Harborfest.

Food, one of the many reasons people crowd Breitbeck Park in Oswego each summer for Harborfest. The usual selections like gyros, wine slushies and fried dough bring people back to the food and newer selections add a fun flare each year. Featuring the main concert stage, beer tent and a big selection of vendors, Breitbeck was the definitive stop for Harborfest-goers looking to relax, enjoy a meal and great music.

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Pet of the Week – Skittles


Sweet! Skittles and his brother, Chiclets, (yes it’s OK to change their names) are just two of many kittens in the care of the Oswego County Humane Society and they sure would like a home of their own. They’re not old enough to have developed any peculiar habits yet – just take them home and see what unfolds!

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Harborfest 2015 Packs in the Fun for Children of All Ages

The fireworks were a big hit again this year.

The ever-popular Harborfest made its way into the record book Sunday afternoon as another successful “family reunion” for thousands. Crowds were strong all weekend at all the parks. The crowd at Saturday night’s fireworks display “was crazy huge,” according to one spectator.

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12-Year-Old Hit By Vehicle Died at Hospital

On Friday members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office responded to County Route 15 near Van Auken Road in the town of Boylston for a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. The investigation revealed a 12-year-old boy was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck while riding his bicycle westerly on CR 15. The child was transported to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse where he was later pronounced dead.

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State approves SUNY Oswego’s first Start-Up NY partnership

SUNY Oswego has partnered with Designer Hardwood Flooring CNY of East Seneca Street in Oswego in a Start-Up NY project — the college’s first — that holds promise for 19 new jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced. The company will employ local hires as well as talented SUNY Oswego interns and cooperative-education students to participate in engineering, design and manufacture of panelized flooring that uses a patent-pending, first-to-market system, according to Sherry Marmon, majority owner and president of the company.

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Tia Brazda To Light Up Jazz Stage Saturday and Sunday

Swingin’ singer Tia Brazda’s sassy songs, pin-up girl style and slick jumpin’ jive will knock your bobby socks off. With one foot planted in the golden era of jazz and the other in contemporary production style, Brazda elegantly segues from saucy to sophisticated with ease on her debut album Bandshell. Brazda will perform with a six-piece band at Oswego Harborfest this weekend – taking the stage at 3:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

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Hundreds March In 28th Annual Children’s Parade

Hundreds of children head out en route to West Park on Friday afternoon.

Hundreds of youngsters, their friends and family marched from Breitbeck Park to the Novelis Family Park (West Park) on Friday in idyllic weather.

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Regular Quarterly Tests of Nuclear Sirens Begins Aug. 3

The Oswego County Emergency Management Office has announced that the regularly scheduled quarterly tests of the current emergency notification sirens surrounding the three nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point will take place Aug. 3, through 7, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. These tests are separate from the full-scale testing of the new siren system recently installed by the nuclear power plants.

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Scriba Man Sentenced To Prison on Drug Charges

Emmanuel A. Frederick (dob: 5/12/59) of Scriba, NY, was sentenced today (July 28) in Oswego County Court to 9 years in state prison, along with 3 years post-release supervision, on each of three separate counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony. On July 2, a jury found Frederick guilty of the three felonies after a four-day trial in Oswego County Court.

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Kristine L. Thompson, 46

Kristine L. Thompson, 46, a resident of Oswego passed away on Sunday July 26, 2015, at her home.

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Nominations Sought For OHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Nominations are being accepted for additional candidates for 2016 induction into the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The Oswego Buccaneer Boosters sponsor the hall of fame and the induction ceremony. All nominations are held by the hall of fame committee for future consideration.

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AmeriCorps Members Planning Food Drive

Two members of the Oswego County AmeriCorps are organizing a food drive to help out a local food pantry in Fulton. Eve Simmonds and Paige Havener will be in Voorhees Park, across from the Fulton Education Center, on July 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. as well as August 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to collect your donations.

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