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The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour hosted by Trinity Catholic School

Trinity Catholic School hosts The Not Too Far from home Comedy Tour March 13 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center, 26 E. First St. Following rave reviews from previous years, this will be the third annual Adult Comedy Night for Trinity Catholic School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with live music by Mike Shiel. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and cash bar will be available before and after the show.

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Senate Republicans Continue Commitment To Support NY Farmers

Senator Patty Ritchie, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and members of the Senate Republican Conference today (March 4) unveiled their new “Grown in New York” multi-part plan to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food and strengthen rural communities.

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9-1-1: Call if you can; text if you can’t – Oswego County 911 Now Accepts Text Messages

Paul Van Dyke, operations coordinator for the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Center, answers a text message requesting emergency assistance. Text to-9-1-1 service is now available in Oswego County. It should only be used when a voice phone call is not an option.

Although it should only be used when a voice call is not an option, people in Oswego County can now text emergency calls to the Oswego County 9-1-1 center. County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner (District 13, New Haven), said that the major cell phone carriers serving Oswego County recently installed and tested equipment to verify that the text-to-9-1-1 system works. “We have been working since the fall to have new equipment installed and make sure it’s operational for Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile customers,” Gardner said

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Oaks Calls For Release Of Proposed School Aid Numbers

Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release his projected 2015-16 school funding data, information that is vital as school districts across the state face a March 1 deadline to submit preliminary tax levy data to the state. In an unprecedented move, the governor withheld the data from his Executive Budget proposal until, or unless, the State Legislature enacts his new education policies.

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Local State of Emergency Still In Effect

The State of Emergency imposed last week by Mayor Thomas Gillen remains in effect for the city of Oswego. According to Oswego DPW Commissioner Michael Smith, more than 30 properties have had their water services restored but there are still more than a dozen who remain without water as the work continues. It is EXTREMELY important that residents continue to have their water running (about the diameter of a pencil) without interruption until further notice.

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Utica Man Facing Felony Drug Charges In Oswego

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On February 26 investigators with the Oswego County Drug Task Force, assisted by officers of the Oswego City Police Department, stopped a Chevrolet Cobalt on State Route 481 north of County Route 57 in the city of Oswego. The ensuing investigation resulted in search warrants being issued and 8.2 grams of heroin were recovered from the person of Eugene J. Gibbs, 23, of 745 South St., Apartment #1, Utica, according to police.

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Calling All Student Historians – Enter to Win Competition at War of 1812 Event

‘Student Night’ returns to kick off the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium at 6 p.m. on April 17. The Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego hosts the fifth annual event which continues through April 19. Learn more about this chapter in history and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the campaign from an esteemed panel of multinational historians throughout the weekend.

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United Way Brings ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon to Fulton

Once again, Holy Trinity Parish located at 309 Buffalo St. will be hosting the United Way’s annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon. The United Way of Greater Oswego County is doing their part in effort to Stop Hunger in Oswego County by raising awareness of the food shortage and encouraging the community to help fill the shelves of local food pantries.

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Flowers Abound (in the Snow) at Oswego Middle School

Erin Platten loves to garden and loves flowers. She loves to watch her own children’s excitement when she plants seeds and they later push through the surface and bring joy, hope and endless possibilities. Platten, an art teacher at the Oswego Middle School, wanted to provide some similar hope, joy and possibilities to her art students recently, to offset the continued long winter in Oswego.

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AAA Advises Drivers and Pedestrians as Daylight Saving Time Begins

With Daylight Saving Time beginning Sunday at 2 a.m., Americans will “Spring forward” and set their clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions on the road.

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Businesses Team up for Winter Coat Distribution In Fulton

It’s been a long, brutally cold winter but fortunately the efforts of two Fulton business owners are making it bit warmer. Joe Cortini of Cortini’s Shoe Store and Jeanne McManus of Ontario Cleaners have been collecting and distributing winter coats, hats and mittens to area youth and children in need of warm outerwear. An idea that started with the donation of few coats has grown in to a project that has collected more than 300 winter coats.

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