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Eastside Oswego Fire Claims Life

Oswego firefighters responded to a house fire late Wednesday night. The blaze at an apartment house on East Third Street reportedly left one person dead. “The call at 155 E. Third St. was reported at 10:14 p.m. with units arriving three minutes later to find the upstairs apartment fully involved with fire,”Chief Jeff McCrobie said.

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Oswego Community Development Awarded $330k Water Quality Improvement Grant for Route 48 Green Gateway Project

Stormwater from Oswego’s west side sewer will be redirected to bioswales and tree plantings on State Route 48/ West First Street with a grant awarded by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a Water Quality Improvement Program. The city of Oswego Community Development Office applied for the grant in December 2013. Joseph Martens, commissioner of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, congratulated Mayor Tom Gillen for the project award of $330,000 for the $414,312 project last week.

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Oswego County Sends Highway Crews and Equipment to Buffalo

The Oswego County Department of Public Works answered the call and sent equipment and a highway crew to Buffalo Friday to help with the massive snowfall cleanup. The photo was taken following a lake effect event in Oswego County a few years ago.

Oswego County is lending some of its snow removal expertise and equipment to the city of Buffalo to assist in the removal of this week’s massive lake effect snowfall. County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner approved a request from the State Office of Emergency Management Thursday afternoon for additional snow removal assistance. “We’re used to these types of events and are certainly happy to help them out,” said Chairman Gardner.

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Annual Run for the Pies Benefit Planned

Before settling down to eat your turkey or prepare your house for guests this Thanksgiving, why not get a little exercise in and help the Salvation Army and Human Concern Center of Oswego? The Run for the Pies, now going for 15+ years, does just that! Every Thanksgiving morning, a group of runners and walkers meet at the Oswego YMCA to do a 5K run/walk before dinner. It’s open to the public and everyone in the community is welcome to join.

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County officials applaud legislation eliminating fee for veteran’s distinction on drivers’ licenses and non-drivers’ ID cards

Oswego County Clerk Michael C. Backus and Veterans Services Director Donna Kestner Thursday (Nov. 20) thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing into law legislation that eliminates the fee for veterans seeking a distinction on their drivers’ licenses or non-driver ID cards. The legislation passed both the NYS Assembly and Senate unanimously earlier this year.

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Shirley R. Hamilton, 72

Shirley R. Hamilton, 72, of Fulton, died Thursday November 27, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

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Doris B. Allen

Doris B. Allen, of Oswego, passed away on Thursday November 27, 2014.

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BillyJo Smiley

BillyJo Smiley was born in Oswego Hospital on Nov. 24, 2014.

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Jayden Andrew Louis Freeman

Jayden Andrew Louis Freeman was born in Oswego Hospital on Nov. 24, 2014.

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Bruce Wayne Cummins

Bruce Wayne Cummins was born in Oswego Hospital on Nov. 23, 2014.

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