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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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Light Up, Oswego Ushers In The Christmas Holidays

A young lady shares her wish list with Santa Claus a few years ago.

The all-day event will offer a wide variety of holiday events and activities. Events are planned at the Lake Ontario Conference Center, St. Joseph’s, City Hall and many other places. Downtown restaurants and businesses will be open throughout the day as well as after the tree lighting, offering holiday shopping and dining specials. Santa Claus will greet children at the 6 p.m. tree lighting and then invite them inside City Hall to hear their Christmas wish lists.

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State Offices Closed Friday In Storm Areas

In light of the weather conditions associated with the continuing winter storm, state offices in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and Wyoming counties will be closed on Friday, November 21. A directed early departure for non-essential employees is hereby granted and employees do not have to charge credits.

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Oswego County Health Department Begins Process of Closing Long Term Home Health Care Program

The Oswego County Health Department today (Nov. 20) announced it has begun the process of closing its Long Term Home Health Care Program. The State Department of Health recently approved the closure plan and the final closing date is pending the County Legislature’s approval. In August 2013, there were 18 patients in the program. By August 2014, 17 of those 18 patients had transitioned into alternate programs following the national and the state changes.

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State Offices Closures In Storm Areas

In light of the weather conditions associated with the continuing winter storm, state offices in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and Wyoming counties will be closed on Thursday, November 20. A directed early departure for non-essential employees is hereby granted and employees do not have to charge credits.

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Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 11/24/2014

From the files of OCSD

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Weather Notebook For November 24, 2014

Windy and very mild with afternoon showers likely today. High around 65.

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Volunteers Make Holiday Efforts Possible

Whether it’s adopting a family to make sure they have presents under the tree, or working at a local community dinner to ensure that people have a warm holiday meal in good company, many volunteer their time to give back to their community. I continue to be humbled at the way our community gives in time, talent, and resources. Many holiday events are successful because of volunteers.

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OCO Nutrition Services Receives Grant to Go Green

Thanks to a recent grant from Meals on Wheels Association of America and the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association, Oswego County Opportunities Nutrition Services is beginning to go “green.” The grant was towards the purchase of a “green” vehicle to help make the program’s Home Delivered Meal service more cost efficient.

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