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Oswego County Postpones Aerial Spraying Tonight

Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area near the north shore of Oneida Lake is postponed tonight, Thursday, July 31, due to uncertain weather. The forecast indicates varied conditions, such as rain and wind speeds, that would hamper spraying efforts. Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 1 between 6 and 9 p.m.

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‘Aware Prepare’ Program Educates Residents Regarding Disaster Preparedness

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New York National Guard troops presented a session of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Training Program at the SUNY Oswego Wednesday evening. The event was held in the Sheldon Hall ballroom. The message of the New York State Civilian Preparedness Corps’ “Aware Prepare” program is be aware of your surroundings and be prepared in case a disaster strikes.
There was an estimated 250 people in attendance Wednesday.

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Heidi Allen’s Sister Issues Statement on Behalf of Family

Heidi Allen’s sister, Lisa Buske, read the following statement today from the family regarding the developments in the 20-year-old case of the missing teen. They are still waiting for more information while authorities search the area where a lawyer said Heidi’s body may possibly be. I would like to take this opportunity to share with all of you on behalf of the family. Last week, with less than ten minute’s notice, we were thrust back to the emotional roller coaster of April 3, 1994. Our goal today is the same as it was then, to find Heidi and bring her home.

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Oswego County Finds More EEE and Plans Aerial Spraying on July 31 or Aug. 1

The Oswego County Health Department will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes between 6 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 or Friday, August 1. This map shows the targeted spray area. Residents in this area will be notified by the Oswego County Hyper-Reach reverse 911 program. They are advised to follow the precautions issued from the health department, including staying indoors and keeping all windows and doors closed for one hour after spraying.

The Oswego County Health Department reports that the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in four new mosquito samples collected recently. Three were taken from near the village of Central Square and a fourth from the town of West Monroe. Since the first two EEE positive mosquito samples were reported on July 22, the Oswego County Health Department has been making plans to conduct aerial spraying in the target area.

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Nine Mile Point Hosts Community Information Night

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Hundreds of people took part in Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station’ open house event Tuesday evening at the Nuclear Learning Center. Employees and station leaders greeted residents, answered questions and educated everyone about how a nuclear power plant operates. Representatives from Operations, Engineering, Security and Emergency Preparedness and other plant departments set up informative displays to inform and educate the public.

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Oswego Council OKs Amending Charter

The proposal states: Should the (city) budget have a tax rate increase of 5 percent or more than the previous year’s tax rate, then the budget shall go to a public referendum in that year’s November election, by operation of law. The council approved a resolution sending it to the voters. The local law will be effective immediately upon being approved by the voters of the city at the November 4 general election.

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Beverly A. McKalsen, 87

Beverly A. McKalsen, 87, of Granby, passed away early Thursday morning July 31, 2014, at home with her family by her side.

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Oswego County Postpones Aerial Spraying Tonight

Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area near the north shore of Oneida Lake is postponed tonight, Thursday, July 31, due to uncertain weather. The forecast indicates varied conditions, such as rain and wind speeds, that would hamper spraying efforts. Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 1 between 6 and 9 p.m.

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DA: No Evidence Of Human Remains At Rice Road Site

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office have concluded their investigation at the property on Rice Road in the Town Of Mexico. While there was no reliable evidence indicating the property was related to the abduction of Heidi Allen, we conducted a thorough and exhaustive search of the property, the district attorney said. The Sheriff’s Department devoted considerable resources to this search and made every effort to discover and recover any remains that may have been there. There is no evidence that any human remains are or ever were at that site.

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Award-winning Play Comes to Fort Ontario for One Performance Only

Bring the whole family to Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego, for a performance of “The Great Rope,” the award-winning play written by the late Rosemary Nesbitt of Oswego. The one-time-only show begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday. “We’ve put together a great group of children and adults from the community to help us bring this play to life again and honor Rosemary’s vision,” said director Jonel Langenfeld Rial, professor of theater and education in the SUNY Oswego Theater Department.

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Maffei Announces $569,500 In Federal Funding For Oswego County Airport

U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today (July 31) announced that the Oswego County Airport has been awarded $569,500 in funding from two U.S. Department of Transportation grants. These grants will be used to modernize the airport, including upgrades to the taxiway, lighting, and wiring.

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