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Patent Commissioner, Media Industry Leader Chosen For SUNY Honor

Margaret A. Focarino, now commissioner of patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is to receive an honorary doctor of science degree at the college’s spring commencement May 16. An honorary doctor of humane letters degree will be bestowed on Louis A. Borrelli Jr. at Oswego’s winter commencement at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the Marano Campus Center arena and convocation hall.

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10th Annual Oswego County Workforce Development Youth Career Summit

Cornell Cooperative Extension staff member Linda Brosch (center), 4-H Youth Development Team coordinator and coach of the TaskMasters team of middle-school students working on robotics projects and participating in competitions, provides information to students attending the Youth Career Summit on March 18 on the second floor of Lanigan Hall. Organized by the Workforce Development Board at SUNY Oswego, the event attracted 450 eighth-graders from five school districts in Oswego County.

The Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, a branch of the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, hosted its 10th Annual Youth Career Summit recently in Lanigan Hall at the college, with 450 Oswego County eighth grade students in attendance. The students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, Hannibal, Mexico, Oswego and Pulaski school districts attended this free event to learn about career choices in our county from local business professionals.

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County Rabies Clinics Get Under Way

Shila, a two-year-old Siberian Husky gets her shot Wednesday evening.

The county DPW garage in Scriba went to the dogs Wednesday – with a few felines thrown in for good measure. It was the Oswego County Health Department’s first rabies clinic of season. County health officials said they’d like to see a lot of people take advantage of the rabies clinics. Rabies is still out there, they warn. “If we protect our pets, we are also protecting ourselves. That’s the whole point of these clinics,” the county public health director said.

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Oswego Police, Fire Departments Rescue Special Olympics Fundraiser

The coldest winter in more than 100 years has left the Oswego Harbor locked in with more than four feet of packed snow and ice – making it impossible for participants to safely enter the water for this weekend’s third Oswego Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Lt. Charlie Searor from the Oswego Police Department and Assistant Chief John Chawgo from the Oswego Fire Department immediately jumped into action on Monday to save the plunge.

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Fulton Firefighters Extinguish Porch Fire

Firefighters were call to a fire under the front porch of 717 Emery Street, Saturday evening (March 28). When unit arrived on the scene flames were visible. The fire was quickly extinguished.

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‘Crinkleroot,’ Critters, Creating Art To Enliven Rice Creek Spring Programs

Story Hour, Sustainable Art and Rice Creek Rambles programs at 11 a.m. on selected Saturdays will celebrate spring at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station. Rice Creek will accept registrations through early June for two summer programs: Exploring Nature for children and Conservation Field Studies for teens.

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Clarinetist, Accompanists To Perform Range Of Classical Music

SUNY Oswego faculty member Trevor Jorgensen will present a clarinet recital featuring works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini and Aram Khachaturian at 7:30 p.m. April 21, in Sheldon Hall ballroom. The date represents a change from the original for this event in the schedule for Focus on Faculty, a series presented by the SUNY Oswego music department.

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Cooking Can Be Murder Coming To Hannibal Stage

Hannibal High School’s drama club, Purple Gallery, will present “Cooking Can Be Murder” by Eddie McPherson on April 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Lockwood Auditorium. This parody murder mystery is a silly comedy filled with puns, gags and ridiculous situations.

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Central Services Director Celebrates 40 Years With County Government

The Oswego County Legislature’s Infrastructure, Facilities and Technology Committee congratulated Central Services Director Richard Hogan for his 40 years of service to county government. Hogan is responsible for overseeing the county computer systems, phone systems, computer servers and programs.

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