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Open House Set For Proposed Pulaski Bridge Rehabilitation

NYS Department of Transportation will hold an open house on November 6 regarding a bridge rehabilitation project on Route 11 over the Salmon River in Pulaski. It will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pulaski Fire Department, 12 Lake St. Preliminary drawings for the upcoming project will be available for review and representatives from NYSDOT will be present to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned.

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Oswego County Responds to Ebola Concerns

Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang told the Oswego County Legislature’s Health Committee today (Oct. 29) that several county agencies are working closely with the county health department to develop procedures and precautionary plans in response to the Ebola virus. “I want to stress that we have no information about anyone in Oswego County who has or may have the disease. That being said, we are working with relevant county departments and agencies to coordinate a preparedness response to the Ebola virus.”

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Husband-Wife Accused of Stealing From 84-Year-Old Woman

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Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today (Oct. 28) announced felony charges against an Oswego County husband and wife accused of abusing power of attorney to steal from an 84-year-old woman in their care. David Tetro Jr. and Morgan Tetro, both of Minetto, allegedly stole more than $200,000 of the victim’s money for their personal use, including more than $100,000 in gambling debts, purchases at Victoria’s Secret and assorted transactions on iTunes, Ebay and Facebook.

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Quarterly Siren Tests Scheduled for Nov. 3 to 7 in Oswego County

The Oswego County Emergency Management Office announces that the system of emergency notification sirens surrounding the three nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point will be tested during the week of Nov. 3 through 7. Each of the 37 individual sirens will be tested between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. between Nov. 3 and 6. The testing on Nov. 7 will include a full-scale simultaneous activation of all 37 sirens for three to five minutes.

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US Senator Gillibrand Pushes New Legislation To Ban Plastic Microbeads In Personal Care Products

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand proposes legislation to ban microbeads in products. In the background in Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen.

Standing at the Port of Oswego Marina today (Oct. 27), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged Congress to pass new legislation to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products. There are many other safer options that can be used instead of microbeads, she said. These products are designed to be rinsed down the drain. However, the microbeads are too small to be captured by wastewater treatment plants, she added.

They are subsequently found in large bodies of water, such as the Great Lakes, where they concentrate toxins and can be ingested by birds and fish, posing serious environmental and health risks.

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Dozens Of Volunteers Resurrect East Park Playground

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Several Oswego DPW workers and dozens of Novelis employees gave up their Saturday to help rebuild the playground in Washington Square (East Park). Not only have they added new and safer equipment but three new flower beds were also added to the park. “It’s going to look really nice when it’s done,” Councilor Eric VanBuren said. “It’s a big change; a big change from what it was.”

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Weather Notebook For October 31, 2014

Cloudy and cool today. High around 50.

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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Nov. 3

The Oswego County Health Department is offering influenza immunization clinics for people age 19 and older weekdays at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

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Sunrise Rotary Supports Fulton Youth Hockey

At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary meeting, Jeff Schremp of Fulton Youth Hockey, accepted a donation from Rotarian Doug Stevens on behalf of the club. Jeff spoke about the program which runs from Oct 1 through March 15 and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

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Christmas Oswego Community Youth Orchestra Breakfast Buffet Benefit Scheduled

Tickets are now available for the Lake City Masonic Lodge No. 127 and Lake City Victoria Order of the Eastern Star No. 205 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet benefit and raffle for the Oswego Community Youth Orchestra. The breakfast will be December 21 from 8 a.m. – noon at Lake City Lodge No. 127, 765 E. Seneca St., Oswego.

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Public Skate set at Haldane Arena in Pulaski

Salmon River Hockey and Figure Skating hosts public skate every Friday and Saturday from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The doors will not open until 6:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday public skate will run until March 14, 2015.

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