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‘Heroes’ Ready to ‘Shoot For The Stars’

Move Along   logoThe sixth annual “Shoot for the Stars” 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament will again feature the Heroes Game between the Oswego Firefighters and Police on April 26 at Leighton Elementary School. Organized by Greg Callen, founder of Move Along Inc., the tournament raises money to put toward the purchase of wheelchairs and other equipment needed to supply various disabled sports programs.

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Pippin chosen to lead Extended Learning Division at SUNY Oswego

Veteran continuing education administrator Jill Pippin has joined SUNY Oswego as dean of extended learning. Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning serves a wide array of part-time students and working adults interested in pursuing degrees, career-specific coursework and professional development opportunities in Oswego, Syracuse and Phoenix and online.

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Oswego Council OKs Funding For Softball Season

At this week’s meeting, the Common Council OK’d expenditure of funds from the Softball Accounting Reserve Fund. The DPW commissioner was authorized to spend up to $20,000 to operate Legends Softball Complex for the 2014 season. They also approved transfer of funds from within the Department of Public Works. A total of $8,000 was moved to cover the anticipated cost of seasonal employees at the softball complex.

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University Police participate in annual ‘Buckle-Up’ campaign

University Police at SUNY Oswego will have special patrols out looking for motorists who are not wearing their seatbelts from April 21 to May 4. The patrols are part of the nationwide “Buckle-Up Day and Night” campaign. The larger campaign is traditionally scheduled in late May, but University Police is granted a variation to run earlier because of college graduation in May.

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Oswego County Clerk will travel to Russia

Oswego County Clerk Michael C. Backus will visit Russia for 12 days in May as part of an international exchange program organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders and sponsored by the US State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He plans to share information about Oswego County fishing and manufacturing, along with state tourism opportunities like the Baseball Hall of Fame. SUNY Oswego, Le Moyne College and Syracuse University will also be topics of discussion.

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Oswego Approves Amendments To Taxi Cab Law

The original law was challenged more than a year ago. The council has since had the state of New York go through the legislation and made it legal; so the local language is consistent with state statue and other law. It now will regulate taxi cabs, taxi cab drivers, will require individuals to submit to a host of questions regarding their background, according to the council president.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Felix Schoeller Expands Operations

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today (April 14) that Felix Schoeller, a German-based global producer of specialty paper, has successfully negotiated a new contract with a major manufacturing company, resulting in the relocation of a paper conversion operation from out of state to the existing facility in Pulaski. The expansion project doubles the Pulaski facility output, and has retained and created 290 full-time and contract positions.

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Feature Events Rained Out at Oswego Kartway Non-Point Opener

A solid field of 63 entries filed through Oswego Kartway’s main gate on Friday night, only to see the feature racing washed away due to heavy showers after the qualifying heats. Due to Friday night’s race being a non-point event, the rained out feature events will not be made up.

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Port City Royals VS Cortland Saints

On April 15, the Port City Royals of Oswego County played against the Cortland Saints. Played at the Royal’s gym, the game was exciting and full of quick maneuvers and excellent saves.

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Homeschool Girls’ Volleyball Take Win

On April 11, in Penn Yan, two girls volleyball teams, the Port City Royals and Emmanuel Baptist Academy, competed against each other. These teams are part of the ESCAL League composed of private and homeschool students.

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Crash Claims Life of West Monroe Man

Members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and the Constantia Fire Department responded to Dutcherville Road east of Lewis Road, in the town of Constantia, for a single-car motor vehicle accident today (April 19). The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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David LaClair Sr., 78

David LaClair Sr., 78, of Fulton, died Friday April 18, 2014, at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego.

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