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ATV Collision in Lewis County Claims Life of Oswego Man

On August 29, at approximately 9:28 p.m., State Police in Watertown responded to 2508 Prince Brook Road in the town of Osceola, Lewis County, for a single ATV fatal collision. The investigation revealed, Richard D. Shaw, 52, from Oswego, was operating a 2012 Arctic Cat ATV, with 5 other people when they noticed Mr. Shaw was no longer following the group.

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Tailwater Lodge to Receive NEDA Project of the Year Award

Tailwater Lodge

The Northeastern Economic Developers Association, which represents 11 states, will hold its annual conference on September 13 – 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown in Syracuse. Each year, NEDA recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of economic development by way of its annual Best Practice and Marketing Awards. During the annual conference awards dinner on September 14, NEDA will present Tailwater Lodge with the NEDA Project of the Year Award.

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KEYS Program Drives Smiles Onto Faces of Families Battling Cancer

Four and a half-year-old Parker Davis happily shows off his trophy after racing around the quarter midget track.

The KEYS Program “Smile Experience” achieved its intended goal, as a number of child cancer patients and their families were all smiles during the most recent KEYS respite day at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club. “It’s nice for them,” said KEYS Program founder Colleen Bennett in regards to the KEYS children. “To have a day away from hospitals, needles and doctors. To have a day with their family and a moment to just enjoy life.”

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Oswego County E-9-1-1 Calltaker Receives Regional Award For Saving Woman’s Life

Michael Allen, director of the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department, presents Cassie McGinley the Communicator of the Year award at the Oswego County EMS awards ceremony. McGinley also received the regional EMS Communications Specialist of the Year award from Regional EMS Council President Dr. Derek R. Cooney and Vice President Brian Dahl.

During the six years that she’s been working as a public safety telecommunicator for the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department, Cassie McGinley has received several commendations recognizing her outstanding performance. But it’s her most recent awards, recognizing her extraordinary actions during an incident on the afternoon of April 10, 2014, and the teamwork that allowed her to successfully work with others on the scene, that she is most proud of.

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Fresh Air Fund Brings NYC Children to CNY Host Homes

From left, Fresh Air children Makahi Reed and Nicolas Ronan shake hands with each other’s host family siblings Nathan Reeder and Joe VanZandt.

Exceptionally excited children recently brought from the crowded streets of New York City have come to Central New York for some fresh air. Through the Fresh Air Fund, these children will live with host families in the Oswego County area including Fulton, Oswego and Phoenix. The children, anywhere from age 6 to 18, come to their host families for up to two weeks in order to leave the bustling city streets behind and run freely in the grass.

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Katko, Chamber Kick Off Economic Development Roundtable Series

US Rep. John Katko makes a point during his presentation Wednesday to chamber members and business leaders.

US Rep. John Katko helped the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon to launch its series of monthly economic development meetings with members of the Oswego County business community. The meeting provided Katko an opportunity to share his work on initiatives in Congress to strengthen Central New York’s economy, as well as gain valuable feedback from business owners, managers and community residents, explained Greg Mills, chamber director.

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New EEE Samples Found in Oswego County; Additional Spraying Planned

The Oswego County Health Department reported today (Sept. 1), that the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) was detected in four mosquito samples in the Toad Harbor area. These samples were collected last week during routine testing conducted by the county and state health departments. The county plans to conduct aerial spraying Friday evening, September 4 in the Big Bay/Toad Harbor Swamp area.

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Girl Scouts Is So Much More Than Cookies

I have been a Girl Scout for 11 years and have had the most fun and have created some of the best memories of my life through scouting. I have had more opportunities as a Girl Scout than I would ever have imagined. I have camped a lot, earned badges and sold delicious Girl Scout Cookies, of course, but Girl Scouts is so much more than those activities.

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Protecting Our Planet And Our Health By Saying Goodbye To Scrap Tires

We’ve all seen them – piles of waste tires in yards and roadways. According to the EPA, roughly 290 million waste tires are generated annually. Not only can these waste tires be unsightly and expensive to dispose of, they present health and environmental hazards, too. Here are a few of the ways that waste tires can put your health and the health of others at risk:

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Baby Moody

Baby Moody was born in Oswego Hospital on Aug. 31, 2015, at 10:07 p.m.

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Oswego Health Names Charles Gijanto as President and CEO

Members of the Oswego Health Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Charles Gijanto, who possesses more than 32 years of healthcare leadership experience, has accepted the position as the health system’s president and chief executive officer. He will officially begin work in Oswego on September 14.

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