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Replace Your Peeling License Plates at No Cost

The Oswego County Clerk’s Office is working with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to replace peeling license plates like the one shown here at no cost to the customer. Registrants should bring their peeling plates in to their local DMV office and fill out the form to receive a new set of license plates. Oswego County has DMV offices in Oswego, Fulton and Pulaski.

The Oswego County Clerk’s Office said Tuesday (Sept. 30) that they are working with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to address the issue of delamination or peeling of older license plates.
“Customers who come into our motor vehicle offices to replace their peeling plates will receive a replacement set at no cost,” said Oswego County Clerk Michael C. Backus. “The state is waiving the plate and transaction fees for this issue, effective immediately.”

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Colleges collaborate to increase degree attainment

SUNY Oswego has received a $2.88 million federal grant to improve college completion rates in Upstate New York. Oswego’s grant is one of 24 awards announced Sept. 30 under the U.S. Department of Education’s First in the World Program, which seeks to spur innovation in higher education aimed at helping more students access college and complete a degree. Working with Onondaga Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College and On Point for College, Oswego will target more than a thousand underrepresented and underprepared students who stand to benefit from higher education.

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New Autumn Guide Describes Fall Foliage Tours in Oswego County

Get your free copy of “The Autumn Guide” from the Oswego County Tourism Office. The brochure includes directions for three fall foliage driving tours in Oswego County as well as the top spots for viewing fall foliage. Call (315) 349-8322 for your copy today!

Oswego County’s diverse forests and rural scenery provide a spectacular mix of beautiful foliage every fall.
To help people find their way around some of the most scenic areas, the Oswego County Tourism Office is distributing a free fall foliage brochure. “The Autumn Guide” includes directions for three fall foliage driving tours and lists the top spots for viewing fall foliage in Oswego County.

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Oswego Moves Ahead With Plan To Aid Development

The Common Council approved the purchase of an existing sanitary force main on Byer Road and further approved transfer of funds from the Contingent Account to the Department of Public Works to pay for same. The existing main is owned by Edward Gustafson. He agreed to sell it to the city for not more than $4,000. City officials said the cost will be recovered in a few years from fees and taxes on the new home as well as from any future development in the area.

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Fort Ontario Exhibit Honors Pioneer American Photographer

A temporary exhibit on the life and photographic images of pioneer American photographer George N. Barnard has been installed at Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St. The Onondaga Historical Association has loaned the exhibit which will be displayed in Officers’ Quarters One until Columbus Day when the fort closes for the season. Regular fort admission prices will be charged and include entry to the exhibit.

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Marching Buccaneer Color Guard Member Tapped For Army All-American Band

An Oswego Marching Buccaneer tradition continues as another Marching Buc will perform in the national spotlight. The 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour will visit Oswego High School the week of Sept. 29 to select band a member to the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. This year, the honor goes to Kylie Pelkey – a member of our color guard, said Scott Ciesla, OHS’s band director.

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Oswego Adds Vacant Building Code To City Charter

The Port City had no local law dealing with the blight of vacant buildings, until Monday. The council voted unanimously to approve the amendment to the Code of the City of Oswego, Chapter 85, Buildings, Vacant. The amendment addresses vacant buildings. Buildings that are not being occupied, are unsecured and basically abandoned, explained Connie Cosemento, chair of the Quality of Life Committee.

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Benedetto Announces Decision to Withdraw from Family Court Election

Attorney Thom Benedetto today announced his decision to withdraw from the Oswego County Family Court Judge election. Benedetto received the Conservative party endorsement in the September primary. Benedetto thanked all who offered support and encouragement during his door-to-door campaign for the Republican and Conservative lines for the new Oswego County Family Court Judge seat.

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New EEE Report in Oswego County


The Oswego County Health Department reported today (Sept. 24) that the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in two new mosquito samples collected last week. One of the samples was taken from the town of New Haven and the other from the town of Albion. The mosquitoes were collected during routine sampling conducted by the Oswego County Health Department and the New York State Department of Health and sent to the state health department’s Wadsworth Center Laboratories near Albany for testing.

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Eya Wyman

Eya Wyman was born in Oswego Hospital on Sept. 23, 2014.

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Elizabeth Ruth Shatrau

Elizabeth Ruth Shatrau was born in Oswego Hospital on Sept. 22, 2014.

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Parents of Special Children, Inc. Hosts Annual Barbecue

Parents of Special Children, Inc. again hosted its annual barbecue at Douglaston Manor in Pulaski on Sept. 6. This is the fifth annual backyard barbecue hosted by the Barclay family and has become a tradition for many area families who benefit from services provided by Parents of Special Children, Inc., a local service and social network organization for families that have children with special needs.

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Salmon River Festival Yard Sale Scheduled

The Pulaski Historical Society will host a Salmon River Festival Yard Sale at the museum on October 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items being offered for sale will include an antique table, chairs, saws, costume jewelry, books and more. All proceeds go to support the work of the Historical Society.

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Students Enroll at St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University in Canton welcomes the following students as members of the Class of 2018.

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