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Oswego Bookmobile Schedule Announced

Driving Books Home, Oswego’s Bookmobile, is following the NY State Library’s summer reading theme of Every Hero Has a Story for its summer programs. The bookmobile rolls into Oswego neighborhoods beginning on July 6. Each week during the months of July and August, at every stop, the bookmobile gives a free book and a snack to each child under the age of 18 in the Oswego community.

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Sheriff’s Detectives Charge Man in Oswego County Jail in Connection with Two Armed Robberies

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that sheriff’s detectives have charged an inmate at Oswego County Jail in connection with last month’s robbery of the Subway restaurant and Kwik Fill gas station.

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Good Bye, Good Riddance to June 2015

June 2015 was a rather cloudy and wet month.

June 2015 goes into the weather record book as not the best we’ve ever had. “It was a cool, dark and rather wet month,” according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service. “It was not a very nice June at all.” It was 1.7 degrees cooler and precipitation was 3.49 inches above average.

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Oswego School Board Names Officers For 2015-16 School Year

In a brief reorganizational meeting Wednesday, the Oswego school board appointed its slate of officers for the 2015-2016 school year. Kathleen Allen was re-elected as president. Lynda Sereno was re-elected as vice president. Prior to the meeting, Tom DeCastro and Sereno took the oath of office.

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Youngsters Kick Off Harborfest with Children’s Gala

The first Oswego Harborfest event of the year will be the annual Children’s Gala in Breitbeck Park on July 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. Children in attendance will enjoy a delicious cake and ice cream social from Port City Café and Bakery as well at P.J.’s Ice Cream and Barlow Concessions.

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Woman Searching For Her Sister

Jody Carotenuto of Pennsylvania is looking for her sister; and she’s turned her attention toward Central New York. “I’m looking for my sister, Amy, who was separated from my brother and I in 1971. I found out about her in 1993 when I found our birth parents. I was in total shock,” she said. “According to our birth mother, she told the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services to keep us together.”

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Oswego Fire Department Urges Caution Near Fireworks

Fireworks lit up the night sky following Saturday's racing.

Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year and two out of five are fireworks-related incidents. The Oswego Fire Department advises that the best way to enjoy fireworks and prevent injury is to watch a professional show.

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Gilpin’s Retirement Announced by Oswego Health

The Oswego Health Board of Directors announced today (June 30) that Ann C. Gilpin has chosen to pursue an early retirement as president and CEO, effective immediately. Gilpin made this decision, in consultation with the board, so that she may pursue personal and family matters. Operations at all Oswego Health locations will continue to be overseen by the current executive leadership.

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Oswego Police Announce 2015 Independence Day Parade Details

In preparation for 2015 Independence Day Parade, to be held on Sunday July 5, the Oswego Police Department wishes to announce the following traffic advisories and general information:

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Oswego Speedway Quick Results 07/04/2015

Novelis Supermodified Grand Prix (75-laps): 1. 47 – Bob Bond, 2. 50 – Dave Gruel, 3. 68 – Michael Barnes, 4. 0 – Tim Snyder, 5. 01 – Dan Connors

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Sandra Scott Travels: Get A Taste Of The Cooperstown Beverage Trail

When John and I were in Cooperstown, we visited the Ommergang Brewery, which is part of the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. It is New York State’s first official cuisine trail. Ommergang Brewery is located in a large building that is reminiscent of the breweries in Belgium. The tour of the Brew House points out the attention to detail in the production of Ommergang beers. The water comes from aquifers located on their property.

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July Programs at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center

The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center, located at 748 Route 183 near Williamstown, presents many programs throughout the year where youth and adults can learn about and observe nature firsthand. This July offers three programs featuring the pond-life, birds, and flowers of summer.

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Douglas E. Davis Sr., 83

Douglas E. Davis Sr., 83, passed away on Sunday June 7, 2015, in North Carolina.

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Mark J. Sagneri, 54

Mark J. Sagneri, 54, of Oswego, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday June 30, 2015, at home.

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