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Port City Launches New Website

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today (April 29) that the new city of Oswego website went live and is up and running. The website focuses on providing a more business friendly destination, promoting Oswego’s natural resources and highlighting Oswego’s history in a friendly and easy to navigate page layout.

CAC Recognizes Multi-Disciplinary Team Efforts

Members of the Child Advocacy Center’s Multi-Disciplinary Team were recently recognized at the agency’s annual meeting for their extraordinary investigative efforts. Over the past year the CAC served 456 children, provided 3,111 therapy sessions, and forensically investigated more than 140 cases.

Council Sets Hearing On ‘Pawnbroker Law,’ Fee

At its meeting Monday night, the Common Council authorized a public hearing regarding proposed Local Law No. 3 of the Year 2016 – A Local Law Amending Chapter 176, Pawnbrokers, of the Code of the City of Oswego. The public hearing will be held at 7:10 p.m. May 9 in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 13 W. Oneida St.

One Reportedly Killed In I-81 Crash

UPDATE: Victim identified The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning crash that has reportedly claimed at least one life.
The section of I-81 between exits 33 and 34 remains closed as deputies investigate the one-vehicle crash. A pickup truck hit a guardrail and overturned just before 3:15 a.m. today (April 27).

Kevin Shutt

Novelis Names New Plant Manager in Oswego

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today (April 27) announced that Kevin Shutt has been named Plant Manager of its Oswego plant, effective immediately. Shutt brings 25 years of experience with Novelis to his new role overseeing operations at the Oswego plant.

On the morning of May 6, 1814, while the rest of a Royal Navy squadron bombarded Fort Ontario and filled landing boats with troops, the brig Niagara anchored 300 yards from the fort and poured broadsides from heavy guns into two American artillery batteries. Captain James Boyle’s three light field gun crews fired red hot shot at the Niagara and set her on fire three times before being driven off by British bayonets. Fort Ontario site superintendent Paul Lear will recount this battle during a walking tour at the fort. (Graphic courtesy of Fort Ontario State Historic Site.)

Tour Commemorates Soldiers Lost in British Attack on May 5, 1814

Superintendent Paul Lear will lead a walking tour of the 1814 Battle of Oswego at Fort Ontario State Historic Site at 7 p.m. May 5. Lear will incorporate new information and insights into the battle gained from his research at the National Archives and other sources. The battlefield walking tour will begin inside the old stone fort and proceed at a slow pace.

Cindy Snyder shares some concerns regarding the Verizon facility at Monday night's meeting.

Council OKs Verizon Site In Port City

The Common Council approved a special use permit for the Verizon Wireless Telecommunications facility located at 132 Ellen St. During the public hearing, a couple of speakers raised concerns regarding structural integrity of the tower, the possibility of a fire and also some health concerns.

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