The Oswego County Health Department reported that the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in two mosquito samples collected recently. One was taken from West Monroe’s Toad Harbor Big Bay Swamp area and the second near the village of Central Square. Due to these findings, plans are now under way for the Oswego County Health Department to conduct aerial spraying in the target area.
Deck tours aboard the schooner OMF Ontario will be offered during Oswego’s Harborfest celebration.
Tours will be available at the West Pier.
The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic for cats, dogs, and pet ferrets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Bristol Hill solid waste facility, 3125 State Route 3, Volney. New York State law requires that all cats, dogs, and pet ferrets be vaccinated against rabies.
At its meeting Monday night, the Physical Services Committee paved the way for the Port City’s first gay pride parade and festival. Gary L. Smith Jr., president of the Oswego Pride Committee, requested permission to host an Oswego gay pride parade and outdoor festival on October 12. The committee voted 4-0 to send the requests to the full council for consideration next week.
Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen released a statement urging all citizens to attend the New York State Civilian Preparedness Corps’ “Aware Prepare” meeting to be held in Oswego next week. “Oswego is a great place to live, work and raise a family,” he said. “It is the duty of all residents of New York State to know how to adequately prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and natural disasters.”