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Transfer Station Advisory Committee Offers Recommendations

On Wednesday night, the sub-committee presented a variety of suggestions to save the county’s transfer stations open while also being fiscally responsible to all taxpayers. The Infrastructure Committee will likely take a few weeks to consider all the recommendations. A final proposal might not make it to the floor of the legislature until near the end of the year.

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Two traffic stops in the city of Oswego, one Monday and one Tuesday, have resulted in several felony drug arrests. A 16-year-old boy and three adults were charged.

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The Oswego County Health Department reported today (Aug. 20) that the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in five new mosquito samples collected last week. They were taken from West Monroe’s Toad Harbor Big Bay Swamp area. Of the four samples taken there, one was also positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). A sample from Hastings collected last week was also positive for EEE.

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The purpose of this new chapter of the code is to establish a program for identifying and registering vacant buildings, to determine the responsibilities of the owners of vacant buildings and structures and to facilitate the rehabilitation of the vacant properties, explained Connie Cosemento, Quality of Life Committee chairperson. Currently, the only part of the city code dealing with such properties states that a vacant property must be sealed, she pointed out.

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The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Fulton is investigating a burglary to Riccelli Enterprises, (Formerly The Northern Group) located at 32 Silk Road, in the Town of Volney. A substantial amount of cash was stolen from within a building on the property.

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Mayor Tom Gillen is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald G. Tesoriero Jr. as the new Plumbing Inspector for the city of Oswego. The Common Council passed Resolution No. 337c on July 28 officially appointing Tesoriero as the city’s Plumbing Inspector, effective August 11, 2014. He replaces Robert T. (Chow) Culeton, who recently resigned from the position, which he held since 2001.

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Bev Wilcox, a friend of ours and certainly a friend to many others, recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Bev worked as a greeter at the Granby Wal-Mart so it seems fitting that as people walked through the front door, they observed a small table upon which a vase with flowers and her name tag ~ BEV ~ was placed at the spot where she would have stood.

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Thank you to all who participated recently in collecting donations for the United Friends of Homeless Animals. We will be collecting donations all summer until school starts in September. People can bring in donations to the Pulaski Public Library.

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Robert Auler, associate professor of music at SUNY Oswego, plays solo piano for "Shards," a new CD featuring the music of composer Jonathan Pieslak, a longtime friend of Auler's and an associate professor of music theory and composition at City College of New York. As the title evokes, the recording features widely divergent, often rapidly shifting pieces and influences.

SUNY Oswego music faculty member and concert pianist Robert Auler has joined forces with composer and friend Jonathan Pieslak to publish “Shards,” a collection of piano solos featuring widely divergent influences. Auler, who has taught at Oswego for 11 years — and whose global performance career added China and South Africa in just the last year — met Pieslak in graduate school at the University of Michigan.

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Global Greeter Network, www.globalgreeternetwork.info, is a wonderful way to find a free person-to-person tour. Greeters are volunteers who love their city so much they volunteer to give free two-hour tours. They take visitors to parks, shopping, or lesser known neighborhoods. Greeters are not professional guides, so greeters do not take their guests to museums leaving that to professional guides.

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Warm and humid with an increasing chance of rain later today. High near 80.

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The city of Oswego’s Charles E. Gallagher Swimming Pool will close for the season on August 24 following family swim.

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Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

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Organizations from around Oswego County have voiced their support of Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman for family court judge in recent weeks. Coleman has been endorsed by Democratic committees from the city of Fulton and the town of Granby and most recently the county’s Democratic Action Women’s Network, DAWN.

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5 East 6th Street, Oswego

Charming 3 bedroom 2 bath home with many updated features.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Oswego PR Liverpool’s Kody Graham bounced back from a missed opportunity a week ago to dominate the Novelis supermodified feature event at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday. With persistent rains on Saturday night bumping … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photo – Oswego Speedway PR Fair Lawn, N.J.’s Joey Payne brought home his first feature victory of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. After taking the lead away from eventual runner-up finisher, Keith … Continue reading

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Pat Lavery has sat on the pole position for Oswego Speedway's Budweiser International Classic three of the last four years in the Lighthouse Lanes No. 22 Supermodified.

Oswego Speedway’s 58th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick off on August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring ‘Fast 14’ pole day time trials for the Budweiser International Classic 200 at 6 p.m. Unlike in previous seasons, Friday night’s ‘Fast 14’ Supermodified pole day time trials will take on a new sense of tension and importance, as only the ‘Fast 14’ times will be locked into the Budweiser International Classic 200 on August 31.

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Joe Gosek looks for room around Cliff Graves and Pat Abold on his way to the 1991 Oswego International Classic victory.

With 11 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 11, Joe Gosek’s first International Classic win in 1991. Popular Oswego driver Joe Gosek, came into the ’91 Classic as a dozen year veteran of the event, still looking for that elusive first Classic victory, despite being considered a bonafide contender the last several years.

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Jim Shampine ducks under Bobby Stelter on his way to the 1974 International Classic crown at Oswego Speedway.

With 12 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 12, Jim Shampine’s thrilling International Classic win in 1974. During the ’74 International Classic a red flag around the lap 150 mark grouped the four front runners together for a restart. That front four consisted of Warren Coniam in the Solvay Automotive No. 04, Bobby Stelter in the Ron Buckner No. 36, Nolan Swift in the famous 10pins, and Jim Shampine’s 8-Ball.

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Colten Matthew Bouchard will be celebrating his second birthday on August 14, 2014. Colten was born at Oswego Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He now weighs 25 pounds.

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Anna Mortimer graduated from G. Ray Bodley on June 28, 2014. Congratulations Anna and happy 19th birthday on July 11, 2014.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Monthly Member Spotlight: Shawn Mahoney’s The Sausage Shack

An old school butcher who got his start taking orders for signature specialty sausages on Facebook has seen steady growth and happy customers since he hung out his brick-and-mortar shingle at the Lakeside Shopping Plaza in Fulton.

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Chamber Offices to Remain at 44 East Bridge Street

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce will not be moving to a new location. It will continue to operate from 44 E. Bridge St., Oswego.

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Fishing Reports for August 7, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: With heavy rain throughout the region over the last week, the water flow … Continue reading

Tax Tips

What You Should Know if You Need More Time to File Your Taxes

The April 15 tax deadline is approaching. What happens if you can’t get your taxes done by the due date? If you need more time, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. You don’t have to explain … Continue reading

Ten Facts about Amended Tax Returns

Did you discover that you made a mistake after you filed your federal tax return? You can make it right by filing an amended tax return. Here are the top ten things to know about filing an amended tax return. … Continue reading




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