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9-1-1: Call if you can; text if you can’t – Oswego County 911 Now Accepts Text Messages

Paul Van Dyke, operations coordinator for the Oswego County E-9-1-1 Center, answers a text message requesting emergency assistance. Text to-9-1-1 service is now available in Oswego County. It should only be used when a voice phone call is not an option.

Although it should only be used when a voice call is not an option, people in Oswego County can now text emergency calls to the Oswego County 9-1-1 center. County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner (District 13, New Haven), said that the major cell phone carriers serving Oswego County recently installed and tested equipment to verify that the text-to-9-1-1 system works. “We have been working since the fall to have new equipment installed and make sure it’s operational for Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile customers,” Gardner said

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Today’s News: Bodley musical will provide bittersweet moments for several senior performers in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release his projected 2015-16 school funding data, information that is vital as school districts across the state face a March 1 deadline to submit preliminary tax levy data to the state. In an unprecedented move, the governor withheld the data from his Executive Budget proposal until, or unless, the State Legislature enacts his new education policies.

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Today’s News: Thoroughly Modern Millie and student volunteers are part of today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Nearly a dozen speakers Monday night told Oswego councilors the city’s odd-even overnight parking policy is doing more harm than good. The majority urged city officials to do away with the policy. Councilors took no action on the matter. However, it will be a topic of further discussions for a long time.

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The State of Emergency imposed last week by Mayor Thomas Gillen remains in effect for the city of Oswego. According to Oswego DPW Commissioner Michael Smith, more than 30 properties have had their water services restored but there are still more than a dozen who remain without water as the work continues. It is EXTREMELY important that residents continue to have their water running (about the diameter of a pencil) without interruption until further notice.

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10,400 – that’s how many miles of snowmobiling trails New York State is home to. This expansive network of trails means more than just an enjoyable time for outdoor enthusiasts. Our snowmobile trails also represent a major economic driver for our tourism economy, generating roughly $868 million annually according to a recent study by SUNY Potsdam.

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The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network recently launched an ad campaign called Pass Life On. There are a series of videos which talk about the importance of organ donation titled “The Greatest Person Never Known” which feature a grateful organ recipient. The ad campaign is designed to help improve the state’s organ donation registration rates, which continue to be much lower than other states.

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The Sanctuary of Truth temple

There are many things to do in the area including elephant rides and shopping but we opted to visit The Sanctuary of Truth, which we could see off in the distance from our balcony. Had we known we would have planned to spend several hours there because there was a lot to do. The elaborately carved wooden structure was built in 1981 but has the look of an ancient temple. The temple carvings showed the relationship between humans and the universe.

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The town of Volney History Center is pleased to offer “Tour of Historic Homes, Structures and Sites of Interest in the Township. “ On April 25. A trolley, provided by the Great Lakes Trolley Company, will leave the town hall on County Route 6, Volney Center at 9 a.m.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie, which will be presented March 5-6-7 at G. Ray Bodley High School.

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Volney Elementary students received Monthly Classroom Role Model and Monthly “On-a-Roll” Model awards for displaying the character trait of honesty for the month of February.

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255 Kingdom Road, Volney

Nice ranch home in a quiet setting!

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After a successful 2014 season in the small block supermodified division at Oswego Speedway, J.J. Andrews will once again team up with Billy Whittaker CARS and TRUX, of Central Square, for the 2015 season. Andrews will seek his first championship in his 18th season as a driver in the division.

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The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team opened its season with an 8-6 overtime win at Utica College on Sunday afternoon at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. It was the first game for both squads, making the Lakers 1-0 on the year while the Pioneers go to 0-1.

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The third-seeded Oswego State men’s basketball team knocked off No. 1 Plattsburgh 70-58 to earn its second SUNYAC Championship in just four years on Saturday at Memorial Hall. With the victory, Oswego improves to 19-9 on the year and will make an appearance in the NCAA Championship after grabbing the conference’s automatic bid. The Lakers will find out who, when and where it will play in the tournament during the NCAA’s selection show at 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Jared Bellinger and Kristin Rice became engaged on February 15, 2015, at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.

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Michael Holmes turns 6 on February 4.

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Warm Up Oswego To Melt Away the Winter Blues

Melt away the “winter blues” on Saturday for the 10th annual Warm Up Oswego Festival. The hottest winter festival in CNY is lead this year by the Oswego Network of Entrepreneurs and promises the best festival yet. “We will have all the great activities that fest-goers have come to love, with a new footprint for the festival!” said Nathan Emmons, festival chair. This year’s festival will have two headquarters, one outdoors in the Civic Plaza area at Oneida and West First streets and the other indoor headquarters will be in the King Arthur’s building at West First and Bridge streets.

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Spotlight: Zink Shirts

T-shirts and Guerilla Marketing fit together like pencil on paper and when combined well can transform a person into a walking billboard of promotion, thought, emotion, ideas, solidarity, or art for its own sake.
Using this approach, illustrator and self-styled Guerilla Marketer Glenn Zansitis created Zink Shirts, a small business on the ground floor at 19 E. Cayuga St., in Oswego.

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Fishing Reports for February 26, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: The water level has been gradually dropping over the last few days running at 3,300cfs this morning. The cold temperatures are still with … Continue reading

Mostly cloudy with mixed precipitation possible later today. High near 32.

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