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Commissioner Seeks To Get DSS Back To Full Strength

Caseworkers at the county Department of Social Services have been carrying larger than usual case loads for about a month now. At this week’s Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, Commissioner Gregg Heffner requested the legislature expedite refilling five caseworker positions. Currently, the extra cases are redistributed to existing workers.

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Mayor Tom Gillen stated that in honoring his pledge to help the city of Oswego and the Port of Oswego Authority, Governor Cuomo’s vision and actions will positively impact not just the economy of Oswego, but the entire Upstate area as well.

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Assembling the greens and veggies for a recent spaghetti dinner put together by the SUNY Oswego Mentor-Scholar Program and Fulton Community School at Fulton Junior High are (from left, facing camera) Fulton students Dominique Malcott (orange shirt) and Levi Yablonski, teaming with Oswego undergraduate mentor-scholars Jaydee Maldonado and Maayan Schreibman. With the help of business sponsorships, the partners served more than 80 guests.

SUNY Oswego’s Mentor-Scholar Program, in partnership with Fulton City School District’s Community School, served more than 80 guests at its community dinner recently at Fulton Junior High. “Events like this are a great way to bring communities together to realize the impact that individuals and organizations can have through shared resources,” said Scott Ball, project coordinator of Mentor-Scholar.

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Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals will provide a “good times” opening to the 28th annual Oswego Harborfest. On July 23 the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park will set the mood for the rest of a spectacular weekend as one of the premier free music festivals in the nation kicks off. Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske said, “Felix is a great way to launch this year’s celebration. I would like to thank Cayuga Community College and C&S Companies for their sponsorship of opening night.”

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State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the new State Budget will include nearly $13 million to help local colleges improve the learning experience for students by making upgrades to their campuses. Included in the spending plan is $6.65 million for SUNY Oswego, $1.95 million for SUNY Canton and $4.35 million for Jefferson Community College.

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“In Company” – War of 1812 marine artist Dr. Peter Rindlisbacher portrays the majestic ‘line ahead’ formation of the Royal Navy squadron on Lake Ontario in this scene. He will speak at the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium, scheduled April 17 to 19. For details, go to http://visitoswegocounty.com/historical-info/war-of-1812/war-of-1812-symposium/

History lovers, students and professional historians will have the opportunity to learn more about the decades leading up to and following the War of 1812 as well as artistic tips, tricks and techniques for re-creating historic moments at the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium. The fifth annual event runs from Friday, April 17 to Sunday April 19.

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It’s one of the most iconic images of World War II, a group of five United States Marines and a United States Navy corpsman, raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. This month, dozens of United States veterans made the journey back to that same island, marking the 70th anniversary of one of the most iconic battles of World War II. I’m once again calling on people to nominate those who have served to the New York State Senate’s “Veterans’ Hall of Fame.”

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Domestic violence, harassment, and sexual assault continue to be issues I am concerned about. Studies reveal that this occurs more than many realize. A few new laws were recently chaptered and aim to improve victims’ rights and protections. I supported all of these in the Assembly and I am glad they have been signed into law.

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The view from our Shades room.

John and I have visited many places in Vietnam including the beaches between Danang and Hoi An. This time we decided to try some place different – some place that would be warm. Mui Ne is about 135 miles due east of Saigon. After some searching, we decided to stay at Shades Resort. The rate was reasonable; it was on the water and had a pool so it fit our needs.

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Hundreds of students and parents filed into Fairley Elementary School for the event, where they were greeted by teachers, staff members, local business owners and agency representatives.

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Students enrolled in the Commercial Driver License-A Program at the Center for Career and Community Education recently had a chance to explore a career in transportation with a local company. Dot Transportation employees Hal Williams and Steve Kuchko discussed the many opportunities available to graduates of Ken Koegel’s CDL-A course.

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An “Overnight Package” courtesy of the Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront in Oswego will be one of the featured prizes awarded during the annual “Bundle of Bucks” Charity Raffle Drawing Party taking place on May 9. In addition to the many prize giveaways, the “Bundle of Bucks” Raffle will pay cash prizes totaling up to $25,000 if all tickets are sold by the time of the drawing.

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5 East 6th Street, Oswego

Charming 3 bedroom 2 bath home with many updated features.

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Brandon Bellinger (No. 02) and Stephen Gioia III (No. 9) dive into Oswego's first turn. The Bellinger and Gioia names have played a large part in Oswego Speedway's rich history and tradition since the 1950s.

For the third consecutive season, Oswego Speedway has ranked in the top five of Speed Sport Magazine’s My Favorite Track of North America poll, finishing in the fourth position overall. Speed Sport’s survey was conducted in late February through early March with the response being twice that received during last year’s poll and 10 times greater than the inaugural poll in 2012.

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The Summer Championship will return to Oswego Speedway on July 18 with C’s Beverage Center of Oswego and CNY CPR of Baldwinsville presenting the action in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions.

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Oswego Speedway racing fundraisers are set for this upcoming weekend for both Novelis Supermodified veteran Jerry Curran and 2014 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Rookie of the Year Camden Proud.

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Olivia Bauer will celebrate her 9th birthday on March 20 with friends and family. She is the daughter of Marc Bauer of Oswego and Jessica Bodoh of Fulton.

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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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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Membership Monday

This Week’s Topic Happy Monday!!! Here is some news and information on what some of our members have going on this week and what is happening right here at the Chamber. Please let us know what you would like for … Continue reading

New Direction For New Chamber Directors

After a tumultuous year of transition for the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, its new leadership team is working to redefine the origination’s role in the community and in the minds and hearts of its members and future members. Executive Director Greg Mills and Assistant Director Danielle Hayden have joined forces to create a dynamic force to be visible and build credibility with the business community. “My job, and what I think my skill set is, I facilitate,” Mills said during an interview with Oswego County Today. “I bring people together, I bring conversations forward.”

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Fishing Reports for March 26, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: The water level was up to 11,500cfs over the weekend but has dropped back to 8,710cfs as of this morning. According to Capt. … Continue reading

Cool with a mix of sun and clouds today. High around 40.

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