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Fulton Grocers Produce Pricing Perspective at Public Hearing

Local Fulton grocers concerned about competing against a big retailer with deep pockets in an industry with already low profit margins spoke against granting special permit status to property on the city’s east side.
“This isn’t just somebody crying, ‘Oh there’s more competition,’” one local grocery store owner explained. “We’ve got competition. … We beat each other to death every day.”

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City of Fulton residents got their first peak at the proposed ALDI Food Store layout during the Common Council public hearing Tuesday as councilors approved a special permit to use the former Nestle’s site as a grocery store.
“Nestle’s is a great spot,” one resident said. “I would love to see the eyesore gone. Nestle’s isn’t going to reopen. We’ve got to get rid of it. When you come in to town you’re going to see a nice new grocery store, and that’s nothing but positive.”

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Veteran continuing education administrator Jill Pippin has joined SUNY Oswego as dean of extended learning. Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning serves a wide array of part-time students and working adults interested in pursuing degrees, career-specific coursework and professional development opportunities in Oswego, Syracuse and Phoenix and online.

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At this week’s meeting, the Common Council OK’d expenditure of funds from the Softball Accounting Reserve Fund. The DPW commissioner was authorized to spend up to $20,000 to operate Legends Softball Complex for the 2014 season. They also approved transfer of funds from within the Department of Public Works. A total of $8,000 was moved to cover the anticipated cost of seasonal employees at the softball complex.

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University Police at SUNY Oswego will have special patrols out looking for motorists who are not wearing their seatbelts from April 21 to May 4. The patrols are part of the nationwide “Buckle-Up Day and Night” campaign. The larger campaign is traditionally scheduled in late May, but University Police is granted a variation to run earlier because of college graduation in May.

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earth day 44 years__2014Earth Week, organized by the Oswego County Environmental Management Council, will take place from April 25 to May 4. The Environmental Management Council has organized events citizens can participate in during the week. The EMC also highly encourages citizens to host environmental cleanup events of their own.

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“Ethics reform” has been a buzz phrase heard in Albany and around the state a lot over the last few years and for good reason. Lately, there have been several high profile cases of wrongdoing by state officials. However, as is often the case in state politics, what is meant by “ethics reform” depends who is providing the rhetoric.

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In an effort to recognize teachers who go above and beyond to help their students succeed, I will once again be honoring educators with my “Golden Apple” Award for Teaching Excellence. Last year, I was able to honor more than 40 educators from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties with this special program.

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Increasing sunshine today – but still cold. High in the upper 30s.

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In an effort to encourage a love of reading in our youth the Oswego County Youth Bureau and the Fulton Rotary clubs are hosting a Children’s Book Drive in support of the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County. They are currently collecting donations of new and gently used books with titles of interest to toddlers through teens.

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Walkers participating in last year’s Family Fun Walk for Autism.The Oswego County Autism Task Force is in full swing with activities to promote autism awareness this month. It is the mission of the Task Force to provide information and engage in social activities that relate to enhancing the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder in our community.

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The Oswego Public Library has joined the efforts of the Oswego Center for Sustainability to generate collaborative community projects that focus on local, reusable resources, self-reliance and community initiative. Together these organizations have established the Oswego Seed Library.

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5 Bedroom, 5 Bath house in desired neighborhood with all of the amenities.

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OSWEGO, NY – As the International Supermodified Association season opener continues to draw closer at Oswego Speedway, the winged traveling series roster continues to grow with a mixture of returning vets and interesting new combinations for the coming season. One … Continue reading

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The Steelhead Lodge will be hosting a Women’s Fly-fishing Weekend from May 2 – 4 on the world famous Salmon River. The event consists of riverside lodging, home-cooked meals, a seminar led by Vicky Lane, renowned fly fisherwoman, and plenty of time spent fishing the Salmon River.

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As the countdown continues toward the Speedway’s 64th consecutive season of green flag racing, fans have the opportunity to assist in getting the ‘Steel Palace’ ready for action on Saturday with the 11th annual Pizza Villa Spring Spruce-Up Day. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with free lunch being served by Pizza Villa of Oswego at noon.

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Jim and Mariou Santoro, 1964

Marilou P. (Huberth) and James R. Santoro of Oswego recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on February 22, 1964, in Fayetteville, NY.

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Connor Falise turns three years old on February 23.

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Educational Session for Local Businesses

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Fishing Reports for April 15, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: The water level has been running between 20,000-23,000cfs for about a week. This afternoon … Continue reading

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