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Volunteers To Hand Pull Water Chestnuts

Cat Hadlow with water chestnuts she's pulled at the Battle Island area of the Oswego River and Canal

Volunteers will take to the water early next month to help protect the environment. On Aug. 2, dozens of people will once again do a hand-pulling of the invasive water chestnut around the historical Battle Island area of the Oswego River and Canal. The invasive water chestnut has plagued the Oswego River and Canal, creating a negative impact on the ecological balance of the river, boating and fishing. The water chestnut plant is an invasive species that, once established, can significantly reduce the quality of the native habitat, impede recreational use of waterways, and interfere with aquatic ecosystems.

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From left are: Karen Perwitz (vice president of VOW Foundation), Teresa Woolson (president of VOW Foundation) and Michael Quenville (vice president, business relationship manager of Pathfinder Bank)

The VOW Foundation announces Pathfinder Bank as a silver sponsor for the first Oswego County Substance Awareness Family Education Fair to be held on Aug. 16 at the Mexico VFW. With a partner like Pathfinder Bank, as a silver sponsor, local community events are made possible.

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Fort Ontario State Historic Site Superintendent Paul Lear (left) and Henry Spang with the Oswego Maritime Foundation meet aboard the OMF Ontario to develop battle plans for the re-creation of the Battle of Oswego during the 27th annual Harborfest.

Come to Oswego’s historic harbor to witness a re-enactment of the Battle of Oswego during the 27th annual Harborfest. The action begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday. “We will have a few ships and a gunboat in the harbor, including Oswego’s own OMF Ontario, engaging with Fort Ontario to re-create this event,” said Steve Fulton, director of Oswego’s Harborfest. “There will be action from the east breakwall to the west bluff, so people can line up anywhere along to harbor to watch the battle.”

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William Foley takes notes during Tuesday night's Oswego School Board meeting. In background, from left are: board vice president Lynda Sereno, board president Kathleen Allen and Ben Halsey, superintendent.

After more than 20 years on the job, William Foley will step down next month from his position as clerk for the Oswego City School District. Foley, who also acts as the district’s public information officer, said he applied for the position because the ad said they were looking for someone to help promote the school district – something the OHS grad felt he could do well.

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Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy L. Birdsall as the Zoning and Planning Director for the city of Oswego. She will lead the Zoning and Planning Department. Her responsibilities will include overseeing city land use policies, zoning administration, and planning and development efforts.

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In preparation for Harborfest 2014, the Oswego Police Department wishes to announce the following advisories regarding traffic, pedestrian and general information specific to the Harborfest celebration scheduled for July 24-27.

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The position of Family Court Judge is one of the most important positions in Oswego County, as the judge can set the future of a young person. A Family Court Judge must show compassion and common sense besides knowing the law.

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The United Way of Oswego County extends a sincere thank you to the many volunteers and sponsors whose commitment to the United Way 2014 Golf Classic again made the event an outstanding success. This year’s golf tournament, which featured morning and afternoon flights, hosted 46 teams and raised more than $29,000.

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22 JUMP STREET (DIGITAL) R 9:55p DAWN PLANET OF THE PG13 APES (DIGITAL) 1:30p 4:20p 7:10p 10:00p HERCULES (DIGITAL) PG13 12:20p 2:40p 5:00p 7:20p HERCULES 3D (DIGITAL) PG13 9:40p HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PG DRAGON 2 (DIGITAL) 12:15p 2:35p 4:55p … Continue reading

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Lord Capulet, played by Bobby Fontana, discusses with Juliet, played by Nikki Bolio, her obligation to honor her father's wishes to marry Count Paris in this scene from Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo’s Juliet asks “What’s in a name?” and when it comes to Shakespeare, mixed response quickly follows from grimace to enthusiasm. Ask an actor that question and the challenge quickly becomes irresistible. But for local theatre companies, balancing audience appeal with actor enthusiasm is not always easy.

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Sunny, cooler and less humid today. High in the mid 70s.

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On Thursday morning (July 24), representatives of family court judge candidate Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman filed her nominating petitions for the November 4 general election. “We submitted more than double the number of signatures required,” said campaign coordinator Jake Mulcahey, calling the support the campaign has received from the community “enthusiastic.”

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Oswego County Opportunities will host a craft and vendor fair to raise funds for its upcoming Family Fun Day. If you are interested in reserving a space, please contact Stephanie Meeker at (315) 342-7532 ext.124 or via email at smeeker@oco.org

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The Mexico Men’s VFW Auxiliary wishes to invite you to its annual steak bake. It will be held August 17 at the VFW field, Route 3 North, in Mexico. The men’s auxiliary is a community-based group with more than 100 members that help with Mexico VFW Post 369 and veterans.

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Cozy house with large lot in the City of Oswego

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Randy Ritskes drove the Jeff Locke-owned No. 37 supermodified to its third feature win of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. Having started eighth on the grid, the Oswego … Continue reading

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Bath, N.Y.’s Alex Hoag collected his first checkered flag Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway, winning the 35-lap Pathfinder Bank small block supermodified feature event. Starting from the pole position, the third-generation driver led every lap en route to the win.

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Oswego Speedway's three-time Budweiser International Classic champion, Otto Sitterly, will contend in the first leg of Supermodified racing's Triple Crown this weekend at Sandusky Speedway's Hy-Miler Nationals as a teammate to defending champion Dave Shullick Jr.

The Triple Crown of Supermodified racing officially opens Saturday at Ohio’s Sandusky Speedway with the running of the annual ISMA Supermodified Hy-Miler Nationals. Consisting of Sandusky’s Hy-Miler, Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200, and New Hampshire’s Star Speedway Classic, the Triple Crown is rich in history and tradition, dating back to 1966 when all three races were first run in the same season.

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Right from the drop of green to the checkers 2013 Fulton Speedway SUNY Canton Sportsman track champion and current point’s leader Beth Schneider and Todd Root put on a battle royal the entire distance that saw Schneider pick up the narrow win.

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Fresh off his first top five finish of 2014, Keith Shampine joins a cast of Novelis Supermodified competitors in search of $10,000 at Oswego Speedway on August 2.

Since 1987, Oswego Speedway’s $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified main event has highlighted the ‘Steel Palace’ summer schedule, with drivers laying it all on the line for a season changing pay day.
As the 28th edition of this prestigious event nears, the 2014 Novelis Supermodified field is no doubt wide open, with several drivers believing they could lay claim to the 10K.

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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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Carol and Chuck - 2014

Charles and Carol Burghart celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Cottage Inn in Red Creek with their family. Then a gathering of family and friends at their home in Hannibal.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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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Chamber Gears Up for Oswego Farmers’ Market Opening

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another summer of the Oswego Farmers’ Market which is set to open on May 22 at 4:30 p.m. along West First Street in Oswego. There will be “noticeable changes” to the market for this summer, said Nate Emmons, interim executive director of the chamber.

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Fishing Reports for July 10, 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: The river has been up and down between 6,000cfs and under 1,000cfs in … 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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