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Oswego Council OKs Amending Charter

The proposal states: Should the (city) budget have a tax rate increase of 5 percent or more than the previous year’s tax rate, then the budget shall go to a public referendum in that year’s November election, by operation of law. The council approved a resolution sending it to the voters. The local law will be effective immediately upon being approved by the voters of the city at the November 4 general election.

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Tree down on Syracuse Ave.

Marilyn Rowsey Dirk just shared this photo of a downed tree with live wires on Syracuse Ave.
She said it happened just around 3 p.m. today (July 28)

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The Wounded Warrior Project sponsored a fishing contest during a special Father’s Day outing for veterans and their families. Robert Fleming (left) and Scott Zohr won the challenge by landing a 12.87 pound lake trout with Captain Mike Conroy and Bobby Busch aboard the Proteus. (Photo by Capt. Mike Conroy, Proteus Sport Fishing.)

More than a dozen veterans and their families came from across New York State to enjoy a warm and sunny Father’s Day and participate in the second annual veterans’ charter boat fishing trip on Great Lake Ontario. The trip was organized by Jim “Doc” Goodness, creator of Volunteer Guides for Veterans, together with Danny Rodriquez, project coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Project and Capt. Tom Burke with Cold Steel Sportfishing.

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The Oswego County Emergency Management Office has announced that the system of emergency notification sirens surrounding the three nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point are scheduled to be tested Aug. 4 through 8, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The test is a portion of the regular testing program of the Oswego County Emergency Alert System.

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Reclamation Committee member Doug Chapman at the city's Lake Neatahwanta beach in 1969.

City officials have received the permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation to allow dredging of Lake Neatahwanta – a significant step in returning the fresh water body to a healthy condition.

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The fireworks show lasted a breathtaking half hour and left the crowd cheering and whistling right to the last reverberating report.
Fireworks by Grucci Director of Operations Chris Carlino provided Oswego County Today with the song list used to choreograph the Oswego Harborfest show.

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Can you imagine having your pet stolen? Sadly, pet theft is a reality for an increasing number of people. According to the American Kennel Club, there were more than 590 pets stolen in 2013. This represents a 31 percent increase over the number of thefts in the prior year.

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On Aug. 7, 1782, George Washington first presented a Badge of Military Merit to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action.” The award he created from his headquarters in Newburgh, NY, was a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk and had the word “merit” stitched across the front. Only three known soldiers received the honor.

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Trujillo beach

The area around Trujillo, Honduras, is being promoted as the Banana Coast which is much more marketable than the area just to the east called The Mosquito Coast. However, the name “mosquito’ refers to the Native Americans who lived in the area not the insect of which there are many. Trujillo is an interesting place. It is where Christopher Columbus first stepped foot on the mainland of the Americas and where O. Henry hid out while a fugitive from justice.

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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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Cloudy and cool with scattered showers today. High around 70.

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Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) has acquired the Property and Casualty book of business from the Cronk Agency, Inc., 647 S. Main St., Central Square, it was announced by Martha Murray, president. Cronk owners Jacquelyn and Frank Upwood are retiring … Continue reading

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Discovery Day Care currently has openings. If you are interested in a tour or for more information please feel free to call 695-4838. Discovery Day Care is located in the Industrial Park in Phoenix.

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Journey of Faith United Methodist Church, 7721 State Route 104, Oswego, continues its Tuesday Summer Concert Series in August. A variety of performers will be sharing their talents. Concerts begin at 7 p.m.at the gazebo.

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Outside-Front

2 bedroom, 1 bath house in a quiet neighborhood

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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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Breakwall Bombshells hold off the Albany All Stars.

Port City Roller Derby will keep 2014 rolling with their “War Of SK8teen 12″ bout on August 9 in Crisafulli Rink. For a battle bout featuring PCRD skaters, the Port City Sirens will take on the Kingston Derby Girls Skateful Dead team from Kingston Canada. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with action beginning at 6 p.m. at Crisafulli Rink.

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Defending Fulton Speedway SUNY Canton Sportsman champion and defending Industrial Tire Of CNY Sportsman Championship Series titlist Beth Schneider has served notice that she is a threat to win every race she enters as the 2014 season is about to hit the home stretch.

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(INDUSTRIAL TIRE OF CNY SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 35 LAPS) – BETH SCHNEIDER, Ron Davis III, Jordan Bennett, Chris Hulsizer, Brandon Hagan

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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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OSWEGO COUNTY
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 23, 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 flow has been low, between 1,000-2,000cfs, for the last couple of … 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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