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Oswego School Board Names Principal, Interim Principal

The board of education approved a new principal for Minetto Elementary to replace Dr. Dean Goewey who was recently named assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. An assistant principal will guide OHS until a replacement for Brian Hartwell, who moved on to a superintendent job in the county, is named. Also, three administrators received salary adjustments for the coming school year.

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The Oswego County Health Department plans to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes between 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. This map shows the targeted spray area. Residents in this area will be notified by the Oswego County Hyper-Reach reverse 911 program. They are advised to follow the precautions issued from the health department, including staying indoors and keeping all windows and doors closed for one hour after spraying.

The Oswego County Health Department reported today that the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in several more mosquito samples collected in the towns of West Monroe and Hastings during routine testing conducted by the county and state health departments. The county health department plans to conduct aerial spraying Saturday evening, Aug. 30, between 6 and 9 p.m. in the Big Bay/ Toad Harbor Swamp area.

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enter for Instruction, Technology and Innovation

As part of a rebranding effort and in conjunction with a nearly completed campus renovation project, Oswego County BOCES has announced a change to its name, becoming the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation. According to CiTi District Superintendent Christopher Todd, the change reflects the organization’s commitment to meeting the ever?changing needs of its educational partners while embracing innovation and creativity.

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handcuffs

According to deputies, the arrest stems from an incident in the town of Palermo where he allegedly threatened to bring a shotgun to the Palermo Town Hall and shoot people due to a grievance.

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four arrested

On Aug. 26 at 9:50 a.m., Robert L. Calderone, 32, and Jessica L. Jackemuk, 29, both of 182 E. Ninth St., Oswego, were each arrested for third-degree welfare fraud and third-degree grand larceny, both class D felonies.

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Mayor Tom Gillen presents Makayla Walker, accompanied by her mother, with the proclamation Monday night. Makayla was diagnosed in the fall of 2012 with an abdominal desmoid tumor. It is so aggressive it is classified as a cancer. The Walkers were joined by twins Sadie (left) and Myla Wilson and their parents. Sadie is currently in treatment for leukemia and goes to Upstate Golisano's Children's Hospital.

At Monday’s Common Council meeting, Mayor Tom Gillen proclaimed September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the Port City. In the US, almost 13,000 children, under the age of 21, are diagnosed with cancer every year, he said.

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It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, students will be starting a new school year. If you’re a parent, you know that a big part of heading back to school is the shopping. As a mother and grandmother, I know that when you’re buying everything from new sneakers to supplies, it can add up quickly. In fact, this year, the National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $670 on back-to-school items.

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In 1994, the state began what’s called the Linked Deposit Program. LDP began as a way to assist and encourage manufacturers and small businesses to undertake investments, which would ultimately lead to a stronger economy. According to an annual report published recently, in 2013, more than 1,000 jobs were created and retained in New York thanks to LDP.

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Rehearsals Under Way For 'Who's On First'

Cast members of the upcoming Oswego Players’ production of Jack Sharkey’s comedy, “Who’s On First” rehearse a scene of the play. The play, directed by Sherri Metz, will be performed on the stage of the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20 with a matinee on Sept. 21.

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Becoming partly cloudy and not as warm today. High in the lower 70s.

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Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign collected hundreds of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout the county.

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Residents at Morningstar Residential Care Center recently enjoyed a visit from Baxter, a 5-month-old Shitzu-Bichon puppy. A frequent guest at Morningstar, Baxter’s visits provide a heartwarming moment that’s always appreciated.

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Exelon Generation of Oswego is a $2,000 “Triple Word” level sponsor of the eighth annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest. This annual benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County takes place on Sept. 19, at the Oswego Elks Lodge.

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Ranch home close to SUNY Oswego and Lake

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Oswego PR Liverpool’s Kody Graham bounced back from a missed opportunity a week ago to dominate the Novelis supermodified feature event at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday. With persistent rains on Saturday night bumping … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photo – Oswego Speedway PR Fair Lawn, N.J.’s Joey Payne brought home his first feature victory of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. After taking the lead away from eventual runner-up finisher, Keith … Continue reading

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Warren Coniam works Gene Lee Gibson and Mike Muldoon on his way to the 1987 International Classic lead.

With 4 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 4, recapping Warren Coniam’s second International Classic win, this time driving for Joe Magari in 1987. A few weeks prior to the ’87 Classic, Coniam did not even have a ride. The Canadian Classic winner had parted ways with car owner Clyde Booth earlier in the season and hooked up with car owner Magari just prior to the Classic.

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A set of Oswego Speedway and Supermodified race fans have banded together to post the inaugural Budweiser International Classic Supermodified “Take it Off Bonus.” The “Take it Off Bonus,” initiated by long-time Speedway and Supermodified supporter Dennis Bivens, will provide a $500 prize to a driver that takes the same Supermodified to a top ten finish in the winged Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on August 30 and the non-wing Budweiser International Classic 200 on August 31.

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Stephen Gioia III led Tuesday night's Budweiser Classic Week testing at Oswego Speedway in the No. 9.

A total of 10 race cars clocked official times during Tuesday night’s Budweiser Classic Week test session at Oswego Speedway with Stephen Gioia III and Jason Simmons topping the charts in Supermodified and Small Block Super hot laps. Gioia was sporting a new engine in the No. 9, owned by former Oswego Speedway Supermodfied car owner Ed LaPrade. Struggling with low horsepower all season long, the Gioia team struck a deal to run the LaPrade engine just before the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world.

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 on Aug. 23.

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Colten Matthew Bouchard will be celebrating his second birthday on August 14, 2014. Colten was born at Oswego Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He now weighs 25 pounds.

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OSWEGO COUNTY
THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Monthly Member Spotlight: Shawn Mahoney’s The Sausage Shack

An old school butcher who got his start taking orders for signature specialty sausages on Facebook has seen steady growth and happy customers since he hung out his brick-and-mortar shingle at the Lakeside Shopping Plaza in Fulton.

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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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VISIT OSWEGO COUNTY

Fishing Reports for August 21, 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 water level has been below 4,000cfs for the last three days. This … 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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