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Oswego Community Development Awarded $330k Water Quality Improvement Grant for Route 48 Green Gateway Project

Stormwater from Oswego’s west side sewer will be redirected to bioswales and tree plantings on State Route 48/ West First Street with a grant awarded by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a Water Quality Improvement Program. The city of Oswego Community Development Office applied for the grant in December 2013. Joseph Martens, commissioner of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, congratulated Mayor Tom Gillen for the project award of $330,000 for the $414,312 project last week.

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Local law enforcement officers will be out on the roads this weekend as part of a state wide effort to reduce drunk driving crashes and injuries.

Oswego County STOP-DWI coordinator Robert Lighthall announced that Oswego County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on November 26 and will end on November 30.

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Today’s News: NFL Picks, Area All-State musicians and the suppression of knowledge are in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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Today’s News: The dangers of carbonated drinks and the benefit of mathematics are in today’s edition of RaiderNet Daily.

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The new budget contains a property tax hike of about 1.25 percent. It doesn’t contain any layoffs or any loss of services to city residents. “The economy of the city of Oswego has begun to emerge from the overall financial malaise experienced throughout the country,” the mayor said.

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Mayor Ronald Woodward looks on while City Clerk Dan O'Brien reads a motion during a council meeting.

The city of Fulton Common Council will receive the mayor’s 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday Dec. 9 after a public hearing on the document.

Councilors and Mayor Ronald Woodward met on Nov. 20 for a budget workshop that was open to the public. The mayor and Councilor Tom Kenyon said the following day the session was extremely productive, leaving only a narrow budget gap to close between expenses and revenue.

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It goes without saying that children who spend time reading at home, whether alongside their parents or on their own, are ahead in classroom. In addition to succeeding at school, children who live in homes that focus on reading benefit in other ways too, as studies have shown they have longer attention spans, higher levels of self-confidence, better vocabularies and of course, a love of books.

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Whether it’s adopting a family to make sure they have presents under the tree, or working at a local community dinner to ensure that people have a warm holiday meal in good company, many volunteer their time to give back to their community. I continue to be humbled at the way our community gives in time, talent, and resources. Many holiday events are successful because of volunteers.

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Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for the romantic comedy “Shooting Star” by Steven Dietz, the first production of its 2015 season. Auditions will be held on December 1 and 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tavern on the Lock Restaurant and Bar, 24 S. First St.

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food drive

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many families in our community are in need of assistance. This Thanksgiving we are teaming up with the Hannibal Resource Center to help provide holiday meal boxes. The boxes include the makings for … Continue reading

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The 2012 project saw upgrades to the electrical system, data wiring and asbestos removal from walls and ceilings as a way to modernize the facilities for the next generation of learners. With that project now complete, the district is tackling the remainder of the 2014 venture. According to Superintendent Bill Lynch, contractors have already made a significant dent in the 2014 capital project.

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Volney Elementary students received Monthly Classroom Role Model and Monthly “On-a-Roll” Model awards for displaying the character trait gratitude for the month of November.

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Students in Carol Touron’s class at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School recently learned first-hand just how sweet hard work can really be. In an effort to showcase thankfulness, appreciation, and of course food, students helped prepare, cook and serve a Thanksgiving feast for family members and friends.

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8,762 square foot commercial space for lease

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The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team scored the game’s final two goals to defeat visiting Hamilton College 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon at the Marano Campus Center Arena. With the victory, Oswego goes to 5-2-0 overall on the year.

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When Oswego Speedway opens the ‘Steel Palace’ gates for its 65th season of racing on May 9 of 2015, Planet Fitness of Oswego will present the blockbuster night of racing featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour. Planet Fitness joined the Speedway’s team of partners in 2014, presenting the Novelis Supermodified Kickoff.

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The nationally-ranked Oswego State men’s ice hockey team tied 4-4 in overtime for the second straight day, this time against Utica College in The Toyota Frozen Dome Classic on Saturday afternoon at Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome. Oswego and Utica brought 7,047 spectators into the Dome, setting a new NCAA Division III attendance mark for a men’s ice hockey contest.

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Happy Birthday, Jennifer Losurdo

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If you see Cathy Losurdo, wish her a happy birthday

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Spotlight: KBM Management

With the advent of The Affordable Care Act this year and amid a sea of mixed opinions and new information pertaining to business’s responsibilities, this has been a very busy year for KBM Management’s consultants.

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Spotlight: River Edge Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Local bed and breakfast owner Anne Hutchins always wanted to be the proprietor of a place like River Edge Mansion and in 2007 she and her husband Steve moved into the historic Schroeppel homestead to do just that.

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Fishing Reports for November 20, 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: We had the highest water of the season over the last day or … Continue reading

Some Canada Geese paddle on the Oswego River toward sunrise recently.

Breezy and turning cooler with mixed precipitation likely today. High around 45.

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