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School Bus Driver Allegedly Sent Indecent Photos To Student

FULTON, NY – Fulton Police today (April 15) arrested Duane A. Makosky, 57 of 38 Birch Lane Apt. 47-D Oswego, for one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

Duane A. Makosky

Duane A. Makosky

It is alleged that the defendant, on April 13 at around 7:53 a.m. while employed as a bus driver for Golden Sun Bus Service, that he sent two text message photos of a naked adult female’s breasts and genitalia to the cell phone of a 15-year-old student who was a daily passenger on his bus route.

At this point, it appears to be an isolated incident, but if there is anyone who has had similar contacts with Makosky, please contact the Fulton Police Department at 598-4504.

Makosky is currently being held at the Fulton Police Department, awaiting arraignment.

Wilde Works On Display

OSWEGO, NY – Harrison Wilde is the featured artist this month (April) at the Oswego Public Library’s Art Gallery.

Harrison Wilde is the featured artist this month

Harrison Wilde is the featured artist this month at Oswego Library

Wilde, a photographer and a resident of Hannibal, is well known because of his work which appeared in the local news over a period of 26 years.

One critic hailed his work because of “his keen eye that created wonderful compositions, whether he was taking photos of local scenes, or doing nature photography.”

The end results were often times unique depictions of familiar scenes.

The library display includes photographs of local scenes like the lighthouse, Fort Ontario, the Oswego River and Lake Ontario.

Nature views include leaves and a milkweed bursting its pod.

The display includes about 12 to 15 photographs.

Wilde photos

Harrison Wilde will display photos such as this

They were taken mostly over the last two years, Wilde said, adding he has “tons to choose from.”

One of his favorites is in the canoe near Battle Island in the old abandoned canal on the east side of the Oswego River.

The exhibition is open during library hours on the lower level outside the community room through the end of April.

Copies may be purchased.

Something To See: Eclipse Of The Sun

You couldn’t see it here, but it was impressive in Southeast Asia: A complete eclipse of the Sun, in which the moon slides perfectly between the Sun and the Earth, leaving a perfectly round corona of the Sun’s fire and a dark circle.

The eclipse lasted up to 6 minutes in some places.  No one reading this today will see the next eclipse predicted to last that long.  It will be in 2132.

We thought you might like to see some amateur pictures from the eclipse, courtesy of various photographers who post on Flickr.  Click the story to see more photos, a diagram of the path of the eclipse, and a composite photo that shows a giant shadow on the Orient, from space.

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Taken in Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China by roger.badsoul, on Flickr.

<br />Taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh by photographer <a href=

Taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh by photographer A@Dhaka, on Flickr.

<br />This photo appears to have been taken in the Phillippines by <a href=

This photo appears to have been taken in the Phillippines by Storm Crypt on Flickr.

<br />This photo was taken in Kanpur, India by <a href=

This photo was taken in Kanpur, India by the photographer Abhishek Singh aka Bailoo on Flickr.

<br />This photo was taken in Delhi, India by <a href=

This photo was taken in Delhi, India by the photographer Pranav Singh on Flickr.

<br />From NASA, the path of the solar eclipse takes it from India through the Far East and out over the southern Pacific Ocean.

From NASA, the path of the solar eclipse takes it from India through the Far East and out over the southern Pacific Ocean.

<br />One final photo, which isn't a photo at all, but a graphic created through the data captured during the eclipse by the Institute of Industrial Science & Earthquake Reserach Institute University of Tokyo, Japan.  The huge shadow in the upper left of the photo is the shadow created by the eclipse at that moment in time.

One final photo, which isn't a photo at all, but a graphic created through the data captured during the eclipse by the Institute of Industrial Science & Earthquake Reserach Institute University of Tokyo, Japan. The huge shadow in the upper left of the photo is the shadow created by the eclipse at that moment in time.

AAO To Feature Photos By Deborah Keppel Engelke

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OSWEGO, NY – The Art Association of Oswego announces the opening of a solo exhibition by photographer Deborah Keppel Engelke in the Jo Hyse Gallery at the Oswego Civic Arts Center.

The exhibition is entitled Visual Narratives: Every Picture Tells a Story.

The show will open with a reception for the artist on Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Art Center.

Engelke was born in Syracuse, but has lived in Oswego for the last 20 years.

She has attended Lemoyne College and SUNY Oswego, where she earned her MA in 1997.

She started Time & Again Books (East Utica Street) in 2000.

She recounts how she got into photography: “I bought my first camera, a brownie knock-off, and started taking what I now term impressionistic photographs, back in 1961 (although I was going for more realistic images). I was in elementary school. After three courses in college, one in the art department, two in the audio-visual department, my work improved. Visiting major galleries and museums in the northeast for decades, I have found my own style, or visual ‘voice,’ if you will. But it was not until I took another dozen night classes through BOCES Evening Division, several with regionally recognized professional photographers, that I gained confidence in my own work.”

“For the past nine years, having passed the half-century mark, I am finally finding the courage to go outside my comfort zone to show my work. What I am finding is that my photographs are an extension of my writing, and each photo I take captures a story I wish to tell,” she continued.

The show will continue until Nov. 23.

Regular gallery hours are from 2-5 p.m. on weekends or by appointment.

Group tours are welcome.

The Oswego Civic Arts Center is located at the northernmost end of East Fourth Street in Oswego.

For further information contact the Art Association of Oswego at 315 343-5675.

Photos From Classic Weekend

Photographer Jim Feeney contributed two galleries of photos from Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway.

The first is from Supernationals night.  The second is from Sunday’s Classic.

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