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July 22, 2018

Communications Outage In Parish Interrupts 911 Service

The Oswego County E-911 Communications Center reports (today July 22) a 911 outage in the Parish 625 exchange for customers of New Visions Communications, a provider of telephone, internet and cable service. People in Parish who have an emergency and who cannot call 911 from their landlines should go to the Parish Volunteer Fire Department.


Mary Gosek Day Set In Oswego

Peaceful Remedies founder Mary Gosek passed away in 2016, after a five-year battle with Ovarian Cancer. In recognition of Mary’s selflessness and the effort she put into helping others, Mayor William Barlow proclaimed July 30 to be Mary E. Gosek Day in Oswego.

Sharkey Announces Candidacy For Sheriff

James R. Sharkey announces his candidacy for the administrative position of Oswego County Sheriff in the upcoming election on November 6. As a local business owner and lifelong resident of Oswego County, his interests are, and always have been, with the working men and women of this county.

Fox Attacks Dog in Albion; Health Department Warns Residents of Rabid Fox

The Oswego County Health Department announced today (July 20), that a gray fox captured in the town of Albion along Albion Cross Road has tested positive for rabies. The animal approached a dog on a porch and attacked on Saturday, July 14. Two people were also involved and are currently being treated. The dog is up-to-date on his rabies vaccinations and received a booster shot.

Mayor Minutes

Ask Your Mayor Your Question

Do you have something on your mind you’d like to share with the mayor but just haven’t had the chance to make it down to City Hall? Well, here’s your chance! Oswego County Today is soliciting questions and comments regarding how your city is being run. Bring it on. From pot holes to water and


Former Mayor Releases Second ‘Forks’

Forks in the Road II Small town lives and lessons, is the second book in a series featuring 28 short biographical essays about several Oswego area and related leading community lights, and just plain ordinary people, whose lives are celebrated in a hagiographic paen to all that is best about life in a small town.


Residents Are Reminded to Diligently Check for Ticks after Being Outside

In Oswego County, we have seen increased cases of Lyme disease in the past several years. As summer is here and schools are on vacation, people, especially children, will be involved in more outdoor activities. I would like to remind residents to diligently practice tick checks for preventing Lyme disease from ticks. Lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted through the saliva of an infected deer tick.

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Keeping Unwanted Drugs Out Of The Wrong Hands

Long before I became a State Senator, I was aware of the growing substance abuse problems in our region. In the years since, we have seen illegal drugs not only become a crisis in our communities, but they have greatly affected our families, friends and neighbors. Most of the focus of this drug problem has been on opioids and heroin, and rightly so.

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Around The O

Around the O

As race teams round the halfway point on Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule, the crucial final four-race stretch begins this weekend. The championship points chases are close in each division. However, if there’s a date on the schedule where points take a back seat in the eyes of most drivers, it’s this Saturday night’s $10,000 dollar

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Fishing Reports for July 19, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: According to Capt. Troy Creasy of High Adventure Sportfishing Charters: The great fishing on Lake Ontario continues. It might not be the bloodbath for everybody that we had over the last two months but we were spoiled and


Sandra Scott Travels: Visiting New York’s Beautiful Waterfalls

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most visited falls along with Iguacu Falls in South America and Victoria Falls in Africa. I am sure most New Yorkers have visited the falls at least once. When I was in college in Buffalo, it was a popular ‘first date’ destination. No matter how many times I visit, the falls are always impressive.

Auditions for Theatre Du Jour’s ‘Bullets for Broadway’ A Sure Shot For August

Director Derek Potocki is offering “Bullets for Broadway” by David Landau this October and once again Theatre Du Jour is calling all thespians. If you enjoy a good farce / murder mystery role – they are gunning for you. Three fine fellas and three sassy dames are required for the show from this award-winning playwright best known as the inventor of the popular interactive mystery play.