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September 19, 2018

Katko Applauds Senate Passage Of Fort Ontario Legislation, Urges President To Sign Into Law

Following unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate this evening of The Fort Ontario Study Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. John Katko, the Congressman released the following statement: “Fort Ontario and Safe Haven National Refugee Shelter are treasures in our community, and testament to the important role of Central New York in our nation’s history. The Fort Ontario Study Act has been among my top priorities since coming to Congress in 2015,” said Katko.


Car-House Crash, Fire Still Under Investigation; Names Released

The occupants of the 2001 Buick were Ronald C. Canfield Jr, Amanda R. Long, William J. Crowe and Katie A. Grant. The occupants of the 2016 Ford Focus were Charles Alton II and Charles Alton III. The occupants of residence damaged by the fire were identified as Barbara and Mark Dennison.

Oswego Councilors Seek Input On Winter Parking Policy

It’s a problem nearly as old as Oswego itself. Where can someone park during the Port City’s winters? At Monday night’s Planning and Development Committee meeting, councilors discussed ways to “enhance winter parking permit process and associated fees,” according to committee chair Ron Tesoriero.


Sandra Scott Travels: Singapore – ‘One Of The Most Perfect Countries’

Singapore has to be one of the most perfect countries; at least, to my way of thinking. It is sparkling clean and people-friendly. When Rachel Chu, the leading lady, gets off the airplane at Singapore’s Changi airport, she marvels, “An airport with a movie theater…” I always notice how quiet it is. The airport has a sunflower garden, a butterfly garden, a nature trail, plenty of child friendly activities, along with artwork, shopping, and eateries.

Mayor Minutes

Ask Your 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 sewer rates and everything in between, we’ll share your questions with the mayor and get his response.


Food For Hungry Kids

Melissa Russell, co-coordinator of Oswego’s Blessings in a Backpack program, organizes the packing effort Sept. 12 as about 75 Pop Warner Football volunteers. The group, including more than 50 children, prepared to pack weekend meals and snacks for 300 needy children in the Oswego City School District.

Oswego Town VFD Barbeque, Open House Set

The Oswego Town Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Fall Chicken Barbeque on October 7 from noon until sold out. Also, the department will hold its annual open house on October 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fire Station, 640 County Route 20, Oswego.


Thank You From The Family Of Colleen LeClair Nickolas

Thank you from the family and friends of Colleen LeClair Nickolas. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Friends of Fulton Parks (Kelly Weaver) and the city of Fulton Parks Department (Mike Davies) for their work in helping us select the bench and placing our memorial bench. Many people sent donations …thank you.

Around The O

Eight-Time Champion Wins Fifth Oswego Classic

Otto Sitterly put an exclamation point on an incredible season at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday night, adding a fifth International Classic 200 win to the eighth Novelis supermodified track championship he’d earned just two weeks ago. Sitterly finished the 2018 season winning five of the final seven races, including the last three on Oswego’s schedule.

Police Blotter

Fishing Reports for September 14, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: As the lake season begins to wind down you often hear “what a season it has been.” Salmon are staging just off the tributaries as they begin to make their way into the rivers and streams. Several boats