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June 18, 2018

Mayor Barlow Announces $225,000 for Harbor Trail Improvement Project

Mayor Billy Barlow announced a $225,000 project enhancing the Oswego Harbor Trail along Breitbeck Park and the Oswego lake front in the city of Oswego. The Oswego Harbor Trail project will transform the recreational trail, clearing brush, weeds and overgrown vegetation in an effort to beautify the area and increase usage along the trail and Breitbeck Park.


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Heat Safety Tips Offered

Governor Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to take precaution against the high temperatures today. A New York heat advisory was made to urge those in the state to avoid strenuous outdoor physical activity to avoid heat related illness. Everyone is at risk when temperatures rise above 90 degrees, but the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illnesses.

Oswego County Will Hold Annual Auction of Tax Properties July 14

The Oswego County Real Property Tax Service will sell up to 129 parcels of tax delinquent properties at the annual tax property auction July 14, at the Oswego High School, 2 Buccaneer Boulevard. Bidder registration begins at 8 a.m. and the auction will start at 10 a.m. An informational and early registration meeting for bidders will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. July 13, at the high school.

Scouts, Elks Retire Flags At Fort Ontario

Most people believe the right way to retire an American Flag is to burn it – whole. However, that is not entirely correct. On Saturday, historic Fort Ontario hosted several representatives of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Oswego Lodge #271 as well as a large contingent of Girl Scout troops 10566 and 10567. Nearly two dozen members of the public were also in attendance.

Economic Development Organization Presents Annual Activity Summary, Achievement Awards

Operation Oswego County held its 66th annual meeting at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, in Oswego on Friday, June 15. Barbara Bateman, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 150 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally organizations to the meeting. Keynote presenter Tim Hardy, General Manager of Sunoco Agri-Business, shared a video highlighting the 1886 Malt House.


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Barnes, Syrell Racing Sweep Novelis Supermodified Twin 35s

For the first time since his unforgettable championship night drive to victory in 2016, Michael Barnes and the Syrell Racing No. 68 were back in Oswego Speedway victory lane on two occasions this past Saturday night. ‘The Hustler’ swept the Novelis Supermodified Twin 35s presented by Burke’s Do It Best Home Center and Bosco & Geers in sole possession of victory for the first time since Doug Didero pulled the trick back in 1995.


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Photos – Jim Feeney Russ Brown, who hasn’t finished in the top 10 in points since earning his fifth track title in 2013, finds himself in front of the pack after two weeks of racing. Since the 2013 season, the pilot of the Ray Hedger-owned and built No. 13 has only raced part-time. In fact,

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Tom Sears Jr. Takes Advantage Of Late Caution To Win Fulton Speedway Modified Feature

Tom Sears Jr., from Clay, took advantage of a lap 29 caution in the 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar 358 Modified feature for his first win of the year Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway. For the second week in a row the Modified feature winning pass wasn’t made until 2 laps to go. This week it was Sears’ turn as he got by Jeff McGinnis who was in total command of the race until that lap 29 yellow.

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Fishing Reports for June 15, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The wind was an issue the last couple of days but conditions have settled down with waves 0-1 foot today. We will have to see how things set up over the next day or so. Anglers were finding

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Sandra Scott Travels: Santa Catalina Is A-Waitin’ For You

I was surprised my children were not familiar with the song “26 Miles” by the Four Preps. Twenty-six miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me, Santa Catalina, the island of romance. John and I have been to Catalina twice and there is more than romance – there is fun, adventure and relaxation. The easiest and least expensive way to get to Catalina is by ferry from San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach or Dana Point. It takes a bit more than an hour.

Sandra Scott Travels: Always Something New To Do In Las Vegas

There is always something new to do in Las Vegas including special events like the return of Barry Manilow and other performers. No matter how many times you have been to Las Vegas, you can always find something new and different to do – plus enjoy your old favorites. If you don’t like vocalists there is always Cirque du Soleil presentations and freebies such as the spectacular music, water and light fountain held on frequent intervals outside Bellagio. Most of the major casinos offer some sort of free entertainment.