Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, and two out of five are fireworks-related incidents. Oswego Fire Department Chief Jeff McCrobie advises that the best way to enjoy fireworks and prevent injury is to watch a professional show.
The H. Lee White Maritime Museum’s Learn to Sail Summer program offers a variety of youth and adult sailing classes to help community members experience the enjoyment of our amazing waterfront. They are instructed by a U.S. Sailing Association certified instructor and cover a variety of skill levels.
Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified Budweiser International Classic 200 purse, which annually pushes the $100,000 mark including monies and contingencies, will now guarantee a minimum of $600 to each non-qualified entry as long as that entry participates in one of two last chance semi-finals on September 4.
Graduating seniors earned thousands of dollars in scholarships and other honors for perfect attendance, achievement in specialty subjects, excellence in athletics and scholastic success. High School Principal Stephen Dunn applauded the students’ efforts and praised them for their accomplishments.
The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified hospice and a maternal and child health program. Beginning Sept. 1, immunization clinics in Pulaski will be by appointment only.
From building brighter futures for students to investments that are helping to grow much-needed jobs throughout our region, this year, I’m pleased to report that we were able to make real progress on issues that are important to the Central and Northern New York regions I represent.