In a bipartisan vote this morning (June 15), the U.S. House of Representatives passed historic legislation introduced by Rep. John Katko to address the heroin and synthetic drug epidemic plaguing Central New York and communities nationwide. The bill was largely inspired by the advocacy of Oswego mother, Teresa Woolson, who lost her son, Victor, in 2012 when he drowned after using synthetic drugs that he purchased legally in a head shop in Oswego. Since Victor’s death, Teresa has been a tremendous local and national advocate in the fight to outlaw synthetic drugs.
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In a 41-page document Thursday, the Court of Appeals denied Gary Thibodeau’s attempt to get a new trial. Thibodeau is serving a 25 years to life sentence in prison after being convicted of kidnapping Heidi Allen.
The New York State Police in Pulaski are attempting to identify three male subjects relative to a graffiti complaint that occurred at the H. Douglas Barclay Court House, which is located at 1 Bridge St.in the village of Pulaski.
With New York State gas prices hovering around their highest levels in just about three and a half years, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on a conference call with reporters today (June 13), sounded the alarm and urged the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon forthcoming plans to roll back an already-in-place rule that required automakers to nearly double the fuel economy of passenger vehicles, to an average of more than 50 miles per gallon.
State Police reported today (June 12) that they arrested Joseph R. Pappa, 48, from Oswego, for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class “A” misdemeanor. Pappa is a school teacher at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a multi-faceted mosquito plan to help increase awareness and protect New Yorkers against mosquito-borne disease this summer. In addition, the Governor has directed the Department of Health to issue a seasonal mosquito advisory to all local health departments and health care providers outlining the plan.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today (June 6) announced that more than $43.8 million will be awarded to support cancer prevention and early detection programs statewide over the next five years. Among the programs are two which impact Oswego County residents.
Foster Park will be filled with entertainment, treats, food and fun on Saturday June 9 from noon to 4 p.m. A Day in Foster Park is a free event presented to the public through Friends of Fulton Parks and sponsored by Oswego County Federal Credit Union. The event will feature horse rides, an inflatable obstacle course, kickball, games, sno-cones, and much more!
A Brooklyn Marine received two Medals of Honor for heroism on June 6, 1918, during the historic Battle of Belleau Wood. He also had two names.
Mayor Billy Barlow and the Oswego Common Council will host a ribbon cutting event for the grand opening of the city of Oswego Dog Park on Thursday (June 7). The city of Oswego Dog Park was a project Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced in his 2018 State of the City Address as a new public amenity to the Oswego community as the city works towards becoming a more attractive community for people to live, work and play.