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June 18, 2018

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Katko Ushers Landmark Legislation Through Congress To Address Synthetic Drug, Heroin Crisis Plaguing CNY

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.

Schumer: EPA Plan To Weaken Gas Mileage Standard Will Fuel Even Higher Costs For Consumers

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.

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Cuomo Announces Mosquito-Borne Disease Plan

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.

Free Family Fun: FoFP Presents A Day in Foster Park

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!

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow helps kick off the 2016 St. Patrick's Parade.

Mayor Barlow Announces Opening Of City of Oswego Dog Park

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.

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