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May 28, 2018

Posts by: Steve Yablonski

Jack Bass shares some memories as his sister, Gloria Fredkove (formerly Yolanda Bass) and Mayor Billy Barlow listen Friday afternoon in the Council Chambers.

Mayor Barlow Welcomes Two Safe Haven Refugees Back to Oswego

Two former refugees who were at Safe Haven as young children returned to Oswego for the first time in nearly 75 years. “It’s really an honor to host you today and have the both of you back,” Mayor Billy Barlow told the visitors. “I feel, individually, that the real reason that I’m here … is to be extremely grateful and thankful to the city of Oswego and its people,” Jack Bass said.

Students from CiTi’s New Vision program portray the victims in Thursday’s decontamination drill held at Oswego Hospital. Pictured is Katie Smith, a student from Oswego, as she is treated by hospital staff members during the drill.

Oswego Hospital Prepares For Possible Emergencies

Oswego Hospital staff members practiced for a disaster they hope will never occur. However, thanks to their training, they are now better prepared for the real thing. More than three dozen Oswego Hospital employees wore protective suits as they hosed down “victims” exposed to a hazardous substance in a special tent who were then triaged outside the hospital’s emergency entrance on Thursday.

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Hi-Tech Scales, Conveyor System In Place At Port

The Port of Oswego Authority is now registered for grain export, US department of agriculture federal inspection quality assurance compliance division, according to William Scriber, acting executive director of the Port of Oswego Authority. “We now can export grain at maximum quantities,” he said. That’s good news for the region’s farmers.

Oswego School Budget Approved; Ciappa, Allen Elected

Voters approved the Oswego City School District’s budget for 2018-19 school year by an unofficial vote of 1,391 yes to 900 no. They also elected a newcomer, Tom Ciappa and former board president, Kathleen Allen earned the second open seat on the board of education. The top vote-getter, with an unofficial tally of 1,324, was Ciappa. He was followed by Allen with 854.

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