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First OCAY League Competition Gets A Vote of Approval

Teams representing all nine schools in the county descended upon the War Memorial like a presidential political campaign rally with the difference being that students didn’t know it was a political competition and didn’t know which party they would be representing before arriving. […]

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McHugh Calls for Investigation of Lavish AIG Retreat

Congressman John M. McHugh (NY-Pierrepont Manor) signed a letter today to Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke asking that they investigate how taxpayer dollars were used by AIG.  After the federal government announced it was providing a loan of $85 billion to AIG to prevent its collapse, it was reported that AIG executives hosted a $440,000 retreat at an exclusive resort in California. […]

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The Early Bird Gets The Cash In St. Luke’s Annual “Bundle Of Bucks” Raffle

The 5th Annual St. Luke “Bundle of Bucks” Raffle is underway and now is time to purchase tickets to ensure you are a part of the “Early Bird” cash drawing. This year, everyone who purchases a “Bundle of Bucks” ticket on or before February 14th is entered in an “Early Bird” drawing where five – one hundred dollar prizes will be awarded. […]

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New Regulations Will Stabilize Solid Waste Fees and Benefit Our Environment

Over the past 25 years, Oswego County government has invested $60 million to develop a dependable solid waste system that meets the needs of residents and businesses and protects our natural resources. The County Legislature’s recent adoption of the new Recycling and Solid Waste Law protects that investment and strengthens our county’s solid waste management system. […]

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Shared Services Program Reports Savings

The Department of State recently issued its first three-year report on the Shared Municipal Services Incentive Program.  This program was created by the State Legislature in 2005 to “encourage municipalities to reduce costs through municipal cooperation and consolidation.”  Counties, cities, towns, villages and school districts can apply for grant money to share services.  Those services can range from something as simple as sharing a code enforcement officer to dissolving town police forces, as was seen in Clay, N.Y., earlier this year. […]