Peaceful Remedies founder Mary Gosek passed away in 2016, after a five-year battle with Ovarian Cancer. In recognition of Mary’s selflessness and the effort she put into helping others, Mayor William Barlow proclaimed July 30 to be Mary E. Gosek Day in Oswego.
James R. Sharkey announces his candidacy for the administrative position of Oswego County Sheriff in the upcoming election on November 6. As a local business owner and lifelong resident of Oswego County, his interests are, and always have been, with the working men and women of this county.
Recently, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, during an in-person meeting with Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy James Carroll, urged him to grant Oswego County’s request to be designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
The Oswego County Health Department announced today (July 20), that a gray fox captured in the town of Albion along Albion Cross Road has tested positive for rabies. The animal approached a dog on a porch and attacked on Saturday, July 14. Two people were also involved and are currently being treated. The dog is up-to-date on his rabies vaccinations and received a booster shot.
Here comes the bride…on skates! The Great New York State Fair is launching a contest to find a couple who would like to get married at the 2018 Fair. While there have been engagements and weddings on the Ferris Wheel and at various other places on the Fairgrounds, it’s certain there’s never been anything like this: A wedding on ice.
The Northeast USA Airspace Integration Research Alliance is in the process of building an air corridor to assist in testing unmanned aircraft. The Oswego County Airport is now part of that research corridor, which includes Hancock International Airport in Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport in Rome.
The Fulton City School District was recently awarded the Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant in the sum of $1 million. The 15-month grant allows FCSD to offer a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) summer camp from August 13 – August 24 as well as an after school program through the duration of the 2018-2019 school year. The STEAM summer camp will be project-based learning following a space theme complete with drones, Lego robotics, and even a presentation from a visiting astronaut.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Timberline Hardwood Floors LLC for willful and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards. The Fulton, NY, custom hardwood-flooring manufacturer faces proposed penalties totaling $182,917.
At its meeting Monday night, the Administrative Services Committee approved the mayor’s request for a $25,000 budget amendment. The funds will be used to contract with Oswego County Opportunities to perform street canvassing throughout the city of Oswego from August 1 to December 31 in an effort to combat homelessness in the Oswego community. The full council will now consider the matter at its next meeting.
On July 10, State Police arrested Mitchell Pallone, 33, of Syracuse, for Forcible Touching (A – misdemeanor), Sex Abuse 2nd degree (A – misdemeanor) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A -misdemeanor). Pallone is accused of having forcible sexual contact with a girl less than 14 years old on July 8 in the town of Richland.