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May 25, 2018

Oswego Daily News

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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.

Fox Tests Positive for Rabies in Sandy Creek

The Oswego County Health Department reported today (May 15) that a gray fox has tested positive for rabies in the town of Sandy Creek. This is the second rabid animal confirmed this year in Oswego County. It was reported last week that the fox attacked three people in the vicinity of Snyder Road and County Route 15. Those who were exposed are receiving post-contact rabies treatments.

Mayor Billy Barlow recognizes Nicholas J. Little for receiving the 2018 Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award from New York State.

Oswego Council Honors Firefighter, Teacher

Firefighter Sean O’Gorman, who was recently cited by New York Senator Patty Ritchie for saving the lives of two distressed teen-age swimmers, received the first “Mayor’s Award” from Mayor Billy Barlow. Also recognized was Nicholas J. Little, a teacher at Fitzhugh Park Elementary School in Oswego for receiving the 2018 Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award from New York State. It was the only award in Oswego County.

Oswego's 2018 Independence Day Parade will celebrate 'Hometown Pride.'

Mayor Barlow Announces 2018 4th of July Independence Day Celebration

Mayor Billy Barlow announced today (May 14) the schedule and list of activities for the 2018 4th of July Independence Day Celebration in Oswego. He also announced the opening of parade participation applications and encouraged local organizations to participate in the parade as the theme this year will be “Hometown Pride.” The Independence Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, along State Route 104 from Oswego High School to Fort Ontario.

County Offers Help for Replacing Septic Systems in Environmentally Sensitive Areas Along Lake Ontario Shoreline

Oswego County homeowners and small business owners who have failing or septic systems that do not meet today’s standards and are in environmentally-sensitive areas may be eligible for assistance through the New York State Septic System Replacement Program. The program is administered by the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Paul Forestiere II talks to the students about Cooperative Extension and county government.

County Hosts Student ‘Legislators’

Students, representing schools from all across the county, recently sat with the legislators and took an active role in the recent legislature meeting. Prior to that they visited other facets of county government and had a chance to debate and vote on their own ‘resolution.’

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