Neighborhood Watch Program To Expand

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Community Neighborhood Watch Program continues to grow.

It has been up and running for a few years now, mostly on the east side of the Port City.

However, some residents of the First Ward have expressed an interest in finding out more about how the program works, according to Councilor Connie Cosemento.

“Our next meeting is going to be Jan. 26 at the Oswego Library, 120 E. Second St. in the conference room down stairs from 6 to 8 p.m.,” said Betty Gray, neighborhood watch coordinator. “I appreciate anybody coming.”

Oswego Police Lt. Thomas Nicholson will be speaking about the Oswego Community Neighborhood Watch Program and how you can start it in your neighborhood and what to do and the police can do, she explained.

“The program is working,” Gray said. “People are interested in finding out about it and what they can do. We’re getting a lot of phone calls.”

If anyone would like to start a program on their block, it is very simple to do, she said.

“Anyone who’s interested in starting a neighborhood watch should come to our next meeting,” Gray said. “You will see how it works. Everybody is welcome throughout the whole city of Oswego; because this is up to the citizens of Oswego to join together to make our city a safer place to live in.”

“I have had a few calls from residents of my ward requesting information on how to start up a neighborhood watch program,” said Cosemento. “I thank Ms Gray very much for setting up this meeting.

Also, people can donate their cans and bottles for the neighborhood watch program, Gray added.

They can drop them off at the River View Exchange, 214 W. Seneca St., or the Can-o-Lot at 83 E. Seventh St., she explained.

“Please let them know you are donating them for the Neighborhood Watch program and please give your name so I know who has donated them and can thank everybody,” she said.

The group’s website is


  1. I would like to comment about the person that someone broke in to his garage and they stole a 8,000 ATV walk . I just got your comment. I know it happened Oct. 12 2009. I am sorry to hear about this terrible thing happening to you and worst of all nobody saw a thing. I don’t know where you live, do the neighbors and yourself have motion light or lights of some kind left on around you all night so people can see the area where you live and to where you can see your neighbors house front and back yard. Maybe your neighbors really don’t know how and what to do or just don’t really want to get involved. If I knew where you lived I would come around door to door if I haven’t already. People need not be afraid if you are than this might happen to your neighbors or some place else. Please let me know if a crime is around you or any where at [email protected] or put it on my web site so people know. It’s http://www.oswego community neighborhood watch You need to let me know the area like between what streets that a crime has happened. We need to stand together or things will keep happening and we want to stop things from happening. Coordinator Betty Gray.

  2. The bottle and can is going to end Febuary 28,2010 for the Oswego Community Neighborhood Watch Program. I encourage everyone that would like to donate and help the neighborhood watch please do it before the end of Feb.Thank You, Coordinator Betty Gray.

  3. The Oswego Community Neighborhood Watch Program Fundraiser. The tickets are a $1.00 each. The drawing will be Sept.16,2010 at the Farm Market. No need to be present to win. Our program is working great please help our program. This is an important program and easy to do all we need is your eyes and ears from our citizens in the community and letting the police know what is going on in your neighborhood and throught out the city.

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