The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board is actively exploring deviating beyond an outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,270 cfs) reached on June 13th, with the intent to provide relief to shoreline stakeholders upstream of the Moses-Saunders Power Dam. […]
Mayor Billy Barlow and the Oswego Common Council welcomed several Oswego Middle School students into the administration Tuesday night. The students took part in voting on official city resolutions, as well as a mock debate. […]
Councilors approved the use of public space for Mary Kay Stone on behalf of the Friends of Fort Ontario in order to host the Madeline Festival on June 1. It will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort Ontario Complex and the nearby Oswego Civic Arts Center at the end of East Fourth Street. […]
In this month’s segment of “Off the Cuff” Mayor Billy Barlow discusses the reduction in water and sewer fees for homeowners, the announcement of a handicap accessible playground to be constructed this summer at Hamilton […]
The annual Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archaeology will be held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego, March 30 and 31. The conference explores new perspectives on warfare and human conflict in North America from its first appearance in the archaeological record around 5,000 BC to the Global War on Terror. […]
After a handful of small tweaks, the Common Council unanimously approved the 2019 spending plan for the Port City. The budget contains the first reduction in city property taxes for city residents in 20 years. Mayor Billy Barlow’s budget proposal reduced the general tax rate from $15.67 per thousand dollars of assessed value in 2018 to $15.33 in 2019. The council’s reductions trimmed it to $15.28. It goes from a 2.11% reduction in city property taxes in the 2019 Operating Budget, to a 2.41%. […]
Historic Oswego wrote another chapter in its centuries old relationship with the U.S. Army. Representatives from the Army and the city of Oswego signed a partnership agreement August 23 as part of the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success program. The partnership will guarantee U.S. Army veterans a job interview when they apply for any city government job opportunity. […]
More than 20 local residents gathered in Franklin Square (West) Park today (May 24) to urge Congressman John Katko to vote against President Trump’s and Congressional Republicans’ plan to make draconian cuts to the Children’s Health Insurance Program in order to pay for the $1.5 trillion tax break for the wealthy, which was passed in December.