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July 15, 2018

Oswego Man Charged In Connection With Scriba Thefts

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating several thefts from vehicles, as well as entry and theft from a home in the town of Scriba. On Saturday, Drew M Pelkey, 27, of Oswego, was arrested for his alleged involvement in these incidents.


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Fulton Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

On July 12 at 3:02 p.m., deputies arrested Robert F. Goutermout Jr., 36, of 262 Owens Road, Fulton, for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

County Debates, Approves Partnership Plan With City

The Oswego County Legislature had a lengthy debate Thursday night regarding a plan which will help ensure safe housing opportunities for renters in the city of Oswego. Much of the debate centered on who would enforce the plan and what it would cost county taxpayers. In the end, the resolution was approved 22-1-2. Marie Schadt cast the lone nay vote. Legislators John Martino and Shane Broadwell were excused.

Truck, Motorcycle Crash Under Investigation

UPDATED 1 p.m. July 13
At about 6 p.m. today (July 12), the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office responded to a pickup truck, motorcycle motor vehicle accident in the town of Palermo on State Route 3. The accident is still under investigation.


Sports

Bobby Herrington Wins His First Ever Fulton Speedway Modified Feature

When Bobby Herrington from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, made the decision to come to the Fulton Speedway to race his 358 Modified on a weekly basis, he said he wanted to race against some of the best racers in the business. Herrington made the 2 ½ hour, one-way drive weekly, pay off as he won his first ever Fulton Speedway, Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar 358 Modified feature.


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Community

Harborfest Children’s Musical Features An Array Of Bright Costumes

The 2018 Harborfest Children’s Musical, “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids,” will feature an array of colorful costumes. With a large cast of about 60 area youth ranging in age from 18 months to 16 and the fact that a majority of the characters in the play are dogs, special attention has to be paid to making the costumes attractive, believable and comfortable, in the summer heat.

Maritime Museum To Host Pirate Day

Ahoy maties! The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego has partnered with Girl Scout Troop 10567 to create a fun filled day for kids to explore a pirate’s life while learning about shipping and transportation along New York State waterways.

Opinion

Keeping Up With Summer Reading

Teachers and librarians know that kids do better in school when they read over the summer, even if it is just 10 minutes a day. That is why I am urging families to take part in the New York State Senate’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock” and families can register for the Summer Reading Program on my website www.ritchie.nysenate.gov.


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Opportunity Zones Provide Chance to Increase Private Investment

Some good news was recently announced that hopefully will help spur private investments in communities that traditionally have had difficulty attracting business investment. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created an economic development tool known as Opportunity Zones designed to encourage long-term investments in low-income communities.


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Around the O

A pair of “shoes” were the first to cross the checkered stripe last Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway, as cousins, Dave and Tyler Shullick earned feature wins on Independence Weekend. For Dave, it was Novelis supermodified win No. 3 on the season, the 14th of his career. However, it was career win No. 1

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Fishing Reports for July 9, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The tremendous lake fishery continues with salmon active in 100-350 feet of water. Anglers are finding a few brown trout in more shallow water. The fleas have been heavy so consider this when you are preparing your rods.

Entertainment

Sandra Scott Travels: Are You Ready For Some ‘Intrigue’ In Your Life?

Interesting how Destiny is more than a shopping and eating venue; it also has unique entertainment such as racing cars, rope course, mirror maze, and now the Museum of Intrigue. John and I love museums but we had never heard of this one, mainly because it is new. It is also very innovative and a bit hard to explain. The museum is 9,000 square feet with areas set up in a variety of sets: Rain Forest, art gallery, Salem, medieval dining room, archeology, and more – all unique and interesting.