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September 26, 2018


Lighthouse Volunteers, Restoration Efforts Applauded

The Oswego Yacht Club building was jam-packed by city, county and state officials, historians, lighthouse committee volunteers and dozens more who just wanted to celebrate the on-going preservations efforts at the Oswego landmark. “We are honored and privileged to work on this lighthouse on behalf of our community and our region,” said H. Lee White Maritime Director Mercedes Niess.



News

Second West Monroe Victim Dies

The second victim in a previously reported death that occurred at 347 Brecheimer Road in the town of West Monroe on Monday, September 10, has died, the Sheriff’s Office reported today (September 25). Michael P. Shane, 59, of 451 County Route 11, lot 31, West Monroe, died earlier today (09/25/2018) as a result of injuries suffered in this incident, police said.

Lighthouse Improvements To Be Highlighted

On Tuesday Mayor Billy Barlow, Assemblyman Will Barclay and H. Lee White Maritime Director Mercedes Neiss will unveil recent improvements made to the Oswego Lighthouse at a special ceremony. The program is scheduled for the Wright’s Landing Marina/Oswego Yacht Club Pier, 41 Lake St. It starts at 10:30 a.m. and will last about 15 minutes. Following remarks by Mayor Barlow and Assemblyman Barclay, there will be a boat ride to the lighthouse.

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Community

‘Witches Ball’ To Benefit SAF

The Zonta Club of Oswego has teamed with a number of area businesses to host a bewitching evening of fun to benefit Oswego County Opportunities Services to Aid Families program. The Zonta Club’s Witches Ball will be held October 26 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego.

Opinion

Raising Awareness Of Ovarian Cancer

This year alone, more than 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It is now the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. That is partly because most women do not know they have it until it is too late.

Attending A Town Hall Meeting

Recently, I attended my first town hall meeting, where I heard Dana Balter speak about her election campaign to represent the 24th Congressional District, which covers four counties: Cayuga, Wayne, Onondaga, and parts of my county, Oswego. Attending the meeting was a big step for me, but I’m glad I went.

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Eight-Time Champion Wins Fifth Oswego Classic

Otto Sitterly put an exclamation point on an incredible season at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday night, adding a fifth International Classic 200 win to the eighth Novelis supermodified track championship he’d earned just two weeks ago. Sitterly finished the 2018 season winning five of the final seven races, including the last three on Oswego’s schedule.

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Fishing Reports for September 14, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: As the lake season begins to wind down you often hear “what a season it has been.” Salmon are staging just off the tributaries as they begin to make their way into the rivers and streams. Several boats