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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Public Information Meeting Set For Downtown Oswego Route 104 Complete Streets Project

Mayor Billy Barlow announced a public information session on Monday at 3 p.m. at Oswego City Hall to unveil details on the city of Oswego State Route 104 Complete Streets Project. The $1.5 million project will transform three blocks along State Route 104 through downtown Oswego and was one of many projects funded through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative in 2016.


Community Members Can Share Thoughts On Local Healthcare In Online Survey

Oswego Health asks community members to take part in an online survey to better learn needs, behaviors and opportunities to enhance local healthcare services.

The brief online survey is part of a comprehensive community health assessment process undertaken by Oswego Health, which is committed to improving the health status of community residents.

Successful Resolution to Man On Roof Incident

On June 18, at approximately 3:44 p.m., the Oswego City Police Department and the Oswego Fire Department responded to 140 W. Seneca St. in regard to a man who was on the roof of the residence and threatening to jump off. At approximately 3:25 a.m. today (June 19), the man was successfully taken into custody by police.

Mayor Barlow Announces $225,000 for Harbor Trail Improvement Project

Mayor Billy Barlow announced a $225,000 project enhancing the Oswego Harbor Trail along Breitbeck Park and the Oswego lake front in the city of Oswego. The Oswego Harbor Trail project will transform the recreational trail, clearing brush, weeds and overgrown vegetation in an effort to beautify the area and increase usage along the trail and Breitbeck Park.


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Tom Sears Jr. Takes Advantage Of Late Caution To Win Fulton Speedway Modified Feature

Tom Sears Jr., from Clay, took advantage of a lap 29 caution in the 35-lap Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar 358 Modified feature for his first win of the year Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway. For the second week in a row the Modified feature winning pass wasn’t made until 2 laps to go. This week it was Sears’ turn as he got by Jeff McGinnis who was in total command of the race until that lap 29 yellow.

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Casting Complete for Oswego Players’ ‘The Fantastics’

Casting is complete for Oswego Players’ third production of its 80th anniversary season, the musical comedy “The Fantastics.” The Fantastics was written by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom Jones. The show tells an allegorical tale of two neighbors who try to trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud.


Helping Graduates Through Hands-On Experience

It will not be long before thousands of high school students throughout our region put on their caps and gowns and walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Every student will have his or her eyes on the future, but every student’s future will be different, and filled with new and exciting experiences.

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What’s Up With That!

A new Fund Balance Policy has been put into place at the county level; a policy that will control millions of taxpayer dollars. It will control the trigger points of a high and a low point for the county fund balance. Now you as a taxpayer would think that something with that high a priority would have to have the approval of the full Legislative body and that it would be drafted by a bipartisan coalition of equal number of party members.

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Around The O

Around The O

Photos – Jim Feeney Russ Brown, who hasn’t finished in the top 10 in points since earning his fifth track title in 2013, finds himself in front of the pack after two weeks of racing. Since the 2013 season, the pilot of the Ray Hedger-owned and built No. 13 has only raced part-time. In fact,


Oswego Speedway’s Twin 35 Format Explained

The month of June is here and with that comes the second ‘twin’ format event of the 2018 season for Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodifieds. After two exciting Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50s on May 26 won by Dave Shullick Jr. and Chris Perley, the track is set to go with its familiar ‘Twin 35s June 16 presented by Burke’s Do It Best Home Center and Bosco & Geers of Oswego.

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Fishing Reports for June 15, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: The wind was an issue the last couple of days but conditions have settled down with waves 0-1 foot today. We will have to see how things set up over the next day or so. Anglers were finding


Sandra Scott Travels: Santa Catalina Is A-Waitin’ For You

I was surprised my children were not familiar with the song “26 Miles” by the Four Preps. Twenty-six miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me, Santa Catalina, the island of romance. John and I have been to Catalina twice and there is more than romance – there is fun, adventure and relaxation. The easiest and least expensive way to get to Catalina is by ferry from San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach or Dana Point. It takes a bit more than an hour.

Sandra Scott Travels: Always Something New To Do In Las Vegas

There is always something new to do in Las Vegas including special events like the return of Barry Manilow and other performers. No matter how many times you have been to Las Vegas, you can always find something new and different to do – plus enjoy your old favorites. If you don’t like vocalists there is always Cirque du Soleil presentations and freebies such as the spectacular music, water and light fountain held on frequent intervals outside Bellagio. Most of the major casinos offer some sort of free entertainment.