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April 19, 2018

Oswego St. Baldrick’s Gets A Boost From The Czech Republic

“Our website currently shows $60,401. But, we have checks and cash to count, an upcoming breakfast (May 5) and long-distance shavees in Delhi, NY, and Prague, Czech Republic who are still fundraising,” local volunteer event organizer Dan Witmer told Oswego County Today. Spearheading the East European fundraiser is Witmer’s son, Brian. They have already raised more than $1,000, Brian said.


News

Nine Mile Point Unit 2 Refueling Outage Under Way

Operators at Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station removed Unit 2 from service just after midnight on Sunday (April 15) to begin a planned refueling outage. More than 1,700 highly-skilled local and regional union and tradespeople are in the area to support the outage. For several weeks, they will fill nearby hotels to capacity and bolster local businesses during a typically slower tourism period.

Cady To Run For Oswego County Sheriff

Phillip Cady has announced his candidacy for Oswego County Sheriff and is currently seeking the endorsement of the Republican and Conservative parties. Cady recently retired as a Sergeant – Station Commander from the New York State Police with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience which also included time with the cities of Fulton and Oswego police


Sports

Oswego Native Named Assistant Pro

Mike Hogan has been named Assistant Golf Professional at Oswego Country Club, it was announced today (April 18). Hogan, a native Oswegonian, joins OCC’s new PGA Head Golf Professional Ryne Varney’s staff.


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Phoenix Students Earn Youth Service Awards

Twenty-two Phoenix Central School District students were honored recently for their volunteerism during the President’s Youth Service Awards ceremony. The annual dinner and awards presentation, held at the Phoenix Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, recognizes students who complete 300, 500 or 1,000-plus hours of community service.

Opinion

It’s About Basics!

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, in the Oswego County Legislative Chambers, the Oswego County Legislative body passed resolution # 4. The significance of this resolution is that it approved the hiring of a firm from Saratoga Springs to come to Oswego County and train up to 50 county employees a course called “Basics of Grant Writing.”


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A New ‘Page’ For New York’s Libraries

From a child using a book that opens their imagination, to a job seeker learning the skills needed to enter the workforce, libraries have long been the foundation of our local communities. However, just as times have changed, so have the needs of our public libraries and the demands of their patrons.


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Fishing Reports for April 16, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: Anglers are getting their boats ready and hoping this weather pattern turns around soon. When conditions allow, anglers are finding a brown trout bite trolling with stickbaits or spoons near shore. Oswego River report: The water flow continues

Entertainment

Sandra Scott Travels: Check Out The Petroglyphs In Las Marias

Las Marias is the last village on the Rio Platano River in Honduras. Beyond Las Marias there is only the rainforest. John and I, with our son and guides, traveled for many hours from the coast up the Rio Platano to Las Marias in a motorized dugout. The forest looked untouched with just a few long-legged egrets now and then. The only human we saw was a man in a dugout loaded with bananas heading down river.

OSWEGO CINEMA 7  Week of 4/13/2018 – 4/19/2018

THIS IS THE FULL WEEK LISTING Oswego Cinema 7     4/13/2018 – 4/15/2018 A QUIET PLACE 11:00A 1:15P 3:30P BLOCKERS 11:45A 2:30P 5:00P I CAN ONLY IMAGINE 1:50P 6:50P 9:25P ISLE OF DOGS 11:55A 2:45P 5:15P RAMPAGE 11:40A 2:20P 4:50P RAMPAGE 3D 9:50P READY PLAYER ONE 1:00P 4:00P 7:00P SHERLOCK GNOMES 11:20A 4:30P TRUTH OR DARE

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