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March 20, 2018

Whaley Pleads Guilty In Albion Abuse Case

On Monday (March 19) morning, Shawn Whaley, 24, appeared before the Hon. James McCarthy, Oswego County Supreme Court, and pleaded guilty to the entire indictment that was filed against him. Whaley, whose jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday, pleaded guilty to 13 separate offenses, including six felonies that occurred in the town of Albion during the summer of 2017.


Syracuse Company Eyes Takeover Of Oswego Softball Complex

Committee members OK’d City Attorney Kevin Caraccioli’s request to enter into a sports management contract with Champions Events in Syracuse for the operation and management of the Legends Fields commencing with the 2018 softball season. The company proposes to refurbish the sports diamonds as well as repair the buildings at the complex. Moreover, they will organize softball leagues and provide a facility manager to oversee daily operations.

Nine Mile Point Unit 1 Offline for Planned Maintenance

Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station Unit 1 was removed from service at approximately 7 a.m. today (March 17) for planned maintenance that will help ensure reliable summer operations. During the outage, technicians will replace a pump seal and perform valve maintenance.


Thompson Scores Top-10 Finish in Short Track Super Series Sportsman Debut

Tyler Thompson took on Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway and the competitive Short Track Super Series for the first time on Saturday evening and ended the night with a solid 10th place effort in a field of over 50 602-Sportsman machines. Driving in his first outdoor event of the season, Thompson wheeled his No. 98T Team Tapout/Troyer Race Cars machine to a second-place finish in his qualifying heat race to earn a redraw position in the night’s 25-lap main event.

Proud Motorsports Acquires Strong Racing Supermodified

Yet another Small Block Supermodified veteran is set to make the move up to Oswego Speedway’s premier division as Proud Motorsports and driver Camden Proud have acquired the potent Strong Racing No. 99 Supermodified which last appeared at the speedway on Classic Weekend in 2016.


Let Us Make Your Pet Therapy Dreams Come True

Do you know someone who has benefited from a pet therapy visit? Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community with your pet? Have you dreamed of volunteering as a pet therapy team? Pet Partners of Central New York will be at the Oswego Public Library on April 7 to make your dreams come true. Pet Partners of Central New York invites you to attend a free, one-hour, informational presentation.

New Program Offered At Oswego Public Library

The “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” Program is now being offered at the Oswego Public Library. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before they start kindergarten. The library will provide you with a folder when you sign your child up for the program.

Fulton GOP Endorses DeFrancisco For Governor

Fulton GOP vice chairman Marc Holliday said, “The Fulton committee is proud to endorse John DeFrancisco for Governor. DeFrancisco as NYS Senate deputy majority leader has a proven track record of getting the job done. Unlike his GOP opponent, DeFrancisco has experience as an elected state official and he has a sound understanding of how to handle state matters.”


Priority for 2018 Budget Should be Simple: Cut Property Taxes

Our property taxes are among the highest in the nation. New York needs to make structural changes if there is any hope for reducing tax bills for property owners. Legislation has been introduced that would help alleviate some of this burden for Upstate residents and stimulate economic growth. For starters, the state needs to take over the full cost of Medicaid. Medicaid is a joint federal and state program largely administered by states and is paid for with federal, state and local funds.

Don’t Wait, Get Screened Today

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women in New York State, but it doesn’t have to be. Colon cancer can be prevented through screening. Abnormal growths in the colon and rectum can be found and removed before they turn into cancer; and if found early, colon cancer is highly curable. But the key is getting screened.

‘Tapping’ Into A Sweet Tradition

Found in some 30 different local products, maple syrup is not just for pancakes anymore. There is maple candy, maple popcorn, maple jelly and even maple pepper. If those and of course maple syrup sound like “sweet” treats you might want to try, I highly encourage you to find a nearby sugarhouse taking part in upcoming “Maple Weekend” events.

A Visit From A Legislator

On January 10, in a blink of an eye (or stub of my toe) my life changed. On that day, I fell at work and fractured and dislocated my right hip and fractured my right humorous bone of my shoulder. Not my best day.After hip replacement surgery on January 15 and a four-day stay in St. Joe’s Hospital, I was moved to rehab. I was accepted by Seneca Manor.

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Fishing Reports for March 19, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report The river flow has been running under 10,000cfs for several days. This morning it is flowing at 8,390cfs. Although we do not have any reports from the river, anglers are likely to find some steelhead activity along the


Oswego Cinema 7     3/19/2018 – 3/21/2018

A WRINKLE IN TIME PG 4:35P 7:10P 9:45P BLACK PANTHER PG13 4:00P 7:00P 10:00P DEATH WISH (2018) R 5:10P 7:40P 10:15P GRINGO R 9:15P HURRICANE HEIST PG13 6:50P LOVE, SIMON PG13 4:45P 7:20P 9:55P PETER RABBIT PG 4:20P RED SPARROW R 5:00P 8:05P TOMB RAIDER PG13 4:50P 7:30P 10:10P

Sandra Scott Travels: ‘The Little Woman Who Wrote The Book That Started The Great War’

“The pen is mightier than the sword” is attributed to playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton, who in 1839 wrote a historical play about Cardinal Richelieu. And, according Friedrich Nietzsche: “All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” An example would be Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Life among the Lowly.”