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August 16, 2018


Military Monument Restoration Initiative Under Way In Oswego

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I this November, Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has announced an initiative to clean and restore the many war memorial monuments throughout the city in several parks. The initiative has already started with the Oak Hill Park World War I monument and the World War I memorial bench in Franklin Square receiving attention last week.



News

Additional EEE Found in Oswego County

The Oswego County Health Department announced today (August 14) that four additional samples of mosquitoes, collected Aug. 6 and Aug. 8 from the Toad Harbor Swamp, have tested positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus. The county is working with the state to schedule an aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor Swamp area. A horse in West Monroe died after exhibiting neurological symptoms similar to encephalitis.

Mayor Barlow Delivers Budget Proposal To Councilors

This budget is the third city budget I have constructed as mayor. As you know, since taking office in January of 2016, we have implemented and followed a strategic return on investment driven strategy, a complete contradiction to the strategy used by our predecessors.

Mayor Barlow Unveils Proposed 2019 Oswego City Budget

At Monday night’s Common Council meeting, Mayor Billy Barlow unveiled his tentative operating budget for the coming year. It contains a 2.1% reduction in city property taxes for 2019. This is the first tax reduction for city residents in 20 years, Barlow said Monday night during his annual budget message to the council.

Entertainment

Sandra Scott Travels: There’s Plenty To Do In Nearby Rochester

Need a great summer daytrip? Check out Rochester. There are indoor places where you can escape the heat and outdoor things where you can relish summertime. Rochester was first called Rochesterville after its founder Nathaniel Rochester who established the settlement in 1811. It has grown into a thriving city with many exciting things to see and do.


Community
Opinion

Helping Cows Beat The Heat

This summer has been one of the hottest, most humid, I can remember. While the extreme heat is forcing all of us to take some extra precautions, it is important we do not forget our animals, pets and those responsible for producing the main ingredient for many of our farm fresh foods, milk. Unfortunately, as temperatures rise, so do the stress levels of dairy cows.

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Last Lap Dramatics Reward Sitterly at Oswego Speedway

Otto Sitterly earned his third feature win of the 2018 season in photo-finish style on Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway, narrowly edging out supermodified veteran Doug Didero at the checkered stripe. The rich history of a combined 10 track championships and 74 feature wins between the duo only added to thrilling finish. In the

Sports

Last Lap Dramatics Reward Sitterly at Oswego Speedway

Otto Sitterly earned his third feature win of the 2018 season in photo-finish style on Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway, narrowly edging out supermodified veteran Doug Didero at the checkered stripe. The rich history of a combined 10 track championships and 74 feature wins between the duo only added to thrilling finish. In the

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Fishing Reports for July 26, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures: After the recent southern blow the salmon fishing has been very scattered. But as of yesterday afternoon things are starting to set back up. Kings have been found in

Jessica's Column

The Importance Of Valuing And Re-valuing Your Business

As a business owner, you probably know everything about how your company works. But maybe not what it’s worth. If so, that might create problems in the eventual sale or transfer of your business, especially if the sale or transfer is sudden.