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March 22, 2018

Mayor Barlow Announces Local Art Competition For Fort Ontario Tunnel Mural Project

Mayor Billy Barlow is reaching out to the local arts community to beautify and enhance the Fort Ontario tunnel entrance on East Seventh Street. He indicated in his State of the City Address earlier this year the city of Oswego would allocate funding to improve the Fort Ontario Tunnel and would conduct a competition for local artists and organizations to submit murals and artwork to be incorporated into the project.


Students Explore Future Careers At Career Day

Today’s News: There are many dangers involved with smoking; Wrestlers honored at season ending banquet; Students explore career options at SUNY Oswego; and more in today’s edition of The Raider – written by students in the GR Bodley Journalism Club and Journalism class.

Pulaski Students Urged To Be Upstander Ambassadors

AT&T, the Tyler Clementi Foundation and Siena College teamed up with Pulaski Mayor Angel Rodriguez and Pulaski High School on Wednesday, March 21, to host the AT&T and Siena Upstander Program, a new cyberbullying peer-to-peer prevention program utilizing trained Siena students to help educate students, teachers and school administrators on the growing cyberbullying epidemic and to provide workshops, tools and resources to combat it.

Sheriff Todd To Step Down, Endorses Undersheriff

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd’s daughter read a letter at the county GOP Committee meeting recently saying that he isn’t running for re-election. However, she noted that he intends to finish out his term in office. In his letter to the committee, the sheriff said he supports Undersheriff Gene Sullivan as his successor.


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.


Players To Stage An Act Of God

The Oswego Players, in collaboration with Theater DuJour, will present “An Act of God” in April. They will present David Javerbaum’s comedy beginning April 28 as the second production of its 80th anniversary season.

New Dance Minor Ready To Debut at SUNY Oswego

The program will offer studio and classroom work in beginner and intermediate modern, jazz and ballet techniques, in addition to “Dance History, “Anatomy for Dancers” and electives such as “Choreography” and “Dance Around the World.” An advanced ballet class — a first for the college — is in the planning for fall.


Inspiring Young Women To Pursue ‘STEM’ Careers

Traditionally, men have dominated the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). However, over the last decade or so, women are not only getting involved, they are finding out just how successful they can be in each and every one of these fields. That is why I encourage you to join me this month of March to celebrate “Expanding Girls’ Horizons in STEM Month.”

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.

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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.”