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September 24, 2018


Emergency Management Director Urges Residents To Prepare For Winter

“It’s never too early to think safety. The calendar may say winter begins on December 21, but snow emergencies can take place in October. That’s why it makes sense to prepare for it now,” Dale Currier, director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office said. “I urge residents to prepare their families and their property for the winter months ahead by taking some simple, common-sense steps today.”



News

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony Brings Special Announcement from One Fulton Family

On this National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2018 (Sept 21,) the Fulton Veterans Council hosted a remembrance ceremony for all Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) service members as well as all victims of September 11, 2001. As speakers took to the podium one by one to pay tribute to all POW/MIA service members, a special guest in the audience was preparing to deliver some positive news.

Mayor Barlow Opens New Kingsford Park School Playground

In April 2016, dozens of Kingsford Park Elementary School students marched to City Hall to advocate for a new and safer playground at the park adjacent to their school. Today (September 21), they saw the results of their efforts. Mayor Billy Barlow officially opened the brand new Kingsford Park School playground with a ribbon cutting event with school administrators, staff, students and many others.

Entertainment

Community

Pet of the Week – Keke

Keke is an awesome long-haired torti! Please adopt her. She is great with kids and babies, but has not been introduced to dogs yet and there are no cats in her foster home, so she will need some adjustment in her new home. But she is so sweet and gentle and snuggly that we are confident about her fitting right in.

Opinion

Attending A Town Hall Meeting

Recently, I attended my first town hall meeting, where I heard Dana Balter speak about her election campaign to represent the 24th Congressional District, which covers four counties: Cayuga, Wayne, Onondaga, and parts of my county, Oswego. Attending the meeting was a big step for me, but I’m glad I went.

More Infrastructure Investment Needed Upstate

One of the biggest legislative challenges in Albany is making sure that there is parity in state spending between Upstate and Downstate New York. This is particularly challenging when it comes to transportation spending. New York City relies primarily on mass transit for its transportation needs. In Upstate, our primary mode of transportation is our cars. Accordingly, the needs of each region tend to be very different.

Around The O

Eight-Time Champion Wins Fifth Oswego Classic

Otto Sitterly put an exclamation point on an incredible season at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday night, adding a fifth International Classic 200 win to the eighth Novelis supermodified track championship he’d earned just two weeks ago. Sitterly finished the 2018 season winning five of the final seven races, including the last three on Oswego’s schedule.

Sports

Fulton Youth Basketball Sign Ups

It’s that time of the year. The ever-growing Fulton Youth Basketball league is holding sign ups for the 2018-2019 season. Registration is open to all youth in any school district in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth.

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Fishing Reports for September 14, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: As the lake season begins to wind down you often hear “what a season it has been.” Salmon are staging just off the tributaries as they begin to make their way into the rivers and streams. Several boats