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Group Builds Home For Injured Local Vet

On Saturday, January 27, an army of volunteers will gather at the VFW Post #369, 5930 Scenic Ave, Mexico. The public is invited to join Homes For Our Troops as it kicks off the build project for Army SPC Ryan Wilcox’s forever home. Spc. Wilcox, a local wounded soldier, will be the recipient of a specially modified, mortgage-free home for wounded soldiers from Homes for Our Troops.



News

AAA Offers Tips – How to Deal with Ice and Freezing Rain

After a thaw that took us from single digits up into the 60s in some areas, the current forecast across all of Western and Central New York is calling for freezing rain, sleet, heavy snow and plummeting temperatures starting tonight (Jan. 12). So, how can drivers prepare themselves and their vehicles to combat the elements?

Fulton Board of Education Solicits Letters of Interest For Vacant Seat

Paula Hayden resigned from her position as a board member in December 2017. Since then, the remaining six board members have grappled with how to move forward in handling the vacant seat. They were split in deciding between leaving the seat vacant and appointing a replacement. At Tuesday’s (Jan 9) regular meeting, the six remaining members continued to debate the situation. Ultimately, the board settled at a decision to solicit letters of interest from anyone interested that also fits the necessary criteria. The board will act on an appointment at the next board meeting on Tuesday, Jan 23.


Sports

Women’s ice hockey falls to Potsdam

The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team traveled to Potsdam on Sunday for a rescheduled game, falling to the Bears 3-1. With the loss, the Lakers drop to 7-8 on the year and 4-4 in the NEWHL while Potsdam improves to 9-5-1, 2-5-1.

Plattsburgh Downs Oswego On the Court

The Oswego State men’s basketball team fell to Plattsburgh, 89-75, on Saturday. With the loss, Oswego moves to 7-8 overall and an even 4-4 in SUNYAC play, while Plattsburgh improves to 9-4 on the season and 7-1 in conference action.

Lakers Power Past Nazareth

The Oswego State men’s ice hockey team was sharp all-around as it defeated the Nazareth Golden Flyers, 5-1, at home on Saturday night. With the victory, the Lakers improve to 11-3-1 on the season, while Nazareth falls to 8-6-2.

Community

Oswego Health to Host Ask the Doctor on Opioid Issue

Oswego Health and Farnham Family Services will provide an Ask the Doctor program on the opioid issue at 6 p.m. January 24 at G.S. Steamers in Oswego. Community members are invited to attend the panel discussion, Combating the Opioid Epidemic, to learn more about this issue.

Pulaski Historical Society Open House Slated

The Pulaski Historical Society will join in celebrating the Salmon River Winter Festival with an open house on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a two-part special exhibit, “Tempus Fugit…Snow Does, Too!”

Opinion

National Blood Donor Month Observed in January

January is selected for two reasons. First, during January fewer people donate because of the cold and flu season and inclement weather. Second, given that many people make resolutions in January, the American Red Cross hopes people will consider making a New Year’s resolution to become regular blood donors.

Shaping The Future Of Agriculture One Voice At A Time

As we welcome in a new year, 2018 brings a new opportunity for New York State to highlight what makes it so special. Agriculture – our farms, growers, producers and related agribusinesses – leads the way. As New York State’s leading industry and a major driver of the state’s economy, this is the time to make sure it remains as such.

Old Tax Law Progressive, New Tax Law Progressive

There seems to be a substantial amount of confusion as to what effect the newly enacted Federal Tax bill will have on residents of New York state. The confusion stems from the fact that (i) taxes are complicated, (ii) what people pay in taxes depends on individual circumstances, and (iii) the political rhetoric about the tax bill and its effects has been misleading and in certain cases inaccurate. In order to understand the effects the federal tax legislation will have on New Yorkers, there needs to be a general understanding of how the federal income tax system works.

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Fishing Reports for December 28, 2017

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report The river flow has again been up and down over the last few days running between 4,800 and 7,200cfs. This morning it is running at 6,800cfs. There has not been much to report from the river. The City

Entertainment

A Tale of Two Sisters

What are the Blues, musically speaking? One definition is: A style of music is usually distinguished by a strong 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, a 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first: “The blues is an expression of anger against shame and humiliation” (B.B. King).

Sandra Scott Travels: Saddle Up and Head West To Scottsdale

When I realized that Scottsdale and Phoenix were about equal distance from the Phoenix airport John and I decided to stay in Scottsdale. It was a good choice. The Hotel Valley Ho is one of the Historic Hotels of America but vintage 1950s. It was a bit depressing learning that a hotel built in the 1950s met the qualifications as an historic hotel. The Hotel Valley Ho is considered by architects to be “one of the best examples of a mid-century hotel.”