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April 24, 2018

Oswego School District Announces New School Safety Measures

The Oswego City School District will soon implement a new and comprehensive district security management system and is urging community members to familiarize themselves with the new policies to help keep all students safe at all times. On May 7, all OCSD schools will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System to control visitor intake and strengthen campus safety for students and faculty.


National Infant Immunization Week is April 21-28

The Oswego County Health Department is recognizing National Infant Immunization Week April 21 to 28 to highlight the importance of immunizing babies and children against serious illnesses. Vaccines have drastically reduced infant death and disability caused by preventable diseases in the United States.

Great Outdoors RV Supports Fulton Block Builders

Fulton Block Builders has been receiving strong support from community members, foundations and businesses, with the newest support coming from the Great Outdoors RV Superstore. President Bill Clark is seen holding the Fulton Block Builder (FBB) sign after presenting Linda Eagan, FBB Administrative Director, with a check for the 2018 Block Builder -Block Challenge and Paint Fulton grants.


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Pre-K Readers Earn Special Visit From Principal

Students at Sandy Creek Elementary are testing just how far Principal Tim Filiatrault will go to encourage his school to read. How about dressing up as a favorite Dr. Seuss character and reading to the pre-kindergarten classes who won the recent reading challenge by reading the most as a class?


Connecting Children with Brighter Futures – One Clubhouse at a Time

As we continue to battle the heroin and opioid epidemic here in Central and Northern New York, the conversation is most often focused on the users, the dealers, rehabilitation and law-enforcement. While these conversations are critical to helping our communities rid themselves of these drugs, I cannot help but think that there is one other aspect that may not be receiving the attention it deserves, how is this problem affecting children?

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Changes to State’s Water Infrastructure Assistance Would Better Assist Localities

When the faucet is turned on, we take it for granted that clean, safe water will come out of the spigot. Unfortunately, as has been reported both nationally and in New York State, this is not always the case. In recent years, many problems have arisen due to aging water and sewer systems. In many cases, municipalities are dealing with systems that are more than 100 years old.

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Fishing Reports for April 19, 2018

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Lake Ontario report: Anglers are getting their boats ready and hoping this weather pattern turns around soon. It does appear as though warmer temperatures will be slowly moving in through the weekend and into early next week. When conditions allow, anglers


Sandra Scott Travels: It’s The Season To Check Out Local Museums

This is the ‘tween season. Not enough snow for winter fun, not enough sunny days for hiking and the like, but it is perfect for spending an hour or two in a local museum. Dedicating an entire day to visiting a museum may be difficult to schedule but adding an hour to a shopping excursion is easy. It is a good way to visit the museum that has been on your “must-do” list. A visit to many local museums can be accomplished in an hour or so.

Sandra Scott Travels: Check Out The Petroglyphs In Las Marias

Las Marias is the last village on the Rio Platano River in Honduras. Beyond Las Marias there is only the rainforest. John and I, with our son and guides, traveled for many hours from the coast up the Rio Platano to Las Marias in a motorized dugout. The forest looked untouched with just a few long-legged egrets now and then. The only human we saw was a man in a dugout loaded with bananas heading down river.

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