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Head Start pre-K visits Rice Creek

Children and families from Oswego Head Start Pre-K spent the day exploring at Rice Creek Field Station. For more information about Head Start Pre-K contact us at 598-4711. Oswego Head Start is a Pre-K program operated by Oswego County Opportunities, a private nonprofit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. For more information, visit www.oco.org
Children and families from Oswego Head Start Pre-K spent the day exploring at Rice Creek Field Station. For more information about Head Start Pre-K contact us at 598-4711. Oswego Head Start is a Pre-K program operated by Oswego County Opportunities, a private nonprofit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. For more information, visit www.oco.org

BOCES students help ag by building beehive boxes

Project Explore students at Oswego County BOCES are pictured above with the beehive boxes they handcrafted as part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) project. Pictured above, left to right, are: Project Explore Teacher Dave Proietti, Zach Bello, Trenton Baker, Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Team Leader Jonathan Schell, Remelo Cason, Richard Norris, and Dalton Sushereba. The students crafted 12 boxes and then donated a portion of them to Cornell Cooperative Extension for local farmers and growers.
Project Explore students at Oswego County BOCES are pictured above with the beehive boxes they handcrafted as part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) project. Pictured above, left to right, are: Project Explore Teacher Dave Proietti, Zach Bello, Trenton Baker, Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Team Leader Jonathan Schell, Remelo Cason, Richard Norris, and Dalton Sushereba. The students crafted 12 boxes and then donated a portion of them to Cornell Cooperative Extension for local farmers and growers.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Project Explore students at Oswego County BOCES have been busy as bees completing a Project Based Learning initiative to benefit honeybees and local agriculture. Continue reading

Libraries receive money for upgrades

Three libraries in Oswego County will receive state money to help with upgrades, increase handicapped accessibility and improve energy efficiency.

The libraries are:

  • Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library, Sandy Creek — $17,760
  • Hannibal Free Library — $11,798
  • Mexico Public Library — $46,997

There are more than 7,000 public libraries in New York state, including more than 50 public libraries in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties — one of the largest concentrations of public libraries in any state senate district.

State Sen. Patricia Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, said she supported increased library support in the recent state budget. The money announced Wednesday is part of $14 million for public library construction provided in the 2013 state Budget.

“The libraries throughout Central and Northern New York are such fantastic resources for taxpayers in our region; offering books, new technology and countless community activities,” Ritchie said.

 

Bill: County can continue negotiating nuclear plant tax agreements

A bill has passed the state Senate that would allow Oswego County to continue to negotiate tax agreements with the operators of three nuclear power plants in Scriba.

The bill (S. 6660-A) extends for 15 years a state law that has allowed the county and school districts to enter into multi-year agreements on property tax payments by the plant operators, providing stability for local budgets as well as the operating companies’ bottom lines. Continue reading

Lady Hibernians donate food to Catholic Charities

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Dean Michael Barry Division 1 partnered with Catholic Charities of Oswego County recently by gathering and donating non-perishable food items. Shown pictured at the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Oswego recently are from left to right: Evelyn Thurlow, Corine Bateman, Dee Mulcahey, Dawn Abtey and Donna Roman. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an International Irish-Catholic Fraternal Organization, founded in New York City in 1836. The Dean Michael Barry Division 1 was founded in Oswego in 1903. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was established for practicing Roman Catholic women of Irish descent and meets at the AOH clubhouse at 22 Munn St., Oswego. For additional information, call 343-9815.
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Dean Michael Barry Division 1 partnered with Catholic Charities of Oswego County recently by gathering and donating non-perishable food items. Shown pictured at the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Oswego recently are from left to right: Evelyn Thurlow, Corine Bateman, Dee Mulcahey, Dawn Abtey and Donna Roman. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an International Irish-Catholic Fraternal Organization, founded in New York City in 1836. The Dean Michael Barry Division 1 was founded in Oswego in 1903. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was established for practicing Roman Catholic women of Irish descent and meets at the AOH clubhouse at 22 Munn St., Oswego. For additional information, call 343-9815.

Renaissance Association grants help spruce up neighborhoods

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(Before and after photos of the curb garden was created in front of the home of Tanya Miller of West Fourth Street.)

The Oswego Renaissance Association  has awarded matching grants to more than 120 homes in the city of Oswego for neighborhood revitalization.

Renaissance Block Challenge Grants for exterior upgrades and beautification were awarded to 13 neighborhood blocks throughout the city. Continue reading