Beth Kazel, director of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services, has announced that Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has joined the extensive list of human services programs that OCO provides for Oswego County residents.
Established in 1985 as a non-profit community–based educational organization, Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has provided tutoring in basic literacy skills and conversational English.
According to Kazel, LVOC’s mission of being a leader in providing adult learners the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens coincided with OCO’s mission of building partnerships that improve the quality of life and create successful communities.
On a picture perfect weather day, a large contingent of fans and race cars opened the gates for the first time to kick off the 2012 season at the Fulton Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Around 50 race teams hit the high banks to see if their winter’s worth of work paid off in the two-hour test and tune session.
Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland and local favorite Shawn Donath all said they wanted to get a jump on what expects to be a huge field of Sprint Cars Saturday being the first 360 race of the season in New York State and for our neighbors to the north in Ontario.
The Oswego County Legislature will consider a resolution in support of full casino gaming when lawmakers meets tonight.
The resolution would be sent to state officials, who are considering a change to the state constitution to allow gaming at New York State facilities.
During last month’s meeting of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee, representatives of the Western New York Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation made a presentation on the benefits of gambling.
Oswego County Legislature Clerk Wendy Falls said that she polled other counties in regard to their Freedom of Information Law policies through a list service provided by the New York State Association of Counties.
At issue is whether Oswego County legislators should be required to request in writing and pay for copies of records they need to perform their official duties.
As an example, Legislator Shawn Doyle questioned why, prior to a contract vote, he would need to put a request in writing to review the contract he was expected to vote on and why he would need to request in writing the previous contract held by the vendor.
During the month of April, Oswego County residents may be contacted by telephone to participate in an important all-hazards evacuation planning survey.
The purpose of the survey is to gather data to help Oswego County improve evacuation plans for both man-made and natural disasters.
The telephone survey is being conducted by First Market Research, based in Boston, Mass. All calls made during weekdays will be conducted between 6 and 9 p.m.
weekends, calls will be made between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Response to the survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete with the head of the household or spouse.