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Liverpool man dies in Hastings motorcycle crash

A Liverpool man died Thursday night in a motorcycle accident on County Route 12 in Hastings, Oswego County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Anthony J. Gorgoni, 46, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson in a southwesterly direction at about  8:45 p.m. when the motorcycle left the north side of the road, hitting a marker post and earth embankment.

Gorgoni was taken to Upstate University Hospital by SOVAC Ambulance and was pronounced dead.

Members of Central Square Police Department and Central Square Fire Department assisted at the scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

It’s time for the Oswego County Fair!

An overview of the hustle and bustle at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek during the annual Oswego County Fair. The fair opens its run this year Wednesday July 2 and runs through Sunday July 6. There is free admission and free parking, but some grandstand shows may charge an admission fee. The fairgrounds is on Ellisburg Street, a left turn off Route 11 if you’re heading north right by the Tops grocery store.
An overview of the hustle and bustle at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek during the annual Oswego County Fair. The fair opens its run this year Wednesday July 2 and runs through Sunday July 6. There is free admission and free parking, but some grandstand shows may charge an admission fee. The fairgrounds is on Ellisburg Street, a left turn off Route 11 if you’re heading north right by the Tops grocery store.

fairBy Debra J. Groom

It’s summer, time to get outdoors and have some fun.

And what better place for some fun than the Oswego County Fair.

July 2 kicks off the 2014 version of the fair, complete with everything attendees have come to know and love and even some new attractions. Continue reading

Arts in the HeArt Gallery birthday party Thursday

Pirates Virginia Lockhart and Tom Schneider show off their treasure map at the recent 4th annual Arts Fest held June 14 in downtown Fulton; just part of the fun and festivities for the Arts in the HeArt Gallery anniversary celebration. The party continues June 26 from 5 to 8  p.m. with a wine and cheese birthday party with wines provided by Ashley Lynn Wines. For more information visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-2787.
Pirates Virginia Lockhart and Tom Schneider show off their treasure map at the recent 4th annual Arts Fest held June 14 in downtown Fulton; just part of the fun and festivities for the Arts in the HeArt Gallery anniversary celebration. The party continues June 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a wine and cheese birthday party with wines provided by Ashley Lynn Wines. For more information visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-2787.

Ashley Lynn Wines of Mexico is supplying wine for the wine and cheese celebration for the first birthday of the Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton. Continue reading

BOCES students inducted into Technical Honor Society

During the recent National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony, Koti Turner, an Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice student, lights a candle to signify one of the seven attributes required for membership in the organization.
During the recent National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony, Koti Turner, an Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice student, lights a candle to signify one of the seven attributes required for membership in the organization.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Surrounded by a standing-room-only crowd of friends and family members, Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students were recognized for their commitment to their schoolwork and for their exemplary citizenship and service outside of the classroom. Continue reading

Free Fishing Weekend in Oswego County

Oswego County offers plenty of places for fishing, like the state State Boat Launch at Mexico Point, for New York’s free fishing weekend. You might even see some other wildlife go by.  Photo by Oswego County Tourism
Oswego County offers plenty of places for fishing, like the state State Boat Launch at Mexico Point, for New York’s free fishing weekend. You might even see some other wildlife go by.
Photo by Oswego County Tourism

By Spider Rybaak

Have you ever found yourself looking out over a lake or stream and suddenly feeling the urge to go fishing? 

Perhaps you’ve been held back by the thought of dishing out your hard-earned money on something you’re not sure of? 

Well, the authorities understand and the state Department of Environmental Conservation offers an annual Free Fishing Weekend to help you get started.  Continue reading