Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that most people can remember exactly what they were doing when the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Many, including Oswego County BOCES District Superintendent Christopher Todd, call it a “day that forever changed my life.” Students in the Public Safety(…)
The City of Oswego has launched a new civic engagement and reporting tool, called Oswego Mobile. Oswego Mobile is a smartphone app that allows residents of Oswego to report issues directly to city staff and councilors. The app is available for iOS, Android and Blackberry markets and is free to download. The program allows residents(…)
By Ashley M. Casey Students at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton campus learned about the dangers of texting or drinking while driving in Arrive Alive’s virtual reality driving simulation on Sept. 17. UNITE International, a national distracted driving prevention organization, sends the Arrive Alive tour to high schools, colleges and other places around the country. After(…)
By Tracy Kinne Skies were threatening, thunder rumbled in the distance and a few stray, light raindrops blew in the breeze at Henley Park in Phoenix a little after 6 p.m. Wednesday. The village’s annual Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony was due to start in less than 30 minutes, and the National Weather Service had issued(…)
Fulton Memoirs Writing Project Participants of Jim Farfaglia’s memoir writing workshop will present “The Stories from Our Past that Inspire Our Future” at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Fulton Municipal Building, 141 S. First St. Refreshments will be available. For more information, visit jimfarfaglia.weebly.com or call the Fulton Public Library at 592-5159. By Ashley(…)
By Tracy Kinne The Lake Neatahwanta Revitalization Committee raised about $2,700 at a chicken barbecue fundraiser Sept. 7 at Bullhead Point, said Mayor Ronald L. Woodward Sr. Crystal English, owner of Shannons Hotdogs by Crystal, donated her proceeds from the day to the committee. Also, core samples taken from the bottom of the lake were(…)
By Tracy Kinne Fulton city councilors agreed in a special meeting Tuesday to advertise for bids for minor repairs and painting at the VanBuren Park tennis courts. “We’re going to try to get that done this year, weather permitting,” said Mayor Ronald L. Woodward Sr. Bids are due Sept. 20.
By Ashley M. Casey Campaign Cabinet members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County donned fedoras, suits and sunglasses in a creative effort to present the organization’s 2014 fundraising goal of $800,000 at the 2014 Campaign Kick-off Breakfast. Rob Rolfe, recently named the sole chair of the Campaign Cabinet, explained they were inspired by(…)