Category Archives: Featured Stories

Afterschool programs coming back to Fulton, Hannibal

By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County Opportunities will bring back afterschool programs at Fulton Junior High and Kenney Middle School in Hannibal thanks to money from the state.

State officials announced Friday $10.9 million in new grants for 68 Advantage After School Programs across New York state. OCO is receiving $220,000 to provide an afterschool program at the two schools.

According to a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, the Advantage After School Programs provide thousands of school-age children with youth development opportunities for three hours at the end of each school day.  Continue reading

Coleman endorsed by Democrats for Family Court judge

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Oswego lawyer Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman is running for Oswego County Family Court Judge and has been endorsed by the Oswego County Democratic Committee.

Coleman represents and advocates for children, parents and grandparents in Family Court. With more than 14 years of legal experience, she has proven her integrity and commitment to Oswego County families.

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Beach at David C. Webb Memorial Park on Oneida Lake closed

The David C. Webb Memorial Park Bathing Beach on Oneida Lake in the town of Constantia has been closed to swimming due to the presence of a blue-green algae bloom.

The beach will remain closed until the blooms have cleared and the health department approves its re-opening. Contantia’s Children’s Summer Recreation Program will continue to operate in the park; however, swim activities have been suspended until further notice.

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Harborfest advisories issued by police

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In preparation for Harborfest 2014, The Oswego Police Department are announcing the following advisories regarding traffic, pedestrian and general information specific to Harborfest scheduled for July 24 – July 27.

Alcoholic Beverages / Open Container Ordinance – Harborfest is designed to be a fun, family oriented event and we ask all those attending Harborfest to be respectful of others enjoying the festival and to act responsibly. The city of Oswego’s Open Container
Ordinance, which prohibits the possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place, will be strictly enforced throughout this event.

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Oswego school district raises money for United Way’s ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ Campaign

Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket.  Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket. Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Oswego City School District have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign in underway.  Continue reading

Fulton boy has lead in Great Rope play

Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Rosemary Nesbitt was all about children.

She was a master storyteller, turned classic literature into plays for the stage and enchanted generations. Her legacy lives on in her play “The Great Rope,” about a 12-year-old boy named Jonathan.  Continue reading