Several volunteers, conservation organizations and angler groups have worked together over the past few years to help slow the spread of water chestnuts in Oswego County rivers.
Headed by the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, the groups will hold a water chestnut pull at Port Ontario Saturday, July 14.
An invasive species, the water chestnut plant can be difficult to control once it is established in a body of water. The plants can create large floating mats of vegetation that restrict the penetration of sunlight, limit the growth of native plants, and disrupt the food web.
New York State Senator Patty Ritchie introduced a bill that would improve motorcycle safety by including awareness training in the DMV’s mandatory, pre-licensing courses.
The proposed legislation was prompted by several motorcycle-related accidents in the region, including four fatal motorcycle accidents already in Oswego this year, which more than any full year since 2008.
According to the most recent data from the New York State DMV, there were 152 fatalities from 5,150 motorcycle accidents in 2009.
Prom was a success! The beautiful Landmark Theater was the place to be last Saturday night. Upon entering the venue students had the opportunity to go right upstairs to the dance floor or head downstairs for their professional pictures to be taken.
The night was filled with fun and dancing and the chocolate fountain was a big hit! Along with the goodies to dip in chocolate, there was a huge cracker and cheese spread as well.
About half way through the fun, the prom court was announced.
Oswego County Opportunities Homeless Services is seeking donations of food, clothing and personal hygiene items to assist the homeless and needy within Oswego County.
OCO Homeless Services unit works with individuals in the community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services provided include case management, crisis intervention, and follow up care.
These services are provided in order to assist homeless individuals and families with finding safe and affordable housing, and afford them the opportunity to establish themselves in their own residence.
Valley News reporter Carol Thompson received two awards for investigative reporting from the Syracuse Press Club Saturday evening.
Thompson took the first place award for her story “County Clerk vendor under investigation in Essex County.” The story examined the controversy surrounding a contract Essex County holds with the same vendor that has been shrouded in controversy in Oswego County.
Questions regarding the contract surfaced following a Freedom of Information request Thompson made to Essex County. The county responded with 483 e-mail messages that indicated a close personal relationship between an employee of the Essex County Clerk’s office and a representative of the vendor.