Category Archives: Oswego News

A ‘blue ribbon’ day at the fair

Michaud Residential Health Services resident Grace Smith (pictured) made a visit to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and found out her “Fabric Yo Yo’s Table Runner” entry was a first prize “Blue Ribbon” winner in the juried domestic arts category. The hand-made table runner took Smith six months of sewing to complete. Residents at Michaud, St. Luke, Bishop’s Commons and St. Francis Commons submitted nearly two dozen entries in a variety of juried categories at this year’s County Fair.
Michaud Residential Health Services resident Grace Smith (pictured) made a visit to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and found out her “Fabric Yo Yo’s Table Runner” entry was a first prize “Blue Ribbon” winner in the juried domestic arts category. The hand-made table runner took Smith six months of sewing to complete. Residents at Michaud, St. Luke, Bishop’s Commons and St. Francis Commons submitted nearly two dozen entries in a variety of juried categories at this year’s County Fair.

Residents from Michaud Residential Health Services, Bishop’s Commons and St. Luke Health Services made the trip to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and came away with a number of blue ribbons. Continue reading

Number of people at risk of homelessness on the rise

 COACH (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness) committee members Doug Baldwin of Oswego County Department of Social Services and Kristin LaBarge of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) review results from the committee’s annual Point in Time survey.  A one- day count of homeless individuals in Oswego County, the Point in Time survey is a concise effort by area human service agencies to raise the awareness of homelessness and compile an approximate number of those who are homeless, or are housing vulnerable, in Oswego County.

COACH (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness) committee members Doug Baldwin of Oswego County Department of Social Services and Kristin LaBarge of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) review results from the committee’s annual Point in Time survey. A one- day count of homeless individuals in Oswego County, the Point in Time survey is a concise effort by area human service agencies to raise the awareness of homelessness and compile an approximate number of those who are homeless, or are housing vulnerable, in Oswego County.

In an ongoing effort to combat homelessness in Oswego County, COACH (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), Oswego County’s Continuum of Care Committee, is closely reviewing the results of its annual Point in Time survey.   Continue reading

Oswego County worries about sales tax situation

By Debra J. Groom

For many years, Oswego County experienced steady growth in sales tax revenue.

This helped the county keep its tax rate low while still providing all the services residents have come to expect and enjoy.

But since the recession of 2008, things have changed. Sales tax revenue has become stagnant. Yes, the county is seeing more sales tax money each year, but not that much more. Continue reading

Lawrence Croucher, plant pathologist and crop consultant

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Lawrence F. Croucher, 63, of Oswego died Friday July 4, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Leslie and Anna (Perry) Croucher.

Larry was a plant pathologist and crop consultant for Crop Production Services, of Sodus, NY.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Joyce Croucher of Oswego; children Benjamin (Melanie) Croucher of PA, Carrie Croucher of Boston Sean Croucher of HI; stepchildren Judith (Eric) Emerling of Springville, Tanya Kszystyniak of Ithaca, Joshua Kszystyniak of Syracuse; his brother, Thomas (Sonia) Croucher of Indiana; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday July 8 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were Monday July 7 at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.