Category Archives: Oswego News

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.

2 win journalism scholarships

The Professional Journalists and Communicators Club of Oswego County (PJC) recently announce the recipients of the club’s scholarship awards.  From left are: PJC Treasurer, Mary Ellen Barbeau of the Oswego County Department of Tourism; PJC Vice President, John DeRousie of Custom Marketing Solutions; Tara Stacy, recipient of the PJC Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award; Guest Speaker and PJC Member, Jeffery Rea of SUNY Oswego Office of Public Affairs; Scholarship Recipient, James Bailey of G. Ray Bodley High School; and PJC President Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health.
The Professional Journalists and Communicators Club of Oswego County (PJC) recently announce the recipients of the club’s scholarship awards. From left are: PJC Treasurer, Mary Ellen Barbeau of the Oswego County Department of Tourism; PJC Vice President, John DeRousie of Custom Marketing Solutions; Tara Stacy, recipient of the PJC Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award; Guest Speaker and PJC Member, Jeffery Rea of SUNY Oswego Office of Public Affairs; Scholarship Recipient, James Bailey of G. Ray Bodley High School; and PJC President Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health.

The Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County (PJC) has awarded the organization’s Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award to Tara Stacy of Oswego High School.   Continue reading

Vegetable Growers Association awards 2 scholarships

The Vegetable Growers Association of Oswego County presented the third annual Danny C. Dunsmoor Scholarship Award to Garrett Dunsmoor of Oswego High School. Dunsmoor will attend St. Lawrence University in the fall. Pictured from left to right are: David Sorbello (Association President), Judy Queale-Dunsmoor, Garrett Dunsmoor, John Dunsmoor, Cory Jacobson (Association Vice President).
The Vegetable Growers Association of Oswego County presented the third annual Danny C. Dunsmoor Scholarship Award to Garrett Dunsmoor of Oswego High School. Dunsmoor will attend St. Lawrence University in the fall. Pictured from left to right are: David Sorbello (Association President), Judy Queale-Dunsmoor, Garrett Dunsmoor, John Dunsmoor, Cory Jacobson (Association Vice President).
The Vegetable Growers Association of Oswego County presented the third annual Danny C. Dunsmoor Scholarship Award to Noah Sorbello of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. Sorbello will attend Cornell University in the fall. Pictured from left to right are: Dana Sorbello, Noah Sorbello, David Sorbello (Association President), Cory Jacobson (Association Vice President), Liz Sorbello.
The Vegetable Growers Association of Oswego County presented the third annual Danny C. Dunsmoor Scholarship Award to Noah Sorbello of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. Sorbello will attend Cornell University in the fall. Pictured from left to right are: Dana Sorbello, Noah Sorbello, David Sorbello (Association President), Cory Jacobson (Association Vice President), Liz Sorbello.