Category Archives: Oswego News

Coleman endorsed by Democrats for Family Court judge


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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Anne N. Pisa, worked as a teacher’s assistant at Fitzhugh Park, Trinity Catholic schools


Anne N. Pisa, 84, of Oswego died Monday July 21,2014 peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Luke Health Services.

Mrs. Pisa was born in Rochester, the daughter of the late Carl and Jane Cacciola.

She owned and operated M. Pisa Market, Rochester and she was a teacher’s assistant at Fitzhugh Park School and Trinity Catholic School, Oswego.

Mrs. Pisa was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church and, a member of St. Paul’s Altar Rosary Society, and St. Paul’s Choir.

Mrs. Pisa is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Alphonse M. Pisa of Oswego; and she was the loving mother of Linda Kieper of Oswego, Patricia (Mark) Potter of Oswego, Michael (Peggy) Pisa of Oswego; also survived by her siblings Marie Graef, Grace Leonardo, Francis Cacciola, and Jane Cavalier; and her loving grandchildren Alan Potter, Michelle (Jeremy) Smith, Steven Kieper, Anthony Pisa, Mary Pisa; and three great grandchildren Jacob, Ruby and Charlotte.

Funeral services will be Friday July 25 at 11:30 a,m. in St. Paul’s Church. Burial will be Friday in All Saints Mausoleum.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego

Harborfest advisories issued by police


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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iHeartOswego extends office hours for Harborfest

Stephany Reyes, the editor at, holds one of five posters to be displayed encompassing all events, vendors and juried arts during the Harborfest celebrations.
Stephany Reyes, the editor at, holds one of five posters to be displayed encompassing all events, vendors and juried arts during the Harborfest celebrations.

From July 24 to July 27, the iHeart Oswego office, located at 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, will become an official hub for Harborfest.

The office will extend its hours on July 25 and July 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The website will have its online click-desk mobile communication open until 9 p.m. for those same dates.

Trolleys will be stopping at the corner of West Second Street and West Seneca Street, directly across from the iHeart Oswego office building.

There will be a balloon animal artist and magicians outside the iHeart Oswego building for spectators to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to enter our office and see the amazing scale model of the Oswego lighthouse, hand built by Oswego native Robert Schladebeck, in the foyer of iHeart.

Displayed on the two sides of the office’s windows will be 4 foot detailed schedules of events happening throughout Harborfest including concerts, family-friendly events and more.

Buttons to ride the official trolleys will be sold at the iHeart Oswego office, along with programs for Harborfest.

In addition, Copies in Time, Copies & Print Center, which is also located at the iHeart Oswego office, will be extending its hours on July 24 to July 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for those in need of last minute posters, banners and flyers.

iHeart Oswego is a sponsor for the Veteran’s Stage, located at West Side Riverfront Park, and a proud community partner of Harborfest 2014!

Robert “Bobby” Sawyer, BOCES graduate, worked at Oswego Industries


Robert M. “Bobby” Sawyer, 52, passed away Saturday, July 19 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Oswego, the son of Beverly Guernsey and the late Harold L. Sawyer. He was a life resident of Volney.

Bobby was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. He attended BOCES School for Exceptional Children and graduated in 1982. He then worked at Oswego Industries for about 23 years.

The past few years, Bobby had been a resident of Rowlee Group Home in Fulton, where he enjoyed life to the fullest with all of his friends and wonderful caretakers.

Bobby is survived by his mother; a brother, Brian Sawyer and sister-in-law Ann (Grela) Sawyer; his two beloved nieces, Cali and Paige Sawyer; his favorite cousins, Beverly and Walter Roach and Barbara and Don Myers.

Calling hours were Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Contributions in Bobby’s memory may be made to ARC of Oswego County, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton, 13069.