The Oswego County Legislature adopted the 2014 county budget Thursday night by a vote of 17 to 8. Three Republican legislators joined the five Democrats in voting against the spending plan. Those voting ‘no’ were Michael Kunzwiler, Amy Tresidder and Jacob Mulcahey, Democrats from Oswego; Douglas Malone, D-Oswego Town; Daniel Farfaglia, D-Fulton; Margaret Kastler, R-Lacona;(…)
The Oswego City Police Department reports it is currently investigating a possible meth lab at 98 E. Cayuga St. Oswego. The police and fire departments are currently on scene investigating. East Cayuga Street between East Eighth Street and East Ninth Street will be closed until further notice. Further information will be released as it develops.
By Debra J. Groom A public hearing on the 2014 Oswego County budget is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in Oswego. The proposed 2014 spending plan $196.8 million. The tax levy — the amount to be raised by taxes — is $42.6 million, the same as in 2013. This means most people in the county(…)
Type E botulism has again struck the eastern basin of Lake Ontario this fall resulting in sizeable mortality in migrating waterbirds. Reports from the public and field investigations by DEC crews indicate at least 200-300 common loons have washed ashore along northern Oswego County and Jefferson County shorelines. The loon deaths were all attributable to(…)
Lisa Seguin has been named manager of the Oswego Medicaid Service Coordination, Consolidated Support Services, and Family Support Services programs for ARISE in Oswego. Seguin’s experiences and strong commitment to the mission of independent living and self-direction make her extremely well-suited for this role. She began her career with ARISE in 2003 as a Medicaid(…)
Upon entering the Oswego Middle School art room, immediately visitors’ attention is turned toward a massive ceramic sea aquarium mural. Student teacher Cassandra Mazur has conducted a collaborative project with seventh- and eighth-graders to create a lasting memory for students. “Over the course of the last month the 140-piece ceramic mural was created by a(…)
The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program. Walk-in influenza clinics are held weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the(…)
By Debra J. Groom A number of children in the Oswego and Fulton school district do not go hungry on the weekends anymore thanks to the Episcopal-Lutheran Faith Partnership of Oswego and Fulton and its participation in the Blessings in a Backpack program. The program, which began in 2005 in two schools in Louisville, Ky.,(…)