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Oswego County asks folks to take “Path through History”

The Starr Clark Tin Shop on Route 104 in Mexico is one of the stops on the Paths of History Weekends tours in Oswego County.
The Starr Clark Tin Shop on Route 104 in Mexico is one of the stops on the Paths of History Weekends tours in Oswego County.

Submitted by Oswego County Tourism

Several area museums and historic sites have planned special events to spotlight Oswego County’s rich heritage during New York State “Path through History Weekends” June 7 and 8, and June 14 and 15.

“The Path through History program focuses on New York state’s historic sites and museums, and the many significant events and people from New York State who helped shape the history of our nation,” said Janet Clerkin, Oswego County Tourism Coordinator.

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New schedule for county transfer stations begins July 1

Oswego County solid waste transfer stations will close one day per week beginning Tuesday, July 1, in a measure to reduce operating costs of the solid waste system.

The new schedule was approved by the County Legislature at its May 15 meeting.

Under the new schedule, the Hannibal transfer station will be closed Mondays; Pulaski closed Tuesdays; Hastings closed Wednesdays; Oswego closed Thursdays; and Bristol Hill closed Fridays.

The new schedule will result in a cost-savings of about $189,845 annually through the elimination of vacant positions, re-assignment of solid waste staff and reduced operating costs.

Director of Solid Waste Programs Frank Visser was directed by the Legislature to look at options to close the gap on the amount of money needed to subsidize the county transfer stations.

The new schedule was developed after an extensive review of traffic, waste and recyclables hauled to the five transfer stations.

The Legislature also approved a revised fee schedule for 2015. Weigh and pay fees at the transfer stations will go up to $125 per ton; tip fees at the landfill and Energy Resource Facility increase to $65 per ton; and construction and demolition rates for major haulers will increase to $50 per ton at the landfill and ERF. The increase for the residential sticker fee remains at $10 and will be $175 for 2015.

Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

The transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Sticker and punch card sales and weigh scales close ½-hour before the transfer stations close.

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.

Novelis unveils five-year employees recognition plan

By Ashley M. Casey

The Novelis plant in Scriba has unveiled a new five-year plan for its employees and future job growth, the company announced May 22.

The plan promises to increase benefits to Novelis workers and create 250 jobs by 2019, but the United Steelworkers are questioning Novelis’ timing. The National Labor Relations Board recently charged the plant with unfair labor practices after the plant’s workers voted not to join USW in February. Continue reading

ARISE receives donation from Hope

Pictured are members of the G. Ray Bodley High Hope Club. From left,  in back are adviser Catherine Cronk, Kaitlyn Kinney, Guadalupe Leyva-Bran, Jeremy Herlowski, Chrissy Blake and standing in front are Katie Salmonsen and Lena Kimball. Kneeling are Liliana Rivera, Cecilia Leyva-Bran and Cayla Weaver.
Pictured are members of the G. Ray Bodley High Hope Club. From left, in back are adviser Catherine Cronk, Kaitlyn Kinney, Guadalupe Leyva-Bran, Jeremy Herlowski, Chrissy Blake and standing in front are Katie Salmonsen and Lena Kimball. Kneeling are Liliana Rivera, Cecilia Leyva-Bran and Cayla Weaver.

The Hope Club at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton recently presented a donation to Sabine Ingerson, director of the Oswego offices of ARISE.

Following a presentation about ARISE, the students chose to designate their gift to ARISE’s youth programs in Oswego County.   Continue reading

Oswego County asks folks to take a “Path Through History”

The Starr Clark Tin Shop on Route 104 in Mexico is one of the stops on the Paths of History Weekends tours in Oswego County.
The Starr Clark Tin Shop on Route 104 in Mexico is one of the stops on the Paths of History Weekends tours in Oswego County.

Submitted by Oswego County Tourism

Several area museums and historic sites have planned special events to spotlight Oswego County’s rich heritage during New York State “Path through History Weekends” June 7 and 8, and June 14 and 15.

“The Path through History program focuses on New York state’s historic sites and museums, and the many significant events and people from New York State who helped shape the history of our nation,” said Janet Clerkin, Oswego County Tourism Coordinator.  Continue reading

Blessings in a Backpack program receives grant

Blessings in a Backpack program of Oswego-Fulton Lutheran-Episcopal Faith Partnership received a $5,000 challenge grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.

The money was awarded to the program based on its effectiveness in addressing physical, emotional and/or spiritual needs in the local area based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 25: 35-36.

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Oswego Lions Club Rivers Edge Craft Show Sunday June 8

The Oswego Lions Club with host the third annual Rivers Edge “handmade” Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

The event will take place along the beautiful rivers edge, on West Linear Park, in Oswego. 

This will be the second year in the new location, which is not only larger, but also a great experience. Take in the wonderful crafts, the food and fun, and enjoy the beautiful sites of our city.

This year’s event is already larger than last year with many more vendors and the addition of the children’s area. 

“With all of our past fundraising events, we are once again expecting capacity crowds and another successful event for our club” said Mike Henderson, Oswego Lions Club president. 

In addition to all the wonderful crafters and the children’s section, the event will include finger printing by the sheriff’s  office, face painting, entertainment, karate demonstrations, food and wine tasting. 

Anyone interested in being a craft vendor, who would like to be a major sponsor for the event or who needs more information about the event should call Denise Constanza at 591-1842 or Chris Pelton at 343-1394 or Like us on Facebook at Oswego Lions Club or go to our website oswegolionsclub.com. 

Sponsors for the event include Fajita Grill, Rudy’s Lakeside Drive In, Waynes’s Drug Store/Bob Brandshaw, Nelson’s Funeral Home and Murphy’s Auto Solution.