By Paul Lear Site manager Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Following the British victory at Oswego on May 6, 1814, the Royal Navy fleet under Commodore James Yeo controlled Lake Ontario and blockaded Commodore Isaac Chauncey’s U.S. Navy fleet in Sackets Harbor, NY.
Fortunately for the Americans, only a small amount of naval war materials was lost at Oswego. However, those cannon, ropes, rigging, munitions, and anchor cables sent upriver to safety before the Battle of Oswego, and more being transported along the Mohawk River-Oneida Lake-Oswego River route, were piling up at the Oswego Falls depot (Fulton). Continue reading →
Now in its 10th year, the 2014 edition of St. Luke’s Bundle of Bucks Charity Raffle event promises to be the best yet!
Great prize giveaways, fun, food and fantastic live music by The Cortini Brothers featuring Anna-Marie White are all part of the excitement; including a drawing for 15 cash prizes totaling $25,000, with a top prize of $10,000 to a lucky winner.
The event is taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday May 31 at the Elks Lodge in Oswego. Continue reading →
The Oswego Housing Development Council, located in Parish, and the County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning are looking for input from Oswego County residents who need assistance with housing repairs, septic system repairs, and other housing-related issues.
Input from local residents is needed in order to document the need for grant funds for Oswego County residents. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
William A. Bates-Congdon, 49, of 6519 Sadler Rd., Waxhaw, NC, was arrested at the Oswego County Correctional Facility and charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy, a felony, and first-degee course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony, stemming from the investigation into incidents that occurred at a Scriba residence from the spring of 1997 until March 24, 2000. Continue reading →
The Oswego County Salvation Army needs help from the community to continue helping people this year. MajorJames Purvis, executive director, said the local Salvation Army is facing a $25,000 shortfall in the budget. And this comes at a time when the Army is helping more and more people, Purvis said. Continue reading →