Category Archives: Oswego News

Another War of 1812 battle hit Oswego County 200 years ago tomorrow

A public reenactment of the cable carry will take place along the original route on June 6 and 7.  For more information contact Cablecarry1814@yahoo.com.  On Aug. 2, Rosemary Nesbitt’s “The Great Rope” play, based on her children’s book of the same name, and directed by Jonel Langenfeld-Rial, will be performed on the parade ground inside old Fort Ontario (fortontario.com).
A public reenactment of the cable carry will take place along the original route on June 6 and 7. For more information contact Cablecarry1814@yahoo.com. On Aug. 2, Rosemary Nesbitt’s “The Great Rope” play, based on her children’s book of the same name, and directed by Jonel Langenfeld-Rial, will be performed on the parade ground inside old Fort Ontario (fortontario.com).

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

Bundle of Bucks set for May 31

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

Need help with house repairs? Let Oswego County know

Submitted by Oswego County

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

NC man charged with child sexual abuse

Oswego County Sheriff’s Office

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