Category Archives: Oswego News

Deadline for MASH camp registration extended

The deadline has been  extended to May 30 to register for Oswego Hospital’s MASH Camp.

This year’s MASH Camp (Medical Academy of Science and Health) is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 and 31. During the camp, students will take part in hands-on activities such as learning how to suture, which is taught by the hospital surgery center staff.

There will also be tours of many departments, providing the students with a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital and the healthcare jobs available.

Students can access the online application by visiting the CNYAHEC website

Tire disposal to help nip EEE

Residents of Oswego County will be able to dispose of old tires at free events coming up May 17 and June 14.  

The events are being held in an effort to help people get rid of waste tires, which often act as breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can transmit Eastern equine encephalitis, which killed a New Haven girl in 2010.

Oswego County residents will be able to drop off a maximum of eight tires at five locations throughout the county, with the usual $5 fee for tire-drop off being waived.   Continue reading

Annual open house at Camp Hollis set for May 18

Submitted by Oswego County

Friends of Camp Hollis will host a fun-filled day at Camp Hollis at its annual open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

 “This is a great opportunity to visit the site, ask questions, meet some of the camp staff, and experience a taste of the camping environment,” said Brandon Morey, coordinator of recreation and youth development for the Oswego City – County Youth Bureau and director of Camp Hollis.  Continue reading

SUNY Oswego honors Outstanding Seniors


Submitted by SUNY Oswego

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will honor a student from Vietnam and a student from the Republic of Cameroon with the 2014 Outstanding Senior Award at the Commencement Eve Dinner on Friday, May 16.


Biology major Larissa Assam and business administration major Hanh Huynh were selected based on their academic achievements and their contributions to campus.

Both have worked since their sophomore years as tutors in the college’s Office of Learning Services. Huynh tutors accounting courses, and Assam tutors in the science and math areas. Continue reading

1 SUNY Oswego student dead from heroin overdose

A SUNY Oswego student died overnight from a heroin overdose, according to local police.

Oswego City Police and University Police at SUNY Oswego are investigating three suspected heroin overdoses that occurred overnight, two in the city of Oswego and one on the college
All three victims are students at SUNY Oswego. The campus victim died. The other two were treated and are recovering at Oswego Hospital.

Relatives of all of the involved students have been

Oswego City Police and University Police are working together to determine the circumstances surrounding the incidents.

While the investigation continues, both police departments are cautioning everyone regarding the potential that heroin circulating in the area in extremely lethal.

SUNY Oswego issued the following message via the NY Alert messaging system around 8:15 a.m. Saturday: “Danger: Oswego heroin may be lethal. One person is dead; two are hospitalized. Please
beware! Please call police with any information.”

Anyone with information about these incidents, should call SUNY Oswego Police or Oswego City Police at the following number:
Oswego City Police: 343-1212
SUNY Oswego Police: 312-5555

2 injured in trolley bus vs. pedestrian accident

Two people were injured Friday night in a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident at West Bridge Street and West Seneca Street in Oswego.

The Oswego Police Department said when they arrived at the scene, a 22-year-old male from Suffern and a 21-year-old female from Fairport, Monroe County, were found to have been struck by a trolley bus. The male was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital for possible internal injuries and is listed in good condition.
The woman was treated for minor leg injuries and released.

The investigation is ongoing and as of this release no charges have been filed.  Oswego Police were assisted by the Oswego Fire Department and the U.S. Border Patrol.