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

Williamstown woman must make restitution in welfare fraud case

Kelly M. Hartz, 47,  of Williamstown,  was sentenced Wednesday in Oswego County Court to five years probation upon her conviction for offering a false instrument for filing, first degree, a felony.

At a prior court appearance April 2, Hartz admitted she provided a written instrument that contained a false statement or false information to the Oswego County Department of Social Services for the purpose of defrauding DSS.

Hartz was arrested by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department on April 29, 2013, as a result of an investigation by the fraud unit within Oswego County DSS. Deputies charged her with grand larceny third degree,  welfare fraud third degree and offering a false instrument for filing first degree, all felonies.

Investigators alleged she failed to disclose information and thereby wrongfully obtained $9,597.18 in Medicaid benefits that she was not entitled to receive.

As part of her sentence, the Judge James Metcalf, Acting Oswego County Court Judge, ordered Hartz to pay $9,597.18 in restitution to Oswego County DSS during the next five years. If Hartz fails to pay back the restitution, or if she violates any other terms of probation, she faces up to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prison.

District Attorney Gregory Oakes stated, “Over the past two years, my office has worked with DSS and the Sheriff’s Department to crack down on welfare fraud. Those who abuse and cheat the system need to be held accountable. Welfare fraud is theft, plain and simple, and my office will continue to prosecute those who steal from taxpayers.”

To report a suspected case of welfare or housing assistance fraud, contact the Oswego County Department of Social Services at 315-963-5281.

 

Porky and Buddy: Keeping dogs safe from Lyme disease

Dear Porky and Buddy,

A couple of weeks ago you wrote about removing ticks and mentioned that, among other things, the little buggers can transmit Lyme disease.  

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING???

I have enough things to worry about, without that added to my list. My dog, Bubba, has had ticks. Not a lot, but some.  

Is it possible that he has the disease?  How would I tell? How can I prevent him from getting it in the future, short of putting  him in a plastic bubble?

Donna

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Hannibal board member honored by CNYSBA

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Armed with years of experience and knowledge in the educational system, Hannibal Central School District Board of Education member Dale Young will be honored for his service during an upcoming regional meeting.

Young, who has held a school board seat for nearly a decade, has been declared a board member of achievement by the Central New York School Boards Association.  Continue reading

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