Travel advisory issued in Oswego

As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, a travel advisory has been issued for the city of Oswego.

Mayor Thomas Gillen said the advisory is issued due to the heavy snow accumulation and white-out conditions.

The advisory means there should be no unnecessary travel on city streets. There also is no parking on city streets between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists are asked not to park on city streets, during non-parking ban hours, to assist Department of Public Works crews in snow removal.

The travel advisory is in effect until further notice, Gillen said.



Fulton Bantams hockey has tough games against Camillus #1

Submitted by Anna Clarke

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows and Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, fell Camillus #1 by a score of 6-3 in a recent game on the road.

Raider team captain Nolan Bonnie stunned the Cougars when he landed a shot from the blue line in the first seconds of play, Mike Smith assisting.

Camillus responded with three in a row to end the first period with a two-point cushion. The Cougars tallied two more goals before Fulton’s Evan Beckwith narrowed the gap by one, thanks to a passing play between Nick Dingman and Caleb Clarke.

The Cougars added another goal near the end of the third stanza. Beckwith scored the final goal for the Raiders after accepting a pass in front of the net from Bonnie.

Adam Bleiweiss stopped 17 shots for Fulton.

Zonta Club, Girl Scouts ready to celebrate International Women’s Day

The Zonta Club of Oswego is partnering with Girl Scouts from NYPENN Pathways to host a celebration of International Women’s Day at 3 p.m. March 8 at the SUNY Oswego Newman Center.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. The event will feature displays, presentations and stories about women and girls around the globe.

Sabine Ingerson, chair of Zonta’s Legislative Advocacy and Awareness Committee, describes her vision of the event as an opportunity to connect women’s groups in the community and to learn about some of the unique experiences of women all over the world.

“We invite women and girls in the Oswego community to join us to celebrate this special day,” Ingerson said.

Zonta will collect donations at the event for birthing kits, which provide essential items to women who give birth at home in developing countries.

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries.

Supplies for birthing kits include: bar soap 1 to 2 ounces; 2-inch gauze; latex gloves; one edge razor blades; 3 foot by 3 foot plastic sheeting 4 milliliters thick; cotton string; gallon size resealable bags; and receiving blankets 30 inches by 30 inches or 32 inches by 32 inches (no fleece please).

“Having the right supplies and a clean area when giving birth can help increase the chance that the mom and baby will survive,” Ingerson said.

For more information about the Zonta Club of Oswego or to participate in the International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8th, visit their Facebook Page or contact Inga Back at

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