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Ethics leak probe now in hands of Oswego County district attorney

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes said Thursday that he will begin to gather information in regard to an ethics board leak that occurred late last year.

“At this point, I’m trying to gather information,” Oakes said.

He added that he will speak with the person who complained to get more background information.

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Tammy Rodgers (left) of Families and Schools Together and Terie Delahunt-Daino of the Oswego Bookmobile volunteer with the “Driving Books Home” program in the Oswego City School District. RSVP is seeking additional volunteers for the program, designed to encourage independent reading among children ages 5 to 18.

Volunteers sought for reading initiatives

Tammy Rodgers (left) of Families and Schools Together and Terie Delahunt-Daino of the Oswego Bookmobile volunteer with the “Driving Books Home” program in the Oswego City School District.

SUNY Oswego’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program office has opened recruitment for volunteers within the Oswego City School District to help with the Driving Books Home program.

RSVP encourages people ages 55 and older to apply who have a love of reading and would like to share this interest with children.

Available assignments include a review of the books, categorizing books by grade level, reading to children and touring this summer with the Oswego Bookmobile.

Most of the positions are flexible and can be tailor-made to fit volunteers’ availability, though ideally Bookmobile volunteers during July and August should try to commit to the same day each week during the eight-week program.

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Jerry Brown participates in a past Clean Sweep along the Oswego River walk. SUNY Oswego’s RSVP is seeking volunteers among all city and campus citizens for the seventh annual shoreline and lakefront cleanup, Saturday, April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.

RSVP seeks city, campus volunteers for shoreline Clean Sweep

Jerry Brown participates in a past Clean Sweep along the Oswego River walk. SUNY Oswego’s RSVP is seeking volunteers among all city and campus citizens for the seventh annual shoreline and lakefront cleanup, Saturday, April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.

SUNY Oswego’s RSVP is seeking volunteers to remove debris from the river and lake shorelines in Oswego as part of the seventh annual Clean Sweep, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

RSVP, spearheading the effort to recruit volunteers on behalf of the City of Oswego and SUNY Oswego, urges all city and campus residents, young and old, businesses and school groups, to participate in cleaning up the east and west Oswego River walks and the Lake Ontario shoreline within the city limits.

The event can help families get involved in conservation and help students earn community service hours, RSVP said.

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Legislator censored? Amy Tresidder ‘disappointed’ in Republican colleagues

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Amy Tresidder has announced she may challenge New York State Senator Patty Ritchie for the 48th District seat.

Although she has not declared her candidacy, the Democrat said she feels the Republicans are becoming nervous about her potential run.

The potential candidate said she was “disappointed” when she learned from a Republican legislator that there is an attempt to censor her from speaking at legislature committee meetings of which she is not a member.

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Americana band Yarn to perform in Oswego

The acclaimed new band Yarn will perform at the Oswego Music Hall April 14 at 8 p.m. The band includes Blake Christiana, Trevor MacArthur, Andrew Hendryx, Rod Hohl, Rick Bugel, and Robert Bonhomme.

The acclaimed new band Yarn will perform at the Oswego Music Hall April 14 at 8 p.m.

Like its name, the six-piece band Yarn knits and weaves country, rock, blues and more into a genre-defying blend.

Since its start in 2007, the band has become one of the hardest-working and touring bands around and its fan base has grown into a “Yarmy” of followers.

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Oswego County Health Department: No more synthetic marijuana

by Andrew Henderson

The New York State Department of Health banned the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana products last week — and the Oswego County Health Department has already began the process of notifying businesses.

New York State Health Commissioner Nirav  Shah issued the order banning the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid products last Monday.

Assemblyman Will Barclay said he welcomed the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the state health department to ban dangerous drugs.

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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: April 4, 2012

by Erika Johnson

While the weather hasn’t been as nice as many would have wished, I hope everyone is enjoying their spring break!

With just about 40 actual school days left of the year, time is ticking down fast, so enjoy your break while you can!

Just like every blood drive, last Friday’s was a success. Thank you to all of those who participated and helped put together and run the event.

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Karen Abbott

At The Fencepost: April 4, 2012

Karen Abbott

by Karen Abbott

Help me understand 4G. Not the mechanics of a network, I’m beginning to grasp that after a few run-throughs with techno geeks. Help me understand the “need for speed,” as the commercial says.

I had to shake my head at the last commercial I’ve seen about these supposedly-great 4G networks.

Two married couples in their suburban driveways with their fancy SUVs were competing over how fast they could get the news and updates on the neighbors through their iphones or ipacs or whatever they are. They were racing over who knew about a neighbor’s giving birth who could deliver a gift the fastest. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

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