Bill: County can continue negotiating nuclear plant tax agreements

A bill has passed the state Senate that would allow Oswego County to continue to negotiate tax agreements with the operators of three nuclear power plants in Scriba.

The bill (S. 6660-A) extends for 15 years a state law that has allowed the county and school districts to enter into multi-year agreements on property tax payments by the plant operators, providing stability for local budgets as well as the operating companies’ bottom lines. Continue reading

Lady Hibernians donate food to Catholic Charities

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Dean Michael Barry Division 1 partnered with Catholic Charities of Oswego County recently by gathering and donating non-perishable food items. Shown pictured at the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Oswego recently are from left to right: Evelyn Thurlow, Corine Bateman, Dee Mulcahey, Dawn Abtey and Donna Roman. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an International Irish-Catholic Fraternal Organization, founded in New York City in 1836. The Dean Michael Barry Division 1 was founded in Oswego in 1903. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was established for practicing Roman Catholic women of Irish descent and meets at the AOH clubhouse at 22 Munn St., Oswego. For additional information, call 343-9815.
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Dean Michael Barry Division 1 partnered with Catholic Charities of Oswego County recently by gathering and donating non-perishable food items. Shown pictured at the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Oswego recently are from left to right: Evelyn Thurlow, Corine Bateman, Dee Mulcahey, Dawn Abtey and Donna Roman. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an International Irish-Catholic Fraternal Organization, founded in New York City in 1836. The Dean Michael Barry Division 1 was founded in Oswego in 1903. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was established for practicing Roman Catholic women of Irish descent and meets at the AOH clubhouse at 22 Munn St., Oswego. For additional information, call 343-9815.

Renaissance Association grants help spruce up neighborhoods

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(Before and after photos of the curb garden was created in front of the home of Tanya Miller of West Fourth Street.)

The Oswego Renaissance Association  has awarded matching grants to more than 120 homes in the city of Oswego for neighborhood revitalization.

Renaissance Block Challenge Grants for exterior upgrades and beautification were awarded to 13 neighborhood blocks throughout the city. Continue reading

Zoo night at Fairley Elementary

Second-grade teachers at Fairley Elementary School recently opened their classrooms afterhours for parents and their children for a Zoo Night. Each classroom represented a different habitat. Lisa Bailey’s classroom was a pond that housed baby ducks and information on both animal and plant life. Each second-grade student researched a habitat and wrote a report about their findings. Second-grader Aislinn Osborn learned about polar regions during Zoo Night in a classroom transformed into an arctic tundra. The room featured student artwork, like the polar bears seen here.
Second-grade teachers at Fairley Elementary School recently opened their classrooms afterhours for parents and their children for a Zoo Night. Each classroom represented a different habitat. Lisa Bailey’s classroom was a pond that housed baby ducks and information on both animal and plant life. Each second-grade student researched a habitat and wrote a report about their findings. Second-grader Aislinn Osborn learned about polar regions during Zoo Night in a classroom transformed into an arctic tundra. The room featured student artwork, like the polar bears seen here.

Fairley students bond with grandparents

Food, fun and family were on the menu at Fairley Elementary School. During each day throughout the first week of June, students from a different grade level welcomed their grandparents into school to bond over food while celebrating family. On June 3, kindergartners enjoyed conversation with their grandparents over a lunch of Hoffmann hotdogs, apple splices, carrots and milk. Pictured here are kindergartner Ryan Loomis enjoying lunch with his grandmother, Bonnie Reed, during grandparents’ lunch Tuesday (June 3) afternoon.
Food, fun and family were on the menu at Fairley Elementary School. During each day throughout the first week of June, students from a different grade level welcomed their grandparents into school to bond over food while celebrating family. On June 3, kindergartners enjoyed conversation with their grandparents over a lunch of Hoffmann hotdogs, apple splices, carrots and milk. Pictured here are kindergartner Ryan Loomis enjoying lunch with his grandmother, Bonnie Reed, during grandparents’ lunch Tuesday (June 3) afternoon.

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