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Scales Hall renovations nearing completion
August 19, 2017, 10:00 am | Source
OSWEGO — Renovations to SUNY Oswego’s Scales Hall, which include completely remodeled living and common spaces, technology upgrades and wheelchair accessibility throughout the building, are nearing completion and residents are beginning to move in to their new home.

Lawmakers call on IJC to reverse decision to lower outflow
August 19, 2017, 9:00 am | Source
Local state representatives are asking the International Joint Commission, which regulates shared waters between the United States and Canada, to consider reversing a recent decision to lower Lake Ontario outflows.

Final big band summer concert to be held Wednesday at Breitbeck Park
August 19, 2017, 8:30 am | Source
OSWEGO — The Big Band Sound of the Oswego County Summer Stage Band, under the direction of Stan Gosek, will present its final concert of the summer at Breitbeck Park at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Centro to offer round-trip tickets for State Fair Park-n-Rides
August 19, 2017, 8:30 am | Source
SYRACUSE — Centro will once again offer express bus service to the main gate each day of the 2017 New York State Fair, and in an attempt to move people quicker, will sell round-trip passes at its busiest Park-N-Rides this…

Oswego County Catholic Charities relocates to new building
August 19, 2017, 8:00 am | Source
FULTON — Catholic Charities of Oswego County (CCOC) recently relocated to 808 W. Broadway, the former Cayuga Community College and Center for Instruction Technology and Innovation (CiTi) site, it was announced by Mary-Margaret Pezella-Pekow, executive director.

Closed Oswego police investigations of Doug Waterbury similar to complaints in civil case
August 18, 2017, 10:04 pm | Source
OSWEGO — Police reports obtained by The Palladium-Times contain several allegations against Oswego landlord Doug Waterbury that bear clear similarities to claims in a sexual harassment lawsuit Waterbury faces in federal court.

City of Oswego to eliminate OFD ambulance service
August 18, 2017, 10:00 am | Source
OSWEGO — The Port City is getting out of the ambulance business.

Salvation Army now accepting September Food Sense orders
August 18, 2017, 9:00 am | Source
OSWEGO — Any residents of Oswego that would like to make their food dollars go farther may order September Food Sense packages until noon on Sept.15.

MACS summer school program offers unique learning opportunities
August 18, 2017, 8:45 am | Source
MEXICO — The Mexico Academy & Central School District sought to educate and motivate students throughout the summer months to help them carry successes and achievements to the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

Oswego County Police Blotter for Aug. 18
August 18, 2017, 8:30 am | Source
Harassment, other charges

Workforce Development Board awards contracts to provide jobs and training for local youth
August 18, 2017, 8:00 am | Source
OSWEGO — The Workforce Development Board of Oswego County Inc. earlier this summer awarded local training providers several contracts to provide employment, training and supportive services to local youths ages 16-24.

Fulton takes delivery of dredge
August 18, 2017, 8:00 am | Source
FULTON — The city of Fulton took delivery of a used dredge Thursday, and officials say Lake Neatahwanta will soon be home to two separate dredging operations located on opposite shores.

Facing legal action, Oswego County eyes changes to transgender health coverage
August 17, 2017, 9:00 am | Source
OSWEGO — Facing potential litigation from a transgender retired Department of Social Services employee and a federal agency’s determination that its employee and retiree health care plan might be discriminatory, Oswego County may update its health coverage to include transgender-related…

Prominent Central New York writer headlines final day of Oswego Writing Institute
August 17, 2017, 8:30 am | Source
OSWEGO — In the culminating keynote address of the 2017 Oswego Writing Institute, renowned central New York author and columnist Sean Kirst told the assembled audience of more than 100 educators about the day he “became a writer.”

Insights follow near-fatal crash, informing artwork in Chinese watercolorist’s exhibition
August 17, 2017, 8:00 am | Source
OSWEGO — Award-winning Chinese watercolorist Zhinan Jiang, now a visiting professor of art at SUNY Oswego, did not know after a car crash in 1999 whether he would live or, if he did, whether he would walk, talk or paint…

More EEE found in Toad Harbor
August 16, 2017, 9:55 pm | Source
CONSTANTIA – For the second time this month, the Oswego County Health Department has announced that the potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in Oswego County.

Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
August 16, 2017, 6:04 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.

Oswego councilors look to trim mayor’s budget
August 16, 2017, 9:30 am | Source
OSWEGO — Oswego city councilors say they’ll go line by line through Mayor Billy Barlow’s proposed 2018 budget tonight at city hall, with several saying they’ll look for all avenues to reduce the mayor’s property tax increase of 3.6 percent.

Hannibal reaches settlement in dispute with union
August 16, 2017, 9:00 am | Source
HANNIBAL — The town of Hannibal has reached a settlement on more than a dozen grievances filed by the local Teamsters Union, which claims non-union employees in the town’s highway department were called in to work when union employees were…

Medina stresses power of family storytelling in first day at Oswego Writing Institute
August 16, 2017, 8:30 am | Source
OSWEGO — Educators packed the SUNY Oswego Marano Campus Center Auditorium Tuesday morning to kick off the annual Oswego Writing Institute.

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