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Legislature appoints Underwood interim AG
May 23, 2018, 12:26 am | Source
ALBANY — State lawmakers appointed acting state Attorney General Barbara Underwood to fill the position left vacant when former attorney general Eric Schneiderman resigned earlier this month.

City officials outline downtown improvement grants
May 23, 2018, 12:18 am | Source
OSWEGO — Local business owners gathered at Canal Commons Tuesday evening to learn more about the City of Oswego Downtown Improvement Fund, a program stemming from the state Downtown Revitalization Initiative that offers more than $500,000 to downtown business owners…

Authorities: Mexico man threatened victims with knife during domestic dispute
May 22, 2018, 9:05 pm | Source
MEXICO — A 20-year-old Oswego County resident is facing multiple charges after allegedly threatening physical harm against two victims — one of whom has an active order of protection against him — with a knife.

Safe Haven refugees return to Oswego
May 22, 2018, 8:25 pm | Source
OSWEGO — A pair of siblings who spent time at Fort Ontario as refugees fleeing the Holocaust in the mid-1940s recently returned to the city, touring the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, speaking at a fundraiser for the museum…

Taco Bell coming to Fulton, proposed Oswego location construction delayed
May 22, 2018, 10:10 am | Source
FULTON — After having no Taco Bell in the cities of Fulton and Oswego for more than a decade, there will soon be two restaurants for hungry patrons.

County committee focused on community, school safety holds first meeting
May 21, 2018, 9:14 pm | Source
OSWEGO — Bringing together many local agencies to help enhance safety in schools and municipalities through education, training and guidance, a new county advisory committee held its first meeting Friday.

Lake Ontario water levels above average, below last year
May 21, 2018, 4:10 pm | Source
OSWEGO — Lake Ontario water levels are currently nearly 10 inches above average for this time of year, but officials say the levels are within the normal range and roughly 20 inches below the water levels in mid-May last year.

Don Felder, Almost Queen, Hard Promises and more to rock out at Harborfest
May 21, 2018, 3:53 pm | Source
OSWEGO — Oswego Harborfest has announced its headliners for festival weekend, including Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, Almost Queen and Hard Promises at the Main Stage in Breitbeck Park and Enter the Haggis at East Park

Hundreds graduate from Cayuga Community College
May 21, 2018, 3:35 pm | Source
'Focus on the similarities between yourself and others'

Community Garden Project blooming in Fulton
May 19, 2018, 10:30 am | Source
FULTON — With barely a cloud in sight, the sixth annual Community Garden Project kicked off Friday morning at John Lincoln Park in Fulton, with a strong turnout of people cleaning out the many garden beds associated with the program.

County GOP Committee makes endorsements in local races
May 18, 2018, 8:55 pm | Source
BREWERTON — The Oswego County Republican Committee endorsed a number of candidates Thursday for several elected positions that impact the county.

Selkirk, Fair Haven receiving state funds for upgrades
May 18, 2018, 2:42 pm | Source
FAIR HAVEN — Visitors to two of the area’s most visited state parks could soon see major improvements, as the state recently announced more than $2.5 million would be spent on upgrades to Fair Haven Beach State Park and Selkirk…

Police charge Fulton woman with identity theft
May 18, 2018, 2:00 pm | Source
FULTON — Oswego County police arrested a Fulton woman Wednesday evening after she allegedly opened up a fraudulent credit card account and spent nearly $800.

Officials: Discrepancy, third party to blame for $1M of missing soybeans at the Port
May 18, 2018, 10:00 am | Source
OSWEGO — Missing soybeans worth about $1 million that came through the Port of Oswego Authority have been found, with officials noting a third-party vendor was responsible for the discrepancy.

Oswego CSD bus driver arrested for attempting to kiss a child
May 17, 2018, 8:36 pm | Source
OSWEGO — An Oswego City School District school bus driver was arrested Thursday after allegedly subjecting a 14-year-old victim to unwanted sexual contact by attempting to kiss them along with having inappropriate communications.

Oswego Common Council takes another step into the 21st century, ditches paper for digital tablets
May 17, 2018, 2:40 pm | Source
OSWEGO — The Oswego Common Council is transitioning to paperless meetings, with councilors using tablets instead of the traditional bulky agenda packets at Monday’s meeting.

Mayor Barlow proposing free use of city pool, reduced cost for lessons
May 17, 2018, 2:36 pm | Source
OSWEGO — Children and families may be able to access the city pool free of charge this summer, with Mayor Billy Barlow proposing to eliminate the fees previously in place for daily and seasonal passes to the city pool and…

Brandt running for state Supreme Court
May 17, 2018, 2:26 pm | Source
OSWEGO — Judge Karen Brandt, local Town Justice and Support Magistrate in the 5th Judicial District, is running for one of multiple openings on the New York State Supreme Court.

Group presents signatures against downtown Dunkin' drive-thru to Oswego Common Council
May 17, 2018, 10:30 am | Source
OSWEGO — Citizens concerned about the potential impact of a downtown drive-thru related to a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts presented hundreds of signatures Monday to the city Common Council in opposition to the project.

APW voters back budget, pass four other props
May 16, 2018, 8:36 pm | Source
PARISH — In addition to voters passing the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District budget Tuesday, four propositions on the ballot were also passed.

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