Special Reports

Presidential Hopes

New president needs to address COVID-19, help New York state and small business, say LeMoyne professor, business people By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “I would say that particularly from the perspective …
By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant If you live in Oswego, it is likely your life has benefited from that of Joe “JD” Castaldo, whether directly like the many family, friends and …
COVID-19 brings poverty to the forefront as county continues to rank among the poorest in New York state By Mary Beth Roach The issue of poverty in Oswego County can …

Recovery in Manufacturing

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “I think COVID-19 has convinced people we need to make things in the US again.” Randy Wolken, MACNY’s president and CEO of Manufacturers Association of Central …

Only the Essentials

For The Fulton Companies, it’s all about making adjustments in the midst of pandemic storm By Lou Sorendo Successfully adapting to market conditions is certainly a priority for any business. …
Small business owners say having pets in the workplace raises morale, customer engagement By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant First-time shoppers at DeVine Designs by Gail in Fulton expect to see floral …
By Aaron Gifford Experts attributes high taxes in NYS to the skyrocketing cost of public education and out-of-control Medicaid spending. “The state can’t continue operating with this cost structure. There …

Surviving 2020

Iconic retailer JC Penney in Oswego survived 1-2 punch of COVID-19, corporate bankruptcy. Store manager reflects on her ordeal By Lou Sorendo Why was the Oswego JC Penney spared from …
After a few slow months, real estate market is hot again, in part thanks to low interest rates, coronavirus pandemic By Ken Sturtz John and Monica Weber decided in February …

Rise of the Renter

Region reflects national trend of shifting demographics of renters By Lou Sorendo Many of those looking for a roof over their heads are getting a new lease on life. In …