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‘Serving as president and CEO of Fulton Savings Bank has been the honor of my life’ After 41 years of dedicated service

Six Acres Farm Brewery was number one. The winners of the 2021 Next Great Idea

Deal expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2021 NEW YORK – November

Six Acres Farm Brewery (the eventual winner), Moth & Flame Base Camp and North 40

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Starting a new small business is daunting under any circumstances — business plan, financing, finding the perfect location, getting workers in order, production issues, you name it. Now add the

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The filet tips entree was surprisingly affordable, especially with the portion of meat and the two sides.

Northern Comfort

RiverHouse continues a regional tradition By Christopher Malone After reading about the RiverHouse Restaurant’s history

Kathleen Kerr

Kathleen Kerr

New vice president of student affairs at SUNY Oswego has wide responsibilities: food, housing, mental

New Chalet Whiteface B&B and Rudy’s Scar Bar, owned by Oswego native Allison Livesey, show

Tricia Peter-Clark, president and chief executive officer of ConnextCare, and Michael C. Backus, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oswego Health announce the opening of a medical office at 3045 East Ave. in Central Square.

ConnextCare has announced the opening of a new office in Central Square. The new site


Crossing the Line of Propriety

How do you know exactly where it is these days? By Bruce Frassinelli Former New


Owner of to launch New York Cannabis Insider, a new website that seeks to


The Digital Divide

Reliable high-speed internet often remains out of reach for rural CNY communities By Ken Sturtz 

The current Hewitt Union, which has sat partially vacant since the Marano Campus Center opened in 2006.

College to create new home for School of Communication, Media and the Arts. The project

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Challenging Times for Schools

Sector faces a challenging future: more teachers considering retirement and declining enrollment in teacher education


Season usually brings more job offers in retail, education, warehousing, distribution By Steve Yablonski As

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Expert discusses ways to reduce or avoid being victim of fraud and scams  By Steve


By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Your business finances are important to its success. By extension, your


Department of Labor reports 40% of people over 55 are working or looking for work;

Business succession

Think about succession planning five years before you think you should start thinking about it

Retirement clock

Country is ranked 27th out of 34 in the world. French workers live 24.8 years

Last March, Novelis partially closed its 1.7-million-square-foot plant after some of its largest customers, including automakers, shut down due to the pandemic. The company ramped production back up that summer. File photo, 2016.

Novelis: No Slowdown Plans

Thanks to the diversity of products and clients, Novelis won’t slow down as chip shortage

Student Emmalee French learned about the P-Tech program, participated in it and she now got a job offer from Novelis, where she is an electrical technician. Starting salary for the position is $32 an hour.

From Student to Employee

P-Tech program allows students to enter the workforce well-trained By Steve Yablonski P-Tech (Pathways in


There is a need for a strong labor pool and more By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Success Story

Chef Rebekah Alford holds specialty bread hot from the oven. She is responsible for the kitchens at two Pulaski eateries: Rainbow Shores and Mill House Market.

Chef Rebekah Alford

Responsible for the kitchens at Rainbow Shores and Mill House Market in Pulaski, chef receives the Dee Heckethorn Entrepreneur Award of the year By Steve Yablonski Little did Rebekah Alford

Dining Out

The filet tips entree was surprisingly affordable, especially with the portion of meat and the two sides.

Northern Comfort

RiverHouse continues a regional tradition By Christopher Malone After reading about the RiverHouse Restaurant’s history on its website, it’s hard to ignore the resilience of  businesses that once sat at


We’re mailing and emailing hundreds of letters to local businesses and organizations — it’s time

Best advice

Interviews by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “Focus on revenue-generating activities first. Building a business comes with

kathy hotaling

Kathy Hotaling

For owner of Kathy’s Cakes & The Big Dipper in Fulton, ‘secret’ to success is

Anassa Beach in the city of Paphos. Cyprus has 400 miles of coastline;


Mediterranean island has unique position at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Quit Work

By Bruce Frassinelli ‘Years ago, I advanced ‘Frassinelli’s theory of going out while you

Diane Oldenburg, senior public health educator with Oswego Health Department, and Sonia Robinson, public health educator and emergency preparedness coordinator with Oswego County Health Department. They are shown at a recent vaccination clinic at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. Photo provided.

And you can thank a Girl Scout for part of its success By Tim Nekritz


The differences between the two statuses are not always easy to determine By Steven E.

L. Michael Treadwell ‘This is a difficult time for business that calls for creative

Mark Wahl is a singer and songwriter serving as president of Oswego Music Hall in Oswego.

Mark Wahl

Ontario Center for Performing Arts president talks about the first season after the pandemic. ‘Absence