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Operation Oswego County held its 69th annual meeting online on Wednesday, July 14. Ellen Holst, president of the OOC board of directors,

It received the Award of Excellence in Overall Tourism Marketing by a Private Sector Entity.

I felt very comfortable handing the reins to him, I’ll tell you that, Theresa (Bosco)

harborfest

It really came down to our inability to safely have Harborfest, the executive director explained By

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Oswego speedway

After a pandemic-forced hiatus in 2020, the speedway has officially reopened, with Super Dirt Week on the horizon By Steve Yablonski Built in 1951, the Oswego Speedway sits atop the

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Oswego speedway

After a pandemic-forced hiatus in 2020, the speedway has officially reopened, with Super Dirt Week

Inflation

Noticed the size or quantity of products is shrinking while prices remain the same? Call

Fulton Savings Bank

Fulton Savings Bank is the city of Fulton’s oldest, locally owned, longest-standing business at 150

Lumber

Prices have leveled out recently; experts say this could change By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant A

Part of the crew which until recently ran Twin Mill Brook Farms, LLC.

Without workers, resurrected family dairy farm folds By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Sisters Trista VanDuzer and

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Entrepreneurs advance for the next phase of the Next Great Idea Oswego County Business Plan

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Troy Waffner

NYS Fair director says attention to detail key to success as fair returns By Ken

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Doctor

Experts say some don’t want the hassle of running a private practice, prefer a steady

CNY Fertility and Healing Arts facility on Intrepid Lane, Syracuse.

Syracuse-based fertility clinic has facilitated the birth of more than 20,000 babies By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Telemedicine

Telehealth: Here to Stay

A tool during the pandemic, it continues to evolve By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant As the

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The ultimate goal is to connect students with opportunities in Central New York By Deborah

Board of directors during the 2019 announcement of DRI $10 million award. From left, front row: Jess Tetro, Nancy Fox, Alice lamb and Bonnie McClellan. From left, back row: Nicholas Barnes, Adam Schmidtmann, Don Crowe, Cheryl Green and Bill Grace.

The group celebrated 10 years recently; it is preparing for a new, post-pandemic season By

A representative of a nonprofit group explaining why members of the 100 Women Who Care CNY should fund her organization. Photo was taken before the coronavirus pandemic. Photo provided.

The group has raised more than $120,000 for 15 different local nonprofits By Deborah Jeanne

Women in Charge

Meet the Women in Charge

These are some of the women who are making a big difference in Central New

Strigo Vineyards is located at 9272 Plainville Road in Baldwinsville.

Owned by Oswego’s entrepreneur Joe Murabito and his wife, Baldwinsville vineyards on track to grow

Oswego Lighthouse

Official: ‘We’re starting to see steady increase in the hotels’ By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant The

brewerton

By Steve Yablonski The Fulton Speedway opened in 1961 as an asphalt track for oval

Success Story

Eric Mena, the general manger of Green Planet Grocery in Oswego.

Green Planet Grocery

Natural health food store, with locations in Oswego and Fairmont, continues to post strong sales despite pandemic. They had more than $2.4 million in sales last year By Steve Yablonski

Dining Out

The sous vide duck leg at Red Sun Fire Roasting Co had a crispy, delicious skin braised with orange pekoe tea. It was also covered with a raspberry and Riesling coulis.

Basking in Flavor

The Red Sun Fire Roasting Co. in Oswego sizzles By Christopher Malone There’s a lot to take in when stepping foot inside Oswego’s The Red Sun Fire Roasting Co., located

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Dennis Ouellete is the owner of Ontario Orchards in Oswego, which sponsors the Fall Jamboree, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 18-19 at 15273 Center Road. For more information, visit www.ontarioorchards.com.

Dennis Ouellette

Promoter of popular Fall Jamboree in Sterling is ready to celebrate the event’s 20th year

POSTAL SERVICE

By Bruce Frassinelli bfrassinelli@ptd.net Today’s Postal Service is a far cry from its glory days.

Ellen Holst, OOC board president, William “Billy” Barlow, city of Oswego mayor, and L. Michael Treadwell, OOC executive director.

L. Michael Treadwell ooc@oswegocounty.org Richard S. Shineman Foundation, Wiltsie Construction Company, ConnextCare, Rebekah Alford,  and

So what do local journalists, historians and archivists think will be remembered of the coronavirus

The town of Ulcinj, where the majority of the population is of Albanian descent, is a world heritage site founded in the 5th century BC, making it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Coast.

Montenegro

Once part of Yugoslavia, this Balkan country may be small, about the size of Connecticut,

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Jacob ‘Jake’ Mulcahey

Co-owner of Gateway Liquor & Wine in Fulton talks about how he got started in

Work from home

Interviews by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “Only if someone was quarantined or a member of their

We’re hitting the peak of the summer season — and things are looking up.  The