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for information on the death of Thomas Coyle
Follow this link and see how Joanne and Jeffrey Bateman screwed their friends and neighbors.
Today's Quote March 7/14
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
It seems the heroes trashed one of the ambulances in hopes of insuring they get two new vehicles instead of just the one.
You want a change in the way the city taxes you? Go to Kevin Caraccioli’s
office at 120 East First St. and sign the petition to go back to the 5% tax cap.
Gillen is already crying in his beer cause he knows he will have to cut
the jobs we want cut. The petition will put the motion on the ballot in
November, this will mean that any tax increase will have to be out up for a public vote.
That was supposed to happen before but the council voted it down on their own.
This is your chance to make a change for the better. Put your words into action
and sign the petition.
Is that the same one Dumbsmoor and the slumlords are pushing?
Texas has Pecos Bill!
Now Russia has Rootin Tootin Putin!!!
Boating Industries Show Signals Fair Winds for 2014 Boating Season in New York
Syracuse, NY – The Boating Industries Association (BIA) of Upstate New York, and New York boat dealers and marina operators are optimistic about the 2014 boating season and taking advantage of trends to attract buyers of all ages and lifestyles.
BIA President Bruce Walker, sales and service manager with Reiter’s Marina in Sandy Creek, says, ‘The Boating Industries Association members are upbeat about the 2014 sales season. Lifelong boaters are passing on the love of boating and safety tips to the younger generations, the economy is picking up, and finance rates have fallen to offer the boating industry in upstate New York a bright outlook this year.’
Oneida Lake Marina co-owner Debbie Scarpinato of Canastota, NY, describes the boating experience that lures buyers, noting the increasing popularity of pontoon boats at the BIA-sponsored February Central New York Boat Show in Syracuse, NY.
‘More and more people are looking at pontoon boats for their affordability. Pontoons are now made like floating living rooms, comfortable for adults, kids and dogs. They are easy to operate; quieter; can be customized with double decker slides, barbecues, bars, and fishing accessories; and will rock you to sleep at night,’ Scarpinato says.
Scarpinato says pontoon buyers includes all ages, anglers, couples, and families.
‘More people, including first-time boaters, Boomers, and families with children are looking at boats that offer ease of entry. The pontoons have extended sun platforms and easy rear entries, but the utilitarian Boston Whalers and sporty fiberglass runabouts also remain popular with boaters,’ says Jeff Kennedy of Morgan Marine, Penn Yan, NY.
‘The pricing range of the different styles of vessels allows more people to consider upgrading or buying a first boat,’ Kennedy adds.
Over the past three years, Kennedy has invested in his family-owned operation on Keuka Lake with the construction of new docks and purchase of two cottages, a bunkhouse, and property for a new storage and service complex.
‘With a developer building a new hotel nearby, we also see growth in the boat rental market here,’ Kennedy says.
Owner John Jablonski and General Manager Chris Beardsley of The Sailboat Shop in Skaneateles, NY, recruited interest in wake surfing – riding a board on the waves created in the wake of a small boat – at the 2014 boat show.
‘Wakeboarding is a trend just starting to catch on in New York state,’ Beardsley says. ‘The lower speed, lower impact makes wake surfing open to more people than waterskiing.’
The Sailboat Shop has recently become the dealer of Tige wakesurfing boats for the area from Central New York north to the Adirondacks and Canada, south to Pennsylvania, west to Medina, and east to Albany and half of New England. The manufacturer has not been in the area for at least 15 years.
‘We have studied the wake surfing trend for about five years,’ Jablonski says, ‘and now is the time for us to add this style of boat to our business mix.’
The Sailboat Shop will host a series of wake surf demonstrations on various lakes in the Central and Finger Lakes regions of New York state this summer.
In recent years, the Boating Industries Association (BIA) of Upstate New York has added boating safety education to its annual winter boat show to attract families, hearing-impaired boaters, paddlesport enthusiasts, and water rescue First Responders.
BIA partners with New York Sea Grant to offer free in-water life jacket safety demonstrations at the show. New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White teaches the different types of life jackets, the boating regulations associated with life jackets, and how to get a good fit for everyone in the family, including the family dog.
‘People are listening about protecting themselves and their pets, and more of the dealer exhibits at the show are offering life jackets for sale with a number of vessels sporting stuffed canines wearing life jackets,’ says White, who received a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Wear It! Award for excellence in life jacket education at the show.
Lisa Spiegel, representing Starcraft at the Forest Fisheries display that included pontoons and angling boats, commented, ‘We have kids and two dogs on our boat on the St. Lawrence River all the time and none of them get onboard without a life jacket.’
For more information on the BIA that provides diverse resources to the boating industry, advises state and federal governments on marine issues, and has members located in the 1000 Islands, Fingers Lakes, Central New York and Oneida Lake regions of New York State, is online at www.cnybia.com.
Grassroots movement started to reinstate city tax cap
What good will this do. We voted on this same thing before and this council just ignored it.
Today's Quote March 6/14
"We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past."
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
Selling Raffle Tickets on Public Property
Seems that the Mayor of Fulton has ok'ed the Republican Party to sell Republican Party Raffle Tickets (fund raising) at the Fulton City Municipal Building, (City Hall). It appears that the County Republican Party thinks it owns our taxpayers buildings and they can do what ever they want in them. Next thing you know they will be selling Republican Party Raffle Tickets in the County Building.....Oh, that's right, they already do that in the County Clerks Offices.
The law is very clear....NO political party is to use taxpayer property to fund their party activities or solicit funds for their party. Time for another call to the Attorney General.......good try Backus.
Not to worry, Babby Backus is said to have the AG on speed dial.
The City Needs To Go Back
Televised Council Meetings
Somebody has to tell these lying bastards to stop trying to wiggle out of what they originally did. They were ready to shove a 82% tax in crease down our throats and then when the voters got pissed off, they went back, and only then, was the tax increase reduced to 43%. The lying bastards, led by Kapawitz always said that they would stop televising the council meeting as a cost saving measure. Now they miraculously find $10,000 to televise the council meetings, but now they want to televise the committee meetings and put it on the web.
I am glad that through public pressure and this web site that they have been embarrassed into doing the right thing, but, it really gets under my skin is that our absentee mayor let that moron Kapawitz announce it in the paper. This mayor is about as weak as they get....
I read The News
Today's Quote March 5/14
“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”
Has anyone heard that the Ponderosa building is for sale?
Word on the street is that OTB has left the fine city of Oz, the exodus continues. Kind of like rats feeing the sinking ship.
Oswego Little League will be hosting its first annual 5K Run/Walk on Friday June 6th at 6:00pm. Visit https://m.facebook.com/events/1429322840633510 to register and for further details.
Message to offended Muslims
jobs leaving Fulton
Seeing as how there’s no good-wage paying jobs around Oswego, a lot of people work for this place in Fulton. This place is the “last of the mohicans” when it comes to decent-wage jobs around here. It is soon to be over too because the only reason they’re hiring in this new place is because the jobs were taken from Fulton. This will be a major hit for the economy of this area when it comes to pass!!
The bottom of the ladder and the top are only dollar apart. Do they have foremen or mastas?
7 things to know about fish fries in Central New York
sounds like he wants to run for union president for Oswego DPW. He certainly doesn't sound like a representative of the city of Oswego Taxpayers.
Today's Quote March 4/14
" To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The B is for the BOSS, Beth G., XDQ that walks around drinking coffee and smoking all day, oh, as well as playing with social media on the internet all day, we call her BG = BEER GUT, she can't hide it.
Did she have to re-apply for her job like everyone else did ?
Bout all she can do is vitals and blood pressures and tell P what to do !
Most of her staff has been let go, hey K, seems you've missed both of P's problem people that are useless to the business. What are ya doing about this ? They obviously got you too, or you are not that smart, or off the wall as well.
Local author Joseph Gunther has published a story on Amazon for Kindle called: "The Bluff". Now Gunther is working on his second story, a thriller set in Oswego, NY that will explain the unsolved murder in the 1960's of Thomas Coyle, a 49 year old construction worker who was found dead in the street in front of a boarding house in Oswego, NY.
Couldn't attend this meeting although I wanted to, and also across the street from the 6th ward, but did anyone bring up about the stupid river level alarm that went off again 6 times today? Wish I could have been there, because I would have. I also wish alderman Walker would have a neighborhood meeting. Hasn't come to my door since two elections ago. Shut down the river level alarm. Can't stand it anymore!!!!
Top Ten Koch Facts - Robert Greenwald
Everyone posting on here says things will be different, watch out next election, etc. Explain to me how you think this will happen....Walker will run unopposed AGAIN as no one ever wants to run against him...he doesn't even have to go door to door anymore cause he is a shoe in. I for one am anxious to see how this council will change. I have said if I could run myself I would but I openly admit beforehand I DO NOT have the time it takes to dedicate myself to my ward. I really wish the huddled masses would write letters not only on here but to higher ups who might at least be able to check out the illegal goings on in this city. Sorry to the poster that you had to be called an "idiot" but I have many times on here as well. I wholeheartedly agree with your way of thinking about fining the landlords, etc. on numerous visits from OPD. I had a neighbor who had the cops there at least 10 or more times in one month for loud music,etc. This property should have been shut down as a rental and the landlord fined. And each time it happens keep fining their asses and shutting them down. THERE IS NO QUALITY OF LIFE HERE AND NEVER WILL BE AGAIN NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE BITCH ON ED'S SITE. I for one would love to see Ed run for mayor. He is what this city needs to possibly be turned around. But he knows as well as the rest of us that the FD will use all of their efforts, overtime monies, etc. to make sure this never happens. GET RID OF THE AMBULANCE SERVICE. MENTOR CAN HANDLE THE JOB. OTHER AREAS ARE FINE WITH THIS. EVEN OUR OWN FD MEMBERS ARE FINE WITH THIS WHEN YOU CHECK OUT THEIR ADDRESSES. DONT WRITE LETTERS TO YOUR COUNCILOR AND GILLEN THEY DONT
READ THEM. WRITE TO SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO LISTEN AND COME IN AND INVESTIGATE THIS SHITHOLE OF A CITY.
I don't know or care who is posting about Dr. Ram. She is my physician and has been very good to me. I have no complaints. I just don't like the person whom people have referred to as the "best stick in the book". She has major issues and will never touch my arm. She got fired from the hospital for good reason. But if Dr. Ram likes her so be it. I don't.
About the FD....they spend more time at Price Chopper then anywhere else in this town, except for a few eateries...All of you that keep taking pictures where the hell are you sending them?? To Gillen? He is their ass puppet. Send them somewhere will they will make a difference I hope. I packed my husband a lunch everyday he worked and so should they. Period. And I must ask this because I don't know: do they get piss tested? I just started a new job and I did. And will..and so should they. I heard they don't so I am curious.
I will only sign my real first name for fear of retribution.
25 maps and charts that explain America today
When a municipality levies a huge tax increase upon the city residents there are repercussions. Land lords will increase the rent on their rentals. I understand the Ponderosa closed because of a large increase in their lease agreement. There will be more, this is just the beginning. Perhaps VonBuren can chart this up for us.
Council meetings headed back to the tube?
A mayor asks: After 166 years, is it time to shut down our village?
This is what we should do in Oswego that would save us a ton of money.
Granby Man Allegedly Murdered ‘For an Ounce of Weed’
If medical marijuana was legal in this state maybe this man would still be alive.
THIS CITY DPW WASTS MORE MONEY IN FUEL JUST RIDING AROUND. EXAMPLE THE THE TRAFFIC DEPT. RIDING ROUND AND ROUND ALL DAY LONG DOING NOTHING!!!!!!!!! AND U CAN ADD ALL THE OTHER VEHICLES JUST RIDING AROUND, WHAT ABOUT THE POT HOLES,WTF U COULD GET A DUI JUST TRYING TO AVOID THEM. AND I LOVE THE CITY WEB SITE U CLICK ON IT AND NOTHING, WHERE DID THE 50 GRAND GO, WHAT A JOKE THE HEAD JOKER AND THE 7 IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!
Putting Their Heads Together
Gilligan, Kapelwitcz And Van Buren
What the residents of Oswego should do:
'Peacefully storm City Hall and request a re-vote of our City officials because we have no confidence in their administrative duties, we made a mistake!'
What they have done somehow is illegal and we shouldn't have to pay for it. I've been here 62 years, born and raised here and totally disgusted with these clowns practicing politics at our expense. How can we afford to live here? How can our children afford to raise their families here? It's just plain wrong! We can request a re-vote, lets do it.
I shouldn't of assumed that the news wasn't slanted. You seem to give a sh** about this city (hell, you showed up while most of the council members did not). Not all landlords are assholes, and some do care. People are people, and even the good ones can have things happen that someone else should not be responsible for, but I digress. Quality of life issues...hell, the city itself has squashed that. Remember all buildings had to be painted and all that other crap the city wanted to do? Walk from one end of town to the other using Bridge, and then Utica St., (the two main streets that visitors or passer throughs see), it's amazing what the city allows. Signage in the middle of sidewalks, stairways completely blocked off by signage, barricades blocking entrances, and so on. There is a race care trailer (#2), that has been sitting at the fort all winter...why? Car on the side of the Woodshed, no plates, sidewalks from West 2nd on Utica to West 7th, mostly businesses, that have yet to be shoveled this season, bent street sign (from plowing it appears, in front of the Red Cross), been like that for sometime now, barricading Mid-Town Plaza's upper deck (because of safety reasons), but yet, three foot of snow all over it isn't a hazard??? There is so much the city could do that they don't. And, it is mostly businesses that are the culprits. A city truck driving Seneca Street out by the dump will not stop to pick up a bag of trash and will drive right over it (I have seen that so many times), people just don't give a crap, and those who hold city positions seem to care less! It's a joke. Anyway, keep caring because most do not. We could have a
March On Oswego??? Or, we could try to get Dateline to do a story on the corrupt crap that goes on in this city. City is broke, but give the Police, Fire Dept. raises, elect a President and Vice President Council members (what a joke, some just thrive on their vanity), buy a fire boat (too funny), I hope it has a hose?
City Officials Ask Residents To Not Block Streets
POSTED 2/9/14 READ comments, I for one witnessed a school bus having a very difficult time trying to go up west 7th between Bridge and Cayuga St. Hospital employees have been and continue to block this street,also west Mohawk St. is another street that residents have asked for help. The hospital purchased many homes in the area for parking lots. We lost all the TAXES as a result. What is the matter doesn’t the hospital allow the employees park in any of the lots. WHY don’t they start giving out parking tickets to these offenders. They can’t read the articles that are printed asking for cooperation MAYBE they can read a parking ticket.
3 huge cities flirting with bankruptcy
Staggering under pension obligations and debt, Oswego,NY could do as Detroit into court.
Today's Quote March 2/14
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Did you notice how he talked in circles.One of the requirements of a city official .Talking out both sides of his mouth ,as he kept his hand on his wallet with his 5 or 6 thousand raise he voted to give himself ...VanBuren take all your charts and your numbers and stick them where the sun doesn't shine ...enjoy your one term ...You're finished
To clarify, I'm the "idiot" that suggested billing the homeowner for police calls. What the article didn't mention was the property owner would be billed if the offense was caused by the occupant of the residence. So if you are the victim of a crime you would not be charged. If however, you are hosting a large frat party, selling drugs, or other quality of life issues and are arrested or cited, you or the landlord would have a fee tacked on to your next tax statement. My thought was it wouldn't take too many fees before the tenant was evicted. Maybe then some of our landlords would be a little more careful on who to rent to.
Will this ever happen? Never. Also what the article didn't mention was the few people attending spent most of the meeting grilling Van Buren and other city officials on most of the things you mentioned focusing on the ridiculous tax increase. You are absolutely correct about comparing cities. I immediately pointed out it was meaningless unless you compare services. One example is Fulton has trash removal. The condensed version of the meeting was no layoffs, no furloughs, they found money laying around in our water fund, and screw you live with a 45% tax increase. Also, promises of department investigations on finding new efficiencies done by the departments themselves. Unless everyone can find a bunch of money like our officials, I suggest couch cushions, call your councilman or mayor and yell because apparently we are not being heard.
By the way Ed, loved "firstname.lastname@example.org", funny.
Today's Quote March 1/14
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was,
the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be"
BATEMAN SUCKER PUNCHES GILLEN.
RIGHT OUT OF THE SHUTE - GILLEN SIGNS A PHONY LICENSE FOR GOSEK.
LEOTTA PULLS ANOTHER CON.
My money says Gilligan is just as crooked as Bateman.
LEAVE DR. RAM ALONE!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.i WILL NEVER STOP HAVING HER FOR MY MD!!! YOU SOUND LIKE SOUR GRAPES,GROW UP. PADMA IS A GREAT LADY/MD. NO...IM NOT AN EMPLOYEE OR EVER BEEN, OR A FAMILY MEMBER.AS FAR AS MANY OF US(PATIENTS) FEEL WHAT GOES ON IN HER OFFICE SHOULD STAY IN HER OFFICE.(I KNOW MANY OF HER PT'S) GIVE IT A REST.WHY DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO BRING UP GARBAGE THAT HAPPENED AGES AGO. HAVE YOU NEVER MADE A MISTAKE?
Another area where hospital employees have parked for years is on W 7th St. between W Bridge and W Cayuga St. They also park on both sides of this street and across from one another. They park right up tight to the ends of the driveways and directly across from the driveways making it very difficult for residents to get in and out. On most days only one car can pass through at a time let alone a plow trying to clear the street. The cars are parked there from 7am – 3 or 4 PM Mon-Fri. This area is very congested with Byrne Dairy on the corner to begin with. The hospital really needs to do something about parking for their employees.
I read with interest the article in the Wednesday paper about the January 2014 data for our fire department. For the month of January they did many calls but the interesting part is if you take out the Emergency Medical Services calls they really didn't do that much. In fact if you were to compare it to some of the other volunteer departments in our county you will see that they only did a few more calls. The big difference they are a paid department with 20 guys on a shift. The other departments in the county are volunteer and handling similar number of calls for FREE. Wonder why our elected officials can't make this same connection? Want to save some money and lower our taxes, seems to me there is money to be saved here.
The Mayor and city council are total failures.
CAN ANYTHING BE DONE BEFORE THE CITY IS DAMAGED ANY FURTHER?
So, if the city council has ANY meetings, why aren't all members present...we are paying them and the city was "open." That's the first problem. They just don't give a f***! Secondly, I read that Van Buren had a chart that placed Oswego's tax burdens in "the middle," based on 33 other "randomly picked" cities (he must have used a generator?). He states, “The majority of the other tax rates of all the other cities were before our tax increase.” (Smoke and mirrors!). The 2011 census report shows that there are 62 cities in NYS, and based on population, there are only 6 cities comparable to Oswego??? It was mentioned that we have a 52% tax exemption. Why can't this be dealt with? Do you realize I can take 20 min. out of my day and fill a note pad with businesses that don't take care of their properties, not to mention that most sidewalks in front of these businesses don't get shoveled...ever! But, let's not tax them. The article also states, that a citizen mentioned billing landlords when police are called. Another problem with Ozwego, people are ignorant! Ok, let's bill you the homeowner if and when you call the police to have something taken care of, or, when the whole Fire Dept. and Police force and Border Patrol and FBI and Homeland Security come into your neighborhood for a meth house (and who might be responsible for this)...how about billing that chunck of change to you and all your neighbors. That would definitely be money saving...they just made your neighborhood a better place to live...idiot! Then, it is mentioned that the website will be a better one with no position attached to it. Really??? We paid someone $50,000 (yea, big
number uh?). Citizens will be able to make payments and everything would be updated (he must have a magic wand). Let me ask, who will be updating this site? That won't cost Ozwego another 50G's? I certainly hope not. (Looks better this way...$50,000.00). I also like Mr. Van Buren's statement about being as transparent as possible. I am in thought about the movie "My Cousin Vinny," using a deck of cards. "Building a case is like building a house. Each piece of evidence is just another building block. He wants to make a brick bunker of a building. He wants to use serious, solid-looking bricks. He's going to show you the bricks. He'll show you they got straight sides. He'll show you how they got the right shape. He'll show them to you in a very special way, so that they appear to have everything a brick should have. But there's one thing he's not gonna show you. (turns the card, so that its edge is toward "Billy." The card is now a joker.) When you look at the bricks from the right angle, they're as thin as this playing card. His whole case is an illusion, a magic trick." Pretty much says it all. And since I'm rolling...to the person complaining about the cars at the hospital. How do you know they are employee cars and not people staying with their loved ones, or people just visiting? Aren't there other things to worry about? Just sayin'. Please Oswego, wake up.
TRANSPARENT? That is why they stopped televising the meetings. He is a lying f**k.
Oswego Residents, City Officials Share Ideas
I find it strange that the idea of privatizing the ambulance service was not shared. Perhaps Councilor VonBuren avoided this discussion.
New York Sea Grant and SUNY Oswego Launch Business Retention and Expansion Pilot Program in Oswego County
Oswego, NY – February 28, 2014 - New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations are launching a Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Program to evaluate the local business climate and to assist existing recreation and tourism businesses with expansion in Oswego County. Over the next several weeks, nearly 600 recreation and tourism businesses in Oswego County will have an opportunity to help local and county leaders and residents better understand the issues facing locally-owned businesses in today’s economy.
“Our goal is to increase communication between businesses and local and county governments,” said Mary Penney, Coastal Community Development Specialist for New York Sea Grant. “Existing businesses create up to 86 percent of all new jobs, so it’s important to examine the needs of those locally-owned businesses already committed to Oswego County.”
“New York Sea Grant has been working with coastal businesses for decades. This pilot program in Oswego County will help us to understand how these businesses see the challenges ahead and advise us and our partners on how to design programs to effectively meet those challenges,” says New York Sea Grant Interim Director William Wise.
The Oswego County Recreation and Tourism BR&E Task Force includes representatives from diverse segments of the economy, including the business, government, tourism, and planning sectors.
The Task Force developed the survey to assess the status and need for workforce training and professional development by business owners and the overall condition and characteristics of the Oswego County recreation and tourism business community.
The survey questions range from identifying hours of operation and number of employees to any expansion and renovation plans and the products and services they anticipate their customers will need in the next 5-10 years.
Business owners will also have the opportunity to rank the value of a variety of community services, such as day care, public restrooms, and signage; and to identify business sector trends, such as changing vacation patterns and increasing minimum wage, that may impact positively or negatively impact their Oswego County-based enterprises.
The Oswego County Recreation and Tourism BR&E Program survey packets will be mailed in mid-March.
Recreation and business owners in Oswego County who wish to participate in the survey and do not receive a survey packet in the mail by the end of March may contact New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042 to request a survey.
The survey packets will include a paper copy and a link to an electronic version of the survey. Project leaders prefer responses by electronic reply whenever possible.
Survey responses will be collected through May 12, 2014
“I encourage the businesses who receive a survey to complete it and return it by May 12,” Chena Tucker, an Assistant Project Manager with the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Public Relations, said. “The more information we receive, the more complete our business picture will be.”
The survey data will be tabulated and examined for ways to assist recreation and tourism businesses in Oswego County with operations and potential expansion plans.
“In the short term, we will identify immediate concerns and community services that may need improvement,” Penney said. “Ultimately, we want to address such complex issues as the skills of the local workforce and the competitiveness of Oswego County’s recreation and tourism businesses.”
The Oswego County Recreation and Tourism BR&E task force members represent the Fort Brewerton/Greater Oneida Lake Chamber of Commerce, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Tug Hill Commission, Operation Oswego County, Inc., Oswego County Promotion and Tourism, New York Sea Grant, and the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Public Relations.
New York Sea Grant is piloting and sponsoring this BR&E initiative in Oswego County with the assistance of Ohio Sea Grant. Ohio State University was involved in the original development of BR&E programming.
New York Sea Grant is part of a nationwide network of 33 university-based programs working with coastal communities through the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Sea Grant research and outreach programs promote better understanding, conservation, and use of America's coastal resources. Sea Grant is funded in New York through SUNY, Cornell University and federally through NOAA.
For more information on the Oswego County Recreation and Tourism BR&E Program, go to the Coastal Communities section of the NYSG website at www.nyseagrant.org/ccdbusiness.
Well now we know who the M is, and the P is, Can you tell us who the B is, you seem to have left that out of your request.
I agree, you should have let the whole thing alone, but too bad for you, did you get permission to splash Padma's name around too.
Now you let the cat out of the bag. Most people don't know their abc's.
There’s an audio on here that kind of shows why our county taxes are so high.
Yelp's top 100 restaurant list: Da Poke Shack
Today's Quote February 28/14
“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.
And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless.
We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
Port buys part of Hammermill site for $750K
How typically Ozwego!
Gosuck sold the whole place to some looser for something like 250,000. Now we are buying it back.
After I stopped laughing, I've read this or emailed it to everyone. What a riot!
email@example.com. Brilliant and snotty, Mr. Editor!
The posts previously written here about Padma are true, and/or opinions and seems to have stopped for now. Why are you, Mallory Larson, and your boss, bringing it up again? Why are you writing for Padma? Why can't she do it herself? Is your boss giving you a big bonus for posting your name here on her behalf?
This is my 1st post regarding Padma, so I'll assume I don't need to give my IP address, as I'm writing it after you wrote requesting information. Would that be accurate? If not and you truly need it, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Has Padma told you about her ex-husband's problems?
Let it go, Ms. Larson.
Several other people seemed to share your reaction.
WHY, with all the parking lots they own, why do the employees park on W. Mohawk St. I think they should all be ticketed! The homeowners should have priority to park where they want and can! AGAIN WHY? why do these employees HAVE to park there, whether it is across from another car or not? TICKET THEM.
GOSEK LICENSE SCAM
BATEMAN SUCKER PUNCHES GILLEN.
RIGHT OUT OF THE SHUTE - GILLEN SIGNS A PHONY LICENSE FOR GOSEK.
LEOTTA PULLS ANOTHER CON.
The Leotta Saga Continues
Here are a series of three letters sent between former mayor Cahill and former 3rd alderman John Canale. As you can see Cahill had only been in office a few months and he was already covering for Leotta and refusing to release what should have been public information to an elected city official. Cahill was probably the biggest drunk to hold the office of mayor in recent memory with the possible exception of his protégé John Gosek.
Leotta has been put in charge of Sewers and the Treatment plants, the High Dam, Zoning and god knows what else yet he has no qualifications or certifications for any of these. In the coming weeks I hope to produce additional documents with questionable signatures and expose instances of crooked dealings through the zoning office.
Long before the LION, IO, and Eye On Oswego, there was another tell all media source.
SCRUTINY, was printed on a mimeograph and sold for the price of a nickel. This was radical for the time (in Oz) but kindled a fire which still burns today.
Continuing where SCRUTINY left off, the LION intends to pursue the corruption in the City Engineers/Zoning Office until Tony Leotta is fired or brought to justice. The following five pages from thirty-eight years ago only begin to tell the story of this lying sack or sh!t and those who have covered up for him. If you have had any dealings with this man or been a victim of the corruption in his office and wish to make it public email your stories, pictures, or what have you to email@example.com
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As evidence is gathered it will be forwarded to the appropriate State and Federal authorities.
NOT ONE MAYOR IN THE LAST 38 YEARS
HAS HAD THE GUTS TO GET RID OF THIS BUM.
LETS MAKE SURE LEOTTA AND HIS CREW ARE GONE BEFORE 2014!!!
Today's Quote Sept 1/13
All the gods are dead except the god of war
Was little Ms. Zerrahn's qualifications and experience the highest from all of the state-wide applications received by our school's personnel office?"
I too question this. As I was told, "the school district takes care of their own". Not even people who have applied from out of state with the highest credentials, more experience, masters degree, local family and willing to start at Oswego City school base pay. were given a chance. Even though the application was received and promptly put to the side....know it for a fact. Crooked dealings. Always has been, always will be!
Evidently Tommy’s family are such slugs they can not get jobs on their own. As I un understand it no one else would have qualified as the job was created for his grand daughter. If it took three tries to pass he must have had to do a little more blowing than he planned on.
Labor Day and the Firemen
Well, its another Labor Day weekend and the Oswego Firemen have set up their "Fill the Boot" locations on Route 104 to try to bolster their tarnished image. Needless to say, they still come across as ignorant lazy boobs, just like they do for the other 364 days of the year.
This year they have gotten so lazy that they have their girlfriends manning the collection areas and I only saw two firemen out of the 12 people there collecting. On the corner at the Pondarosa, one of the girlfriends looked so bored in her peek-a-boo cut off jeans that she acted like she was suffering from a hang over.It looks like the firemen won't sand there if they are not getting paid overtime, because they won't do it on their own time.
I also wonder if they received approval to set up signs from the State D.O.T and if it was approved by the Common Council, which I am sure it was not on either count. These people are a safety hazard, and if one of them gets hut or killed doing this, the city will be held responsible.
I'm all for charity, but these people do not belong out there causing traffic problems, and giving dirty looks to people that don't want to give.
Just wait they will be putting their own letter in the paper telling how much money they collected. The key word being collected. You will not hear the word donate because they do not give a dime of their own. They try to take credit for what others give as though it came out of their pockets. They are not on the road collecting themselves because they are probably getting OT working at the speedway. That is another story in the works.
DeCastro votes for granddaughter Megan
How is it possible that board member Tommy DeCastro was allowed to vote for his granddaughter Megan Zerrahn's play therapy position? Once ol' Tommy votes to give tenure for Megan in three years then his service to his community (or is it family?) will be complete.
A "benefit" at Greene's Ale House
How could anything having to do with the destructive nature of alcohol on society, be of benefit to anyone?????
Are you kidding me , crawl out from under that rock you live in and take a look at all the benefits they have at bars and clubs to help people with injuries or terminal disease . Then after you look some more you will find benefits that are done just for the good of a Family that had just lost their home to fire , or the child that is now an orphan because Mom & Dad died in a car accident. People like you don't think when they post they just post their beliefs and man are you wrong on this one coffee breath. You probably don't ever have to worry about a benefit for you because by the way you post you are most likely a very lonely person. You need to chill , get a grip and grab a beer and go to the next benefit at Greene's Ale House and help someone out for a change.
I see Jerry’s kids / heroes are out collecting money again. I wonder how much actually goes to the kids and how much makes it into the heroes’ relief fund.
Today's Quote Aug 27/13
“The average length of stay for a superintendent is right around three years
and with the increasing demands of the position,
it has become unattractive to some potential leaders,”
Oswego County BOCES District Superintendent
The constant notoriety regarding the crooks, thieves, druggies and sex offenders in the Oswego School District and its management make the job less appealing to any applicant with a modicum of ethics and morals.
W. 1st St. Restaurant?
I see that Restaurant has nice tables out in front of their place. RIGHT ON CITY SIDEWALKS! How can they do this? Now, there is a black material fence type around the tables. Making it like a PRIVATE PATIO. WHO, in the city, gave them a permit to do this? I think it should all be put back inside. They are NOT VONA'S OR CANALES. They are on a CITY STREET, WHERE people have to walk around them. Can't wait till someone on their phones walk right into them. tee hee.
What you allow is what will continue.
During the Gosek years Leota was on the chopping block. He went to Gosek's house and did his crying act claiming to have cancer and pleading to keep his job a few more years. Leota kept his job and miraculously the cancer went away.
Green's Ale House.
Who does JABBER think he is, ROBERT MCGRATH? a lot of our neighbors called the police on them, Sat night, because of the LOUD BANDS! Are 3 bands necessary on their Deck? NO! Us neighbors were kept up till after midnight! Well above the 85 decimals. The city has to STOP these permits for these dam Bars, to play so late and so LOUD! Especially in the NEIGHBORHOODS.
Letter From the State Education Dept.
RE: Leota's License and Leota's Civil Service Job App.
On the app he claims to be licensed in NY.
The letter from the state says NOT!
Follow this link and see how two of Oswego's
solid citizens set about screwing their friends and neighbors.
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