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Legislator Farfaglia To Seek Fulton Mayor Job

At this time, I am announcing that I will not be a candidate for re-election to the 24th District seat in the Oswego County Legislature. At the end of 2019, I will have served a total of 8 years in this position and I believe that it is time to hand this over to someone else.


Auburn boys basketball continues season turnaround with sectional win over Fulton

AUBURN — The beginning of the season seemed so bleak for Auburn boys basketball that winning five games all season could be a major chore. Now, after a midseason turn around, the Maroons have a home sectional victory in their back pocket for the third straight year.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


5-year-old Fulton girl battles rare brain cancer and is now living her bucket list

FULTON, N.Y. — In September of 2017, Brooklyn Hall, of Fulton, was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Doctors found a baseball size tumor in the frontal lobe of her brain. The then-toddler endured emergency brain surgery the day after doctors found the tumor.


SUNY Oswego: Threats not from students; conservative group won’t press charges

OSWEGO, N.Y. -- Social media threats against a conservative student group at SUNY Oswego came from non-students and those in the organization declined to pursue charges against those who posted the threats, the university announced Friday.


Lysander man sentenced for killing his wife

A Lysander man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for murdering his wife last year. In December, Pande "Pete" Trifunovski was convicted of murder in the 2nd degree.


Lanigan Students Battle It Out With Books

FULTON – Lanigan Elementary students were recently celebrated for their participation in the school’s annual Battle of the Books competition. Through much hard work, battle participants in third through sixth grade studied details of 10 books from various genres to provide correct answers to 16 ques


Magnitude 2.0 earthquake hits upstate New York, Canada

NEW YORK — A magnitude 2.0 earthquake hit areas in upstate New York and Canada on Wednesday, according to officials. The following distances and locations were reportedly hit at 2:29 p.m.:


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Fulton, Mexico swim squads share Class B title

SYRACUSE — The Mexico and Fulton varsity boys swimming and diving squads were crowned co-Section III Class B champions on Thursday at Nottingham High School. The Tigers and Raiders’ teams both had a total score of 425.5 Oswego came in fourth with a score of 266, while New Hartford finished third (27


Judge: I hope Lysander killer has nightmares about wife’s murder

Syracuse, NY -- A prosecutor today called living with convicted murderer Pete Trifunovki like “hell.” A judge said he hoped the killer had nightmares the rest of his life. Trifunovski, 69, said nothing as he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.


Local wrestlers receive at-large bids for states

ALBANY — A trio of high school wrestlers received at-large wild card bids for the NYSPHSAA state wrestling championships next weekend at the Times Union Center in Albany. Cuinn Burlingham got the nod at 145 pounds for Fulton. Burlingham, who recently recovered from a concussion and placed second at


4 Syracuse men charged in federal heroin distribution ring

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) - Four Syracuse-area men, and a New York City man, have been charged with operating a heroin distribution ring. Investigators seized 62,000 individual bags of heroin, and two hand guns, as a part of an investigation using court-ordered wiretaps.


Camillus school bus picks up 21-year-old man; school officials, police investigating

CAMILLUS, N.Y. -- A Camillus Middle School bus on the way to school picked up a 21-year-old man Thursday who said he was a new student and took him to school, according to the school district and the Camillus Police Department.


Updated Syracuse.com real estate search: Oswego County Land Bank takes house

Syracuse.com has updated its search of the latest residential and commercial real estate sales in Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga and Madison counties. This week’s update includes a new transfer of property to the Oswego County Land Bank. The Land Bank has taken six properties in the past year in the citie


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


Conservative students receive death threat after ‘Build the Wall’ post

OSWEGO, NY (WSYR/CNN) – Police at SUNY Oswego are investigating after some conservative students were threatened on social media. Tyler Toomey, who heads the SUNY Oswego Republican Club and the Young Americans for Freedom, is disgusted by what he saw on Twitter.


Madison County woman wins $1 million on NY lottery scratch-off ticket in Cicero

CICERO, N.Y. -- A Madison County woman won $1 million on a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket that she purchased in Cicero. The Bridgeport woman won the top prize on the “20X the Bills” scratch-off ticket at the Kwik Fill on state Route 31. The ticket costs $5.


YAF members decline to press charges as investigation concludes

OSWEGO — After opening an investigation into several violent online threats issued this week against members of a right-leaning student group, SUNY police concluded none of the accounts belong to active students.