harborfest http://wrvo.org en Oswego increases security in preparation of Harborfest http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-increases-security-preparation-harborfest <p>Harborfest, an annual four-day event that brings more than 100,000 people to the city of Oswego, begins Thursday.<br /><br />The Oswego Police Department says they are beefing up patrols to prepare for the influx of people and to try to keep everyone safe, but Police Chief Tory DeCaire says they always need extra help.<br /><br />"We rely heavily on outside agencies and the law enforcement assistance that they provide," DeCaire explained. "We are going to have officers on foot, on bike, on ATVs, as well as marked police cars, and officers detailed at specific venues."<br /> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:30:37 +0000 Gino Geruntino 59266 at http://wrvo.org Oswego increases security in preparation of Harborfest Increase in barges coming through Oswego causes unanticipated problems http://wrvo.org/post/increase-barges-coming-through-oswego-causes-unanticipated-problems <p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:19:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 42744 at http://wrvo.org Increase in barges coming through Oswego causes unanticipated problems Harborfest attracts people, dollars to Oswego County http://wrvo.org/post/harborfest-attracts-people-dollars-oswego-county <p>The city of Oswego's Harborfest began last night, and is estimated to draw more than 100,000 people to the area for a weekend of music, food and fireworks. For Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen, it's also a boon for the city's coffers.</p><p>"We hope to make probably $50 million for the weekend," Gillen said. "It's a big impact on the entire community within ten miles of the city of Oswego. Hotels, restaurants, just general sales tax revenue is dramatically impacted over this. So, it's an incredible economic boon to the city and the community. It comes at a cost, though."</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:16:54 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41681 at http://wrvo.org Harborfest attracts people, dollars to Oswego County