harborfest http://wrvo.org en 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