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August 5, 2008

Oswego County Legislature Will Meet in Pulaski Aug. 14

The Oswego County Legislature will meet at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse in Pulaski at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. The Legislature has traditionally held its August meeting in Pulaski for more than 20 years.

“I am very pleased that the Legislature continues to honor our heritage as a Half-Shire County by coming to Pulaski for one session a year,” said County Legislator and Richland Town Historian Shawn Doyle, District 3, Pulaski. “The meetings are generally the best-attended of all, and the eastern townships appreciate the change of venue.”

Oswego County was known as a “two-shire county” and had jury districts in Oswego and Pulaski until 1902. The County Clerk alternated his office between the two villages, transferring his records every three years, between 1816 and 1851.

The oldest section of the Pulaski courthouse was built in 1819 at a cost of $1,500. It was expanded and renovated several times, and the building was dedicated to former State Senator H. Douglas Barclay on Sept. 12, 1985.

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