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Sawyer leads J-D/CBA swimmers to league title

Red Rams set league, pool marks at Mexico

Casey Sawyer took the lead, and his Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA boys swimming teammates followed, all the way to a convincing victory in Friday's Onondaga High School League championship meet at Mexico.

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Fat Bike Race added to WinterFest events

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) BikeCaz Committee and GoCaz.com are pleased to announce a new event added to the Cazenovia WinterFest this year. With sponsorship from Syracuse Bicycle and Empire Brewery, a Fat Bike Race and Demo is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 8. The event will take place at 5 Ledyard Ave. with the race on the adjacent Lorenzo State Historic Site fields. A free snowshoe demo will be available at the event as well.

Police investigate residential robbery in the village of Manlius

The Town of Manlius Police Department is currently investigating a robbery that occurred overnight at the Willowbrook apartments located on West Pleasant Street in the village of Manlius.

Elementary redistricting meeting rescheduled

The Liverpool Central School District has rescheduled an informational meeting on its redistricting proposal. The meeting, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was postponed in order for the district to better analyze data from 2014. The meeting will now take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the cafeteria of the Liverpool High School Annex.

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Ticket information for “The Wedding Singer” musical at J-D

“The Wedding Singer,” Jamesville-DeWitt high school’s 2015 musical, takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

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New York Air National Guard promotes Manlius guard officer

New York Air National Guard officer and resident of Manlius, Michael R. Smith was promoted to the rank of colonel during a ceremony held on Jan. 5 at Hancock Field Air National Guard base.

My grandfather’s ‘good neighbor policy’


When he turned 18, my father left home on a northern hard scrabble farm and headed south to the big city. He found a job with the railroad and enjoyed getting paid for hard work. He’d worked hard on the farm, too, but there was little money and barely enough to eat some winters. And his father, my grandfather, made things even harder with his “Good neighbor policy.”

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Conceptual drawings of Lakeland Park to be unveiled at public hearing

The village of Cazenovia extends an open invitation to a public meeting at which Saratoga Associates consultants will present the first drafts of conceptual drawings for a master plan for Lakeland Park. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the municipal building at 90 Albany St.

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Owera wins double gold, silver medals at San Francisco Wine Competition

For the second time in two years, Cazenovia’s Owera Vineyards has won two medals at the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

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Armed standoff in town of DeRuyter ends with suspect found deceased

A 14-hour manhunt and eventual armed standoff between county and state police and a 26-year-old DeRuyter man ended at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning when SWAT teams entered a house on Best Road in DeRuyter and found the suspect dead. No cause of death of the suspect, Eric. D. Duncan, has been released by law enforcement, although Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley did say, “Not one shot was fired during this entire tragic incident.”

State Police to increase DWI enforcement this weekend

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Police will join local law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to crack down on impaired driving during the big game between Seattle and New England this weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include increased patrols on the roadways and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.

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Local teens heading to Irish dance world championships

When you think of youth dance classes, you typically think of the jazz, ballet, tap or hip-hop. But how often does Irish dancing — with a style that is characterized by a rigid upper body with fast moving footwork — come to mind as an extracurricular option? The sport is actually much bigger and more competitive than one would think.

F-M art program excels at 2015 Scholastic Art Awards

Fayetteville-Manlius School District art students in grades seven through 12 recently won a total of 154 awards at the 2015 Central New York Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.

Becallo accuses Venesky, Germain of threats

Cicero Town Councilor Mike Becallo is claiming that other members of the town’s administration have made threats against him.