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Lakers' Herbst, Magee reach state tennis tournament

Skaneateles duo finishes second at Section III qualifier

Two days of hard work and grace under pressure helped the Skaneateles girls tennis doubles team of Makenzi Herbst and Grace Magee reach next weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament.

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Caz cross country third in girls, boys league meets

Ridings fourth in boys race; Rowles also fourth on girls side

One more big race remained before Cazenovia’s cross country teams could turn their collective attention to next Saturday’s Section III Class C championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

New Zogg owner devoted to democracy in Thailand

We haven’t even met him yet, but we already know that the new owner of Liverpool’s historic Zogg Building is one of Thailand’s most outspoken proponents of democracy in his troubled country of 66 million people This past August, Liverpool Community Church, which has owned the former A.V. Zogg Building for 11 years, sold it for $1.1 million to Dr. Pramote Nakornthab, a retired professor of political science from Cornell University.

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Magee, Salka talk state assembly issues at Cazenovia debate

Despite the cold, wet weather in Cazenovia Tuesday night, nearly 100 people showed up at the Cazenovia Public Library to attend a debate between Democrat Bill Magee and Republican John Salka, the two candidates running for election to the 121st district in the state assembly. The debate, sponsored by the Cazenovia League of Women Voters, covered issues ranging from raising the minimum wage, to state electoral redistricting, public funding of political campaigns, state school funding, casinos in New York state, alleged corruption in the state legislature, gas drilling in New York, marriage equality and how to keep residents and businesses from leaving the state due to high taxes.

Proposed commercial development on North Burdick Street in Fayetteville approved to continue planning process

The Fayetteville Village Board last week gave a green light to a local developer to continue refining his plans to build an 8,000-square-foot commercial development across North Burdick Street from the Towne Center at Fayetteville.

Hops for Hope returns for third round

Early next month, about 150 guests at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Baldwinsville will clink their glasses to celebrate the American Cancer Society and its ongoing mission to raise money and awareness for cancer research and prevention. Hops for Hope returns to B’ville for its third year Nov. 6.

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Farmers’ market moves indoors

Though the temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing, Baldwinsville residents won’t have to give up easy access to local goods and produce.

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Path of Life Mission Center gives refugees a new start

In its former life as the Calvary United Methodist Church, the squat brick building at 201 E. Molloy Road in Mattydale only saw visitors on Sundays. Now, its new incarnation — the Path of Life Mission Center — sees people coming and going every day of the week.

Business First ranks Jamesville-DeWitt in top 20 school districts Upstate

ES-M also named to overall list

Business First, a Buffalo-based magazine that conducts annual evaluations of the 100 top school districts throughout Upstate New York, last week released its 2014 results — and ranked Jamesville DeWitt Central School District no. 17 in Upstate New York and no. 4 in Onondaga County. East Syracuse-Minoa was also named to the list at no. 172 out of 432 schools.

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F-M ranked second in Upstate for academics for fourth consecutive year

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District maintained its number two ranking in academics and number one ranking for math out of 432 Upstate public school districts for the fourth consecutive year, according to a Buffalo-based business magazine.

State DEC says Manlius village should be lead agency for proposed fire station project

The disagreement between the village of Manlius and the town of Manlius over which municipality should be the lead agency to create the proposed new fire station at the corner of Enders Road and Route 92 last week received some direction from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which issued an opinion in favor of the village.

DeWitt town board member apologizes for using town emails for political purposes

DeWitt Town Board Member Jack Dooling caused a slight political stir recently when he sent a flyer for a political fundraiser to a handful of town employees using their town email addresses. Town Supervisor Ed Michalenko, who has called Dooling’s email “inappropriate” and “unfortunate,” sent an email to town employees the following day apologizing for their receipt of Dooling’s email.

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Cazenovia Crop Walk raises more than $2,500

More than 200 community residents — mostly high school and college students — turned out on a cold, windy Sunday last weekend to participate in the annual Cazenovia Crop Walk for hunger. And they raised more than $2,500 for local and world hunger programs.

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Business First ranks Cazenovia in top five school districts Upstate

Business First, a Buffalo-based magazine that conducts annual evaluations of the 100 top school districts throughout Upstate New York, last week released its 2014 results — and named Cazenovia Central School District no. 5 Upstate, no. 3 in the Syracuse region and no. 1 in Madison County.