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Neidl steps down as Cazenovia football coach

In 25 years, Lakers won 15 league, seven sectional titles

Year after year, as his Cazenovia varsity football teams piled up league and Section III titles, Tom Neidl said that the program's continuity was a primary source of its success, with few changes in staff over the course of a quarter-century. Now, though, it's Neidl himself who is exiting the scene.

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School district disciplines students over homemade bombs found at Cazenovia High School teacher’s house, state police continue to investigate

While New York State Police officers continue to investigate a Feb. 1 incident in the town of Madison during which two “homemade chemical bombs” were placed alongside the home of a Cazenovia high school teacher, the district has taken disciplinary actions against an undisclosed number of students for the event.

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High school spring musical production coming this weekend

The Cazenovia High School Drama Club annual spring musical production, “Singin' in the Rain,” will be presented this weekend, March 5, 6 and 7, in the high school auditorium.

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Reminiscences of Cazenovia: Life in the 50s and 60s – Part 2 of 2

At the east side of the north block of downtown Cazenovia in the 50s and 60s was Mulligan’s Imported Woolens. Mulligan’s had a high stamped tin ceiling and shelf after shelf of fine sweaters and scarves. Ed Daley worked there for years. It is still going. The place has not changed much in more than 100 years.

Cazenovia lacrosse program to hold fundraiser for Barclay Talbot recovery

The Cazenovia Lacrosse program will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the benefit of Barclay Talbot, a former Caz lacrosse player who sustained a severe spinal cord injury during a February skiing accident that will require significant medical attention and associated costs.

Village of Manlius approves code officer position

Prepares the Parks and Recreation Department for the upcoming summer season

The village of Manlius Board of Trustees last week reinstated a codes enforcement officer position for the village after approving a contract with MRB Group Engineering and Architectural Firm to provide the service.

Forward strides made on former Howard Johnson property

The town of DeWitt has announced they will not declare the former Howard Johnson property located off of Carrier Circle on Thompson Road as eminent domain due to forward strides made with McDonald's and the owner of the property.

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‘Evening in Vegas’ fundraiser supports ESM Education Foundation

Spend “An Evening in Vegas” at the East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) Dinner-Dance fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse.

Fresh Air Fund announces new local chairperson

The Fresh Air Fund is pleased to announce that Donielle Dwyer, of Chittenango, is the newest Chairperson for the East Syracuse area. Dwyer, her husband Brian, and their daughters Brooklyn and Isabella started hosting through the Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program last summer.

CACDA to sponsor presentation by local Amish community

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) is sponsoring an upcoming presentation and discussion of the local Amish community as part of their 2015 Community Building Signature Project.

CCP’s annual fundraising gala coming March 6

Cazenovia Community Preschool’s second annual event, The Gala at Lincklaen, scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 6, at The Lincklaen House, will help erase the winter blues with a night of activities, raffles, auctions and lots of food and drink.

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New Cazenovia hops processing and distribution center in Cazenovia to serve all of CNY region

After spending two months crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Germany, waiting in the port of New York City and braving the cold and snowy roads of Upstate New York, The Wolf recently arrived in Cazenovia. The Wolf is not an animal or a person, but an 11.5-ton hops harvester/picker that is now permanently in place on a Rathbun Road hops farm in Cazenovia. It will be the foundation of The Bineyard — a new hops cooperative and distribution center that has plans to be the main hops processing and distribution facility in the CNY region.

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Reynolds Youth Players to stage ‘We Are Monsters’

The Reynolds Elementary School Youth Players have been hard at work rehearsing for their eighth musical production, “We Are Monsters.” The play runs March 26 through 28.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Legislature should decide on education proposals outside of budget

Last year, the state spent $22.3 billion on education. In 2012, combined with the local and federal share of education, New Yorkers spent $58.4 billion on public education. This is a 56 percent increase over what was spent on a combined basis in 2002.

LIBRARY FOCUS: BPL ventures into the world of Minecraft

The library has just purchased licenses for Minecraft.edu and loaded it onto our laptops. We are now looking at ways to make them available for regular gaming at the library. As part of our efforts we will be holding our first official Minecraft Shakedown cruise at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Danger of EEE returns

As we endure one of the harshest winters in memory and prepare for possibly more snow, it seems strange that I am writing about the mosquito-borne virus, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).  But with March 20, the beginning of spring, just a few weeks away, this important topic is indeed timely.

LETTER: Moderates stay silent on extremist remarks

To the editor: Congressman John Lewis was right when he recently said that he saw the “the scars and stains of racism” in Rudy Giuliani’s remarks about the President of the United States.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Ensuring opportunities for all students

A huge part of our children’s education is their social development. That happens in the classroom, on the playground and through participation in interscholastic activities such as team sports.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Heroic bouncer Lawrence Gabriel is an aspiring boxer

Lawrence Gabriel, the hero of McAvan’s shooting incident, has plenty of friends here in Liverpool. They were singin’ his praises down at The Cobblestone the day after he helped remove a man firing a handgun at McAvan’s Pub, 1217 W. Fayette St., in Syracuse, in the early morning hours of Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1.

NOPL news: NOPL eliminates overdue fines for children and teens

The board of trustees of the Northern Onondaga Public Library, with branches in Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse, is proud to announce a new policy that will eliminate overdue fines on materials for children and teens.

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