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Onondaga County budget cuts taxes

This year marks my fifth working on the budget as an Onondaga County legislator. In that time, the economy made a dramatic downward turn, and has shown signs recently of a slight recovery. Fortunately, our county has been able to weather the economic changes fairly well. As I spent the past few weeks combing through the 2015 budget from the county executive, I am pleased to share the budget as presented proposed to keep the property tax levy flat, and even reduced spending by $6 million. In dollars and cents, that is a proposed tax rate of $5.17 per $1,000, a new historic low for our county.

Village to assist with tree lighting ceremony

Representatives from the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce addressed the Baldwinsville Village Board at its regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 16. The chamber wants the village to assist with its annual Christmas tree lighting, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 6.

Progress made on Marion Meadows development

Ryan Homes is making headway on the proposed Marion Meadows development on Ellsworth Road behind Van Buren Town Hall. The project, which the town of Van Buren approved in 2010, will create 90 single-family homes and two apartment buildings totaling 48 units.

Justice center to offer help to inmates with pets

Inmates at the Onondaga County Justice Center can now be assured that any pets they leave behind while incarcerated will be taken care of.

On the campaign trail: Mahoney endorses Katko

Republican Congressional candidate John Katko has received the backing of Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney.

Cross country Bees sweep at Chittenango Invitational

Ludden, Kellner are leading runners for B'ville

With two weeks to go before the Section III Class A championship meet at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, each of Baldwinsville’s cross country teams wanted to build up some momentum.

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Wildcats fall to Liverpool, still reach playoffs

WG to face 7-0 Henninger in sectional opening round

When the West Genesee football team left the field last Friday night at Liverpool on the wrong end of a 42-24 decision, it had some apprehension about what the future would bring. By the time they got back to Camillus, though, everything was happy, due to events elsewhere.

Lakers stunned in OT by late Westhill goal

Monds scores with 10 seconds left on controversial tally

Jayanna Monds was offsides by several yards, as far as the Cazenovia girls soccer team was concerned. Westhill, on the other hand, thought that Monds had perfectly timed her run. The only thing that matters was that no whistle was blown. And Monds, with just 10 seconds to play in overtime, put home the decisive goal as the state Class B no. 3-ranked Warriors edged past the state no. 8-ranked Lakers 3-2 in Saturday's regular-season finale.

Caz field hockey rips past ESM again

McLaughlin nets four goals for Lakers in 5-0 romp

Safe to say, the Cazenovia field hockey is eager to enter the post-season again. Carrying with it the burning memory of its overtime defeat to Pierson/Bridgehampton in last November’s state Class C final, the Lakers have gone through a 2014 regular season that’s included plenty of tests, but also some impressive all-around efforts.

Monds goal gets Westhill past Cazenovia

Warriors claim second OT decision over Lakers this season

Jayanna Monds perfectly timed her run in the waning moments of Saturday's wet, cold, windy girls soccer battle between Westhill and Cazenovia. Or she was offsides by several yards. The only thing that matters was that no whistle was blown and Monds, with just 10 seconds to play in overtime, put home the decisive goal as the state Class B no. 3-ranked Warriors edged past the state no. 8-ranked Lakers 3-2.

Hornets edge B'ville, complete 16-0 regular season

Last-minute goals push F-M past Bees, Henninger

It only figured that, to complete an undefeated regular season, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team would have, as the final hurdle, the side most responsible for keeping them from Section III Class AA glory during the last half-decade.

J-D girls soccer finishes perfect regular season

Red Rams survive Homer in OT, rout Mexico

Sixteen games for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team – and 16 victories, without a blemish. That’s what the Red Rams have pulled off, giving itself an even larger target on its backs heading into the Section III Class A playoffs, where a sixth straight championship could await, and perhaps more.

Grimes girls stop Ludden, move to 15-0-1

MPH boys shut out Cobras; girls Trojans reach sectionals

For the second season in a row, the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team finds itself undefeated and a consensus favorite going into the Section III Class C playoffs. But the Cobras know that such expectations can lead to heartbreak, as it did in last season’s playoff defeat to Waterville, and the fact that it’s carried the no. 1 state Class C ranking for a month has only added to the pressure.

Skaneateles football draws Caz in opening round

Lakers fall in non-league game at New Hartford

Four years ago, when the Skaneateles football team last ventured into the Class B portion of the Section III playoffs, Cazenovia awaited them in the opening round – and knocked them out.

J-E stops Canastota, goes to playoffs 6-1

Eagles secure second place, hosts Thousand Island in first round

They had reason to point to 2014 as the year where Jordan-Elbridge’s football fortunes turned around and something big would happen. With a senior-heavy lineup and a stifling defense, the Eagles closed a 6-1 regular season by turning back Canastota 14-8 on Friday night and giving itself all kinds of momentum heading into next week's Section III Class C playoffs.

Mustangs rip Phoenix, to meet Oneida in playoffs

Solvay drops 36-20 decision to Chittenango

Even as the Marcellus football team was wrapping up a 5-2 regular season with a 62-7 destruction of Phoenix Friday night, its eyes were toward another contest that would determine its future itinerary.

Brothers rally past Central Square, reach playoffs

F-M pulls away late for road win over Fowler

Twelve minutes remained in the Christian Brothers Academy football team's game at Central Square on Friday night, and the notion of the Brothers not making the Section III Class AA playoffs, once an astonishing consideration, was inching closer to cold reality.

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Bees survive C-NS rally, move to 6-1

B'ville to host CBA in sectional playoff opener

No one on the Baldwinsville football team wanted Friday night's regular-season finale against Cicero-North Syracuse to be the last appearance at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium this fall. Yet the Bees were in danger of seeing that opportunity slip away in the fourth quarter, and required a pair of clutch defensive stops to hang on and beat the Northstars 21-20.

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Warriors go to 7-0, will meet C-NS in secitonals

Liverpool beats West Genny; Northstars edged by B'ville

Having just finished off its first undefeated regular season in 16 years, the Liverpool football team finds that it still has to hold on to neighborhood bragging rights against Cicero-North Syracuse if it wants to go anywhere in the Section III Class AA playoffs.

Lakers smash Oneida, earn B East title again

Caz football continues domination over Indians

If ever there was a time for the Cazenovia football team to piece together its most complete effort of the season, it was now. With the Class B East division championship on the line, the Lakers went to Oneida Friday night and reminded everyone why it was the reigning Section III Class B champions, setting a season-high point total and smashing the Indians 64-18.

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