The Cazenovia Academic Decathlon team won first place for the fifth year in a row at state competitions March 13 and 14.
The Cazenovia High School Library helped students make the switch from paper notes to Noodletools, an internet-based organizing system that lets students create citations, notecards and outlines paperlessly.
Deputy Mayor Paul Brooks stepped down from his village trustee position on April 6. Brooks was elected to the board in 1998. He was proud of the village's accomplishments during his tenure. Over the past ten years, Brooks said, the bathhouse at Lakeland Park was built, a new memorial in Memorial Park was built and the board finalized a compromised solution for the Lakeside Park boat launch.
Cazenovia College announced its plans to reopen Cazenovia Grill as a college-run restaurant, in the location formerly occupied by Nirchi's Italian Grill.
Several community members voiced their support for the application of the herbicide Renovate to Cazenovia Lake. "I'd like to congratulate all of you on the multi-municipal aspect of coming together to approach this problem. It's great to see the support of so many people, so many residents around the lake," said Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce president Ralph Monforte. "I look forward to a future on the lake after this process is completed."
Academic Decathlete Danny DeClerq brought home the Cazenovia team's first gold medal. The team placed 26th overall.
Area libraries proposed minimal increases to their budgets. "The board felt that economic times were difficult for most taxpayers and this was a year where we could hold the line mostly from last year," said New Woodstock Free Library Director Norm Parry. Neither the New Woodstock Free Library nor the Cazenovia Public Library increased their budget by more than three percent. Voters approved both the library and school budgets.
The Cazenovia Public Library mourned the loss of Jesse, a cat who called the library home for about nine years.