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F-M boys soccer slides past C-NS

Hornets capitalize, while Northstars miss good chances

Bryan Sibble and the Cicero-North Syracuse offense appeared to have finally broken through. After three Sibble crosses sailed through the 18-yard box unfinished early in the second half, and the Northstars’ senior striker failed to put away a header of his own minutes later, Sibble found himself all alone against Fayetteville-Manlius goalkeeper Jim Brady, just 12 yards out, at the tail end of Tuesday's showdown of traditional Class AA boys soccer powers.

Board of Education to meet Oct. 1

The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education will conduct its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School. District residents are encouraged to attend Board of Education meetings to view proceedings and to express their opinions on issues of concern to them.

Town of Elbridge recognized for ‘fair and equitable assessments’

The Town of Elbridge has been recognized for its efforts to provide property owners with fair and equitable assessments in 2012.

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Optimists welcome new members

Retiring President Jim Johnson, left, of the Baldwinsville Optimist Club welcomes the club's three newest members (second from left) Monica Shupe, Jo Anne Capucilli and Joanne Wynnings.

C-NS volleyball sides sweep Liverpool

Girls' five-set epic give DeHay career win no. 100

Perhaps the Cicero-North Syracuse girls volleyball team wanted to make head coach Jon DeHay’s 100th career victory as memorable as possible. Not only was DeHay’s milestone attained in a five-set match, it happened Tuesday night against main rival Liverpool, and on the Northstars’ home court, and required the hosts to make two different comebacks.

ESM, J-D split cross country clash

Girls Spartans win close meet, 26-30, over Red Rams

When it came time for the East Syracuse-Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt cross country teams to have their head-to-head meeting, both would leave with something. It was the girls Spartans prevailing over the Red Rams in a narrow 26-30 decision Tuesday at Pine Grove Middle School, while the J-D boys won by a more comfortable 22-37 margin to create a spilt of the dual meet.

Paw prints: Scratch this, not that!

Community Columnist

Owners of cats frequently ask me how they can stop their cat from scratching the furniture.

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OASIS to offer Civil War class at CPL

Tom Henry, retired social studies teacher and adjunct professor of history at SUNY Cortland, will present a four-session class, “Central New York and the Civil War Part I,” at the Cazenovia Public Library.

Baker students selected for All-State Music Conference

Eight Baker High School students have been selected to attend the prestigious 2012 NYSSMA All-State Music Conference, scheduled for Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in Rochester. Students were selected based on a rigorous audition process conducted across the state in the spring.

‘Cazenovia Community Connects’ to be held Sept. 30

Guest Column

To put my leadership skills to the test, I decided to plan an event that could bring the community together. I felt there could be an opportunity to connect our local youth with our local service leaders. I decided to create “Cazenovia Community Connects.”

Does the village need terrorism insurance?

Ever since the attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the village of Liverpool has been paying more than $600 annually for terrorism insurance. At their Sept. 17 meeting, however, village trustees said enough is enough. As a possible target of terrorists — either foreign or domestic — “the village of Liverpool is not exactly high-profile,” said Trustee Dennis Hebert, who lives in Liverpool on Third Street. “And what defines terrorism?” Hebert asked. Glancing at the insurance policy, Mayor Gary White said federal or state authorities can declare as terrorism any “violent act committed to coerce policy.”

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Liverpool specters return to educate, entertain

You can meet the most interesting folks here in Liverpool, and they don't even have to be alive. The Onondaga Historical Association is preparing its 13th annual Ghostwalk, and the spirits will be summoned right here in the village of Liverpool. The walks will take place on Friday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept.29, Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6. While the evening tours are scheduled for 6 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 6, an afternoon tour commences at 2 p.m.

Van Buren trash haulers operating without license

Supervisor Claude Sykes announced during the Sept. 18 Van Buren Town Board meeting that two trash hauling businesses serving the town of Van Buren are operating without a license, Tribute Trash and Superior Waste.

B’ville tennis holds off Auburn, 4-3

Bees need pair of three-set doubles wins to get past Maroons

Every bit of effort was needed for the Baldwinsville girls tennis team in Tuesday afternoon’s 4-3 victory over the Auburn Maroons.

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Mott Road students use pinwheels to promote peace

The weather on International Peace Day was perfect for planting pinwheels to promote peace.