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F-M announces spring sports schedule

Hornets defend sectional Class A boys lacrosse title

Having reached the state Class A final a year ago, Fayetteville-Manlius begins its boys lacrosse season March 31 against Auburn and will face West Genesee April 7 and May 5. Here is the F-M varsity sports 2015 spring schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Thanks to John P. Kennedy for his reminiscences of Cazenovia

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I would like to thank John P. Kennedy for writing the article of reminiscences of Cazenovia.

CCP thanks community for Gala support

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Cazenovia Community Preschool, its board of directors and 2015 planning committee would like to express heartfelt thanks to the community for supporting the second annual Gala at Lincklaen, held Friday, March 6. Once again the event was sold out and proved to be a night to remember.

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Man convicted of Maegan Spindler death sentenced to more than 30 years in prison

Ronald Raymond Fischer Jr., the man convicted in February of the 2013 death of Cazenovia resident Maegan Spinder, was sentenced to more than 30 years in South Dakota state prison this week — the maximum sentence possible for his two felony counts of vehicular homicide.

West Genesee announces spring sports schedule

Girls lacrosse team defends state Class A title

West Genesee High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Marcellus announces spring sports schedule

Boys, girls lacrosse Mustangs open this weekend

Marcellus High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Jordan-Elbridge releases spring sports schedule

Boys lacrosse Eagles open April 11 at General Brown

Jordan-Elbridge High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Bishop Ludden releases spring sports schedule

Baseball team moves into OHSL Liberty division

Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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Manlius veterinarian to offer first aid course for pet owners March 28

Dr. John Endres, owner of Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius, will present an American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR/Emergency Preparedness course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Fayetteville Fire Department, 425 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville.

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CBA presents “Hello Dolly” March 27 and 28

Christian Brothers Academy presents “Hello Dolly” on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at Nottingham High School.

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J-D, F-M named top public school districts in New York state in latest ranking

Jamesville-DeWitt and Fayetteville-Manlius school districts have been recognized for being in the top 100 school districts in New York state, according to a list developed by research analyst company Niche.

NOPL NEWS: Make the most of spring break

For those of us who can’t get away for one reason or another however, there are still plenty of family-friendly activities to keep the kids active and engaged. Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) has filled their calendar with lots of great events for spring break. Here are some of the family-friendly programs happening at our North Syracuse and Cicero branches this week:

Greater Oneida Lake Chamber discusses fishing economics

The Fort Brewerton/Greater Oneida Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting for March 2015 was held at Two Guys from Italy in West Monroe. Rob Goffredo from Bartle Road Bait and Tackle presented on the economic impact fishing has on the area.

FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Industrial development agencies key to economic growth

I supported a resolution at our March legislative session that is very important to Onondaga County’s future economic development. This resolution recognizes the vital role that local industrial development agencies (IDAs) play in New York State to create jobs and encourage economic growth.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Our children deserve a top-notch education

When our kids get a good education, they can go out into the world ready for success. That’s why I’ve always made it a top priority to get our schools the resources they need to provide a top-notch education.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: The first car to roll through the village: a Hupmobile!

The first automobile ever to roar down the muddy streets of the village was driven by Dr. Charles Schamu, a dentist who lived and worked on Third Street.

LETTER: Dollars for Scholars gives thanks for a successful Bowl-a-thon

As always, we are grateful for the outpouring of support from the school district and the greater Liverpool community for helping us move closer toward our goal of awarding a scholarship to every eligible college-bound senior who applies. Thank you!

Village sewer tax reduced

Public hearings set April 13 to discuss village budget, noise concerns

If the Liverpool board of trustees approves its proposed budget for 2015-16 as expected, spending will increase by more than $70,000 and the tax rate will rise slightly, by 1.64 percent. On the other hand, the annual sewer-fund assessment will be reduced from $150 to $130 per year. “So it’ll be a wash for our taxpayers,” said Mayor Gary White.

Feedback wanted on modernizing local government

‘Consensus’ forum March 31 at Salina Town Hall

Most Central New Yorkers pay taxes to the federal government, the state, the county, their town, their village and their school district. All of those entities provide needed services, but there is some overlap and occasional duplication of services. In order to address such issues, a 19-member commission on local government modernization called Consensus has been formed and is now conducting public forums, including one at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Salina Town Hall.

LHS announces honor, merit rolls for first marking period

Liverpool High School Executive Principal Douglas Lawrence is pleased to announce that more than 1,300 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors earned Honor and Merit Roll recognition during the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.

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