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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County seeking board members

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County is currently seeking volunteer board members to replace outgoing members. CCE, which prides itself in having a diverse board with members of many skill sets, is especially looking for Madison County residents with some background in agriculture, nutrition, youth development, legal, education or marketing, according to a release from the organization.

CACDA works with town and village to secure grant award

The town and village of Cazenovia were recently notified of a grant award from New York State Archives for a joint initiative to digitize the real property records for both municipalities. The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) assisted in securing this $104,000 grant by providing grant writing assistance.

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Circa to reopen at Nelson Corners in 2016

Alicyn Hart said she will never move a restaurant again — but she’s also hopeful she won’t have to. The former proprietor of the popular Cazenovia restaurant Circa, that closed its Albany Street doors more than one year ago due to rising rent costs, is planning to reanimate her signature establishment in a new building and a new location early next year — on Route 20 East at the four corners of Nelson.

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Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls, Oh My! — Part 1

A look at CNY’s haunted attractions

Ah, October! The leaves change colors, the temperatures start to drop, the kids are back in school — and the ghouls, ghosts and goblins come out to play! Is there any wonder that this is my favorite time of year?

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CBA senior scores perfect on ACT and AP exams

The academic accolades have started to roll in for the Christian Brothers Academy class of 2016, beginning with senior Brennan Carman.

Skaneateles volleyball tops Marcellus

Lakers also sweep ITC, improve to 7-4

Though the Skaneateles girls volleyball team only carried a 6-4 record into the decisive month of October, it did so with far more momentum than it had for most of the first half of its regular-season slate.

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Area police blotters: Weeks of Sept. 15 to 23

Weeks of Sept. 15 to 23

Boys soccer Lakers top Westhill, 2-1

Skaneateles rallies, hands Warriors first defeat of season

On an important level, the Skaneateles boys soccer team of 2015 is starting to resemble its 2014 predecessors, perhaps proving itself as the single entity stopping a single opponent's championship dreams.

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Near-extinct snails repopulated at Chittenango Falls

Chittenango ovate amber snails coaxed into reproduction at SUNY ESF

Scientists from SUNY ESF made history today after releasing into the wild at Chittenango Falls State Park 200 endangered Chittenango ovate amber snails that were bred and grown in captivity. These rare, delicate snails, that measure about 1 millimeter in length when first hatched and grow up to 20 millimeters in length as adults, can be found in only one place on Earth — alongside this Central New York waterfall. And until today, there were only about 300 of them in the wild.

B’ville girls avenge F-M defeat

Girls soccer Bees win 5-0, get Liverpool next

When the Baldwinsville girls soccer team makes its trip to Liverpool next Tuesday night, it knows that the Warriors are bent on getting even for a 1-0 overtime defeat to the Bees at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium on Sept. 18.

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History scholars honored for perfect scores

Three Cazenovia High School students scored perfect 100s on their New York State Regents examinations in United States History in June. Lara Bruno, Ryan Haley and Morgan Mapstone were rewarded for their superb scholarship with a free dinner at the Brewster Inn.

New year brings new choice of courses to ESM high school

Nine new courses added to align with district’s career pathways

In the beginning of September, thousands of local students went back to school. And at the East Syracuse Minoa School District, many high school students got the opportunity to be involved in nine new courses that the district rolled out for this fall semester.

Editorial: F-M needs to makes plans for an aging Wellwood

Students and teachers should not have to be displaced from their classrooms because of mold issues but, unfortunately, this has been the case at Fayetteville-Manlius’ Wellwood Middle School for the past few years — has, in fact, been only one of multiple infrastructure issues at the school.

SunEdison looks to develop two 12-acre, 2-megawatt solar array farms off of Route 290 in Manlius

The Manlius Town Board heard a presentation at its Sept. 23 meeting by a representative from SunEdison regarding two 12-acre, 2-megawatt solar array farms they would like to develop on privately owned land along Route 290 (Green Lakes Road).

Cazenovia school district audited by state comptroller’s office

An auditor from the New York State Comptroller’s Office recently spent more than one month working in a makeshift office in the Cazenovia Central School District offices reviewing the finances of the district to ensure that Cazenovia is spending its money responsibly. The state audit was not the result of any district incompetence or malfeasance — and the results showed none of either — but rather from the Comptroller’s determination that Cazenovia CSD is suffering from “moderate” fiscal stress.

Area students to participate in Special Olympics

More than 270 student-athletes from Madison and Oneida counties are expected to participate in this year’s Special Olympics Autumn Games on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Canastota High School Athletic Complex, 102 Roberts St., Canastota. The public is invited to watch the games.

Caz volleyball improves to 11-0

Lakers sweep ITC, Solvay before Westhill rematch

An unbeaten mark was great for the Cazenovia girls volleyball team – but the tests it faced during last weekend’s Baldwinsville Fall Swing Tournament proved even more valuable. Playing nine sets at that tournament, the Lakers went 5-4, splitting with Liverpool and Victor (Section V), claiming its lone set over Shenendehowa 25-20 and sweeping Saratoga Springs 25-23, 26-24 before a 25-22, 25-10 defeat to Long Island power Connetquot.

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Southern Hills Motorcycle Posse presents $4,500 to Clear Path for Veterans

On Sunday Sept. 27, the Southern Hills Posse attended the Clear Path for Veterans third annual motorcycle ride. With 250 riders present, the club presented a check for $4,500 to Clear Path for Veterans.

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‘Fiddler, Fun and Food’ -- Jamesville community event to be held Oct. 4

The Fiddlers Green Park Associations is inviting the community to join them for a fall gathering in the park from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 on Solvay Road in Jamesville.

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Program Log Baldwinsville PAC-B (Channel 98, FiOS 30)

Saturday, Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 9

Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access cable channel 98 for Time Warner and channel 30 for Verizon FIOS, is available 24 hours a day to provide video and information of local interest. For the convenience of the public, the schedule of the next ten programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. For anyone that missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available on the Internet. To access the previous videos online, a link is available at pacbtv.org.

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