From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, Project C.A.F.E. is hosting an Election Night Dinner Fundraiser, all members of the family are welcome. Place your vote them come to Dave's Diner to enjoy an affordable dinner of your choice with proceeds supporting Project C.A.F.E. community activities.
Three Liverpool police officers who subdued a man who had threatened to kill a policeman in the village were honored with commendations at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Village Board of Trustees.
Numerous residents expressed their concerns on Cicero’s preliminary 2015 budget at a hearing held Oct. 22. Under this version of the budget, taxpayers can expect a 16.53 cent per thousand increase on their tax bill. That brings the rate to about $3.74 per $1,000 of assessed value. A homeowner whose house is assessed at $100,000 would pay $373.58. The same homeowner presently pays $357.05 on the current rate of about $3.57 per thousand. The town board decided to table a vote regarding a local law that would allow the town to exceed New York state’s 2 percent tax increase cap. Town Supervisor Jessica Zambrano said the board wanted to continue fine-tuning the budget before making a decision on the tax cap law.
The Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce has selected MaryAnne Williams as its new executive director. Williams began in her new role earlier this month. She succeeds Sharon Reiser, who served as the GBCC’s executive director for four years.
In the hopes of both improving graduation rates, the New York State Board of Regents last week approved a plan to add flexibility to its graduation requirements. On Monday, Oct. 20, the Board of Regents agreed to create a 4+1 pathway option, which would allow students to opt out of one of the social studies exams currently required for graduation. Instead, they could take a "comparatively rigorous" assessment in career/technical education (CTE), science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the humanities, foreign languages or the arts.
For too long, New York’s system for drawing electoral maps has been broken. Under current legislation, members of the New York State Legislature draw the lines for legislative and congressional districts. Those lines are redrawn every 10 years by a committee made up of sitting legislators. That means that the people responsible for drawing the lines are the very people who benefit from how the lines are drawn.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The possibility of construction for a $3.1 million capital project and update to the main athletics stadium, which includes installation of a multi-use turf field, at Jamesville-DeWitt high school is approaching with a Tuesday, Oct. 28 vote. The vote goes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will take place in the main high school gym foyer.
The Fayetteville-Manlius school district is hosting a seminar focusing on NCAA recruiting and eligibility on Monday, Oct. 27 at the high school’s main auditorium.
Yearby's four goals propel Cobras to Class C semifinal
In many ways, the 15-0-1 regular season, and no. 1 state ranking, attained by the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team was the easy part. The hard portion started now, in the very place where things got upended a season ago during the early rounds of the Section III Class C playoffs – where familiar faces awaited the Cobras.
Trojans survive upset bids, meet Fabius-Pompey again
Working from a no. 3 seed in the Section III Class C playoffs, the Manlius-Pebble Hill endured a pair of tense, low-scoring struggles in the opening rounds, but made it through.
Spartans stop Whitesboro; F-M ousted by C-NS
In pursuit of a third consecutive Section III Class B championship, the East Syracuse-Minoa field hockey team knows that few will expect that to happen.
Northstars topple F-M; Warriors run away from B'ville
For the first time since 2008, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool field hockey teams will settle the Section III Class A championship among themselves. The two neighbors and rivals got to this showdown through impressive finishes to their respective sectional semifinals, with the top-seeded Northstars getting away from Fayetteville-Manlius 3-1 and the Warriors unleashing its attack on no. 2 seed Baldwinsville to win by that exact same margin.
Liverpool uses big second-half surge to prevail, 3-1
A Baldwinsville field hockey season that started so promising, included plenty of bumps in the middle and featured a strong entrance into the Section III Class A playoffs ended a couple of steps short of glory.
Big second half pushes Caz past Little Falls, 6-0
Now the Cazenovia field hockey team is a step closer to winning a Section III championship for the ninth consecutive year. Having earned the top seed in the seven-team sectional Class C bracket, the Lakers enjoyed a full week of rest and recuperation while everyone else in the field had to go through an opening round game.
Hornets smash Liverpool after reaching top of state rankings
An undefeated, untied regular season did much more than give the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team the top seed for the Section III Class AA playoffs. It also made the Hornets the top-ranked team in the latest state Class AA poll, a big honor that would mean little if F-M didn’t secure its first outright sectional title in a decade.
Red Rams draw top seed Indian River in Class A semis
Even though they were together throughout the regular season, the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer teams found themselves in separate brackets once the Section III playoffs got underway.
Missed chances, turnovers costly in 28-20 defeat
Christian Brothers Academy’s football team had to grow up a lot in the 2014 season, but it still carried the dream of repeating the Section III Class AA title its more experienced predecessors claimed a season ago.
Two-time defending champs roll in sectional opener
Banged up all season, but showing a lot of heart, the Skaneateles football team still made it into the Section III Class B playoffs as the fourth-place finisher in the B West division. Yet it led to an impossible first-round playoff assignment - namely, a trip to Buckley-Volo Field Saturday to run headlong into unbeaten, state no. 3-ranked, two-time defending sectional champion Cazenovia, who proved again its worth by beating the visiting Lakers 56-8.
Teixeira, Buchholz, King sisters win at OHSL meet
Between a diving sweep and a pair of relay titles, the Skaneateles girls swim team had plenty to feel good about in last Wednesday night’s home meet against Baldwinsville, even though the Lakers took a 97-84 defeat to the Bees.
Skaneateles advances to Class B semifinal against Clinton
Just one victory separates the Skaneateles boys soccer team from a return trip to the Section III Class B championship game. From a no. 2 seed, the Lakers hosted no. 7 seed Solvay in last Friday night’s opening-round game at Hyatt Stadium, and with Jack Bailey proving unstoppable on the offensive end, Skaneateles turned back the Bearcats in a 3-0 shutout.