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Column: Water worries

Since I often worry about things when no one else does, I wonder how many people worry about water. Maybe locally, not so many, but certainly for residents of California, as well as their neighbors, water is a subject they cannot ignore.

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DeWitt Republicans nominate town supervisor candidate

Greg Scicchitano announces candidacy in November election

Local attorney Greg Scicchitano has announced his candidacy for the DeWitt Supervisor election after being nominated by the DeWitt Republican Committee for the upcoming November election.

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Retiring teachers and staff leave legacies at Bishop Grimes

As members of the faculty and staff of Bishop Grimes, Barb Pfefferle, Josephine Rabideau, Dr. Gilda Sisera, Nancy Toscano, and Mary Anne Cogliandro have always tried to teach and show students the importance of living their faith both in and out of the classroom.

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Preserving history: Second annual Taste of Manlius raises funds for Historical Society

The Manlius Historical Society hosted its second annual Taste of Manlius Summer Soireé last week to raise money for facilities upgrades.

Cazenovia Lions Club Thanks Contributors to Annual Fireworks Fund

The Cazenovia Lions Club would like to thank and acknowledge all of the contributors including the anonymous donors who made our 2015 fundraising drive a success. We especially want to thank those of you who have continued to support us throughout the years.

We will no longer patronize Cazenovia because of unfriendly, unwelcoming parking enforcement


To the editor: Our family of between 50 and 60 people has been traveling to Cazenovia for an every-other-year family reunion. We stay and spend in Cazenovia and the surrounding area for four to six days each time... Many of us received tickets for overnight parking outside the dormitory on Sullivan Street. We have paid those under protest.

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VIP parking for Caz Laker football up for grabs

Cazenovia Laker football draws fans from far and wide causing a run on prime parking at or near Buckley-Volo Field on fall game days. The Cazenovia Athletic Association (CAA) has a solution for avid spectators eager to attend the varsity team’s four home match-ups: CAA is coordinating a raffle of three exclusive VIP parking spaces located at the upper west parking lot, closest to the stadium. In addition, raffle winners will receive free game tickets for four, and fast track entrance and concession access.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Oreo is one sweet cookie

Oreo is black and white and very sweet — just like his name!

Cicero seeks grant for Brewerton Revitalization Project

On the heels of news that the County Legislature has granted $45,000 toward the Brewerton Revitalization Project, the Cicero Town Board voted July 22 to apply for a $150,000 Consolidated Funding Application grant from the New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.

Legislature approves funding for Brewerton Revitalization Project

Onondaga County Third District Legislator Tim Burtis announced last week that the county has approved additional funding for the Brewerton Revitalization Project. Burtis (R-Cicero) announced Wednesday, July 22, that the legislature had approved an additional $45,000 in funding for the Bennett Street and Riverfront Park design that makes up the bulk of Cicero’s efforts in revitalizing the hamlet in the northern part of the town.

A step back for Stewart’s Shops

Clay town board denies zone change request

It looks like the town of Clay may not welcome a second Stewart’s Shops after all. With minimal discussion, the Clay Town Board voted unanimously July 20 to deny Stewart’s request for a zone change for a parcel on the southeast corner of Bear and Buckley roads.

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CFD moves forward with new station

Grants from FEMA, Stirpe help fund construction

After several attempts, the Cicero Fire Department will finally be getting a new station. The department started demolition last week on a vacant house and garage on property it owns at 8387 to 8391 Brewerton Road. Next they’ll begin clearing trees in preparation to break ground on construction for a new Station No. 1, which is expected to take place some time next week.

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Kimberly’s Ice Cream Factory celebrates 10-year anniversary with special photo exhibition

Originally located in Cazenovia, Kimberly’s Ice Cream Factory will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in Manlius on Aug. 13 by re-creating each of the photographs that hang in the store taken more than 10 years ago.

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Monson honored for WWII service by Congressman Hanna

Karl W. Monson, 97, of Cazenovia, was honored Monday, July 20, at a ceremony for World War II veterans that Congressman Richard Hanna hosted in Whitestown (Oneida County). Monson was recognized for his service with the U.S. Army.

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From the Superintendent: Moving forward with middle level changes

Dear Baldwinsville families, We are writing to you with some exciting news about our middle school and junior high school academic programs. While parents with children in grades seven, eight and nine have already been notified, we wish to inform all of our families about these new opportunities.

EDITORIAL: Let’s all help build a new community playground

Every community needs a great public park and playground, and plans are underway to create one in Cazenovia in the Riverside Drive area behind the Cazenovia Public Library. The village board has been working for months on plans to redevelop the “Creekside” district, which would include a park and playground surrounded by nature trails, and their board meeting next Monday, Aug. 3, will include a public hearing to discuss the issue. What is just as exciting as creating a new park for our community, however, is the opportunity for all of us to contribute to the project.

Local and state police blotters

Cazenovia and New York State police blotters for the week of July 17 to 24

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B’ville woman competes in national anthem contest

Denise Craig could sing at the State Fair

Denise Craig put her music education degree on hold to raise her family. But this summer, the 40-year-old mother of four is taking a chance on the Great New York State Fair’s Star Spangled Challenge.

Ageless Jazz Band to perform in Cazenovia Aug. 6

The Ageless Jazz Band, based in Ithaca, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Cazenovia’s Lakeland Park as part of the weekly summer concert series sponsored by the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce.

Miles to go

B’ville letter carrier joins Two Million Mile Club

Soft-spoken and easygoing, Baldwinsville Post Office letter carrier Mike Krupka has rolled his way into the National Safety Council’s Two Million Miles Club, an honor few letter carriers achieve. “I understand it’s very rare,” said Krupka, who will celebrate 48 years at his post in September.

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