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Mayor Serafin, Judge Greenman say goodbye at an emotional Manlius village board meeting

Manlius Mayor Mark-Paul Serafin took his seat at the head of the table for the last time on March 26 at the village board meeting. In an uncharacteristically short meeting, which lasted only 55 minutes, the board covered a few quick topics, but Judge Joe Greenman’s and Serafin’s goodbye speeches easily stole the show as the highlights of the meeting.

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Whorrall Wins

Citizens’ Party sweeps Manlius election, Tackman is East Syracuse mayor and Hughes wins Fayetteville justice race

Paul Whorrall and his Citizens’ Party easily beat out Mark- Paul Serafin and the Vision Party Tuesday night in what will most likely go down in Manlius village history as one of the most controversial elections ever. Whorrall topped Serafin 869 votes to 198 votes in an election that saw a tremendous voter turnout in the village.

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Village election 2013 results

Citizens' Party sweeps Manlius, Hughes and Tackman win Fayetteville and East Syracuse respectively

Paul Whorrall and the Citizens' Party swept Manlius Tuesday night, winning the mayoral candidacy as well as all three open trustee spots and the village justice seat. Robert Tackman won in the East Syracuse mayoral race and Jim Hughes won in Fayetteville and is the new village justice.

Election Day 2013 cheat sheet

Each candidate speaks out on why they're the best for their potential position and what they plan to do if elected

Today is Election Day and long-time elected officials Tom Miller and Danny Leidka are out, making way for a new Fayetteville village justice and East Syracuse mayor. And in perhaps one of the most controversial local elections in recent history, Paul Whorrall and his Citizen’s Party team are taking on Manlius mayor Mark-Paul Serafin and his Vision Party candidates for their shot at new leadership in the village of Manlius. The only question is… who are you voting for?

Election Day Polling Locations and Times

Poll locations in East Syracuse, Fayetteville, and Manlius

The polls are open today from noon to 9PM on Fayetteville, 6AM to 9PM in Manlius, and from 10AM to 9PM in East Syracuse. Here is a list of polling locations by village:

Chittenango police chief arrested

Jeffrey Paul charged with two felonies and relieved of his duties

Madison County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a long-serving Madison County Police Chief. Jeffrey Paul, 53, of Canastota, Chief of the Chittenango Police Department, was arrested this morning and charged with two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony.

Skaneateles School District to extend superintendent search

High school, middle school principals, curriculum coordinators set to retire

The Skaneateles Board of Education announced March 8 that it will not hire a new superintendent of schools this year, in part due to the retirement of four administrators in the district.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigating Chittenango police chief

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office recently executed search warrants in at the Village of Chittenango Police Department and Chittenango Village Offices as part of an ongoing investigation of Chittenango Chief of Police Jeffrey Paul.

Manlius village planning board rules Ironwood and Café 119 have adequate parking

In the wake of the Manlius village board’s discussions of the parking situation concerning the lot behind the 100 block of East Seneca St., the owner of the private lot, Mike Magley, wrote a letter to the planning board citing the village code and Ironwood and Café 119’s alleged violations concerning it. The planning board discussed the issue at its March 6 meeting and came to the conclusion that neither business was in the wrong by failing to present a parking plan when each respective owner appeared before the board.

Former town of Manlius court clerk charged with stealing over $122,000

Kim Amidon appeared in Pompey town court Tuesday night

Kim Amidon, of Lafayette, appeared in Pompey town court on March 5 after being accused of stealing more than $122,000 of bail and fine money the day before.

22 year old man dead after car crash in Pompey

Sheriff’s deputies have identified Tyler Masters (22), of 7987 5 Road West, as the driver killed in this morning’s crash. This morning at approximately 3:30 am, Sheriff’s deputies responded to Route 91, just south of Bush Road, to investigate a one car crash. Deputies report that Masters was traveling south on Route 91 in a 1998 GMC Jimmy, when he drifted off the roadway and struck a tree. Rescue crews from the Pompey Hill Fire Department responded and paramedics pronounced Masters dead at the scene.

DA investigating Manlius Town Court

Town court clerk ends employment with the town after a “discrepancy” in funds

An investigation is underway for the Town of Manlius by the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office in the wake of the abrupt departure of former town court clerk Kim Amidon. Town Supervisor Ed Theobald said that the town was in the process of doing an audit for the court for 2011 this October. Government officials had just started the audit when they noticed some discrepancies, which they felt were big enough that the DA needed to be brought in.

Dewitt police investigate fatal car crash

Cazenovia man dead after accident

Chief of Police Eugene J. Conway reports that the DeWitt Police Department is investigating a single vehicle car crash that occurred early this morning.

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Dewitt police report 18 year old missing

Dylan Ursino has been missing since Feb. 13

Chief of Police Eugene J. Conway reports that the Dewitt Police Department is investigating the report of an endangered missing person. Dylan Ursino, 18 years old, was reported missing by his parents, who haven’t seen or heard from him since February 13th, 2013.

Manlius parking troubles continue

Nothing changes since last board meeting; business owners form merchants association

On Feb. 12, the Manlius Village Board held its first meeting since the announcement that Mike Magley, the owner of the parking lot behind businesses on the 100 block of East Seneca street, had been towing cars nearly every day. A standing room only crowd, packed with government officials, business owners and concerned residents waited for nearly an hour to learn that the board was still waiting for a completed appraisal of lot 14 in order to make an offer on the lot and take the first step towards solving the parking problem.