With a somewhat laissez-faire approach, the town of Van Buren has opted to help make information about solar power options available to interested residents. The town board voted Jan. 20 to authorize Supervisor Claude Sykes to send a letter expressing interest about the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Community Solar NY program, a solar energy initiative led by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB) and the national Solar Roadmap Initiative.
The Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce last week honored outstanding citizens, businesses and non-profit organizations during its annual Distinguished Citizen’s Awards banquet.
Board votes 3-2 to adopt zone changes for project
Neighboring residents of the proposed 8,000-square-foot commercial development on North Burdick Street in Fayetteville last week voiced concerns about the planned location being on an area prone to flooding, and that a new development would displace the water into neighborhood homes.
Starbucks customers who can’t find a parking space and decide to park across the street to the Empower Federal Credit Union lot had better stop — bank officials are so annoyed by it that from now on all non-bank customers’ cars will be towed.
With a new year comes new commitments and renewed hope. Last week, the assembly welcomed new representatives. The swearing-in ceremony reminds all who attend to renew our commitment to public service.
The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation is warming away the midwinter blues with some jazz. January Jazzfest is filling four levels of Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville with a sampler of jazz artists Sunday, Jan. 25, including vocalist Nancy Kelly, saxophonist Ralph Lalama and trombonist Melissa Gardiner.
The annual Madison County Field Crops Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 17. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Empire Tractor, 2893 Route 20 East in Cazenovia.
It’s that time of year again — the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) is hosting its eighth annual winter festival, the B’ville Big Chill, next month.
Accommodates both everyday and special event dessert needs
Looking for a tasty, yet good-looking dessert to serve at your next event or just to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then you may want to check out Murphy’s Specialized Pastry in the Limestone Commons Plaza in Manlius.
About 50 people crowded into the Van Buren Town Hall to share their opinions on the proposed “Ash for Trash” waste management partnership between Onondaga and Cortland counties Jan. 6.
Free activities throughout the day for adults and children
Kinney Drugs has opened its new store in Madison Row at 7660 Highbridge Rd., Manlius, New York. The store will celebrate its official grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 10.
I am always impressed with the quality and variety of our local producers — cheese, vegetables, wines and breads. The good news is our economy is benefitting more from these local products.
A few village residents in and around the Riverside Drive/Chittenenago Creek corridor, which the village board is currently looking to rezone to help future development, had some concerns about the proposed zone change legislation currently pending before the village but, overall, they did not outright oppose the law at last week’s public hearing on the issue. Mayor Kurt Wheeler said the law’s wording needs to be “tightened up” and “clarified,” but otherwise the village’s efforts to help potential development in the creekside area are moving forward.
This year’s State of the Area meeting, sponsored by the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce, has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson.
The family of Lewis Nash, a deceased Manlius man who worked as a bus driver for the Fayetteville-Manlius school district, has received a $7.7 million