New legal regulations, enforcement procedures and increased fines soon will take effect for anyone receiving a parking ticket in the village of Cazenovia. The village board, at its Feb. 4 meeting, unanimously approved the changes to the village code in an effort to not only clarify the somewhat muddy procedures relating to parking violations, but also as a way to recoup unpaid fines, increase revenue, increase incentives for violators to pay their fines and hopefully improve the current state of parking availability in the village.
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department has announced the promotion of Deputy Gregory Beckwith, of Baldwinsville, to the rank of sergeant. Beckwith has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office Police Department since 2002.
The Liverpool Central School District held a safety and security informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4 to relay new policies and procedures and answer questions from community members. Prompted by concerned parents and guardians in light of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy that took place in December, Superintendent Richard N. Johns sought the opinion of the community after C&S Companies conducted an audit on the district’s behalf.
Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating two daytime burglaries that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Madison County Town of Sullivan, and are asking anyone who may have any information to call the sheriff's office.
A former Skaneateles High School football player was under investigation this week for releasing a rap song with threatening lyrics.
Madison County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary of the New Woodstock Store, 2092 Main Street in New Woodstock, which occurred at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.
A Cazenovia man remains in critical condition in Upstate Medical Center after being struck by a pickup truck while he was skateboarding in the village of Morrisville on Monday, Jan. 14.
Madison County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary of the New Woodstock Store, 2092 Main Street in New Woodstock, which occurred at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies discovered that an unknown person(s) broke a window to gain entry to the convenience store and stole a large amount of tobacco items and loose change with a total value of more than $2,600.
Radisson resident Thomas G. Smith, 48, of 6211 Festival Court, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of second-degree sexual abuse on Oct. 16. Smith admitted in Lysander Town Court before Lysander town Judge Charles Mantione to engaging in sexual contact with a 10-year-old boy in May and June of last year.
Danaher, Hughes, Palazzoli announce candidacy for Fayetteville justice
Three Fayetteville residents have thrown their hat in the ring to fill Tom Miller's remaining term as Fayetteville village justice. Tom Miller was elected to the Onondaga County Court last year, leaving three years of his four-year term to be filled by the winner of a special election to be held March 19. Fayetteville Village Clerk Lorie Corsette said Feb. 5 is the first day people can file an “independent nominating petition for office to be filled at the general village election.” “The last day to file is Tuesday, Feb 12,” Corsette said. Chris Danaher, Jim Hughes and Kristin Palazzoli announced their intentions to run for the position.
Departments and officers recognized for their outstanding work
The Onondaga County Traffic Safety Advisory Board’s 25th annual awards ceremony was well- represented by residents of the Eastern suburbs. Town of Manlius police officers Jonathan Morticelli and Benjamin Kapusta were recognized, as was Dewitt police officer Christopher Fuller. East Syracuse was awarded firstly for its police department, which received the Gold Award and also for a PSA about drinking and texting written and shot by ESM high school students Matthew Pede and Chris Steinberger.
Liverpool Police Office David Sturtz has received the Onondaga County Traffic Safety Advisory Board Overall Performance Award for his traffic enforcement efforts in the village last year. Sturtz accepted the award at the safety board’s Jan. 9 luncheon in Syracuse.
The Cazenovia Police Blotter is compiled and submitted by the Cazenovia Police Department, located at 90 Albany St. To contact the station, call 655-3276.
A 2-year-old girl who was the victim of an assault on New Year’s Eve has died.
Read on to recall the biggest stories of the past year in Liverpool, North Syracuse, Clay, Cicero, Salina and Mattydale.