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East Syracuse native graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

John (Jay) F. Sloan Jr. of East Syracuse, successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 22 with a bachelor’s degree in system engineering and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ens.

Additional Moving DeWitt forum scheduled at Barnes and Nobles

An additional forum is scheduled at Barnes and Nobles in DeWitt to continue gathering information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

Column: Update on Deer Control

As soon as spring weather permitted it, I undertook to build and rebuild my deer fencing with the objective of excluding deer 100 percent this season. Here is what I did.

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Wellwood students donate thousands of sandwiches to Syracuse soup kitchen

Local community members in need received some extra help this year, thanks to the efforts and generosity of Wellwood Middle School students and staff.

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Ribbon cutting held for innovative multi-faceted wastewater treatment plant in Minoa

Project possible by $564,000 grant from New York State Green Innovative Grant Program

A project that has taken roughly six years to complete was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony to show the completion of a fuel-producing biodigester and a modified constructed wetland capable of reducing pharmaceutical impacts in wastewater on June 22 at the Village of Minoa wastewater treatment facility at 100 Kalin Drive.

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F-M graduates 329 in class of 2015

In their final act as high school students, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Class of 2015 turned their tassels on June 19.

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Christian Brothers Academy students learn about various professions at career days

Ninth grade students at Christian Brothers Academy had an opportunity to investigate possible careers that suited their personality and academic areas of interest this past spring, as the school hosted four career days.

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LETTER: Congratulations, Baker High graduates

To the editor: To the Baldwinsville Graduating Class of 2015: As a 2011 alumnus from C.W. Baker High, Baldwinsville, I would like to personally congratulate the graduating class of 2015. I sincerely hope you know how proud your community is of you! As a graduating senior from SUNY Oswego, and as a 22-year-old town councilor, I thought I might offer some advice as you transition into the next part of your life.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

This photo was taken by well-known local photographer Mark H. Chapman. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, our community was in great need of additional schools due to centralization as required by the state. The school pictured was one of the first built. Do you know which one and who the people in the photo are?

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Marking history

B’ville Voices to install three new memory markers

The B’ville Voices project is unveiling three new “memory markers” in the village June 28. The sculptures and their stories will honor the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center’s first Man of the Year Albert Palmer, Emily Ekross’ mural at the Four Corners and the Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse.

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Historic North Syracuse: Know anything about this photo?

ictured here is Main Street in North Syracuse in March of 1947. Churchill’s Restaurant is on the left, and the white house in the rear is Dr. Lindenfeld’s home and office. Do you know anything about this photo?

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NOPL news: Summer Reading Program set to kickoff at NOPL

June 29 marks the start of this year’s Summer Reading Program at NOPL. Kids and teens can sign up at the Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse branches, earning prizes each week for reporting on books they’ve read.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Plan to fund private schools with tax credits misses the mark

As we enter the last days of this year’s legislative session, there’s one issue that continues to echo loudly in the halls of the Capitol — the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC).

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Macker on the move

Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to relocate to C-NS

After five years at Drivers Village, the annual Cicero Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will move to Cicero-North Syracuse High School this summer.

Furlong resigns as Cazenovia school district assistant superintendent

After 18 years as second-in-command of the Cazenovia Central School District, Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong has resigned his position in order to make a lateral job transfer to the North Colonie Central School District in Latham, N.Y. Furlong was appointed assistant superintendent of business for the North Colonie district at a special meeting of its Board of Education on June 1. His resignation was officially accepted by the Cazenovia Board of Education at its June 15 regular monthly meeting.