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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.

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Cazenovia school district ranked third in the state in new survey

Business First, a Buffalo-based magazine that conducts annual evaluations of the top school districts throughout New York state, last week released its 2015 results — and named Cazenovia Central School District the third-best school district in all of the 431 Upstate New York school districts. Pittsford, a southeastern suburb of Rochester, ranked no. 1, followed by Fayetteville-Manlius at no. 2.

F-M tops list for academic performance in six county area

A Buffalo-based business magazine has for the fifth consecutive year ranked the Fayetteville-Manlius School District number one in academic performance out of 54 public school districts in the Syracuse area.

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F-M educator turns fallen oak tree into learning experience

Recently, a large oak tree fell outside of Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville. But instead of letting the tree be cleared without circumstance, an educator decided to turn the large fallen tree into a learning opportunity for students.

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Art teacher Bill Paben to retire after a 30-year career at Cazenovia High School

After 30 years teaching and inspiring young artists in the Cazenovia Central School District, art teacher Bill Paben is retiring at the end of this school year. “I have no regrets. I’ll miss the kids but I’m ready to make more memories,” Paben said. “Teaching has been so great, especially in this community. There has never been a day where I say ‘Oh I don’t feel like going to work today.’”

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CBA’s Brother Jozwiak and Keough assume new leadership roles

The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers Academy announced today that it would be adopting a president and principal leadership model effective with the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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Longtime school board members say goodbye

Vogl, Tobey and Marris end collective 30 years of board service

The Cazenovia Board of Education handled some routine year-end matters at its June 15 monthly board meeting, but the real events of the night were a bevy of goodbyes given to departing teachers, administrators and school board members.