LCSD reexamines redistricting plan

2014 data prompts cancellation of meeting, possible tweaks to plan

Liverpool Central School District officials have cancelled a meeting to advise district residents on its redistricting proposal, pending possible tweaks to the plan. The meeting, which was scheduled to have taken place Thursday, Jan. 22, will be rescheduled, but a date has not yet been set.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: New year brings new priorities for New York state

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.

Ralph Lalama, Nancy Kelly headline January Jazzfest

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.

Take Your Child to the Library Day is Feb. 7

Want to give your child a lifetime of wisdom, adventure and pleasure? Acquaint them with their local library. That’s the idea behind Take Your Child to the Library Day, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 7. This year marks the fourth such celebration and the second in which the Baldwinsville Public Library is participating.

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Girl Scouts gear up for sales pitches, service projects

Between earning awards and serving their communities, area Girl Scouts had a busy 2014. This year will be just as busy as the girls set their goals for the annual cookie sale — which is available online for the first time ever — and continue pursuing service projects within their communities.

Madison Field Crops Meeting scheduled for March 17

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.

Technology classes offered at the Cazenovia Public Library

During January and February, seven technology classes will be offered at the Cazenovia Public Library. Three classes will be conducted by Margaret Teitsch Mulvey, beginning with “Windows 7” on Friday, Jan. 23, followed by “Windows 8” on Wednesday, Jan. 28, and “The Basics of Microsoft Word” on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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Mott Road Elementary School principal to retire

After serving the Fayetteville-Manlius School District for 18 years, Mott Road Elementary School Principal Lynnette Bonner has announced she will retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

Free income tax preparation offered for some Madison County residents

If you are a Madison County resident who earned less than $53,000 this tax year, you may qualify to have your tax preparation done free of charge. Trained community volunteers can help you with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly for which you may qualify.

Syracuse University to name indoor facility after Cazenovia resident

Latest addition to Syracuse Athletics facilities will be named for three-sport star Cliff Ensley following multi-million dollar gift

Syracuse University will name the new indoor practice facility the “Ensley Athletic Center,” on behalf of Cliff Ensley, a walk-on who earned a football scholarship and became a three-sport standout at Syracuse in the late 1960s. Ensley’s multi-million dollar gift, combined with previously announced major gifts from Dick and Jean Thompson and others to be announced later this year, made the construction of the 87,000 square-foot practice facility possible. Ensley, a part-time resident of Cazenovia, earned the 1969 Syracuse Athlete of the Year award, an honor that had previously been given to Jim Brown, Larry Csonka, Floyd Little, Ernie Davis and Dave Bing.

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B’ville schools take first look at 2015-16 budget

The Baldwinsville Central School District’s Board of Education got its first glimpse of next year’s budget at its Jan. 12 meeting. Assistant Superintendent for Management Services Jamie Rodems presented his estimates for the transportation, benefits and debt service portions of the 2015-16 proposal.

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Cazenovia Athletic Association works to revive high school Hall of Fame

Currently seeking nominations for 2015 awards

Many Cazenovia community members, including Cazenovia High School student-athletes and alumni, may not know that just inside the main high school entrance from the west parking lot there is a display case dedicated to honoring Cazenovia’s greatest athletes. But there have been no additions to the case since 2010. But now, after a four-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Cazenovia Athletic Association is working to revive the program — and the hall of fame committee is actively seeking nominations for this year’s induction ceremony.

F-M Hall of Distinction nominations accepted through Feb. 13

Know an exceptional Fayetteville-Manlius School District graduate? How about nominating him or her to the Fayetteville-Manlius Hall of Distinction?

Great Decisions discussion group begins Feb. 5

The public is invited to participate in “Great Decisions 2015,” a discussion group about U.S. foreign policy sponsored by the Cazenovia League of Women Voters. The group will meet for eight weeks on Thursdays through February and March. The first meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Cazenovia Public Library reference room.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Chelsea Buck

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week has always been active in the arts.