Sometimes we freeze and sometimes we steam, but May reminds us all just why we live in Central New York. The trees are green, the flowers are glorious and if we’re lucky we might make it to June before we have to crank the air conditioners. Enjoy yourselves but don’t forget the library is still here to provide shelter from a sudden shower, free Wi-Fi and the chance to make your life better than it’s ever been.
For the eighth year in a row, the Utica National Insurance Group has recognized the Fayetteville-Manlius School District with a "School Safety Excellence Award" for its efforts in keeping students, staff and visitors safe.
School board and budget elections will be held Tuesday, May 19. In Liverpool, voters can cast their ballots from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Liverpool High School, 4338 Wetzel Road, Liverpool. In North Syracuse, the polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you live south of Route 481, vote at the district office, 5355 W. Taft Road, North Syracuse; if you live north of Route 481, vote at Cicero Elementary School on Route 31.
School board and budget elections will be held Tuesday, May 19. North Syracuse voters will go to the polls to select five candidates for four open seats. Of those four seats, three are full three-year terms, while the fourth is to fill the unexpired term of Catherine Cifaratta-Brayton, who passed away earlier this year. Her term was set to expire June 30. Candidate George Harrington, an incumbent, did not respond to the Star-Review’s request for information. Voters also will be asked to approve a $150.8 million budget, which represents a 2.03 increase in the tax levy, and a $1.4 million bus proposition.
In this week's coverage of the school board and budget elections, we incorrectly listed the date of the vote as Tuesday, May 16. The correct date is Tuesday, May 19. We apologize for the error.
Questions arise over endorsement process during board meeting
For the first time in more than a decade, the Fayetteville-Manlius Teacher’s Association (FMTA) has endorsed candidates for the upcoming school board election. The rarity of the endorsement has been overshadowed, however, by questions over the propriety of the union’s endorsement process.
More than 50 Cazenovia Central School District residents came out to the high school Wednesday night to meet and hear the issue positions of the four candidates seeking seats on the school board in the upcoming May 19 election. The four candidates — Jennifer Bradstreet, David Mehlbaum, Louis Orbach and Jennifer Parmalee — all participated in the forum, which was sponsored by the Cazenovia League of Women Voters and moderated by Anne Redfern.
The May 19 Cazenovia Board of Education election will feature four candidates running for three open seats. The candidates are David Mehlbaum, Louis Orbach, Jennifer Parmalee and Jennifer Bradstreet. The three highest vote-getters will be elected to the board. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning July 1. The Cazenovia Republican sent each candidate a questionnaire in order to publish a profile to inform potential voters of who they are and what they stand for, although not all candidates followed the template we provided.
The Fayetteville-Manlius School District track and turf field will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17.
There are three candidates for three open seats on the Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education. Voters can go to the polls from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Baker High School in the auditorium.
Liverpool High School senior athletes, along with six new inductees to the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame, will be honored during a banquet at the school on Sunday, June 7.
On May 7 and 8, two local OCM-BOCES students headed to Morrisville to test their car repair skills. Tyler Farley of Liverpool and Izack Alvarado of Mattydale were among 20 students statewide to participate in the state finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition at Morrisville State College. Working in teams of two, the students competed in a timed-contest against nine other teams from around the state to correctly identify and fix intentionally installed “bugs” on identical 2015 Ford Fiestas.
This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is Olivia Cretaro.
Letters to the editor that ran in the May 13, 2015 edition of the Eagle Bulletin.
Along with the school’s 2015-16 budget, the voters of the East Syracuse Minoa School District will have the opportunity to vote from four candidates to fill two seats on the school’s board of education.