Editorial: F-M needs to makes plans for an aging Wellwood

Students and teachers should not have to be displaced from their classrooms because of mold issues but, unfortunately, this has been the case at Fayetteville-Manlius’ Wellwood Middle School for the past few years — has, in fact, been only one of multiple infrastructure issues at the school.

Cazenovia school district audited by state comptroller’s office

An auditor from the New York State Comptroller’s Office recently spent more than one month working in a makeshift office in the Cazenovia Central School District offices reviewing the finances of the district to ensure that Cazenovia is spending its money responsibly. The state audit was not the result of any district incompetence or malfeasance — and the results showed none of either — but rather from the Comptroller’s determination that Cazenovia CSD is suffering from “moderate” fiscal stress.

Area students to participate in Special Olympics

More than 270 student-athletes from Madison and Oneida counties are expected to participate in this year’s Special Olympics Autumn Games on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Canastota High School Athletic Complex, 102 Roberts St., Canastota. The public is invited to watch the games.

Arts for Kids program returns to Cazenovia Public Library

Back by popular demand, “Art for Kids” returns to the Cazenovia Public Library during October. “The Willow Pattern: A Story in Blue and White” kicks off the 2015 “Art for Kids” series. Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright-Martin from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room.

Next Cazenovia Forum: Money in American Politics

Zephyr Teachout, described by the Daily Show's Jon Stewart as the "utter unknown" who "nearly overturned the primary" in the race for New York's governorship, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.

Infrastructure problems at Wellwood made a top priority by school board

Aging, outdated and unhealthy facilities under scrutiny

Wellwood Middle School is a historic staple in the Fayetteville-Manlius community but, recently, there have been talks among the school administration and board of education about taking action to improve the aging, outdated and unhealthy building.

New Woodstock Free Library welcomes special guests on Oct. 10

If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultu

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NSCSD voters approve capital project referendum

Voters in the North Syracuse Central School District have approved a captial project referendum by an overwhelming majority. A total of 436 residents went to the polls Thursday, Sept. 24, to vote on Proposition No. 1, approving it by a margin or 375 to 61, and Proposition No. 2, which passed by a margin of 371 to 63.

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NOPL seeks 1.56 percent increase

Voters served by the Northern Onondaga Public Library system (NOPL) will be asked to approve a nominal tax increase for the library next week.

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NOPL news: Story times resume

After taking a brief recess during the last few weeks of summer, a new season of story times are beginning at all three NOPL locations — Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.

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F-M student named finalist in Broadcom MASTERS science competition

Maximilian Du, an eighth-grader at Eagle Hill Middle School in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District, has been named one of 30 finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS science competition for middle school students. He won an all-expenses paid trip to Silicon Valley from Oct. 1 to 7 for him and a parent, where Du will compete for cash and other awards. The grand prize is the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize. The $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation will be awarded to a student that demonstrates prowess in electrical engineering.

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‘A great time to be a Cazenovia Laker’

Eight inducted into Cazenovia High School Hall of Fame

More than 200 people drove out to the Rusty Rail in Canastota last Friday night to celebrate the 10 individuals and four athletic teams that were inducted into or otherwise honored by the Cazenovia High School Hall of Fame. Ranging in history from the 1937 Cazenovia Corn Huskers football team to a 2009 CHS graduate, the honorees all were a “pretty incredible” group of athletes that brought home to Cazenovia a combined 15 sectional championships and 12 all-league honors, as well as represented three high school All Americans, two coaches of the year and one national collegiate champion.

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Library focus: Celebrate Banned Books Week at the Baldwinsville Public Library

October upon us, so it’s time to talk about something really spooky: banned books.

Impact Fitness Offers Free After-School Programs

‘School Success Seminar’ and ‘Bully Buster Workshop’ target kids grades K to 7

Impact Martial Arts & Fitness in DeWitt is sponsoring two free after-school programs, designed to promote student success and safety.

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F-M elementary students plant pinwheels for peace

Hundreds of colorful, hand-crafted pinwheels are whirling for peace at two of Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s elementary schools.