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New York state to offer internet-based safe boating education course

Online course makes it more convenient to satisfy boating education requirements

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) today announced that boaters and personal watercraft operators can now obtain a boating safety certificate by successfully completing an approved online course. Until now, the only option for the 20,000 people seeking a boating safety certificate in New York each year was to complete an eight-hour classroom-based course.

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Onondaga County Bar Association honors CBA mock trial team

The Onondaga County Bar Association honored the Christian Brothers Academy Mock Trial team at their annual Law Day luncheon, held at Sky Armory on May 1.

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DeWitt teen wins New York state video challenge

The DeWitt Community Library and DeWitt teens are featured in the winning video for New York state’s Teen Video Challenge contest.

The architectural design of Lorenzo and the Sacred Sites Program to be sponsored by the Friends of Lorenzo in support of Preservation Month in Cazenovia

Each year since 2003, in celebration of “Preservation Month,” The Friends of Lorenzo sponsor a variety of programs and presentations that focus on noteworthy historic preservation topics in and around Cazenovia. These activities have included various walking tours throughout the village, site visits to exemplary restored buildings and presentations by experts on an array of subjects — from preservation policy, to significant restoration projects, to sources of funding for historic preservation.

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F-M again named among the 'Best Communities for Music Education in America'

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has once again named the Fayetteville-Manlius School District one of the nation’s “Best Communities for Music Education in America.”

MPH students recognized for achievement in visual arts

Manlius Pebble Hill eighth grader Loren (Ren) Brown was awarded First Place in the Congressional Art Competition.

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F-M voters approve $78.9 million budget

Mims, Izant and Cucinotta elected to the board of education

In a year with a contentious board of education race, voters in the Fayetteville-Manlius school district have chosen to elect from six total candidates incumbent Marissa Joy Mims, incumbent Lisa Izant and John Cucinotta to the F-M Board of Education for three-year terms. The school budget of $78.9 million was also approved with 1,720 votes yes and 565 votes no,

Voters in North Syracuse okay budget

Residents in the North Syracuse Central School District voted in favor of the 2015-16 budget on May 19 by a margin of 2,037 to 726.

School district budget passes, new board members elected

Mehlbaum, Orbach, Parmalee to be next school board members

Cazenovia Central School District residents approved three ballot propositions, including the annual budget, by a 5-to-1 margin each and elected three new school board members during the annual budget vote on May 19.

Liverpool voters approve budget

Voters in the Liverpool Central School District overwhelmingly approved the 2015-16 budget May 19, with 1,230 voting in favor and 449 against.

Baldwinsville voters approve budget

Voters in the Baldwinsville Central School District overwhelmingly approved the 2015-16 budget May 19, with 873 voting in favor and 247 against.

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Mark Tierno, president of Cazenovia College, to depart on June 30

Will become president of college in Illinois

Mark J. Tierno, who has served as president of Cazenovia College for the past 15 years, has been selected as the next president of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., a post he will assume on July 1.

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Middle school orchestra, band placed first and second at Darien Lake competition

The Cazenovia Middle School orchestra and band traveled to Darien Lake amusement park last Saturday, May 16, to compete in the annual Darien Lake Music Festival, where they placed first and second, respectively, in their competition groups.

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Golf tournament to raise money for scholarship in memory of beloved teacher

Jennifer Miles had a lot of memorable qualities, but the one that stands out the most to her fellow teachers at McNamara Elementary is her smile. “It was contagious,” recalled fifth-grade teacher Luke Smith. “I’ll always remember it.”

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Program Log Baldwinsville PAC-B (Channel 98, FiOS 30) - May 23 to 29

Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access cable channel 98 for Time Warner and channel 30 for Verizon FIOS, is available 24 hours a day to provide video and information of local interest. For the convenience of the public, the schedule of the next ten programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 AM, noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. For anyone that missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available on the Internet. To access the previous videos online, a link is available at pacbtv.org.