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Fayetteville Village Apartments developer responds to F-M School District’s concerns

Believes projection of enrollment increase is incorrect

Morgan Management, the developer for the planned 250-unit Fayetteville Village Apartments on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville, has responded to the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s recent concerns with regard to the project in the form of a letter to Craig Tice, superintendent of F-M schools.

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Residents participate in introductory meeting of Jamesville Master Plan project

Master plan will guide local government in decisions about the future of the hamlet

More than 40 residents gathered at the Jamesville Fire Department on Sept. 22 to take part in a survey that will help shape a master plan for the future of the hamlet of Jamesville.

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Fayetteville deer management informational meeting to be held Sept. 29

Citizens interested in learning more about the planned deer management program in the village of Fayetteville will get the opportunity at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Fayetteville Village Offices.

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Fayetteville apartment project receives opposition from neighbors, school district

A 250-unit apartment complex proposed at the former Accurate Die Casting site on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville has received some opposition by both the public and the Fayetteville-Manlius School District in recent weeks.

Solarize CNY campaign picks up with September workshops

Upcoming workshops will be held in Manlius and Pompey

Homeowners, businesses and landlords in Central New York will have plenty of opportunities in September to learn about the benefits of solar energy and to find out how they can save money going solar with Solarize CNY. This nonprofit community solar initiative will hold two dozen free workshops and open houses throughout Central New York in September.

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First Baptist Church ‘rings’ in renovated steeple with community celebration

At a Sept. 13 community celebration, about 70 members of the First Baptist Church in Manlius were once again able to hear the church’s bell ring after being out of service for five years due to renovations to the steeple and bell tower.

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OCCRA announces free paper shredding event

Residents are able to protect their identity and recycle shredded materials

Onondaga County residents are invited to collect their confidential documents and bring them to OCRRA’s September 19 paper shredding event for secure destruction. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19 at NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse.

Column: Purple Loosestrife -- Pretty, but invasive

‘Tis late summer, and our highways and byways and wetlands are rimmed with purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). This showy wildflower is actually an invasive species that threatens native flora and fauna in our wetlands.

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Library focus: Enjoy the last days of summer

It’s been another hectic summer, but you know it isn’t really over yet. There’s still time to enjoy the Fair before the buses roll and even school won’t interfere with all those great autumn festivals on the horizon. Still, if you’re looking for something to do, a new interest to discover or just need to keep up with your Facebook friends the library is here and waiting to serve you.

Bishop Grimes announces annual dinner/auction, sweepstakes tickets on sale

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Bishop Grimes will host its annual dinner/auction, “A Night under the Stars,” featuring an evening of fun for the general public.

Editorial: Fayetteville should readdress 2012 renters’ law

At the Aug. 10 meeting of Fayetteville Board of Trustees, a problem relating to mold was brought to the village board by tenants in an apartment complex located within the village. With the current village laws, there doesn’t seem to be much the village code inspector could do about the problem because he is only allowed to do exterior inspections on rental properties in the village when he receives a complaint.

Village of Fayetteville looks to readdress renters’ law

Issue of mold at village apartment complex reignites matter

At the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayetteville Village Board, about 15 residents of the Fayetteville Pine Apartments on Warren Street were present to address a growing issue in their dwellings — mold.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: State fair combines new attractions with old favorites

For many of us in Central New York, the summer season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Great New York State Fair. For over a century, the fair has been a statewide tradition and fixture in our community, bringing families from all over the country to Central New York. With programs for everyone from small children to seniors, New Yorkers of any age can enjoy time spent with friends and loved ones while taking part in traditions old and new.

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Library focus: End-of-summer fun at BPL

Summer is speeding by, but there is still a lot to see and do at the library before those school buses start to roll. We’ve got crafts, games, art, trivia, technology, music and authors -- all for free. We even have our very own ComiCon from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, celebrating science fiction, fantasy, comics and cosplay. We may not be as big and famous as the coastal ComiCons but you can take your turn on the bridge of a virtual starship, chat with well-known comic authors, and dress as your favorite character and meet folks with similar interests without the hassles of packing and paying for an expensive trip. Sign up now on the library’s program page and get a T-shirt for a souvenir. Attendance is free, but bring your wallet because we have some fantastic artists and vendors you’ll want to visit.

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Adoptable pet of the week

Rudy is a one-year old male pit bull mix. He came into the DeWitt Animal Hospital on June 14 and is a very friendly boy who likes to play fetch, loves belly rubs and is good around other dogs.