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Birds along the Chenango Canal

The Chenango Bird Club’s third walk in its summer evening bird watching series will be a stroll along the Chenango Canal north of Hamilton at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 8.

Column: Mica mines in Northern New York

Micas are a group of common minerals that cleave into transparent, flexible sheets. In a rock sample, mica is often the shiny, almost metallic-looking stuff. Mica is common in many kinds of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

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Marina access?

A proposal to install a card-activated lift gate at Onondaga Lake Park was revisited at the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees’ June 15 meeting.

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FROM THE SUPERVISOR: Summer has arrived in Salina

The warm weather is here, and as I drive around town I notice that many people are out and about doing yard work and keeping their lawns looking neat and tidy. Thank you, Salina residents, for showing pride in your homes and keeping Salina looking beautiful!

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EDITORIAL: Stay safe in the sun

As you enjoy some fun in the sun this Fourth of July, it’s important to protect your body’s largest organ: the skin.

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Syracuse Woman Magazine editor narrates book

Eagle news employee and Syracuse Woman Magazine Editor Alyssa LaFaro recently narrated a book called “The Finger Lakes Region: A Photographic Portrait,” published by Massachusetts-based Twin Lights Publishers. The book features photos from all over the Finger Lakes Region, taken by local photographer and Keuka Lake resident Bill Banaszewski.

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Green Lakes State Park announces $9 million in renovation projects

The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.

Teen is saved in Jamesville Beach near-drowning incident

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports lifeguards at Jamesville Beach Park are being credited for saving the life of a 14-year-old girl after a near-drowning incident this afternoon.

Additional Moving DeWitt forum scheduled at Barnes and Nobles

An additional forum is scheduled at Barnes and Nobles in DeWitt to continue gathering information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

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Manlius Cavalry Club golf course to celebrate 50th anniversary

On June 27, The Cavalry Club will celebrate 50 years of operation as a golf course with a dinner and nine- and 18-hole tournaments.

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Marooned on Lock 24

Canal closure keeps boaters in B’ville

There are worse places to be stranded than the village of Baldwinsville. But to be stuck in the village without a car or a place to pump out your boat for a period bordering on two weeks is a bit much, according to a group of boaters who are biding their time until the New York State Canal System re-opens. “If we’re stranded, this is where I would pick to be stranded,” said Ralph Azersky, a Binghamton native who now calls New Bern, North Carolina, home.

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DEC re-stocks Cazenovia Lake with walleye for the first time since 1978

State Department of Environmental Conservation staff stocked Cazenovia Lake with 23,280 walleye fingerlings for the first time since the late 1970s this week, part of a five-year fish stocking program aimed at restoring a quality walleye fishery to the lake.

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Yahnundasis hires new golf course personnel

Yahnundasis has recently announced the hiring of two seasoned golf professionals at one of Central New York’s most prestigious golf courses.

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F-M educator turns fallen oak tree into learning experience

Recently, a large oak tree fell outside of Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville. But instead of letting the tree be cleared without circumstance, an educator decided to turn the large fallen tree into a learning opportunity for students.

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Three cygnets hatch at Manlius Swan Pond

After a long battle with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, three baby mute swans (cygnets) have hatched at the Manlius Swan Pond.