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OCC to host business conference

Onondaga Community College is more than just an asset for students seeking an associate’s degree in one of the numerous programs they offer. OCC is home to the NYS Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC provides one-on-one advisement to start up and existing businesses. OCC staff at the SBDC consists of small business advisors who can advise an entrepreneur on making their business a success. The SBDC works with businesses of all varieties; home based, e-commerce, manufacturing firms — small to large. Services provided by the SBDC are free and confidential. Additionally, the SBDC partners with statewide agencies which provide a strong network of support. Some of the support the SBDC can assist with is business plan development, small business start-ups, organizational structures, exporting, cost analysis, marketing, financial management, financing strategies, training programs, business expansion, selling a business and research.

Proposed Fayetteville budget calls for no tax increase

Tax rate would stay at $6.70 per thousand

Fayetteville residents can expect to pay the same amount in taxes this year that they’ve been paying for the last ten years.

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Planning board opposes zone change for new Circa location

Neighbor opposition spikes another village business proposal

Neighbor opposition to a proposed village business has claimed its second victim. The village planning board voted 3-1 at their latest meeting to oppose the zone change application of landlord Eric Burrell and restaurateur Alicyn Hart in their proposal to move Circa, Hart’s restaurant, from its current location on Albany Street down to 4 Chenango St.

F-M proposes no program cuts or reductions in 2014-15

Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are proposing a 2014-15 budget that includes no major cuts to existing programs and services and allows the district to convert its half-day kindergarten program to full-day – a change that the state will fully pay for in its first year.

Village youth recreation program hopes to expand offerings, seeks community sponsors

Cazenovia’s popular Joint Youth Recreation Program is preparing for the 2014 season with a new adult supervisor, some new programs, a community service project and the opportunity for community businesses to support and participate in the program through sponsorships.

Town working on 5-year plan for Skaneateles Falls development

Town officials are working on a five-year plan for development of the Skaneateles Falls hamlet as well as nearby areas. The Town Board discussed some of the projects proposed in the plan, including improvements to Skaneateles Falls Playground and a “rails to trails” project, at its March 6 meeting.

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Old Syracuse Plastics factory could get a face lift this summer

Proposed Chapel Street Apartments include residential units, commercial space and townhouses

A project in front of Fayetteville’s planning board could turn the old Syracuse Plastics factory into a mixed-use building as early as this year.

Republicans hold nominating convention

Katko Tapped to Challenge Maffei for 24th Congressional District

Representatives of the Republican Party for the counties of Wayne, Oswego, Cayuga and Onondaga met Saturday, March 1 to identify candidates for the fall elections. Of the eight announced candidates for Congress, seven were present and each was given five minutes to address the gathering prior to the vote. At the start of the convention, County of Onondaga Republican Chair Tom Dadey announced that Jane Rossi, the eighth candidate, had withdrawn from consideration citing health issues of a close family member. We wish her and her family all the best in this difficult time.

Coffee shop proposal spurned by F’ville planners

A representative of the owner of the former Friendly’s Restaurant building on Genesee Street met a skeptical public and an unimpressed village of Fayetteville planning board Monday night.

Stokes-Cawley prepares for unopposed Skaneateles village race

When Carol Stokes-Cawley made the decision to run for the vacant trustee position in the village of Skaneateles, it wasn’t because she wanted to start a career in politics, it was out of interest in getting more involved with the community.

East Syracuse Village Board votes to abolish police

Village-wide referendum vote to be held April 2

After almost one year of research and discussion, three motions to abolish, two public hearings and the finalization of a contract with DeWitt, the East Syracuse Village Board voted 4 -1 at its March 3 meeting in favor of abolishing its police department and entering into a shared services agreement with the town of DeWitt.

Three candidates vie for two seats on Minoa Village Board

On Tuesday, March 18, voters in the village of Minoa will be able to cast their ballot in the local village election. Incumbents Bill Brazill and John Champagne are being challenged by newcomer Trevor Van Auken for the two available trustee seats on the village board. Voting runs from noon to 9 p.m. at village hall. For results of the election, check EagleBulletin.com for updates Tuesday night.

Skaneateles officials weigh pros and cons of possible town hall move

Skaneateles town officials weighed pros and cons, expressed opinions and discussed options for a possible relocation of the town offices at a work session held on Feb. 24.

TOWN OF CAZENOVIA NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING TOWN BOARD

Please take notice that the Town Board of the Town of Cazenovia will meet on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Town Office, 7 Albany St., Cazenovia, Madison County, New York for the purpose of potentially Adopting the Final Scoping Document in relation to 2014 Cazenovia Lake Treatment.

LETTER: Stirpe on proposed homeland security college

To the editor: A recent story in the Wall Street Journal made it seem that I do not support the governor’s plan to create a new college for homeland security and emergency preparedness. Nothing could be further from the truth. I simply stated that, to my knowledge, it has not yet been defined if this will be a stand-alone campus or a virtual campus, utilizing all the assets of SUNY and CUNY. Although the governor’s proposal is in its early stages, and we do not yet have all the details, I am committed to advocating for Central New York to host this new college.