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New Chittenango Creek public access fishing site opens in Cazenovia

As part of its weeklong celebration of Earth Day, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the opening a new public access fishing site along Chittenango Creek in the town of Cazenovia. State and local officials, as well as representatives of a local sportsman’s group, joined DEC Region 7 Director Ken Lynch Thursday morning, April 24, to officially open the site, which is located on Route 13 one mile south of the village.

Fiorini earns 400th win as Bees tame C-NS

B'ville coach sees Petrelli score six goals in milestone effort

Given all the tough contests he has witnessed up close in his long tenure as Baldwinsville’s boys lacrosse coach, it only figured that Peter Fiorini would have to sweat and wait for win number 400 to get on the ledger.

Caz girls lacrosse takes down Bishop Ludden

Matt nets four goals, Burbidge three goals to beat Gaelic Knights

As it waited to make up its snowed-out April 15 game with state no. 4-ranked Marcellus, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team had a lot of work to do to make sure that game meant more. And the easiest way to do so was get a big win over someone else – which is exactly what the Lakers pulled off Thursday morning when it beat state no. 3-ranked Bishop Ludden 11-6 at Cazenovia College’s Christakos Field.

SCOTTLAND: For better or worse a matter of perspective

For years, my mom used to work at Craven Crawford Elementary School as a teacher aide. For years, it was a school filled with caring and warmth, and in later years, became a haven for many children who did not have good home lives. For years, my mom and many other wonderful staff would lift up the broken spirited with their kind and compassionate words. Seeing the good in some of the worst troublemakers undoubtedly made an impact. And for years, after these troubled students long left CCE, their faces would and still light up when they recognize Mrs. Z at the store or somewhere out in public.

F-M tennis survives scare from West Genesee

Hornets' win streak, which dates back to 1989, remains intact

When someone wins more than 220 consecutive matches, as the Fayeteville-Manlius boys tennis team has done, any threat to that autonomy is big news.

F-M boys track upended by Baldwinsville

Ezidiegwu wins four events as girls Hornets prevail

One thing that the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field team is not used to is defeat – to anyone. Yet that’s what the boys Hornets had to cope with Wednesday afternoon as it took a narrow 72-69 defeat to Baldwinsville at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.

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Uva excels

Actor Jim Uva regularly energizes the action at CNY Playhouse stage

After ducking behind-the-scenes to stage manage last month’s “Death of a Salesman,” versatile actor Jim Uva returns to centerstage in CNY Playhouse’s current offering, Neil Simon’s “Laughter of the 23rd Floor.”

Land Bank will clean up vacant and abandoned properties

Tired of seeing abandoned and un-maintained properties? These are eyesores and they make our neighborhoods unattractive, undesirable and lower the value. Well, there is a solution in progress. Let me introduce you to the Land Bank, our county’s strategy to reclaim these properties and restore them to serving useful roles in our communities. The Land Bank (officially the Greater Syracuse Property Development Corporation, which was created in 2012) acts on behalf of Onondaga County and the city of Syracuse to acquire, redevelop, and improve tax delinquent, vacant or abandoned property. The restoration of these devastated properties will begin to revive neighborhoods to encourage economic opportunities throughout Onondaga County.