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Clean up Tri County Mall area

I recently took the back way to get to Rite Aid [on Downer Street] to pick up prescriptions at the store. On my way, I passed the Tri County Mall. Workers were in the vicinity cleaning up the area. But they need to do more cleaning and they also need to knock down the mall. What will it take to knock down the mall? It needs to come down.

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COLUMN: From the supervisor - Van Buren offers alternative to historic method

The following is Van Buren Supervisor Claude Sykes’ reply to the letter received from Joseph Amico, president of the NYS Association of Town Highway Superintendents, which ran in last week’s Baldwinsville Messenger.

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Dutch archivist connects F-M grad with father’s WWII past

The story of how Sheila Vester, Fayetteville-Manlius High School Class of ‘72, was reunited with her father’s military past is unlikely.

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Shocked and saddened by Allyn family advertisement

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: When I read the ad on the back page of the Skaneateles Press last week I was shocked and saddened to see that a once strong relationship between the Allyn family and the town of Skaneateles has descended to a point of boasting and finger-pointing.

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Field lighting variance decision for sports complex held until November

Close to 100 unhappy residents crowded into the truck bay of the Skaneateles Fire Hall last week for a Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing on a light variance request from Victory Sports Medicine Enterprises for its planned 99-acre sports complex off Route 20. The variance would allow the complex to have 17 poles with 70-to-90 foot athletic field lights.

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Girls soccer Hornets eliminate CBA

F-M advances to Class AA semis against B'ville

Cheyenne Hall made sure that the Fayetteville-Manlius girls soccer team's Section III Class AA title quest lasts at least one more round. Hall scored twice and assisted on another goal to power the Hornets past Christian Brothers Academy, 3-1, in Thursday night's AA quarterfinal.

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J-D girls soccer reaches first-ever state final four

Red Rams rally past Massena, 2-1, in regional final

Simply put, the two Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer seniors responsible for four straight Section III Class A titles did not want to leave until they experienced the state final four.

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Town, SRCT agreement over YMCA assets expected in December

Attorneys for the town of Skaneateles and the Skaneateles Recreation Charitable Trust met behind closed doors for more than an hour with a state supreme court judge Thursday, Nov. 15, in an attempt to reach a settlement in the two-year-long dispute over ownership of Skaneateles YMCA assets.

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We told you so: SU will save the symphony!

It was Feb. 2, in the middle of the Syracuse Symphony’s Orchestra’s unsuccessful attempt to raise $1.7 million to save its 50th anniversary season. Our headline said it all: “SU should save SSO!”

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LPL group to vote on dissolution after inability to reach agreement with board

After months of negotiations, the Liverpool Public Library board of trustees and Friends group were unable to come up with a memorandum of understanding that would formalize the relationship between the two entities. As a result, the Friends group will hold a vote on its own dissolution at its Jan. 14 meeting.

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What we really lost

Vanessa Langer was a New York girl, through and through. “Her favorite song was ‘New York, New York,’” recalled her mother, Liverpool resident Donna Marsh O’Connor. “There is actually a wedding video from a woman she used to work for where she and her boyfriend at the time were dancing to ‘New York, New York.’ She just loved the city.”

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Bees fall to RFA in sectional hockey semifinal

Third-period lead vanishes in late Black Knights surge

Less than 15 minutes of good play separated the Baldwinsville ice hockey team from a spot in the Section III Division I championship game. The Bees led by a goal over top seed Rome Free Academy in Tuesday night’s Division I semifinal at Kennedy Arena, ignoring the Black Knights’ shared no. 1 state ranking with Cicero-North Syracuse with solid all-around play.

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New development in Bridgeport

Just recently, the Cicero Town Board passed a resolution that will clear the way for a new development called Lyons Farm just west of the hamlet of Bridgeport. I began working with the developer of this project several months ago to pave the way for this approval. This is exciting news for the Bridgeport area and the town of Cicero as a whole.

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An artist in our midst: Behind the Red Door: Meet Jenifer Herman

It was just over a year ago when Jenifer Herman, proprietor of Red Door Artisans decided to tear down the original farmhouse (childhood home of both her mom and grandmother) in order to build what was to become a new home for local artists and artisans to showcase and sell their creations. Sitting in the center of a parcel of land that holds the current homes of Herman and her siblings, the old farmhouse needed too much work to make for a suitable contemporary home, but it was an ideal spot to grow her family homestead into a small family business. When the property was being readied for demolition, Herman went through and found objects that would be of later use — old doorknobs, bric-a-brac and, the one most important piece, her grandmother’s original red door, which she had thrown into her garage waiting for the time when she would need it.

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Bees survive drama, reach AA baseball final

B'ville edges Auburn in 11, tops Syracuse East

For a group that averaged nearly eight runs per game in the regular season, the Baldwinsville baseball team is struggling to put crookedn numbers on the board in the Section III Class AA tournament - just five runs in the first two rounds. But solid pitching from Casey McAllister, Scott Blewett and Pat Merryweather, and timely hitting from Jake Norton, put the Bees through to Monday’s championship game against Oswego with a chance at back-to-back titles.

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Bees win back-to-back sectional baseball titles

B'ville defeats Oswego 3-1 in Class AA final

For all that the Baldwinsville baseball team has accomplished through the decades, what it did Monday afternoon at Rome’s DeLutis Field was something new. The Bees, for the first time, repeated as Section III champions, turning back Oswego 3-1 in the Class AA title game on the back of Colin Conklin’s strong left-handed pitching, error-free defense and, once again, timely hits in the clutch.

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Victory Campus too big for Skaneateles

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the editor from the June 26 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

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LETTER: Toxoplasmosis is no great community health threat

To the editor: I don't take the threat of disease lightly. A recent letter regarding cats and the spread of toxoplasmosis was worrisome, so I did a little sleuthing. According to the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "In the United States it is estimated that 22.5 percent of the population 12 years and older have been infected with Toxoplasma." That's one out of five of us —worrisome indeed! "Of those who are infected, very few have symptoms because a healthy person's immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness."

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Remove YMCA sign in Radisson

Per “Radisson Use and Maintenance Covenants,” Section 5.0 Advertising and Signs (RCA/ASC Sign Policy), the YMCA's sign on the "residential property" at the corner of Route 31 and Drakes landing, is and has been for years, a clear violation of Radisson Declaration, Article VI, Section 5, Advertising and Signs.

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Opposition to proposed sports campus mobilizes, hires attorney -- Planning Board member Southern advises group on how to proceed

Skaneateles residents who claim the character of their community is being threatened by development have hired an attorney, are coordinating a large letter-writing campaign to public officials and local newspapers and, in general, are mobilizing their efforts to oppose the proposed Victory Sports Medicine and Orthopedics health, wellness and sports campus off Route 20.

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