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.
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.
The story of how Sheila Vester, Fayetteville-Manlius High School Class of ‘72, was reunited with her father’s military past is unlikely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Nothing changes since last board meeting; business owners form merchants association
On Feb. 12, the Manlius Village Board held its first meeting since the announcement that Mike Magley, the owner of the parking lot behind businesses on the 100 block of East Seneca street, had been towing cars nearly every day. A standing room only crowd, packed with government officials, business owners and concerned residents waited for nearly an hour to learn that the board was still waiting for a completed appraisal of lot 14 in order to make an offer on the lot and take the first step towards solving the parking problem.
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.
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.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: Feb. 9 was supposed to be the 28th Wild Game Dinner at the Open Door Baptist Church of New Woodstock. Men and Women bring favorite wild game dishes to share with others of like mind and kindred spirit ... After 27 other annual dinners, the Madison County Health Department decided to show up and shut the whole thing down.
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.
Spring is on its way out and summer is just around the corner. Like many other northern clime communities, the town of Cicero has embarked on its road maintenance program for the season. What is different this year is that the town board and the highway department joined forces to develop a comprehensive plan to deal with our failing infrastructure. It has been apparent for some time that our roads were deteriorating much faster than the pace at which they were being repaired. Specifically, the problem was that only two to three miles of road were being repaired each year, but, with 130 miles of road, it would take 45 to 65 years to get to all them. And there is no road that lasts 45 years, so a new approach had to be implemented — and quickly.
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."
To the editor: I have been following the situation and the concerns in the town of Salina regarding the issue of feral cats. The guest column in the July 10 Star-Review [“TNR is not the best answer for Salina cat problem”] made the conclusion that TNR is not the best answer for cats in Salina.. .if your objective is ridding the neighborhood of cats. This seems definitely true. However, how can you make the case that "cat removal" is the solution? n eradication program would need to remove every single cat! Even one left behind will reproduce and start the population all over again. So the eradication method seems like a daunting, unbelievably expensive (not to mention the money wasted) and impossible method for success!
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.
We have been thinking in recent weeks that despite the fact that we are a “college town” there seems to be a large disconnect between the college and the village communities. And this really should not be so.