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It was somewhere between calling Belle Brown about the dissolution vote in the village of Camillus, and the first town board meeting with public comment banned in Manlius, that I realized I loved Central New York.
Alec Baldwin, star of NBC's 30 Rock, will be in Camillus Sunday for the fundraisers to benefit West Genesee's modified sports programs.
A new set of cleats will call Optimist Field home this year — the county-wide fall ball program will be playing at the field nestled on the town and village line on Milton Avenue.
The Webster Duck Pond is "nature's best kept secret," said Bill Norton.
A Syracuse University student was killed in Syria by armed forces Monday while working as a citizen journalist.
If you see people taking out their cell phone around Syracuse fire scenes, it may not be for the reason you expect.
Hundreds, if not thousands, showed their support in Camillus Monday morning for the 66th annual Camillus Memorial Day Parade.
A Jamesville man accused of destroying swan eggs in the village of Manlius has been charged with speeding after police say he was driving 109 miles per hour in Lafayette.
A long-standing community tradition is readying to return next weekend. The Minoa Fire Department Field Days is set for Thursday, May 31 to Saturday, June 2.
Faced with a tight budget, Mayor Patricia Butler and village treasurer Sharon Norcross made the appeal to local businesses to fund the fireworks. Otherwise, the annual Memorial Day parade and weekend-long celebration would have been without the night show.
The buildings once housed Our Lady of Good Counsel, but now the church and parish hall will see a re-birth as a fine arts and performing center in Warners.
For the better part of two decades, Robert Cudworth has marched in the Camillus Memorial Day Parade. This year, he’ll ride in a convertible as the honored guest, the grand marshal of the 66th annual parade.
A wild case of accused sexual abuse has turned into an embittered battle in civil courts, as two people on opposite ends of the Bernie Fine abuse allegations seek justice from libel litigation. But experts say the defamation suits by both Laurie Fine and Bobby Davis could face a long, complicated road in the court systems.
A 23-year-old man escaped injury after the home he was sleeping in caught fire in Elbridge Saturday afternoon.
To combat growing vacancy issues in the city, the county and city are exploring a new option in tandem — a land bank. That program was approved today by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
A Syracuse man has been charged with numerous misdemeanors and felonies after a traffic stop, turned police chase.
Laurie Fine has accused the sports network ESPN of libel.
Tickets for Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan at the New York State Fair have been put on hold, pending a completed contract with the fair’s ticketing company.
Fairmount Center, which hinges on the Geddes and Camillus town line, could be the location of a new gas station.
Voters approved the West Genesee school budget nearly four to one Tuesday.
The Jordan-Elbridge $27.2 million budget was passed by voters Tuesday, with 422 voting yes and 268 against. The budget will bring a 1.2 percent tax levy increase.
Asbestos abatement at the former Steak & Sundae in Eastwood has been finished as businesses prepare to move into the renovated building.
Instead of consolidation, Manlius fire departments are looking at cooperation. The four fire chiefs in the town -- Kirkville, Minoa, Manlius and Fayetteville -- are working together to consolidate costs in the town.
Republic Sandra Schepp gets party designation
The race for the Onondaga County clerk's office is heating up.
At the last meeting of the committee Thursday, May 10, the consulting group suggested their “option B” be implemented in the district. This option shifts around many students, though parents at the public meetings spanning five months were most upset with one area — the “old Fairmount” area.
The long hours and interesting situations don’t make it a glamorous job, but EMTs stress the job is worth it. It’s a labor of love put into each community. Not for the faint-of-heart, or for the heartless. Just for someone who wants to walk into a situation and help.
DeWitt Police are asking locals to be on the lookout for a missing East Syracuse man.
Seven people are in the hospital after at least four shootings and three stabbings on Syracuse streets over the weekend.
It’s a bounce house, with a twist. Literally.
Timothy P. McKennan, 35, has been charged in the town of DeWitt with three counts of possessing a secual performance of a child, and one count of first-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to a child in the village of Manlius. McKennan is on the career staff at the Manlius Fire Department in the village as a firefighter and paramedic.
Seniors preparing to leave for senior ball were joined by the junior class at West Genesee High School Friday morning for a simulated driving while intoxicated crash.
Because of their efforts in 2011, more than 300 middle school students were able to stay on the field in West Genesee modified sports.
Cerio, a 2008 Fayetteville-Manlius graduate, was racing at Michigan’s US 131 Motorsports Park, when his modified snowmobile had a mechanical failure and crashed at 170 miles per hour. The race was the last in a long line that pitted him as “up-and-coming” in the circuit.
The Sunoco, Subway and car wash planned for the village of Camillus has been approved.
What to do before, after an accident is crucial
He spent nine months in the hospital after a driver ran a red light. From there, Jerry Letson was on crutches and in casts for the better part of three years. The Clay man remembers his 1986 motorcycle accident like it was yesterday.
The county's Save the Rain program will be extended to 12 suburban communities with 14 projects, resulting in $3 million in updates. The projects will now go before the county legislature to be approved in May and June.
The town of Camillus is expected to receive $421,000 to create porous pavement, rain gardens, rain barrels and plant trees. All work is expected in Shove Park in order to reduce stormwater runoff on impervious surfaces. The work will also help reduce stormwater inflow and infiltration to the sewer system. It's expected to reduce runoff by 4.5 million gallons annually.
To date, just over $105,000 has been raised to help finance the flights by Air 1, the helicopter service provided by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
Camillus village board was called to a special meeting Monday, April 30 to vote on and discuss the proposed Sunoco gas station.
The annual Take Back initiative through the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration brought in more than 145 pounds of unused or expired medications in Camillus.
More than $2 million is owed in back sales tax by an Elbridge business, the state department of taxation and finance says.
The mustache is back. Or, at least, it was for the month of April as men from fire departments, ambulance corps and the general public grew the finely-shaped facial hair to raise money for the Burn Foundation of Central New York.
A 23-year-old Jamesville man has been charged in the case of seven broken swan eggs in Manlius over the weekend.
The reward for whoever destroyed the swan eggs continues to grow throughout Tuesday.
Firehouse first in the state to be LEED certified
Three awards have been given to the Fayetteville Fire Department for the design of the firehouse on Genesee Street.
Two Manlius businesses and the village board have each allocated $1,000 for the reward fund, Mayor Mark-Paul Serafin said.
A Manlius restaurant has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person or people who destroyed eight swan eggs in Manlius overnight Saturday.
Nearly 1,7000 buildings within city lines have been left empty, costing city taxpayers nearly $2 million a year in upkeep costs.
For 17 East Syracuse-Minoa students, their class project will be standing in the community for a long time. After all, their project is a home for one Minoa resident.