The Cazenovia Village Board came one step closer to enhancing the eastern gateway to the village last Monday night. And it continues to seek community input on what types of services and developments residents want on the east end of town.
Cazenovia village police have been inundated with calls in recent days about the so-called “Exercise Stalker” prowling village streets, following women and girls as they jog or bike. And while police have plenty of leads in the case, they have yet to determine the seriousness of the threat since no one has reported actually being attacked.
Former County Legislator Dave Stott has had enough. After losing two close elections to Republican Judy Tassone, Stott decided against running against her for a third time when she defends her Fourth District seat in November. Instead, he has his eyes on the Salina Town Council where he hopes to take over for incumbent Democrat Jim Magnarelli who has represented the second ward since 2010 but is now considering stepping down. Stott had served one term on the county legislature after beating incumbent Republican Legislator Jim Farrell in 2007. Meanwhile a new candidate has emerged to challenge Tassone this year: Democrat Carol Sinesi.
Lori Bresnahan was among the best. A dedicated parent, she loved her daughter, whom she adopted from China. She cared for her aging mother. She was passionate about her career as a school librarian, having worked in the Liverpool schools for several years, bringing such celebrations as Chinese New Year to the school and inspiring a love of reading in her students. Lori died terrified and in pain. She deserved so much better.
In the past month, we at Eagle Newspapers have put ourselves under the microscope, as every business does when times are tight. This self-evaluation has led to some wonderful discoveries as well as a greater awareness of some tough realities. And it has caused us to take necessary action, which has been publicized and speculated upon on Syracuse.com.
This week, the Skaneateles Press enters a new chapter in its long history as the leading source of local news for this great community. After three months of preparation, the Press will, from this point forward, be mailed to every home and business in the 13152 zip code. It is a big step for the newspaper, and one that took several months longer than it should have.
When I was a young editor of the Eagle Bulletin in the mid-1990s, Hamilton Armstrong initially treated me as a know-nothing. On several occasions, he called to belittle my editorial opinions, or question why I wasn’t following up on a story he felt deserved coverage. His phone calls, like his letters, could be harsh.
Fifteen years ago, before popular DeWitt Supervisor Jim Guyette died in office, he recruited Ed Michalenko to run for the DeWitt Town Board. On Tuesday night, Michalenko celebrated his own re-election to the DeWitt supervisor post while wearing a “Re-elect Jim Guyette” t-shirt, the same shirt he has worn each election night since his friend and mentor passed away in 1996.
School board expresses support of players and coaches
If the public outcry at the Oct. 4 meeting of Skaneateles Board of Education displayed an obvious fracture in the community, the meeting Tuesday night showed the healing process had begun. The board announced it had concluded its investigation into the varsity football program and will provide the results of that investigation to Section III officials and to Coach Tim Green.
From the publisher
Readers of the Skaneateles Press will see some major changes this week in the newspaper and on skaneatelespress.com.