Editor, Skaneateles Press
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Joe Genco has been the editor of the Skaneateles Press since January 2013. He is originally from Clarence, N.Y. and graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University in 2012.
The Skaneateles town and village governments recently expressed different opinions on the issue of drainage of the fields in Austin Park. Representatives of Skaneateles Lakeshore Baseball and Softball recently made presentations before the town and village boards about their intention to raise money, primarily through private donations, and do renovation work to the Austin Park baseball diamonds in 2014.
Annual Wal Mart shopping spree event benefitted 15 local non-profits
While a “shopping spree” may sound like something a contest winner would get, Skaneateles students recently participated in a spree to help less fortunate people. For the 14th consecutive year, Skaneateles Middle School Student Council Holiday Shopping Spree was held yesterday. Fifty-six total students split into 15 groups, each with a chaperone, spent $13,200 on gifts at the Camillus Wal Mart.
ChronicleMe allows people to post secrets, funny stories anonymously
Anthony Richichi launched his social media website ChronicleMe (chronicleme.com) in October. The site allows users to anonymously post personal secrets in a safe environment.
Dry hydrants will offer water source to firefighters while fire flow is poor
In response to recent concerns about poor pressure to fire hydrants in the village of Skaneateles, local officials have come up with a temporary solution. The village has developed a plan to install several “dry hydrants” to give local firefighters the ability to fight fires, if need be, while the village water has less than sufficient flow to some fire hydrants.
Board to hold public hearing on $2.8 million proposal Dec. 2
Skaneateles voters will be called on once again this month to approve a major community expenditure. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Waterman school where the Skaneateles Central School District will hold a public vote on a capital project proposal.
Will be phase two of needed facility work for high school
At the Nov. 19 Skaneateles board of education meeting, Interim Superintendent of Schools Judy Pastel announced that the Skaneateles school district will propose another bond referendum for building work in May 2014.
At its Nov. 21 meeting Town Clerk Janet Aaron reminded everyone that the town transfer station will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after – Nov. 28 and 29.
The Skaneateles Central School District has turned to its taxpayers to help suss out how to handle impending financial challenges.
Winner to serve remaining three years of Sennett's term
The village of Skaneateles will have to hold a special election in March of 2014 to fill a positions on the village board.
The village of Skaneateles board of trustees voted to approve a building renovation at its Nov. 14 meeting.