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.
When Carol Stokes-Cawley made the decision to run for the vacant trustee position in the village of Skaneateles, it wasn’t because she wanted to start a career in politics, it was out of interest in getting more involved with the community.
Skaneateles town officials weighed pros and cons, expressed opinions and discussed options for a possible relocation of the town offices at a work session held on Feb. 24.
First phase of project to improve water pressure to be completed this spring
The Skaneateles Village Board voted to award the bid for its East Street water system improvement project, at its Feb. 27 meeting. The bid was awarded to Elbridge-based Highlander Construction for $232,750. They were the lowest bid out of 14 applicants, Village Mayor Marty Hubbard said.
Local fire departments, boy and girl scouts, church congregations, postal workers, bakeries and rotary clubs all have one thing in common. All these organizations contribute donations to the Skaneateles Ecumenical Food Pantry. Operating for more than a decade, the food pantry is a local success story, demonstrating how a community can come together to help its less fortunate members year after year.
The Skaneateles Town Board discussed two potential future projects to improve the park in Skaneateles Falls, at its Feb. 20 meeting.
The Skaneateles School Board will discuss entering into a contract with the Weedsport Central School District to share business manager services at its next meeting.
The Spafford Town Board authorized the hiring of a new attorney and code enforcement officer at its Feb. 13 meeting.
Skaneateles officials discuss rate increase
While a snowy winter means more time and money is spent clearing the roads, an especially cold winter will have a significant impact on home power bills. Local officials discussed an anticipated rate increase on upcoming power bills at the Feb. 12 village board meeting.
Facebook vote to be held Feb. 18-21
Skaneateles High School has been named one of three finalists in a “Battle of the Fans” competition. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is holding the contest this year for the first time ever and will announce the winner on Feb. 21.
The Skaneateles School District will not adopt property tax exemptions for veterans this year.