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Ned Campbell

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From the editor: Thanks for all the stories

I’ve had so many experiences over the past two-and-a-half years that I never imagined having — all without venturing too far from my hometown of Cazenovia.

Fayetteville picks up ownership of Brooklea Drive

You may not have known that up until just recently, the village of Fayetteville did not own Brooklea Drive.

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Fayetteville Village Board says goodbye to Judge Tom Miller

The Fayetteville Village Board gave Tom Miller, the village justice for the past 12 years, a proper send off on Dec. 17

Fayetteville trustees discuss proposal to lower speed limit in village

The Fayetteville Village Board is entertaining a proposal to lower the speed limit in a good portion of the village from 30 mph to 25 mph.

DeWitt massage therapist charged with forcible touching

A massage therapist who lives and works in DeWitt has been charged with three counts of forcible touching and one count of sexual abuse in the third degree.

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‘Survival: Adventure to Apocalypse’ opens in Fayetteville Square

Calypso Ford says her new store, “Survival Adventure to Apocalypse,” is not just for the coming end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21 which some are calling the end of days.

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Sno Top owner Vince Giordano given Forrest Mock Person of the Year Award

Vince Giordano, owner of Sno Top in Manlius, was presented with the 2012 Forrest Mock Person of the Year Award on Nov. 10.

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[GALLERY] Christmas trees lit across eastern suburbs

Local towns and villages jump-started the holiday season with Christmas tree lighting events.

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Jewish Community Center of Syracuse lights menorah

The Jewish Community Center of Syracuse held the first of five public lighting events on Monday.

DeWitt Town Board votes 5-2 to spend $99,000 on park building roof repairs

The DeWitt Town Board voted 5-2 last night to pay Josall Syracuse Inc. $99,242 to fix the roof and shore up the structure of the parks maintenance facility located at 5889 Butternut Drive.

Edward Audi named president of L. & J.G. Stickley

L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc. of Manlius has a new president.

Tops acquires Jordan, Elbridge and Mexico Big M supermarkets

Tops Friendly Markets has entered into an agreement with the Farrugia family to acquire three Big M supermarkets located at 227 E. Main St. in Elbridge, 9 Mechanic St. in Jordan and 3385 Main St. in Mexico.

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Senior transport program codFISH gets rolling in DeWitt

For more than 30 years, Fayetteville-Manlius seniors have relied on F-M FISH volunteer drivers for rides to medical appointments. And now, a group of volunteers is rolling out a similar program in DeWitt.

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Kirkville Fire Company awarded $113,000 FEMA grant

The Kirkville Fire Company will be able to purchase some much-needed equipment thanks to the efforts of three volunteer firefighters.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Cazenovia High School Chamber Choir spreads holiday cheer

For most of the year, there’s a pile of Santa hats stowed away in the choir room at Cazenovia High School — they come out of hiding every December so members of the school’s Chamber Choir can don them when they sing at various spots around Cazenovia.

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Syracuse's symphony to announce new name at ‘Holiday Symphonic Spectacular’

The Holiday Symphonic Spectacular set for Dec. 14 in Syracuse will be much more than a holiday pops concert.

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Camillus' Daniel Meyer wins Order of the Towman Award

Daniel Meyer, owner of Meyer's Towing, is the winner of the 2012 Order of the Towman Award sponsored by American Towman.

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East Syracuse Minoa assists family of fallen hero cop Artur Kasprzak

Greg Avellino is thankful for the East Syracuse Minoa school community.

Fayetteville continues debate on proposed rental law

Debate ensued when the Fayetteville Village Board opened a public hearing on the proposed rental law Monday, Nov. 19. About 20 residents attended and about half of those residents spoke.

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Marcellus readies for Starlight Tree Lighting

The annual Marcellus Starlight Tree Lighting is drawing near.

Fayetteville Village Board to consider moratorium on animal law

Mayor says law doesn't address issues of noisy dogs, roosters

The Fayetteville Village Board is having second thoughts about a local law that limits pet ownership to three dogs, three cats and three rabbits.

DeWitt tables proposal to ban parking on Halton Road

Three residents voiced their concerns about a proposal to further limit parking on Halton Road at the Nov. 12 DeWitt Town Board meeting.

Manlius Town Board adopts budget, agrees to plow county roads

The Manlius Town Board approved a $12.93 million spending plan for 2013 at its Nov. 14 meeting. The plan includes a tax rate increase of 18 cents per $1,000 assessed valued — up to $4.77 from $4.59 — and represents a 4.74 percent increase in spending from 2012.

Hansen's predecessor says Manlius Village Board interfered with his work

Outgoing Manlius Parks and Recreation Director Kristen Hansen said she came forward about what she saw as inappropriate behavior by Mayor Mark-Paul Serafin in hopes that others might too. Well, someone has.

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Manlius Stickley Factory evacuated when smoke from roof work gets inside

The Stickley Factory in Manlius was evacuated today when smoke got into the building from the outside.

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Thirteen women-run businesses breathe new life into Jordan

Linda Boehm is thrilled to be part of a growing community of women business owners in the village of Jordan.

Fayetteville Freedom of Espresso reopens after early morning fire

The Freedom of Espresso in Fayetteville is open for business after a small fire caused by beans roasting in the shop's coffee oven.

Teens charged with attempted robbery during drug deal in Fairmount Wegmans lot

Two Syracuse teens have been charged with first-degree attempted robbery in connection with a drug deal that took place in the Fairmount Wegmans parking lot Friday.

DeWitt tables budget vote, schedules special meeting for Nov. 19

The DeWitt Town Board was not ready to vote on a $17.6 million spending plan with a slight tax rate increase for 2013 following a second budget hearing Monday night.

Marcellus, Elbridge town boards reduce taxes for 2013

Taxes are on the decline in the towns of Marcellus and Elbridge.

Camillus park volunteers begin work on Clyde Ohl Exercise Trail

A longtime public servant in Camillus is being honored with his own trail at Camillus Erie Canal Park.

F-M BOE considers plan to start foreign languages one year earlier

The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education is considering a proposal to begin offering four foreign languages a year earlier at F-M — in seventh grade instead of eighth.

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Kiwanis Club offers support to Marine Toys for Tots

The Solvay-Geddes-Camillus Kiwanis Club will soon deliver some 2,000 toys to 15 locations — including five church food pantries, Head Start Schools, Eastern Farm Workers, needy school groups and church outreach programs. Marine Toys for Tots will provide 1,400 of those toys and 600 toys will come from other community sources.

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Sam Roberts easily holds onto New York State Assembly seat

Syracuse Democrat Sam Roberts will return to Albany for a second two-year term.

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Sandy Schepp of Manlius elected to Onondaga County Clerk seat

Manlius Town Councilor Sandy Schepp has won the race for Onondaga County Clerk.

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Buerkle casts ballot at Onondaga Free Library

Republican Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle left Onondaga Free Library after casting her vote today feeling optimistic.

A man of many plans: Manlius Director of Planning and Development David Tessier retires

David Tessier was not your average code enforcement officer.

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Marcellus churches raise $3,672 for Habitat for Humanity's Interfaith Build

The fundraising totals are in for the sixth annual Habitat for Humanity Chicken BBQ, a joint effort of Marcellus’ four churches.

Fourth annual Jordan Turkey Trot food pantry benefit set for Thanksgiving Day

For the fourth straight year, Jordan community members will come together on Thanksgiving Day to help put food on the tables of others.

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Town of DeWitt, named Tree City in April, celebrates Arbor Day in fall

The Town of DeWitt celebrated its new status as a Tree City USA Friday by planting a tree outside the David G. Klim Learning Center, located within Springfield Gardens off Thompson Road.

State Sen. David Valesky runs unnopposed for District 53 seat

Following 2012’s redistricting, Valesky will represent the 53rd District, which includes the bulk of the city, the southeastern corner of Onondaga County, all of Madison County and two towns in Oneida County.

State Sen. John DeFrancisco seeks 11th term

State Sen. John DeFrancisco is running for reelection to his eleventh term.

Elections commissioner runs unopposed for Camillus Village Trustee seat

Helen Kiggins Walsh is no typical candidate for village trustee.

Camillus residents vote 332-153 to make switch to OCWA

Town of Camillus residents voted 332-153 in favor of the town board’s proposal to enter a 40-year lease agreement with OCWA during a town-wide referendum yesterday

Second ‘Sarah Smiles PHun-Raiser' for pulmonary hypertension awareness is Saturday

The Second Annual Sarah Smiles PHun-Raiser for Pulmonary Hypertension will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road.

Eagle Hill Middle School evacuated after bomb threat; search finds building safe

Eagle Hill Middle School students were evacuated from the building earlier today because of a possible bomb threat. Students were allowed back inside about an hour later after a search by Manlius Police deemed the building safe.

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Nottingham grad is example for the girls of F-M's A Better Chance program

La Rae Martin-Coore is more than an example for the girls of Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s A Better Chance program.

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Eagles soar, Wildcats roar: Marching bands win big at states

It's not often that teams from neighboring schools get to come out on top on the same day.

Fayetteville man accused of threatening woman with knife at Lyndon Trailer Park

DeWitt Police responded to reports of an injured woman running down the street in her underwear near Lyndon Corners today.

Manlius Town Board proposes $12.93 million spending plan

The Manlius Town Board proposed a $12.93 million preliminary budget for 2013 that calls for a 2-percent tax rate increase at Wednesday night’s regular board meeting.

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