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DeWitt Rotary, town rededicate Butternut Creek Nature Area

DeWitt Rotary Club members and local officials gathered Monday, Oct. 15, to rededicate the Butternut Creek Recreation and Nature Area, located off Kinne Road between Butternut Drive and Cedar Bay Road.

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ESM proposes $29.4 million renovation to Pine Grove Middle School

It’s been 43 years since Pine Grove Middle School last saw significant construction work. That was 1969, when the school was first built.

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Marcellus awarded $600,000 state grant for sewer consolidation

The funds are among $4 million in grants that will help 21 municipalities find new ways to reduce local government costs and save taxpayer dollars through consolidation and reorganization.

Daytime burglaries reported in DeWitt’s southern portion

The southern area of DeWitt has seen residential burglaries during the day over the last few months, said DeWitt Police Sgt. Scott Kapral.

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Despite interest from students, teachers, Drug Quiz Show will not go on

Funding for a yearly competition that sought to educate local kids on the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse has run out.

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East Syracuse residents vote down proposal to eliminate police force

The Village of East Syracuse Police Department is here to stay.

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East Syracuse residents vote today on proposal to abolish police force

Village residents will vote on whether to abolish the police department, founded in 1885, during a special election from noon to 9 p.m. today at the municipal building, 204 N. Center St.

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Manlius Library holds fall book sale

Book lovers flocked to the Manlius Library's annual Fall Book Sale all weekend long.

Four charged in theft of $38,000 from East Syracuse Home Depot

The investigation began in early August when Home Depot personnel identified what they believed to be fraudulent returns taking place at the store on Bridge Street in East Syracuse.

Camillus Village Board to discuss trash pickup inequity Sunday

“Everybody’s paying the same fee for the same service whether it’s one bag or 10 bags, or a small dumpster,” said Camillus Mayor Patricia Butler.

Marcellus High School student charged in connection with threats

A Marcellus High School Student has been charged in connection with false threats that forced school officials to lock down the Marcellus High School for more than three hours this morning.

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ESM tops F-M in Great Northern Pizza eating contest

Ten athletes stepped up to the plate Saturday, but they weren’t playing baseball.

Sheriff's Deputies investigate 'unsubstantiated' threats at Marcellus High School

Sheriff’s Deputies are attempting to identify the source of threats made against students at Marcellus High School this morning.

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Dutch archivist connects F-M grad with father’s WWII past

The story of how Sheila Vester, Fayetteville-Manlius High School Class of ‘72, was reunited with her father’s military past is unlikely.

Syracuse woman accused of locking child in room for up to 22 hours at a time

A Syracuse woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly locking her 3-year-old son in his bedroom for hours at a time with no access to a bathroom.

Manlius Town Board overrides tax cap

The Manlius Town Board approved a local law to override Gov. Cuomo’s 2 percent tax cap at their meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26.

East Syracuse schedules special election to abolish police department

Village of East Syracuse residents will decide the fate of their police department during a special election Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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Chamber of Commerce kicks off ‘Discover Manlius’ campaign Friday

Judy Dardzinski wants you to “Discover Manlius.”

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Menorah Park to honor mothers, fathers with 100th Anniversary Gala

Mary Ellen Bloodgood, CEO of Menorah Park, is thrilled to be a part of the organization’s 100-year celebration, which culminates with a gala on Oct. 27 at Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse. The theme is “Honor Our Mothers and Fathers,” one of the tenets of Judaism.

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Camillus Erie Canal Park directors, volunteers named first 'Canal Ambassadors'

When it came time to name the first Erie Canal Ambassadors, New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton knew exactly where to look.

Fayetteville limits number of pets per home

Board, residents discuss chickens in the village

The Fayetteville Village Board has amended a local law to limit the number of dogs, cats and rabbits residents can keep at their home to three of each.

Town of Elbridge recognized for ‘fair and equitable assessments’

The Town of Elbridge has been recognized for its efforts to provide property owners with fair and equitable assessments in 2012.

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ESM Central High School's new principal puts ‘students first’

East Syracuse Minoa Central High School Principal Greg Avellino’s motto is simple — “students first.”

Fayetteville residents voice concerns about proposed Mill Street development

Village board votes to amend zoning from Industrial to PRD

The Fayetteville Village Board held a public hearing to consider amending the zoning of the property once home to the McIntyre paper mill, on Mill Street, from Industrial to Planned Residential Development.

Camillus Rotary changes name, expands service

The Camillus Rotary Club has changed its name of nearly 50 years in an effort to boost membership and service.

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CBA welcomes six international students

Tianyi “Edward” Qiao is only a junior in high school, but already he’s well versed in the art of studying abroad.

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East Syracuse residents speak out on proposal to abolish police force

Hundreds of East Syracuse residents filed into the St. Matthews School gym tonight to learn about the village’s proposal to abolish the police department and have the town of DeWitt take over police services.

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Jordan gears up for 66th annual Fall Festival

More than 400 volunteers are hard at work to ensure that this year’s Jordan Fall Festival is just as good as, if not better than, the last.

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[GALLERY] Runners compete in 10th annual Fayetteville 10K Classic

More than 100 competitors crossed the finish line at the 10th annual Fayetteville 10K Classic, which started and ended in Beard Park Saturday morning.

Race for Respect runs through Camillus Sunday

The West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will host the 14th annual Race for Respect at noon Sunday, Sept. 23, at the high school.

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Carpenter’s Brook in Elbridge home to Sportsmen’s Days this weekend

Families can fish, shoot skeet and learn all about the outdoors at the annual Sportsmen’s Days this weekend at Carpenter’s Brook in Elbridge.

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[GALLERY] Beard Park bustles for Fayetteville Festival

Beard Park bustled with activity during the sixth annual Fayetteville Festival held from 11 a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday.

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DeWitt Town Board approves inter-municipal police contract with East Syracuse

The village of East Syracuse can move forward with the first of two public hearings to consider abolishing the police department, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the St. Matthews School gym on Kinne Street.

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F-M grad opens Neenee's boutique in Fayetteville

The village of Fayetteville just got a bit more stylish.

Brewerton man accused of setting Pompey garage on fire

Charles R. Bliss Jr., 41, of 9486 Blaze Path in Brewerton, is accused of breaking into a detached four-car bay garage at 8328 Cazenovia Road in the town of Pompey and intentionally setting it on fire.

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Fayetteville Festival highlights local non-profits Saturday

The third Saturday in September is quickly approaching — and with it, the sixth annual Fayetteville Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Beard Park, with a rain date of Sunday.

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DeWitt Town Board moves vote on shared-services contract to Friday

The DeWitt Town Board tabled its vote on a shared-services agreement with East Syracuse Monday night following an apparent lack of understanding of the agreement by the members of the town board.

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East Syracuse woman leads humble 9/11 remembrance in DeWitt

Four residents joined in singing the national anthem in front of the DeWitt 9//11 memorial this morning.

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[GALLERY] JCC hosts 13th Annual Jewish Music & Cultural Festival

The Jewish Cultural & Music Festival celebrated its 13th, Bar Mitzvah, year Sunday, with great music and incredible food -- all to the tune of clear skies.

F-M coordinator of music resigns; district postpones search for full-time replacement

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is not rushing into its search for a new coordinator of music.

East Syracuse Village Board adopts cyberbullying policy

The East Syracuse Village Board is taking action in response to what the mayor calls “cyberbullying” among village employees.

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East Syracuse schedules hearings to consider abolishing police department

The East Syracuse Village Board is one step closer to putting the future of the village police department up to a vote.

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ESM to wrap up first week of school with marching band show

On the heels of the first of week of school, the 36th Annual East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Spectacular Marching Band Contest will be held at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the high school.

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Camillus woman’s cupcakes win first place at State Fair's Cake Day

Kathy Kobliski has one more batch of raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes to bake.

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Boosters, Alec Baldwin rally again to save West Genesee modified sports

The West Genesee Modified Sports Boosters have raised the $75,000 necessary to once again save modified sports for the coming school year.

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Sweet Spot Development closes on Camillus Cutlery property

Sweet Spot Development has closed on the former Camillus Cutlery property, the Skaneateles-based company announced Tuesday.

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West Genesee welcomes two new principals

West Genesee has two new principals for the coming school year.

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[GALLERY] New York State Fair celebrates opening day

Fair fans traveled distances near and far to enjoy opening day of the New York State Fair Thursday, Aug. 23.

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Natur-Tyme health store moves into expanded home on Erie Boulevard

As the owner of Drumlins Pharmacy, Stan Meyerson began offering vitamins to his Central New York customers long before the health craze caught on. As the owner of Natur-Tyme, the 30-year-old business her father would buy and eventually make his own, Wendy Meyerson is carrying on the old man’s dream — and she’s doing it with a flair for innovation that must run in the family.

Village of Manlius begins handing out rain barrels thanks to Save the Rain grant

The village of Manlius is making use of the $3,000 in Onondaga County Save the Rain grant funds it was awarded in May.

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