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Who’s in charge, the village or the town?

Manlius town board and zoning board members discuss disagreement with village over lead agency status for proposed new fire station

Town of Manlius government leaders said last week the village of Manlius is squeezing them out of the planning process for the proposed new fire station at the corner of Enders Road and Route 92, even though the site of the new station is entirely outside the village.

DeWitt town board outlines upcoming referendum vote oversight, certification

Absentee ballots not allowed, bipartisan group will count votes and third-party will certify results

Responding to concerns and accusations about a fair process — or lack thereof — for the Sept. 22 special election for the town clerk position referendum, the DeWitt Town Board last week outlined how and by whom the election will be monitored and the votes counted and certified, and also addressed accusations that referendum information had been suppressed by the interim town clerk.

On the campaign trail: Maffei agrees to debates

During the 2012 season, Rep. Dan Maffei participated in just two debate. He's upping that number this time around. The Democratic incumbent running for the 24th Congressional District has announced a series of debates and joint appearances with Republican challenger John Katko. Four debates will be televised by local stations, and two will be broadcast on public radio.

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Syracuse East CROP Hunger walk coming Oct. 5

Sunday, October 5, east side community members will join thousands of people across the U.S. in the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk. This year’s event being held at DeWitt Community Church will begin at noon with registration and a Hunger Awareness Lunch. Walkers will head out at 1 p.m. and travel the surrounding neighborhoods up to LeMoyne College, where snacks and water will be distributed. The walk is approximately three miles and an easy terrain. This is a community event and all are welcome.

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J-D Board of Education moves forward on $3 million turf field project

Public meeting scheduled for Sept. 22, possible vote in October

Plans to move forward with an estimated $3 million capital project to update the main athletics stadium at Jamesville-DeWitt High School were approved by the J-D Board of Education at its Sept. 8 meeting. The project, which is scheduled to be presented to the public Sept. 22 and put to a vote Oct. 28, will cause a slight increase in taxes for residents, according to the district.

Food service changes to take place at F-M High School

Whether it was through their words or actions — like tossing the majority of the food on their lunch trays into the garbage — Fayetteville-Manlius High School students made it known that they were unhappy with the changes that have taken place in their school cafeteria since the federal government implemented the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010. They have been heard, and by mid-September will see big changes in the foods offered in their school.

On the campaign trail: First responders endorse Maffei

Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) announced last week that he had earned the endorsement of local public safety officials in his campaign to keep his seat in the 24th Congressional District. Several first responders joined Maffei at a press conference to announce their support for the incumbent, who is running against former federal prosecutor John Katko of Camillus.

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Fremont Elementary earns state Reward School designation

Fremont Elementary has been designated as a High Achieving Reward School for 2014-15 by New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. Fremont is recognized as a school leading the state toward the accomplishment of educational excellence through an increase in student achievement.

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Sixth annual Teal Ribbon Run to benefit Hope for Heather

For the sixth year, some 800 teal-clad runners and walkers will take to the streets to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. The Teal Ribbon Run/Walk benefits Hope for Heather, a Liverpool-based organization dedicated to helping women with ovarian cancer and raising awareness about the devastating disease. The nonprofit was started by Frieda Weeks to honor the memory of her daughter, Heather. In November of 2008, Heather lost her battle with an aggressive form of colon cancer. But before her passing, she worked for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, making it her mission to eradicate the disease. After her death, her mother started Hope for Heather to carry on that mission.

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DeWitt to hold 9/11 memorial service

The town of DeWitt is hosting a memorial service to honor the heroes who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the 9/11 Memorial at the DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse.

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West Genny girls tennis ends F-M win streak

Wildcats' 4-3 victory ends 329-match Hornets run

Someone, somewhere was eventually going to end the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis win streak that stretched out over 21 years and covered 329 consecutive matches. And West Genesee was all too happy to be the side that pulled it off.

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F-M Superintendent to retire at the end of 2014-15

Dr. Corliss Kaiser ends ten years in district

The 2014-15 school year will be Dr. Corliss Kaiser’s last as the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Superintendent. Kaiser announced Aug. 28 during her opening day staff presentation that she will retire on June 30, 2015 after 46 years working in the field of education, including 10 as the F-M superintendent. She joined the district on July 1, 2005.

Candidates sought for appointment to ESM school board

The East Syracuse Minoa Board of Education is seeking qualified applicants to fill a board seat left vacant when Allison Tyminski Rumschik resigned effective Aug. 25, 2014.

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Side Hill Farmers in Manlius receives nearly $200K USDA grant

Empire Brewing Co. farmstead brewery in Cazenovia also receives funding

When Side Hill first opened its doors in the plaza behind Sno Top last July, there were three employees and a lot of meat — and that was about it. But over the last year, it has expanded to include almost a dozen employees and numerous varieties of meats, vegetables and prepared foods. And now, thanks to a nearly $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the co-op can expand even more.