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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.

F-M, CBA soccer sides gather for 'Red Out' games

Third annual fund-raiders benefits American Heart Association

Two years ago, in memory of his daughter, Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer coach Joe Papaleo joined his side with Fayetteville-Manlius for an early-season showcase. Now it's turned into a big event, and the faithful gathered again Saturday night at Swan Pond for the third annual "Red Out" to benefit the American Heart Association.

J-D, ESM football head into showdown winless

Red Rams edged by Whitesboro; Spartans fall to Indian River

A large portion of the regular season remains for the Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa football teams, including all of their play in the Class A American division. But when the two neighbors clash next Friday at ESM Stadium, they'll do so sporting 0-2 records after the Red Rams' valiant comeback fell short in a 24-21 defeat to Whitesboro and the Spartans took a 32-21 defeat to Indian River.

F-M, CBA football roar back with big wins

Hornets rout Proctor; Brothers take out Nottingham

Injuries at key spots, along with poor performances, had followers of the Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy football teams concerned in ways far beyond the losses they took in their respective season openers at the Carrier Dome.

J-D girls soccer maintains unbeaten mark

Rams crush Cortland, Oswego; ESM wins twice

The confidence gained by Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls soccer team in the wake of its sweep of the Marcellus Tournament, where it blanked West Genesee and Westhill by a combined 9-0 margin, carried over when OHSL Freedom division play resumed.

F-M tennis roars back, sweeps trio of foes

Auburn, C-NS, Liverpool fall after long win streak ends

Freed from the burden of having to carry a 21-year, 329-match win streak, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team moved on in a splendid manner.

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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.

F-M cross country sweeps showdown with Liverpool

Millar, Ryan lead state champs past Federation champs

When it comes to regular-season cross country meets, few were as big as what took place Wednesday afternoon at Long Branch Park. On one side was Fayetteville-Manlius, the reigning state Class A champions. On the other was Liverpool, the reigning Federation champions, running on its home course. Baldwinsville served as a third participant, but the real battle was between the Hornets and Warriors.

J-D’s Roach picks up 400th coaching victory

Red Rams blank Cortland, 6-0, for veteran mentor

And on the third try, Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer coach Joe Roach climbed to a new plateau – that of 400 career victories.

Should town clerk be appointed or elected?


This question will be voted on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the DeWitt Town Hall by the residents of DeWitt. If you want to vote come to town hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and cast your ballot on “yes” to change the town clerk position to appointed or “no” to keep it as an elected position every two years. I am writing this letter to help clarify so when you vote you are voting on facts and not scare tactics.

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.

Supervisor does not make a compelling case for appointed town clerk


To the editor: I read the justification for making the town of Dewitt clerk appointed as opposed to elected. Ed Michalenko does not make a compelling case for appointing a clerk answerable to him.

ESM hosts season-opening cross country meet

J-D girls finish third; Butler, Marra lead individuals

The hot weather broke just in time for East Syracuse-Minoa’s season-opening cross country meet, which drew 12 boys and 11 girls teams to the Pine Grove Junior High School course, all of them eager to get the 2014 campaign underway.

J-D girls soccer blanks West Genny, Westhill

Red Rams sweep at Marcellus; CBA wins early games

Glimpses of the past, present and future would mark the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team’s whirlwind early-season tour.

F-M boys soccer returns to Swan Pond

Hornets start 3-0, sweep Rochester foes at C-NS Optimist Tournament

Part of the deep, abiding tradition of Fayetteville-Manlius soccer was brisk fall evenings spent in the shadow of the Village Library and games under the tall lights of the field known to one and all as Swan Pond.

MPH, Grimes soccer teams earn early-season wins

Girls Cobras look to contend for sectional Class C honors

Ever since a semifinal defeat to Fabius-Pompey in last fall’s Section III Class C semifinals, the Manlius-Pebble Hill boys soccer team has geared up for a championship run in 2014.

J-D boys soccer coach close to milestone

CBA, defending sectional champs, get off to quick start

Having battled it out for Section III Class A honors a season ago, the Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer teams could have that same fight once more.

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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