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Village of East Syracuse announces an open house event

The village of East Syracuse will hold a village open house event from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the village municipal building, 204 North Center St., East Syracuse.

Hornets hang on, return to AA sectional final

F-M top C-NS, draws B'ville again in title game

It only figures that the undefeated, state no. 1-ranked Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team will need to gets past its recent post-season nemesis if it wants to reclaim the Section III Class AA championship. The top-seeded Hornets' 2-1 victory over no. 4 seed Cicero-North Syracuse in Thursday night's AA semifinal at Liverpool High School Stadium sets up a title-game showdown on that same Liverpool turf Monday night at 7:30 against Baldwinsville, who edged Fowler 1-0 in the other semifinal.

OT goal sends J-D boys soccer to sectional final

Red Rams upend top seed, will face Marcellus Saturday

Four years after it finally broke through for a Section III Class A championship, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer team moved closer to another title in the most exciting way possible. Jordan VanStry's goal late in the first overtime helped the no. 4 seed Red Rams upend top seed Indian River 2-1 in Wednesday night's Class A semifinal at Watertown High School.

Attend dinner and support veterans


To the editor: I would like to alert the Central New York community to an upcoming opportunity to support our area veterans. On Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), the inaugural Annual CNY Veterans Day Dinner will be held to raise funds for Honor Flight Syracuse (HFS).

Smart Schools Bond Act could bring millions in technology aid for local school districts

Proposal will be on the ballot Nov. 4

On this year’s election ballot the Smart Schools Bond Act, a New York State legislative proposal, will be up for vote. If approved, this act could bring $2 billion in aid for technology to public school districts in the state, including roughly $60 million to those in Onondaga County.

ESM school board approves $65K change order on school construction project

A nearly $65,000 change order for construction on the Greener, Greater Grove project was approved by the East Syracuse-Minoa school board last week to cover unexpected costs associated with asbestos abatement.

Grimes, MPH soccer sides ousted in semifinals

Cobras fall to defending champion Beaver River

Once more, in a particularly painful manner, the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team discovered just how tough it is to navigate through the Section III Class C playoffs, regardless of the high regard shown toward them.

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Fayetteville’s Pascale Bakehouse to relocate to DeWitt

Petition in favor of ‘saving’ the business receives more than 200 signatures

Pascale Bakehouse in Fayetteville is moving to DeWitt — the result of neighbor complaints and a village of Fayetteville mandate that would be cost prohibitive for the business.

Manlius town board rejects village assertion of jurisdiction in fire station project

While the Manlius Town Board will accept a state decision that the village board is the lead agency for construction of the proposed new fire station, town councilors last week unanimously voted to reject the village’s asserted jurisdictional authority over the zoning review aspects of the project and to assert instead the town’s own jurisdiction over zoning.

Manlius town board reverses course, will allow opt outs for trash and brush pickup

So many Manlius town residents have been upset — and complaining — about the town board’s August decision to eliminate the opt out option for municipal trash and brush pickup that last week the board reversed the policy.

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Voters approve J-D school district $3 million capital project by nearly 3-to-1 margin

Project will improve the district’s athletic stadium and install a new turf field

After two years of work, the Jamesville-DeWitt school district will be allowed to install a turf field at the high school’s main athletic stadium. School district voters gave their overwhelming approval to the $3.1 million capital project during a public referendum vote on Oct. 28. The results showed a nearly 3-to-1 victory ratio for the referendum, with 619 votes to approve and 254 to reject.

J-D girls stop Whitesboro in Class A semis

ESM falls to Marcellus in penalty kicks

For the fifth consecutive year, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team thwarted Whitesboro's championship dreams. This time, it took place in Tuesday night's Section III Class A semifinal at Chittenango High School, where the unbeaten, top-seeded Red Rams relied on Alex Catanzarite to pull away and beat the no. 4 seed Warriors 4-1.

State Board of Regents approves new graduation options

In the hopes of both improving graduation rates, the New York State Board of Regents last week approved a plan to add flexibility to its graduation requirements. On Monday, Oct. 20, the Board of Regents agreed to create a 4+1 pathway option, which would allow students to opt out of one of the social studies exams currently required for graduation. Instead, they could take a "comparatively rigorous" assessment in career/technical education (CTE), science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the humanities, foreign languages or the arts.

EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Prop. 1

For too long, New York’s system for drawing electoral maps has been broken. Under current legislation, members of the New York State Legislature draw the lines for legislative and congressional districts. Those lines are redrawn every 10 years by a committee made up of sitting legislators. That means that the people responsible for drawing the lines are the very people who benefit from how the lines are drawn.

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J-D turf field project goes to vote on Oct. 28

Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The possibility of construction for a $3.1 million capital project and update to the main athletics stadium, which includes installation of a multi-use turf field, at Jamesville-DeWitt high school is approaching with a Tuesday, Oct. 28 vote. The vote goes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will take place in the main high school gym foyer.

Fayetteville-Manlius to host seminar focusing on NCAA recruiting and eligibility

The Fayetteville-Manlius school district is hosting a seminar focusing on NCAA recruiting and eligibility on Monday, Oct. 27 at the high school’s main auditorium.

Grimes girls get revenge over Waterville

Yearby's four goals propel Cobras to Class C semifinal

In many ways, the 15-0-1 regular season, and no. 1 state ranking, attained by the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team was the easy part. The hard portion started now, in the very place where things got upended a season ago during the early rounds of the Section III Class C playoffs – where familiar faces awaited the Cobras.

MPH boys soccer reaches Class C semis

Trojans survive upset bids, meet Fabius-Pompey again

Working from a no. 3 seed in the Section III Class C playoffs, the Manlius-Pebble Hill endured a pair of tense, low-scoring struggles in the opening rounds, but made it through.

ESM field hockey returns to Class A final

Spartans stop Whitesboro; F-M ousted by C-NS

In pursuit of a third consecutive Section III Class B championship, the East Syracuse-Minoa field hockey team knows that few will expect that to happen.

F-M boys soccer reaches sectional semifinal

Hornets smash Liverpool after reaching top of state rankings

An undefeated, untied regular season did much more than give the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team the top seed for the Section III Class AA playoffs. It also made the Hornets the top-ranked team in the latest state Class AA poll, a big honor that would mean little if F-M didn’t secure its first outright sectional title in a decade.

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