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McMahon/Ryan, Boeheim Foundation form new partnership to provide Rooms 4 Kids

The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center was recently selected to partner with The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation to help remodel the rooms of abused or neglected children living in Onondaga County.

Saab Sensis to eliminate 27 jobs in DeWitt location

Result of company restructuring

Saab Sensis Corporation President Ken Kaminski has resigned from his position and the company has recently announced a restructuring in their air traffic management sector, which will eliminate 27 jobs at their DeWitt based headquarters.

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F-M educators named PE teachers of the year

Three Fayetteville-Manlius School District physical education teachers have been named teachers of the year by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD).

The ultimate act of love

Placing a child for adoption is heartbreaking, but sometimes the best choice for the child

Carrie Howard was thrilled when she found out she was pregnant. “I always wanted to be a mom,” Howard said. “I was living with my boyfriend and his family. I was 20 years old and was very excited when I found out.” But things quickly went downhill. “My boyfriend didn't want to be a father,” Howard said. “I ended up having to move out and back in with family. My family was supportive, but they were unwilling to have a newborn in the home. I found myself at a crossroads where I had no job, no home, no license or car, not really anything to offer a child.” So Howard, a Liverpool native, decided to place her unborn child for adoption.

J-D’s Coyne medals twice at state swim meet

Red Rams junior takes fourth in 50, 100 freestyle

Jamesville-DeWitt girls swimming star Alden Coyne would emerge as a medal contender during last weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships, held at Ithaca College.

F-M announces winter sports schedule

Boys hoops Hornets open Dec. 12 at C-NS

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

J-D announces winter sports schedule

Girls basketball looks for return to state Class A final

Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

ESM releases winter sports schedule

Boys hoops Spartans start at SRC Arena against RFA Nov. 29

East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

CBA releases winter sports schedule

Boys basketball Brothers open at Henninger Dec. 5

Christian Brothers Academy’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Manlius police request information regarding burglaries

The Town of Manlius Police Department is currently investigating two residential burglaries that occurred on Nov. 18 and 19.

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Rise in DeWitt burglaries brings concerned residents to public meeting

It was standing room only on Monday, Nov. 17, at DeWitt town hall for a community meeting led by the DeWitt police department concerning the rise in home burglaries in certain areas of the town.

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Literary Cake-off brings culinary talent to Manlius Library

The second annual Literary Cake-off event brought great creativity and baking skills to the Manlius Library on Nov. 16.

Village of Fayetteville approves update to comprehensive plan

The Village of Fayetteville Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to approve an update to the comprehensive and design plan of the village, which was presented at a preliminary hearing at board’s Nov. 10 meeting.

Town of Dewitt expected to raise tax rate more than 1 percent in 2015 budget

Residents in the town of DeWitt can expect a tax rate increase this year by 1.5 to 1.8 percent, according to the preliminary 2015 town budget.

‘Holiday Lights, Camera, Trees’ fundraising event will bring holiday fun to Manlius

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the holidays with your family while helping out local organizations and charities? The town of Manlius is providing an opportunity for this by bringing residents and local organizations together in their first Holiday Lights, Camera, Trees event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at Four Season Golf and Ski.

Holiday concert with the CNY Flute Choir coming Dec. 7

A holiday concert featuring the CNY Flute Choir will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Manlius United Methodist Church. The program will include selected music from Handel's “Messiah,” familiar Christmas music including “Carol of the Bells” and “Silver Bells,” Ricky Lombardo's jazzy “Christmas Fantasy,” and more.

United Church of Fayetteville hires new director of music ministries

Jared Shepard to begin his duties Nov. 24

After an extensive search process, The United Church of Fayetteville has hired Jared Shepard to play the organ and be the director of music ministries.

DeWitt tree planting process a success

The town of DeWitt, in conjunction with Onondaga Earth Corps, Cornell Cooperative Extension, People In Action and residents and management of Springfield Garden Apartment Complex, joined forces to plant 22 trees along Caton Drive in DeWitt in mid-October.

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Green receives service to the community award from Onondaga County Medical Society Alliance

Manlius resident and town councilor Karen Green last week received the Citation of Alliance Member Service to the Community award from the Onondaga County Medical Society

Manlius Police make three arrests during DWI checkpoint

On Nov. 14, the Town of Manlius Police, in its pursuit of traffic safety, conducted a DWI checkpoint in the 6900 block of Kirkville Road.

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