LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the people of Onondaga County for your support on Election Day. I am honored that you have put your trust in me to become the next sheriff.
Have you ever wanted to know more about how your local municipal government works or how to become more involved? The village of East Syracuse held an open house last week to answer these questions and to engage and inform residents about their local government. On Nov. 5, residents were invited to visit the village of East Syracuse municipal office, located on 204 North Center St., East Syracuse, to meet with local officials and learn more information about the government.
The Jamesville-DeWitt Board of Education has approved plans to move forward with the $3.1 million capital project to enhance the current athletic stadium, including installation of a turf field. At the Nov. 3 regular meeting of the J-D Board of education, members unanimously voted to approve the capital project, which was voted on and approved by residents with more than 350 votes during a referendum on Oct. 28.
The Manlius Town Board last week held a public hearing on its preliminary 2015 budget, and will likely vote on its final 2015 budget at its next regular meeting. The $8.8 million budget includes a 3.59 percent increase in expenses over 2014 and includes a tax rate of $4.93 per every $1,000 of assessed value, an increase of nine cents from 2014, or 1.95 percent.
East Syracuse Fire Chief Robert Russell has been suspended effective Nov. 6 by the village of East Syracuse. In an executive session held Wednesday, Nov. 5, the village board of trustees discussed a personnel issue related to Russell and voted to suspend him until a meeting that will be held later this month, said Mayor Robert Tackman
Schultz, Fletcher win; Coyne second in four events
For the Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim team, the bad feelings that arose from surrendering the Section III Class B team championship to New Hartford quickly subsided – if they existed at all.
Cobras take second defeat to LaFayette/Fabius-Pompey
A magical season for the Bishop Grimes football team that started in the Carrier Dome two months earlier finished on that same Dome turf Sunday night. The first time it was there, the Cobras kicked off its 2014 campaign by beating New York Mills Sept. 7 in the Kickoff Classic. Now, it was vying for the first National Football Foundation championship, trying to avenge a regular-season defeat to LaFayette/Fabius-Pompey.
Late goal sends Shenendehowa past Hornets, 1-0
A mixture of sadness, resignation and anger gripped the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team as the final seconds of Saturday’s Class AA regional final against Shenendehowa at Liverpool High School Stadium ticked down.
Boys blank Peru, 4-0; girls smash Massena, 8-0
Whether making the short jaunt to the Cortland area, or the much longer journey to the Hudson River valley city of Middletown, Jamesville-DeWitt soccer fans will be traveling plenty next weekend - and will feel glad to do so.
Millar beats Liverpool's Petrella for boys individual championship
Up in St. Lawrence County, at SUNY-Canton on Saturday morning, they settled the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A cross country championships – and like so many times before, Fayetteville-Manlius ruled across the board.
Coyne, CBA's Torell, Fletcher each win twice
Instead of repeating its sweep of the Section III championship meets that it enjoyed in 2013, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim team found itself upended at the Class B level by host New Hartford in Friday night's sectional meet.
Early turnovers too much to overcome in 40-6 defeat
Claiming the Section III Class A championship required the East Syracuse Minoa football team to make two massive comebacks. One was pulled off - but the other proved out of reach.
East Syracuse, DeWitt, Manlius police blotter Week of Oct. 13 to 22
East Syracuse, DeWitt and Manlius police blotters for the week of Oct. 13 to 22
Win sends Red Rams to regional final agianst Peru
Not content with the Section III Class A championship it earned at the expense of Marcellus on Nov. 1 at SUNY-Cortland, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer team wanted to find more success in the regional playoffs, too, and earn a trip to Middletown for the state final four.
Starting Friday, Nov. 14, Central New Yorkers can visit Onondaga Lake Park and take in one of the biggest light shows in the Northeast. Lights on the Lake kicks off its 25th anniversary season next week. The event draws somewhere around 35,000 cars each year.
The Villages of Manlius and Fayetteville will hold their annual “Ski and Skate Sale” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Manlius Village Centre, located at One Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius.
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney has announced that Onondaga County and the Onondaga County Veterans Council will present the Annual Onondaga County Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Memorial Hall of the Onondaga County War Memorial.
Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci has failed in his attempt to become the state’s next comptroller. Antonacci, a Republican, earned 55,155 votes in Onondaga County to Democratic incumbent Tom DiNapoli’s 66,602. Statewide, Antonacci said he earned more than a million and a half votes, setting a record for an Onondaga County candidate.
DeWitt Police Chief Gene Conway has beaten out Toby Shelley for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s seat. Conway, who earned 66,569 votes to Shelley’s 58,829, said he was honored to have been chosen by the people of Onondaga County.
Neither John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) nor Dave Valesky (D-Oneida) had an opponent this election season. The lack of opposition allowed both state senators to coast easily back to the state legislature, earning 65,967 and 35,515 votes, respectively.