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Roberts appointed to state position

BOE announces vacancy in the 128th

Sam Roberts is no longer the assemblyman for the 128th district. Roberts, who was first elected to the seat in 2010, was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. He was confirmed by the state senate last week just before the end of the state legislative session.

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Good things come to those who wait

The Patience Project seeks homes for longtime shelter dogs

No one had even looked at Duke for more than a year. The 3-year-old Rottweiler-shepherd mix had sat in the kennels at CNY Veterinary Services in Clay since he was 6 months old. His chances for adoption looked grim. Then Duke’s photo was featured on Facebook on a page dedicated to dogs like him who have spent months or even years in shelters. The Patience Project’s picture was shared on one page after another and ultimately made its way to Gerry Ioannone in Rochester.

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Syracuse Woman Magazine editor narrates book

Eagle news employee and Syracuse Woman Magazine Editor Alyssa LaFaro recently narrated a book called “The Finger Lakes Region: A Photographic Portrait,” published by Massachusetts-based Twin Lights Publishers. The book features photos from all over the Finger Lakes Region, taken by local photographer and Keuka Lake resident Bill Banaszewski.

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East Syracuse native graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

John (Jay) F. Sloan Jr. of East Syracuse, successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 22 with a bachelor’s degree in system engineering and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ens.

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Green Lakes State Park announces $9 million in renovation projects

The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.

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Area Police Blotters: June 4 to 17

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Column: A Gift of Swans

The best Fourth of July gift ever -- the Manlius swans have received a reprieve from the likes of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The gift made by the Cheney family about 100 years ago, has been now been re-gifted by the state agency.

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Dr. John D. Callahan elected to represent Northeastern Society of Orthodontists on Board of Trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists

John D. Callahan has been elected by the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) as its representative on the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Callahan is a partner in Callahan, Flanagan, Smith & Stock Orthodontics, with offices in Fayetteville, Fulton and North Syracuse.

Municipal-run green initiatives are important for the future of the global environment

On Monday, June 22, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Minoa wastewater treatment plant to signify the completion of the newest addition to the Cleanwater Environmental Research Facility (CERF) project.

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Over the Moon

Lune Chocolat settles into new digs

While Lune Chocolat isn’t exactly new in the ‘Cuse — Emily and Mike Woloszyn founded the artisan chocolaterie in 2011 — the shop is branching out into popsicles, coffee and ice cream in its airy new home on Brickyard Falls Road in Manlius. “Nobody’s walking into each other,” Emily says of the 2,200-square-foot shop, which once was a hair salon.

Teen is saved in Jamesville Beach near-drowning incident

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports lifeguards at Jamesville Beach Park are being credited for saving the life of a 14-year-old girl after a near-drowning incident this afternoon.

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CORE FCU receives sixth consecutive statewide award

For the sixth consecutive year, CORE Federal Credit Union received the New York Credit Union Association’s prestigious Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award. The award was presented to CORE FCU during the New York Credit Union Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Convention, held June 11 to 14 in Bolton Landing, NY.

Additional Moving DeWitt forum scheduled at Barnes and Nobles

An additional forum is scheduled at Barnes and Nobles in DeWitt to continue gathering information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

Column: Update on Deer Control

As soon as spring weather permitted it, I undertook to build and rebuild my deer fencing with the objective of excluding deer 100 percent this season. Here is what I did.

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Wellwood students donate thousands of sandwiches to Syracuse soup kitchen

Local community members in need received some extra help this year, thanks to the efforts and generosity of Wellwood Middle School students and staff.

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Letters to the editor: Week of June 24

E. Syracuse deputy mayor responds to DeWitt supervisor about fire protection costs

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Manlius Cavalry Club golf course to celebrate 50th anniversary

On June 27, The Cavalry Club will celebrate 50 years of operation as a golf course with a dinner and nine- and 18-hole tournaments.

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Ribbon cutting held for innovative multi-faceted wastewater treatment plant in Minoa

Project possible by $564,000 grant from New York State Green Innovative Grant Program

A project that has taken roughly six years to complete was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony to show the completion of a fuel-producing biodigester and a modified constructed wetland capable of reducing pharmaceutical impacts in wastewater on June 22 at the Village of Minoa wastewater treatment facility at 100 Kalin Drive.

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F-M graduates 329 in class of 2015

In their final act as high school students, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Class of 2015 turned their tassels on June 19.

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Christian Brothers Academy students learn about various professions at career days

Ninth grade students at Christian Brothers Academy had an opportunity to investigate possible careers that suited their personality and academic areas of interest this past spring, as the school hosted four career days.

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