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Conway thanks supporters for election


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.

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Village of East Syracuse engages citizens by hosting municipal office open house

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.

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J-D board of education moves forward with turf field capital project

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.

Manlius 2015 town budget to increase by nearly 2 percent

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 suspended

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

J-D swimmers repeat as Farwell Cup champs

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.

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Grimes football beaten in NFF title game

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.

F-M dream season ends in regional loss

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.

J-D soccer sides headed to state final four

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.

Hornets sweep to state cross country titles again

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.

J-D cedes sectional swim crown to New Hartford

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.

ESM drops sectional final to Indian River

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.

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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

J-D boys soccer blanks South Glens Falls

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.

Lights on the Lake opens Nov. 14

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.

Villages of Fayetteville and Manlius will hold annual ski and skate sale

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.

Annual Onondaga County Veteran’s Day ceremony set for Nov. 11

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.

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Antonacci falls in bid for state comptroller

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.

Conway is the new sheriff in town

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.

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Unopposed state legislators return to office

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.

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