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The Nottingham residents ring in the Chinese New Year

More than 100 residents at The Nottingham Senior Living Center celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Ram for the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19.

Sheriff’s office arrests man in snowplowing scam

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man who has scammed multiple people in Onondaga County has been arrested for his crimes.

Grimes girls stunned by Westhill, 45-43

Warriors eliminate top-seeded Cobras in Class B quarterfinals

When the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team got a look at the Section III Class B playoff bracket, it saw all kinds of familiar faces standing in the way of a trip to the March 7 finals at SRC Arena, with four members of the OHSL Liberty division positioned in the bracket. But no one could have dreamed that the first of these league foes would bring the championship dreams of the state no. 3-ranked Cobras crashing down.

Red Rams rip Homer in sectional opener

ESM, Bishop Grimes, MPH all see seasons end

A quartet of area boys basketball teams would climb into the Section III playoff fray during Friday night’s slate of opening-round games – and only one made it out.

J-D girls reach sectional Class A semis

CBA edged by top seed Indian River; ESM falls to Camden

Though it had to wait through plenty of nervous moments, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team made it through to get a shot at top seed Indian River in next Saturday’s Section III Class A semifinal.

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Manlius Historical Society announces winner of the Oldest Living Resident contest

Vera Bridger Lange, who recently celebrated her 106th birthday, is the winner of the “Oldest Living Resident of Manlius” contest, sponsored by the Manlius Historical Society.

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CBA students connect with local organizations at service fair

Christian Brothers Academy students had an opportunity to learn more about organizations in the Syracuse area, as Peer Ministers hosted a Service Fair in the Callahan Gym on Feb. 4.

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2015 projects seek to make Jamesville a visitor destination

Next community meeting will be held Feb. 25

One local entrepreneur has a vision to make the hamlet of Jamesville a new dining and accommodation destination, and, to that end, he is currently in the midst of pushing forward on several proposed projects that he says will help enhance and spice up the small community during the ensuing year.

CBA/J-D hockey reaches sectional semis

Brothers rout Clinton, are one win from state tournament berth

One more victory separates the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team from a return to the state Division II tournament that it conquered two winters ago. This is the case even though the Brothers have only reached the semifinals of the Section III playoffs, doing so Wednesday night with a 9-2 romp over Clinton on home ice at Onondaga Nation Arena.

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Enders Road Elementary holds first-ever career fair

Elementary students in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District recently learned that it’s never too early to start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

Girls hoops side sweep Class A opening round

ESM, J-D, CBA all reach sectional quarterfinals

Three girls basketball teams from East Syracuse Minoa, Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt all entered the Section III Class A playoffs on Tuesday night - and all of them won.

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J-D students recognized with writing awards

Several students from Jamesville-DeWitt high school received awards in the 2015 Scholastic Writing Competition for the Northeast Region-at-large, which includes schools in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Delaware.

DeWitt and East Syracuse courts receive grant

Courts in the town of DeWitt and the village of East Syracuse have received grant money from the New York State Justice Courts Assistance Program (JCAP) to help enhance courtrooms in the communities.

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Town of Manlius selects new councilor

Will fill the vacant seat left by Jason Cassalia

The Manlius Town Board swore-in Richard Rossetti as its newest councilor at the Feb. 11 regular meeting. Rossetti, a 23-year resident of Manlius, had previously served on the town’s zoning board for two years and on the planning board for about 10 years, where he had been the chairman. He is involved in the real estate industry and construction.

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Despite financial troubles, Manlius Pebble Hill to remain open next year

Raises nearly $82,000 in recent phone-a-thon

Manlius Pebble Hill School in DeWitt has reached a deal with its bank and secured additional finances that will allow it to remain open for the next school year, school officials announced last week.

Centro could eliminate midday service to Manlius

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) has announced that the company is considering service changes and a restructuring of fare media in their service areas due to a projected $5 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Manlius resident among recipients of racial justice award

InterFaith Works of CNY will honor Lisa Alford, a Manlius resident, will be among three citizens recognized at the 2015 Racial Justice Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Francia McMillian Park, of Syracuse, and Ranya Shannon, of Syracuse, will also be honored.

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F-M senior named semifinalist in national science talent search

Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior Jay Khurana was recently named a semifinalist in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science and the Public.

Governor Cuomo announces launch of $40 million New York microgrid competition

New and Improved microgrids will bolster community access to safe and reliable energy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of the state's $40 million energy competition, NY Prize, which is now accepting proposals for microgrids that meet energy and resiliency needs of local communities. The prize money for the winning designs will be used to build microgrids across New York State to reduce customer costs and promote clean energy.

Boys Red Rams power to pair of wins

ESM heading into sectionals; MPH stays busy

Far away from the intense spotlight shown on CBA, the area’s other boys basketball teams had their own interesting experiences in the last week of the regular season.

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