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J-D’s Roach picks up 400th coaching victory

Red Rams blank Cortland, 6-0, for veteran mentor

And on the third try, Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer coach Joe Roach climbed to a new plateau – that of 400 career victories.

Should town clerk be appointed or elected?


This question will be voted on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the DeWitt Town Hall by the residents of DeWitt. If you want to vote come to town hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and cast your ballot on “yes” to change the town clerk position to appointed or “no” to keep it as an elected position every two years. I am writing this letter to help clarify so when you vote you are voting on facts and not scare tactics.

Food service changes to take place at F-M High School

Whether it was through their words or actions — like tossing the majority of the food on their lunch trays into the garbage — Fayetteville-Manlius High School students made it known that they were unhappy with the changes that have taken place in their school cafeteria since the federal government implemented the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010. They have been heard, and by mid-September will see big changes in the foods offered in their school.

Supervisor does not make a compelling case for appointed town clerk


To the editor: I read the justification for making the town of Dewitt clerk appointed as opposed to elected. Ed Michalenko does not make a compelling case for appointing a clerk answerable to him.

ESM hosts season-opening cross country meet

J-D girls finish third; Butler, Marra lead individuals

The hot weather broke just in time for East Syracuse-Minoa’s season-opening cross country meet, which drew 12 boys and 11 girls teams to the Pine Grove Junior High School course, all of them eager to get the 2014 campaign underway.

J-D girls soccer blanks West Genny, Westhill

Red Rams sweep at Marcellus; CBA wins early games

Glimpses of the past, present and future would mark the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team’s whirlwind early-season tour.

F-M boys soccer returns to Swan Pond

Hornets start 3-0, sweep Rochester foes at C-NS Optimist Tournament

Part of the deep, abiding tradition of Fayetteville-Manlius soccer was brisk fall evenings spent in the shadow of the Village Library and games under the tall lights of the field known to one and all as Swan Pond.

MPH, Grimes soccer teams earn early-season wins

Girls Cobras look to contend for sectional Class C honors

Ever since a semifinal defeat to Fabius-Pompey in last fall’s Section III Class C semifinals, the Manlius-Pebble Hill boys soccer team has geared up for a championship run in 2014.

J-D boys soccer coach close to milestone

CBA, defending sectional champs, get off to quick start

Having battled it out for Section III Class A honors a season ago, the Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer teams could have that same fight once more.

On the campaign trail: First responders endorse Maffei

Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) announced last week that he had earned the endorsement of local public safety officials in his campaign to keep his seat in the 24th Congressional District. Several first responders joined Maffei at a press conference to announce their support for the incumbent, who is running against former federal prosecutor John Katko of Camillus.

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Fremont Elementary earns state Reward School designation

Fremont Elementary has been designated as a High Achieving Reward School for 2014-15 by New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. Fremont is recognized as a school leading the state toward the accomplishment of educational excellence through an increase in student achievement.

DeWitt councilman: Taking away the people’s right to elect their own representative to serve as town clerk is just wrong


To the editor: The truth about the DeWitt town clerk is that the position is required by law and the fact that the current administration believes they are more capable of choosing the person to fill the position rather than allowing the taxpayers to elect the town clerk is just arrogant. The town clerk has been an independently elected official that is accountable to the taxpayers and should remain an independent position.

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Sixth annual Teal Ribbon Run to benefit Hope for Heather

For the sixth year, some 800 teal-clad runners and walkers will take to the streets to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. The Teal Ribbon Run/Walk benefits Hope for Heather, a Liverpool-based organization dedicated to helping women with ovarian cancer and raising awareness about the devastating disease. The nonprofit was started by Frieda Weeks to honor the memory of her daughter, Heather. In November of 2008, Heather lost her battle with an aggressive form of colon cancer. But before her passing, she worked for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, making it her mission to eradicate the disease. After her death, her mother started Hope for Heather to carry on that mission.

Grimes gets football rebirth, earns OT Dome win

Cobras rally past New York Mills, 18-12, with late surge

A long time has passed since the Bishop Grimes football team really offered a challenge to the top Section III programs - and when Section III threw a lifeline, the Cobras jumped at the chance to fight for a championship. At least for the moment, those dreams aren't far-fetched as, with a hard-fought comeback Sunday night in the Carrier Dome, Grimes defeated New York Mills 18-12 in overtime.

Hornets see Wittig hurt in loss to C-NS

Golembieski burns F-M for 305 yards, six touchdowns

Challenges surrounded the Fayetteville-Manlius football team even before it set foot in the Carrier Dome Saturday night to face Cicero-North Syracuse in the Kickoff Classic.

ESM, J-D football take season-opening losses

Spartans fall to Vestal; Red Rams beaten by Indian River

A combination of opening-night jitters and high-quality opposition led to a long, difficult Friday evening for the East Syracuse-Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt football teams. The short-handed Spartans could not keep up with Section IV Vestal in a 47-13 defeat in the Kickoff Classic at the Carrier Dome, while the Red Rams, making the long trip to the north country, was contained for most of the game and fell to Indian River 37-21.

CBA falls to Henninger in title-game rematch

Turnovers hurt Brothers; Alletzhauser lost for season

A long, hard and emotional week for the Christian Brothers Academy football program culminated in a game that reflected those struggles.

J-D girls swimmers win season opener

CBA falls to C-NS; F-M has new coach in Gallivan

Three area girls swim teams all began their respective 2014 seasons on the same Thursday night, but only one of them emerged victorious.

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DeWitt to hold 9/11 memorial service

The town of DeWitt is hosting a memorial service to honor the heroes who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the 9/11 Memorial at the DeWitt Town Hall, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse.

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West Genny girls tennis ends F-M win streak

Wildcats' 4-3 victory ends 329-match Hornets run

Someone, somewhere was eventually going to end the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis win streak that stretched out over 21 years and covered 329 consecutive matches. And West Genesee was all too happy to be the side that pulled it off.

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