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McKenney officially out as J-D basketball coach

Red Rams won five state Class A titles in McKenney's tenure

Bob McKenney, who coached Jamesville-DeWitt's boys basketball team to five state Class A championships and sent a steady stream of top players to Syracuse University and other destinations, will not return to the Red Rams for the 2015-16 season.

Red Rams fall again in state Class A final

Turnovers doom J-D in 48-39 defeat to Williamsville South

Twelve months later, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team again stood at the brink of history, poised to grab the first state championship in the program’s history. And once more, despite an all-out effort, the Red Rams’ dreams were dashed at the final hurdle.

J-D girls roar back to state Class A final

Red Rams rout unbeaten Albertus Magnus in state semifinal

For the most part, defense is the main reason the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team has strung together a run of Section III and regional Class A titles. So it's little surprise that defense was the main reason why the Red Rams have earned a second consecutive appearance in the state championship game.

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Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office investigates Jamesville bank robbery

Deputies are looking to identify suspect

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at about 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the M & T Bank on 6499 E. Seneca St. in Jamesville.

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Municipalities across New York state ask for infrastructure funding

Many municipal leaders across New York State agree that local infrastructure is crumbling in terms of road paving, bridges and drainage repair, and some groups in the state are looking for a way to fund infrastructure projects to repair the roads citizens use on a daily basis.

Carr, Mattox win trustee seats in East Syracuse village election

Justice Joseph Zavaglia will remain in seat

Janet Mattox and incumbent James Carr, both of the People’s Party, have beat out Conservative Party candidate Bernie Ment to fill two trustee seats as a result of the March 18 East Syracuse village election.

Details released for proposed apartment project in Fayetteville

Developers of a proposed apartment complex aimed at “empty-nesters and young professionals” on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville presented a planned unit development (P.U.D) application at the March 9 Fayetteville Village Board meeting.

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Village of Manlius residents approve $10.8 million fire station project

Two incumbent Trustees win reelection

Citizens in the village of Manlius have voted to approve a $10.8 million bond resolution to construct a new fire station on the corner of Enders Road and Route 92 in the town of Manlius. The unofficial vote after the March 18 election was 260 ‘yes’ and 234 ‘no,’ with 14 absentee to be counted.

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Public hearing set for ‘cruise ship on land’ senior living center in Manlius

A public hearing has been set for Wednesday, March 25, for the proposed “cruise ship on land” Resort Lifestyle Communities senior living center, to be located at the corner of North Burdick Street and Medical Center Drive in the town of Manlius.

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Dog rescued at Clark Reservation after falling into crevice

Owners create a GoFundMe campaign to cover cost of medical bills

A Doberman Pinscher dog is safe after falling down a 20-foot crevice at Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville on the evening of March 16 and being rescued by emergency responders and concerned community members after a more than six hour ordeal.

Fayetteville tax rate will stay the same in 2015-16

Residents in the village of Fayetteville will see no increase in their tax rate, which will remain at $6.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, according to Mayor Mark Olson, who presented the tentative 2015-16 budget at the March 9 village board meeting.

LETTER: Helping pets find a home

To the editor: There has been a great deal of concern and upset about Hope, the black Labrador retriever that was found severely underweight in the freezing temperatures of Lysander, and her feline companion, who succumbed to the cold.

Driver backs into patrol vehicle before fleeing during traffic stop in DeWitt

A 25-year-old woman is in jail on multiple charges after backing into a marked patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene of a traffic stop by DeWitt police on Thompson Road at Grover Street on Monday.

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Community supports J-D basketball coach McKenney at school board meeting

District officials said no decision has been made regarding boys' basketball program

More than 200 Jamesville-DeWitt community residents, students and former players attended the March 16 meeting of the J-D Board of Education to show their support of Bob McKenney, the varsity boys' basketball coach who is reportedly being forced to leave his position. Mark Schulman, president of the board of education, made a statement in the beginning of the meeting, which was moved to the high school auditorium because of the expected large turnout, that the board would take comments from the public, but would not make any decisions regarding the boys' basketball program that night.

F-M speaker to discuss his personal history of substance abuse

A former high school and college athlete will share with the Fayetteville-Manlius community how his use of drugs and alcohol negatively impacted the choices he made as a student and later in life as an adult.

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Fayetteville-Manlius High School students to hold dance marathon to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times

On Saturday, March 21, from 4 to 8 p.m., Fayetteville-Manlius High School, along with campers from Camp Good Days and Special Times, will collaborate for Dance Marathon 2015 (FM DM).

Brothers reach regional final, fall to Scotia-Glenville

Albany-bound Cremo scores 39 against CBA

Ending a six-year Section III title drought was a task the Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team could handle – but stopping a defending state champion sporting a 50-game win streak with a superstar having the most productive game of his high school career proved too much.

CBA/J-D hockey drops state semifinal to Sknaeateles

Penalties, late surge by Lakers leads to 4-3 defeat

A long, exhilarating odyssey that the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team hoped would lead to a second state championship in three years ended on Saturday, and it came at the expense of an opponent it had spent the entire winter trying to subdue - but could not in their last and most important encounter.

J-D girls basketball returns to state final four

Red Rams sweep Averill Park, Peru in regional round

Two wins this weekend at Hudson Valley Community College would earn the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team a return ticket to Troy for a second consecutive crack at the state Class A final four - and it got both of them.

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Outpour of support from community in favor of J-D basketball coach McKenney

Petition gains more than 1450 signatures in one day

A change.org petition in support of Bob McKenney, the varsity coach for the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team, has gained more than 1450 signatures over the course of one day.

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