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ESM experiences smooth opening, despite construction project

East Syracuse Minoa district schools had a smooth opening week, despite some expected hiccups in bussing Pine Grove middle school students to alternate locations due to the district’s $29.4 million “Greener, Greater Grove” construction project, during which Pine Grove is closed this year.

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OCM BOCES opens new Innovation Tech high school in Liverpool

For too long, we’ve been doing education the same way — and it’s doing our students a disservice. At least, that’s what the administrators at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES believe. And they’re trying to address the problem by introducing a new kind of instruction in Central New York. OCM BOCES held an official grand opening for its new Innovation Tech high school Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the facility at the Lee G. Peters Career Training Center in Liverpool. Classes began Sept. 3.

ESM, J-D girls soccer both top CBA

Spartans win in regulation; Red Rams require OT surge

In a span of less than 48 hours, the Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa girls soccer teams both notched big wins over Christian Brothers Academy.

F-M, CBA football staggered by home losses

Brothers stunned by Corcoran; Hornets fall to Henninger

That the Fayetteville-Manlius football team would struggle on Friday night, taking a 36-6 defeat to Henninger, wasn't a big surprise, since the Black Knights enjoy a no. 14 state Class AA ranking and are considered the favorites for the Section III title. What was surprising, though, was what happened a few miles down the road at Alibrandi Stadium.

ESM football rolls to shutout over J-D

Grimes holds off South Lewis, improves to 2-1

Someone was going to move to the top of the wide-open Class A American division when neighbors East Syracuse-Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt met up for their annual showdown Friday night. And it was the host Spartans warming up to that task, using its ground game to pound away at the Red Rams from start to finish on its way to a 41-0 victory.

F-M cross country overwhelms West Genny, C-NS

Girls Hornets beat two state top-10 foes; boys break WG course record

Another week brought another showdown for the Fayetteville-Manlius cross country teams – only this time, it was the girls taking the spotlight.

J-D swimmers get key win over Oswego

CBA battles hard in defeat to West Genesee

Facing a challenger for Onondaga High School League supremacy, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls team was up to that threat. The Red Rams, piling up points through top-three sweeps in two different events, overcame the individual brilliance of Oswego in Wednesday’s meet, putting together a 100-84 victory over the Buccaneers.

F-M field hockey rallies past B’ville in OT

Late goals by Bansbach put Hornets into league lead

Autumn chill had arrived in Central New York, just as the Fayetteville-Manlius and East Syracuse-Minoa field hockey teams dealt with important contests in their respective leagues.

Grimes girls rout Cato, hold off Ludden

MPH boys soccer remains undefeated

Even before the middle of September, the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team was making a deep and indelible mark on the rest of the OHSL Patriot division.

An introduction from the new editor

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The past two weeks have been a transitional period at the Eagle Bulletin, as we said goodbye to previous editor Allie Wenner, I started taking over the reins at EB — while also continuing my work as editor of the Cazenovia Republican — while we at Eagle Newspapers worked to hire a full-time reporter to assist me on both newspapers. This is a new editorial configuration for us, having one editor and one reporter work together on two newspapers, but one we feel will generate better newspapers as we move forward.

Five Star Urgent Care adds location in Fayetteville

East Genesee Street walk-in facility now open; ribbon cutting and open house scheduled for Sept.19

Five Star Urgent Care has become the largest provider of urgent care services in Central New York with the company’s expansion to Fayetteville. The Fayetteville facility is Five Star’s third location in Syracuse, marking their sixth overall location across Central and Western New York. The new center is located at 6870 East Genesee St., and will serve patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

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Who’s in charge, the village or the town?

Manlius town board and zoning board members discuss disagreement with village over lead agency status for proposed new fire station

Town of Manlius government leaders said last week the village of Manlius is squeezing them out of the planning process for the proposed new fire station at the corner of Enders Road and Route 92, even though the site of the new station is entirely outside the village.

DeWitt town board outlines upcoming referendum vote oversight, certification

Absentee ballots not allowed, bipartisan group will count votes and third-party will certify results

Responding to concerns and accusations about a fair process — or lack thereof — for the Sept. 22 special election for the town clerk position referendum, the DeWitt Town Board last week outlined how and by whom the election will be monitored and the votes counted and certified, and also addressed accusations that referendum information had been suppressed by the interim town clerk.

On the campaign trail: Maffei agrees to debates

During the 2012 season, Rep. Dan Maffei participated in just two debate. He's upping that number this time around. The Democratic incumbent running for the 24th Congressional District has announced a series of debates and joint appearances with Republican challenger John Katko. Four debates will be televised by local stations, and two will be broadcast on public radio.

F-M, CBA soccer sides gather for 'Red Out' games

Third annual fund-raiders benefits American Heart Association

Two years ago, in memory of his daughter, Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer coach Joe Papaleo joined his side with Fayetteville-Manlius for an early-season showcase. Now it's turned into a big event, and the faithful gathered again Saturday night at Swan Pond for the third annual "Red Out" to benefit the American Heart Association.

J-D, ESM football head into showdown winless

Red Rams edged by Whitesboro; Spartans fall to Indian River

A large portion of the regular season remains for the Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa football teams, including all of their play in the Class A American division. But when the two neighbors clash next Friday at ESM Stadium, they'll do so sporting 0-2 records after the Red Rams' valiant comeback fell short in a 24-21 defeat to Whitesboro and the Spartans took a 32-21 defeat to Indian River.

F-M, CBA football roar back with big wins

Hornets rout Proctor; Brothers take out Nottingham

Injuries at key spots, along with poor performances, had followers of the Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy football teams concerned in ways far beyond the losses they took in their respective season openers at the Carrier Dome.

J-D girls soccer maintains unbeaten mark

Rams crush Cortland, Oswego; ESM wins twice

The confidence gained by Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls soccer team in the wake of its sweep of the Marcellus Tournament, where it blanked West Genesee and Westhill by a combined 9-0 margin, carried over when OHSL Freedom division play resumed.

F-M tennis roars back, sweeps trio of foes

Auburn, C-NS, Liverpool fall after long win streak ends

Freed from the burden of having to carry a 21-year, 329-match win streak, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team moved on in a splendid manner.

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Syracuse East CROP Hunger walk coming Oct. 5

Sunday, October 5, east side community members will join thousands of people across the U.S. in the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk. This year’s event being held at DeWitt Community Church will begin at noon with registration and a Hunger Awareness Lunch. Walkers will head out at 1 p.m. and travel the surrounding neighborhoods up to LeMoyne College, where snacks and water will be distributed. The walk is approximately three miles and an easy terrain. This is a community event and all are welcome.

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