Latest stories


DeWitt tree planting process a success

The town of DeWitt, in conjunction with Onondaga Earth Corps, Cornell Cooperative Extension, People In Action and residents and management of Springfield Garden Apartment Complex, joined forces to plant 22 trees along Caton Drive in DeWitt in mid-October.

Tease photo

Green receives service to the community award from Onondaga County Medical Society Alliance

Manlius resident and town councilor Karen Green last week received the Citation of Alliance Member Service to the Community award from the Onondaga County Medical Society

Manlius Police make three arrests during DWI checkpoint

On Nov. 14, the Town of Manlius Police, in its pursuit of traffic safety, conducted a DWI checkpoint in the 6900 block of Kirkville Road.

Christmas at Lorenzo bedecked in holiday plumage

The spicy aroma of wassail, the shimmer of handbells — it’s “Christmas at Lorenzo,” and the magic of the holiday season takes flight this year in each room of the mansion. From peacocks in the formal dining room, to cardinals in the gentlemen’s library, the artistry of volunteer decorators will bring the theme “Birds of a Feather” to life in every room.

Tease photo

J-D girls stunned by Somers comeback

Late goals lead to 2-1 state Class A semifinal defeat

Mere minutes away from a berth in the state Class A championship game for the second time in three years, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team saw the whole thing fall apart - due in some way to the strong work of its opponent, but also due to a call that will sting for a long time to come.

Boys soccer Red Rams fall in state semis

East Hampton starts fast, stops J-D 3-0

For the second time in five years, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer team had made it to the last weekend of the season, bound and determined to bring the program's first state championship home. But before it could really settle down in Saturday morning's state Class A semifinal at Middletown High School, East Hampton had seized the initiative, and would not let go.

An open letter to the residents of the village of Fayetteville


To the editor: Our elected trustees are all fond of saying how much they value the “quality of life” in the village of Fayetteville and how hard they fight to ensure that the “quality of life” here is safeguarded. For the most part, I doubt that this motivation can be questioned. However, there are times when the policies they enact and defend defy both common sense and the “quality of life” that they so desperately want to defend. One such example of a misguided policy is their support of Richard Green’s revival of an old law that interferes with a resident’s right to contract for snow removal services.

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Area police blotters

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

(Continued on Next Page)

Archive by year

2011 2012 2013 2014