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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Plan to fund private schools with tax credits misses the mark

As we enter the last days of this year’s legislative session, there’s one issue that continues to echo loudly in the halls of the Capitol — the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC).

F-M tops list for academic performance in six county area

A Buffalo-based business magazine has for the fifth consecutive year ranked the Fayetteville-Manlius School District number one in academic performance out of 54 public school districts in the Syracuse area.

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F-M educator turns fallen oak tree into learning experience

Recently, a large oak tree fell outside of Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville. But instead of letting the tree be cleared without circumstance, an educator decided to turn the large fallen tree into a learning opportunity for students.

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CBA’s Brother Jozwiak and Keough assume new leadership roles

The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers Academy announced today that it would be adopting a president and principal leadership model effective with the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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F-M coach named National Girls’ Cross Country Coach of the Year

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s cross country, indoor and spring track head coach has earned another accolade to add to his list of honors.

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Vahey, Byrnes win JDFA scholarships

Benjamin Vahey and Meghan Byrnes, seniors at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, received Jamesville-DeWitt Faculty Association two-year and four-year scholarships during the school’s June 4 awards night.

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DeWitt cuts ribbon on Butternut Creek Recreation and Nature Trail

After more than a decade of work to create a local park system connected through trails and walkways over the old Erie Canal, the ribbon was cut last weekend on the Butternut Creek Recreation and Nature Trail in DeWitt to celebrate the opening of the new wooden boardwalk.

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Suiting up: ESM educator to take part in space academy

Wins scholarship through Honeywell to become efficient STEM teacher

Molly McGarry, a teacher at East Syracuse Elementary, will soon be “taking off” to space academy in Huntsville, Ala., to learn about what it takes to be an astronaut and bring back what she learned to her students.

New principal appointed for Jamesville Elementary

Jamesville-DeWitt school district officials have announced the appointment of Peter Reyes as the new principal of Jamesville Elementary school.

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J-D student named National Merit Scholarship winner

Marion K. Maxwell, a senior at Jamesville-Dewitt High School, has been selected as the winner of a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Every kid can be a hero during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

Summer vacation is almost here, and that means it’s the perfect time for our kids to run, jump and play outside. But did you know they can also save the world, defeat the bad guy or make the winning shot — all without leaving home? This season, inspire your child to have fun and become a reading hero by participating in the assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Eight OCC faculty and staff members receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Eight OCC faculty and staff members have been named SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence winners. The system-level honors acknowledge and provide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

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Four Fayetteville-Manlius high school students arrested for criminal sale of a controlled substance

The Manlius Police Department has announced the arrest of four Fayetteville-Manlius high school students, three adults and one juvenile, for the sale of prescription medication.

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OCC’s Chief Diversity Officer earns “Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award”

Onondaga Community College’s Eunice D. Williams has been selected to receive a “2015 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award of the Tri-State Area.”

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MPH Sophomore Violinist to Perform with Moscow Ballet

Manlius Pebble Hill School sophomore violinist Jeongyoon Han will soon be adding another remarkable achievement to her long list of accomplishments. On Dec. 13, 2015, Han will perform with The Moscow Ballet for their "Wunderkind Program" at the OnCenter.