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Fayetteville Village Apartments developer responds to F-M School District’s concerns

Believes projection of enrollment increase is incorrect

Morgan Management, the developer for the planned 250-unit Fayetteville Village Apartments on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville, has responded to the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s recent concerns with regard to the project in the form of a letter to Craig Tice, superintendent of F-M schools.

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Residents participate in introductory meeting of Jamesville Master Plan project

Master plan will guide local government in decisions about the future of the hamlet

More than 40 residents gathered at the Jamesville Fire Department on Sept. 22 to take part in a survey that will help shape a master plan for the future of the hamlet of Jamesville.

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Fayetteville deer management informational meeting to be held Sept. 29

Citizens interested in learning more about the planned deer management program in the village of Fayetteville will get the opportunity at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Fayetteville Village Offices.

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Fayetteville apartment project receives opposition from neighbors, school district

A 250-unit apartment complex proposed at the former Accurate Die Casting site on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville has received some opposition by both the public and the Fayetteville-Manlius School District in recent weeks.

Solarize CNY campaign picks up with September workshops

Upcoming workshops will be held in Manlius and Pompey

Homeowners, businesses and landlords in Central New York will have plenty of opportunities in September to learn about the benefits of solar energy and to find out how they can save money going solar with Solarize CNY. This nonprofit community solar initiative will hold two dozen free workshops and open houses throughout Central New York in September.

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First Baptist Church ‘rings’ in renovated steeple with community celebration

At a Sept. 13 community celebration, about 70 members of the First Baptist Church in Manlius were once again able to hear the church’s bell ring after being out of service for five years due to renovations to the steeple and bell tower.

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OCCRA announces free paper shredding event

Residents are able to protect their identity and recycle shredded materials

Onondaga County residents are invited to collect their confidential documents and bring them to OCRRA’s September 19 paper shredding event for secure destruction. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19 at NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse.

Column: Purple Loosestrife -- Pretty, but invasive

‘Tis late summer, and our highways and byways and wetlands are rimmed with purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). This showy wildflower is actually an invasive species that threatens native flora and fauna in our wetlands.

Bishop Grimes announces annual dinner/auction, sweepstakes tickets on sale

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Bishop Grimes will host its annual dinner/auction, “A Night under the Stars,” featuring an evening of fun for the general public.

Village of Fayetteville looks to readdress renters’ law

Issue of mold at village apartment complex reignites matter

At the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayetteville Village Board, about 15 residents of the Fayetteville Pine Apartments on Warren Street were present to address a growing issue in their dwellings — mold.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: State fair combines new attractions with old favorites

For many of us in Central New York, the summer season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Great New York State Fair. For over a century, the fair has been a statewide tradition and fixture in our community, bringing families from all over the country to Central New York. With programs for everyone from small children to seniors, New Yorkers of any age can enjoy time spent with friends and loved ones while taking part in traditions old and new.

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Adoptable pet of the week

Rudy is a one-year old male pit bull mix. He came into the DeWitt Animal Hospital on June 14 and is a very friendly boy who likes to play fetch, loves belly rubs and is good around other dogs.

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East Syracuse holds off ban of chickens after public hearing

The village of East Syracuse Board of Trustees has decided to table voting on an amendment to local law that would make it illegal to raise chickens and other farm and wild animals on properties within the village. This decision was made after a public hearing held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3, where about ten residents voiced their opinions on the matter.

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Public hearing set for Fayetteville Apartments zone change

The Fayetteville Village Board has set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, in the village office to discuss a proposed zone change that will allow plans to move forward for the Fayetteville Apartments project on 547 E. Genesse St. in Fayetteville.

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EDITORIAL: Look out for Lyme

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.