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White-tailed deer management program gains approval by village board

Finalized plan must be approved before any action is taken

The Fayetteville Village Board voted to approve the proposed bait-and-cull white-tailed deer management program at their Nov. 23 meeting, which will allow the program to move forward for the expected Dec. 23 start date.

Second Annual Baseball Bash to be held to support the Challenger Field of Dreams project

Johnny Damon, former Yankees and Red Sox World Series Champion, will provide the keynote address

The second annual Baseball Bash to benefit the Carrier Park Challenger Field of Dreams will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. at The Oncenter Ballroom. The event includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment, auction and keynote address from Johnny Damon, former player on the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams.

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Village ‘in it for the long haul’ with deer management program

Vote will occur at a future meeting

It was standing room only at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Fayetteville Village Board of Trustees, where residents got a chance to sound off on the proposed bait-and-cull white-tailed deer management program that is pending approval by the board.

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Public hearing on deer management program to be held Nov. 9

The Fayetteville Village Board has scheduled a public hearing on its proposed deer management program for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the village offices.

In the Earth: Fall clean-up 2015

This year, we have had two hard frosts here in Manlius before the majority of the leaves have fallen. This has rapidly separated the tender perennials, which are rapidly turning to mush or dried brown sticks, from those who don’t much care about a bit of cold. The grass, however, is still growing fairly vigorously.

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Submissions being accepted for ‘Elevating Erie’ competition

Goal is to revitalize Erie Canal corridor through Syracuse

The city of Syracuse and the town of DeWitt have recently announced they hope to bring about positive change to the Erie Canal corridor through a new competition called “Elevating Erie.” Town and city planners hope this competition, open to entrants on an international scale, will help stimulate and guide future development of the 14-mile gap of the Erie Canalway trail starting at Erie Boulevard in DeWitt through the city of Syracuse.

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Fayetteville DPW will hold open house on renovated garage Oct. 24

Have you ever been curious about the trucks that pick up leaves, repair roads and plow snow throughout the year in your local community?

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Keep your community clean

Volunteers wanted for annual DeWitt Fall Cleanup

Looking for a way to volunteer in your community and make it a more attractive place to live? The DeWitt Advisory Conservation Committee (DACC) is looking for volunteers to contribute to the second annual DeWitt town-wide fall cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Residents speak on proposed Fayetteville deer management program

More than 50 residents packed into the Fayetteville Village Courtroom on Oct. 8 to learn more about — and to voice their opinions on — the proposed white-tailed deer management program, which would include a bait-and-cull bow hunting system to decrease the deer population in Fayetteville.

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MPH senior spent summer on 1,000 mile canoe adventure

DeWitt resident and Manlius Pebble Hill senior Sofia Verheyen spent her summer on the water, basking in the sun, enjoying the great outdoors … sort of. While this is all true to some extent, she didn’t exactly enjoy a lot of “down time” during her summer break. She did, however, have an adventure like no other, paddling almost 1,000 miles from western and northern Ontario to Hudson Bay by canoe with Camp Wabun.

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Run for your life! A look at CNY’s haunted attractions

Part 2

So, last week, we looked at a few of the early bird haunted attractions in Central New York. This week, a second round of monster havens opened and the screams throughout the countryside are getting louder. Without further fanfare, let’s begin.

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Historic DeWitt cemetery on the road to repair

It’s been more than 110 years since the last burial occurred at Messina Springs Cemetery on James Street in DeWitt – and for decades the cemetery looked like what it was: abandoned. During the past few years, however, members of the community and DeWitt town officials have been working to rehabilitate this historic spot and have made great strides this year.

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Southern Hills Motorcycle Posse presents $4,500 to Clear Path for Veterans

On Sunday Sept. 27, the Southern Hills Posse attended the Clear Path for Veterans third annual motorcycle ride. With 250 riders present, the club presented a check for $4,500 to Clear Path for Veterans.

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‘Fiddler, Fun and Food’ -- Jamesville community event to be held Oct. 4

The Fiddlers Green Park Associations is inviting the community to join them for a fall gathering in the park from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 on Solvay Road in Jamesville.

Editorial: Community input is key to find deer management program suitable for Fayetteville

The overpopulation of white-tailed deer in the village of Fayetteville has become a problem that needs to be solved. The village cannot turn a blind eye to the increase of Lyme disease found in people and pets, the increase in vehicular accidents caused by deer and the damage to property and vegetation caused by clusters of deer settlements in the village.