Proposed Chapel Street Apartments include residential units, commercial space and townhouses
A project in front of Fayetteville’s planning board could turn the old Syracuse Plastics factory into a mixed-use building as early as this year.
Katko Tapped to Challenge Maffei for 24th Congressional District
Representatives of the Republican Party for the counties of Wayne, Oswego, Cayuga and Onondaga met Saturday, March 1 to identify candidates for the fall elections. Of the eight announced candidates for Congress, seven were present and each was given five minutes to address the gathering prior to the vote. At the start of the convention, County of Onondaga Republican Chair Tom Dadey announced that Jane Rossi, the eighth candidate, had withdrawn from consideration citing health issues of a close family member. We wish her and her family all the best in this difficult time.
A representative of the owner of the former Friendly’s Restaurant building on Genesee Street met a skeptical public and an unimpressed village of Fayetteville planning board Monday night.
Village-wide referendum vote to be held April 2
After almost one year of research and discussion, three motions to abolish, two public hearings and the finalization of a contract with DeWitt, the East Syracuse Village Board voted 4 -1 at its March 3 meeting in favor of abolishing its police department and entering into a shared services agreement with the town of DeWitt.
On Tuesday, March 18, voters in the village of Minoa will be able to cast their ballot in the local village election. Incumbents Bill Brazill and John Champagne are being challenged by newcomer Trevor Van Auken for the two available trustee seats on the village board. Voting runs from noon to 9 p.m. at village hall. For results of the election, check EagleBulletin.com for updates Tuesday night.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) is seeking nominations for outstanding women from the towns of Cicero, Clay Fabius, Manlius, Pompey and Tully that make up the 127th Assembly District to be named 2014 Women of Distinction. Awardees will be recognized at the second annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 22.
New legislation could save mute swans from mass killings
Three New York lawmakers proposed a bill last week that, if passed, could allow mute swans to continue to live in the wild.
To the editor: Here we go again. It’s 2014 and the Women’s Equality Act is still nowhere. Our daughters, sisters, aunts and mothers are still facing the same discrimination in many aspects of society that they were facing more than 50 years ago. That’s why I voted in favor of the full Women’s Equality Act — all 10 points (A.8070). No woman should be considered 9/10s of a person. What New Yorkers are looking for is statesmanship. What we are left with is political theater. It’s time for the state senate to act to ensure complete equality for women.
Village plans to negotiate enhanced services agreement with DeWitt
East Syracuse residents will have to wait at least another month to find out the fate of their police department.
School districts in Central New York and beyond are in trouble, and it’s time we do something about it. That’s the message behind a pair of forums to be held Feb. 4 and 5 in Auburn and North Syracuse by the Central New York School Boards Association (CNY SBA) in conjunction with the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, Cayuga-Onondaga, Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga and Oswego County BOCES. The forums, which will take place at Auburn West Middle School and North Syracuse Junior High School, respectively, will focus on the major factors causing those financial issues and how school administrators, teachers and community members can make a difference.
After 12 years of serving as the DeWitt Police Chief, Gene Conway announced his candidacy for Onondaga County sheriff in 2014 on Jan. 9. Soon after, Conway sat down with Eagle Bulletin editor Allie Wenner to talk more about his past experiences in the sheriff’s department and DeWitt and what he’s looking forward to in the future as he gears up to start his campaign.
Citing his record “experience, training and record of leading people and meeting budget goals”, DeWitt Police Chief Gene Conway today announced his candidacy for Onondaga County Sheriff in 2014.
East Syracuse residents voice opinion at public forum
The public forum held on Jan. 6 was the village of East Syracuse’s first step towards the abolishment of the police department. A standing-room-only crowd packed into the municipal building to share opinions and find out more information before a potential vote could be held in February.
The lack of available help from senior care agencies is just one of the reasons New York state was ranked 48th in a 2011 national report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation out of 50 states with regard to support for its family caregivers. Caregivers also face extensive waiting lists for adult day care programs and rehab facilities, a lack of support for in the work environment, limited or no access to transportation and inadequate informational resources regarding care options for their loved ones. And with the Baby Boomer generation moving into their golden years, the problem is only going to get worse.
CNY community voices its opinion at forum with State Education Commissioner
For the second time this school year, New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King paid a visit to the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. But instead of observing classrooms and speaking with administrators, this time King faced a crowd of around 200 people, composed mainly of frustrated parents, teachers and students.