State Police to increase DWI enforcement this weekend

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Police will join local law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to crack down on impaired driving during the big game between Seattle and New England this weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include increased patrols on the roadways and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.

DeWitt to host forums to make town more pedestrian and biker friendly

The town of DeWitt will be hosting community discussions to gather information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Cyclists and walkers sharing the road with automobiles have inevitable impacts to both user groups.

Fayetteville residents voice concerns over proposed North Burdick Street development

Board votes 3-2 to adopt zone changes for project

Neighboring residents of the proposed 8,000-square-foot commercial development on North Burdick Street in Fayetteville last week voiced concerns about the planned location being on an area prone to flooding, and that a new development would displace the water into neighborhood homes.

Burtis appointed to legislature seat

Cicero deputy supervisor will take over for Corl

Cicero Deputy Supervisor Tim Burtis has been selected to replace Jim Corl as the Onondaga County Third District legislator.

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Docter sworn-in as new DeWitt town councilor

The DeWitt Town Board has appointed Karen Docter as its newest town councilor. Docter was sworn-in during a special meeting of the board on Jan. 5 by retired Town Judge Jack Schultz.

Residents have mixed feelings on ‘Ash for Trash’

About 50 people crowded into the Van Buren Town Hall to share their opinions on the proposed “Ash for Trash” waste management partnership between Onondaga and Cortland counties Jan. 6.

Minoa discusses solar power program

The village of Minoa is discussing plans to look into participating with the Solarize CNY program, which is a five-county effort to promote solar energy in communities. It is part the Central New York Energy Challenge with funding through the New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA).

Residents have mixed feelings on ‘Ash for Trash’

About 50 people crowded into the Van Buren Town Hall to share their opinions on the proposed “Ash for Trash” waste management partnership between Onondaga and Cortland counties Jan. 6.

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Saying goodbye to 2014

A review of some of the biggest stories of the year

As we say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015, we usually take the chance to reminisce on our past year and give good hopes for the future. Looking back through the 2014 editions of the Eagle Bulletin, there have certainly been some big events that have stood out and defined our local communities.

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DeWitt town councilor headed to Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department

After more than 20 years of service to the DeWitt Town Board, Kenneth Andrews will be leaving his seat as a town councilor to move to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department as the chief deputy to the civil department.

Q&A with Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway

In this year’s midterm elections, Onondaga County had to elect a new sheriff after Kevin Walsh announced his retirement from the position he held for 20 years. In a competitive race between Republican Gene Conway and Democrat Toby Shelley, Conway won the race by a margin of 8,000 votes. Conway, who was chief of police for the town of DeWitt when he was elected, was sworn-in as sheriff on Dec. 17 at DeWitt Town Hall. Eagle Newspapers reporter Hayleigh Gowans got the chance to interview Conway shortly before he takes office at midnight on Dec. 31.

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Corl leaving legislature

Third district representative taking job in Onondaga County Family Court

Onondaga County Legislator Jim Corl has announced he is stepping down from his seat.

Last call for ‘Ash for Trash’ public comments

Time is running out for those who want to share their thoughts on the proposed “Ash for Trash” solid waste management partnership between Onondaga and Cortland counties. There will be a public hearing on the proposal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the Van Buren town hall. People have until Jan. 17 to submit written comments on the subject.

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East Syracuse police chief to retire

Departure will coincide with DeWitt Police Department merger

East Syracuse Police Chief Donald Morris has announced his intention to retire from the department after more than six years in the position.

From the state senate: Support Cell Phones for Soldiers

I have kicked off my seventh-annual Cell Phones For Soldiers collection drive to help our soldiers serving overseas stay connected with their loved ones back home, especially during the holidays. You can support this important cause by donating your gently-used mobile phones to any of my designated collection sites throughout Onondaga County and the city of Auburn.