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Pit bull advocacy group seeks to change laws, perception

When Stephanie Heath Higgins met Grace, she could barely hold up her head. The pit bull, at 7 or 8 years old, should have weighed around 60 pounds. But Grace weighed about 30. She was emaciated, dehydrated, suffering from an eye infection. She couldn’t walk. Her organs were shutting down. But Higgins loved her anyway.

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Young and driven

22-year-old Chelsea Shorney returns to CNY to open esthetic boutique

Most 22-year-olds are either still in school or just beginning their careers with an entry- level position. But Chelsea Shorney is an exception – she’s already the boss. On July 1, she opened Chelsea’s Esthetic Boutique, where she’s a licensed esthetician. Shorney received her New York State esthetician license when she was only 18, and said her age caused many people to dismiss her without giving her a chance. Still, she’s glad to have her foot in the door in the esthetics business.

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Dutch archivist connects F-M grad with father’s WWII past

The story of how Sheila Vester, Fayetteville-Manlius High School Class of ‘72, was reunited with her father’s military past is unlikely.

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Manlius parking troubles continue

Nothing changes since last board meeting; business owners form merchants association

On Feb. 12, the Manlius Village Board held its first meeting since the announcement that Mike Magley, the owner of the parking lot behind businesses on the 100 block of East Seneca street, had been towing cars nearly every day. A standing room only crowd, packed with government officials, business owners and concerned residents waited for nearly an hour to learn that the board was still waiting for a completed appraisal of lot 14 in order to make an offer on the lot and take the first step towards solving the parking problem.

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Cuse Pit Crew launches SOS Pet Project to deal with shelter overcrowding

This summer has created the perfect storm for shelter overcrowding. Fireworks send many animals running, and their owners don’t always check area shelters. Many have been forced to give up their pets due to financial hardship. Litters of unexpected puppies and kittens end up in shelters after their owners fail to spay or neuter their cats and dogs. And most recently, area flooding has forced homeowners and renters to move, sometimes leaving their pets behind. As a result, local shelters are struggling to keep up with the skyrocketing rate of abandoned animals.

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Williams leads J-D to shutout of Fulton

Win sets up first-place showdown with Nottingham

Josiah Williams was not with his teammates in the Jamesville-DeWitt football locker room before the Red Rams' game against Fulton Friday night. J-D head coach Eric Ormond didn’t even know if his star running back would arrive before the second half as the Red Rams jogged out for warm ups.

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EDITORIAL: County should amend law allowing officials to hold two positions

For all intents and purposes, if elected, you’re allowed to be a county legislator and a mayor. You’re allowed, and capable, of holding two positions at the same time. State law says that. Numerous attorneys agree. The law is the law. But is the law what’s best for the community?

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OT goal sends girls soccer Red Rams past CBA

Holmes, Gordon both return from injuries

Two big names - Jessica Holmes and Eva Gordon - came back on the field just in time for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team's showdown with Christian Brothers Academy. And it was Holmes delivering the decisive goal in overtime, which pushed the Red Rams past the Brothers 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

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Village of Manlius rings in bicentennial with Founders Day

Things have changed a lot since the village of Manlius was established in 1813. But on Saturday, Sept. 22, local residents had a chance to step back in time for a day and enjoy some of the simpler things at Founders Day — the kickoff event to the village’s bicentennial celebration.

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Girls soccer Hornets eliminate CBA

F-M advances to Class AA semis against B'ville

Cheyenne Hall made sure that the Fayetteville-Manlius girls soccer team's Section III Class AA title quest lasts at least one more round. Hall scored twice and assisted on another goal to power the Hornets past Christian Brothers Academy, 3-1, in Thursday night's AA quarterfinal.

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Parking issue is a matter of quantity, not of control

Mike Magley responds to the "Manlius Parking Problems" article with his second letter to the editor

The parking issue facing Manlius is not a result of who controls the Clancy-Magley Enterprises, LLC (“Clancy-Magley”) parking area. Parking is a premium in the Village of Manlius, as noted in the Jan. 22 Manlius village board meeting. Bella Cigna recently went through issues of parking, just as the newly opened Ironwood Pizza now faces. The parking issue is a matter of quantity, not of control.

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Theobald, Manlius Republicans receive Conservative Party backing

At a meeting of the Town of Manlius Conservative Party Committee on Thursday, May 2, Town Supervisor Ed Theobald and his slate of Republican running mates received the party’s designation for this fall’s town elections.

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Tempers flare at East Syracuse board meeting over taxes

Village will hold annual fireworks show July 13

About 40 people packed the board room in the East Syracuse municipal building on June 3 for the village’s monthly meeting. The topic of the village’s recently – cancelled fireworks was on the agenda, but that wasn’t what brought the masses in. They were all there because they had just received their first tax bill of the 2013-14 fiscal year - and the fact that they will all have to pay 22 percent more than last year has finally hit home.

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Try melons in salad, sorbet or smoothies

What's in the Box?

On a hot, summer day there is nothing more satisfying than biting into a sun-ripened, thirst-quenching melon.

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Camillus couple to open ‘Lune Chocolat’ in Manlius

Ever have chai tea or stout beer flavored chocolate? Pretty soon you won’t have to go far to try them.

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ES-M students win $15K with texting while driving video

The TV studios at East Syracuse-Minoa High School will be getting a facelift, thanks to the video work of students Chris Steinberger and Matt Pede.

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Duckling reunited with mother after DPW employee lifts it from Manlius sewer

Traffic stopped at the corner of Fayette Street and Highbridge Road in Manlius Tuesday morning, as village firefighters and DPW employees worked to save a baby duck that had gotten stuck in the sewer.

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State Education Commissioner praises F-M for its adaptation to the Common Core curriculum

The first week of school brought a big surprise for one local middle school: on Friday, Sept. 6, State Education Commissioner John King visited Wellwood to talk with F-M Superintendent Corliss Kaiser and observe classes teaching the new Common Core curriculum, which was implemented last school year.

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Fayetteville author publishes cook book with a twist

Sharon Bailhe’ spent much of her young adult life traveling the world and eating in the finest restaurants. She credits her acute taste in food to both her travel history and her experience eating in some of New York City’s best restaurants as a child growing up in Wilton, Connecticut. When she and her husband finally settled in Fayetteville about thirty years ago, she said she wasn’t in love with Central New York restaurants.

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