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Caz cross country third in girls, boys league meets

Ridings fourth in boys race; Rowles also fourth on girls side

One more big race remained before Cazenovia’s cross country teams could turn their collective attention to next Saturday’s Section III Class C championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

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Magee, Salka talk state assembly issues at Cazenovia debate

Despite the cold, wet weather in Cazenovia Tuesday night, nearly 100 people showed up at the Cazenovia Public Library to attend a debate between Democrat Bill Magee and Republican John Salka, the two candidates running for election to the 121st district in the state assembly. The debate, sponsored by the Cazenovia League of Women Voters, covered issues ranging from raising the minimum wage, to state electoral redistricting, public funding of political campaigns, state school funding, casinos in New York state, alleged corruption in the state legislature, gas drilling in New York, marriage equality and how to keep residents and businesses from leaving the state due to high taxes.

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Cazenovia Crop Walk raises more than $2,500

More than 200 community residents — mostly high school and college students — turned out on a cold, windy Sunday last weekend to participate in the annual Cazenovia Crop Walk for hunger. And they raised more than $2,500 for local and world hunger programs.

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Business First ranks Cazenovia in top five school districts Upstate

Business First, a Buffalo-based magazine that conducts annual evaluations of the 100 top school districts throughout Upstate New York, last week released its 2014 results — and named Cazenovia Central School District no. 5 Upstate, no. 3 in the Syracuse region and no. 1 in Madison County.

Nelson town board adopts tentative budget, approves tax cap override

The Nelson Town Board is moving forward with its work on the town’s 2015 finances, and last week adopted the tentative budget and approved a local law to override the state tax levy cap. The tentative budget is only the first stage in the budgeting process, so the current working numbers and potential tax rate for 2015 have not been released to the public.

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GCACC announces first annual Fall Festival

The Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its first annual Fall Festival is scheduled for Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. This is a community event for Cazenovia, New Woodstock, Erieville and Nelson. Everyone is invited to participate.

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Caz runners drop showdown with Skaneateles

Rowles, Neal both break course record in rain

Even with Clara Rowles breaking a course record at the Skaneateles Polo Grounds, the Cazenovia girls cross country team could not snatch the OHSL Liberty National division regular-season title away from those other Lakers.

Village board hears Creekside redevelopment plan update

For the first time in about six months, the Cazenovia Village Board of Trustees monthly meeting had no controversial topics on the agenda, no public hearings and no crowds of concerned spectators filling the board meeting room. Instead, the board discussed much simpler local issues such as an update on the progress of the Creekside Planned Development District, water line extension requests, approving an inter-municipal agreement with the town over proposed fire department training, resident concerns about a poor street paving job and a resignation from the village zoning board of appeals.

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Town wrapping up lake weed control efforts for 2014

With the onset of fall, the town of Cazenovia has begun wrapping up its Cazenovia Lake restoration/weed control efforts for the year and started preparing for 2015.

Federal disaster loans available for small businesses

SBA announces loans available for recovery from two weather incidents

U.S. Representative Richard Hanna recently announced Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes in several counties in New York’s 22nd Congressional District as a result of two weather incidents.

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Buyea resigns as Fenner town clerk

Fenner Town Clerk Joanne Buyea announced last week she will be leaving her position on Oct. 31. Buyea has served as town clerk for more than 13 years, and said she is leaving to spend more time at home with her husband, who is retired.

Cazenovia police make four narcotics arrests in four days

Cazenovia Village Police officers made a string of narcotics-related arrests last week, that included not just violations for marijuana, but possession of brown heroin and crack cocaine with intent to sell.

Caz College bomb threat investigation closed without arrest

The criminal investigation into the bomb threat that caused the evacuation of five Cazenovia College residence halls three weeks ago has stalled and, unless a new lead emerges, the case will soon be closed without an arrest.

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Lakers stop VVS, head to showdown with Oneida

Caz football gets three TD's from Connellan

Having done their parts for the past six weeks, the undefeated football teams from Cazenovia and Oneida are ready to decide the Class B East regular-season championship on Friday night. When it faces the Indians, the state Class B no. 3-ranked Lakers will carry plenty of confidence, flowing from an offense that showed more potency in Saturday's 48-7 victory over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill at Buckley-Volo Field.