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Caz girls stop Skaneateles in soccer sectionals

Big first half sets up semifinal against unbeaten Lowville

True, the ending to the regular season was not what the Cazenovia girls soccer team had in mind – far from it. But if things break right in the Section III Class B playoffs, the Lakers could get the best possible chance to atone and finish on top.

Caz girls volleyball ties for league title

Wins over Solvay, LaFayette help Lakers tie Westhill for first

Though it took a whole lot of effort and court time, the Cazenovia girls volleyball team was quite happy to walk away from the 2014 regular season holding a share of the OHSL Liberty division title with the Westhill Warriors.

CAP thanks community for success of recent gala

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On Wednesday, Sept. 24, community members came together at the Owera Winery to join Community Action Partnership in honoring Tom Driscoll, Patricia Race and Jerry Romagnoli, all local residents who have supported CAP for many years. Tom and Patricia are former board members who are still helping out, and Jerry is an advocate and friend of CAP who has helped on construction and building projects.

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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.

Vote for Tom Driscoll for town board

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: During the last 10 months that Tom Driscoll has served on the town board, he has repeatedly demonstrated an open minded, unbiased method of operation. I encourage you to elect him Nov. 4 so he can continue making a difference in Cazenovia.

Cazenovia Fire Department thanks community

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: The Cazenovia Fire Department wishes to thank the community for joining us at our annual open house. We enjoy connecting with our fellow community members, demonstrating our training, equipment and skills, as well as having the opportunity to educate the public about fire safety.

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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.

County board of elections offers extra hours for absentee ballot voting

Madison County Commissioners of Elections, Lynne M. Jones and Laura P. Costello, announce that the Madison County Board of Elections office in the county office building in Wampsville will be open four evenings and two Saturday mornings previous to the general election to be held on Nov. 4.

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.

13th Annual Wheler Family Conference to focus on justice

Cazenovia native Emma Buckhout will deliver keynote address

Cazenovia College will host the 13th Annual Wheler Conference on World Affairs at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College. Emma Buckhout, program assistant with the Latin America Working Group in Washington, D.C., will kick-off the event.

Lakers stunned in OT by late Westhill goal

Monds scores with 10 seconds left on controversial tally

Jayanna Monds was offsides by several yards, as far as the Cazenovia girls soccer team was concerned. Westhill, on the other hand, thought that Monds had perfectly timed her run. The only thing that matters was that no whistle was blown. And Monds, with just 10 seconds to play in overtime, put home the decisive goal as the state Class B no. 3-ranked Warriors edged past the state no. 8-ranked Lakers 3-2 in Saturday's regular-season finale.

Caz field hockey rips past ESM again

McLaughlin nets four goals for Lakers in 5-0 romp

Safe to say, the Cazenovia field hockey is eager to enter the post-season again. Carrying with it the burning memory of its overtime defeat to Pierson/Bridgehampton in last November’s state Class C final, the Lakers have gone through a 2014 regular season that’s included plenty of tests, but also some impressive all-around efforts.

Lakers smash Oneida, earn B East title again

Caz football continues domination over Indians

If ever there was a time for the Cazenovia football team to piece together its most complete effort of the season, it was now. With the Class B East division championship on the line, the Lakers went to Oneida Friday night and reminded everyone why it was the reigning Section III Class B champions, setting a season-high point total and smashing the Indians 64-18.

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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.

We need dedicated leaders like Tom Driscoll in Cazenovia

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Tom Driscoll for the Cazenovia Town Board. The town board and the community will benefit from Tom’s continued service.

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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.

Inform yourself for upcoming Nov. 4 election

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On Nov. 4, Cazenovia voters will go to the polls to choose statewide officials, our U.S. congressman, New York state legislators and Madison County and town of Cazenovia officials. The public is invited to attend a candidate forum with Bill Magee and John Salka, the candidates for the 121st NY State Assembly District. This will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

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