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Attend dinner and support veterans


To the editor: I would like to alert the Central New York community to an upcoming opportunity to support our area veterans. On Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), the inaugural Annual CNY Veterans Day Dinner will be held to raise funds for Honor Flight Syracuse (HFS).

Cazenovia Public Library survey results are in

In June, members of the Cazenovia community were asked to assist the Cazenovia Public Library by responding to “Your Thoughts, Our Future,” a survey intended to elicit public opinion to help the Library plan for the future needs of the community. Now the results are in, and as in the past, the Cazenovia community continues its unflinching support of the library by responding to the survey in great numbers and with great consideration.

Top-seeded Lakers roar to Class B final

Caz boys soccer blanks General Brown, to meet Skaneateles in title game

All season long, the Cazenovia and Skaneateles boys soccer teams have been inked up together, and not just because they share the same nickname.

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Caz field hockey sectional streak hits nine

Lakers smash Holland Patent in one-sided Class C final

It's getting to a point for the Cazenovia field hockey team where it's not a question of whether or not it ends a season with a Section III championship - just what are the details that lead to the title.

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Cazenovia refuge: Local residents give former laboratory test dog foster home

A four-legged friend in need of a home has found refuge in a Cazenovia household. On Oct. 11, Cazenovia resident Claire Hayes took in “Stevie Nicks,” a 4-year-old female beagle that served as a laboratory test dog for most of her life. Stevie had been rescued by a member of the Beagle Freedom Project only days before.

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Years ago in history: Week of Oct. 29

150 Years Ago November 2, 1864 — Union Meeting at New Woodstock. On Wednesday evening last a large and enthusiastic meeting was held in the Baptist church at New Woodstock. A fair delegation from Cazenovia reciprocated the good feeling displayed by the Union men of New Woodstock in their attendance upon our meeting the evening before … Excellent singing was furnished by the New Woodstock and Cazenovia Glee Clubs.

Girls soccer Lakers ousted in Class B semis

Top seed Lowville shuts down Cazenovia, 1-0

According to the plan, the Cazenovia girls soccer team would step up, reach its first Section III Class B final since 2007 and then, with the most at stake, end a quarter-century of waiting for a championship banner. Those plans fell two wins short of fulfillment, though.

Madison County holds Ebola preparedness meeting

Last week in Wampsville, the Madison County Health Department met with hospitals in the county, Madison County Emergency Management, first responder agencies, colleges and universities, and other partners to discuss local plans for coordinating an Ebola response.

School board approves ice hockey, wrestling combination teams with other districts

Sets groundwork to make cheerleading a sport next year

The Cazenovia school district Board of Education last week approved two combination sports teams with other school districts, added a new combination team and set the groundwork for making cheerleading a school sport in 2015-16.

Project Cafe to host election night dinner

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, Project C.A.F.E. is hosting an Election Night Dinner Fundraiser, all members of the family are welcome. Place your vote them come to Dave's Diner to enjoy an affordable dinner of your choice with proceeds supporting Project C.A.F.E. community activities.

State Board of Regents approves new graduation options

In the hopes of both improving graduation rates, the New York State Board of Regents last week approved a plan to add flexibility to its graduation requirements. On Monday, Oct. 20, the Board of Regents agreed to create a 4+1 pathway option, which would allow students to opt out of one of the social studies exams currently required for graduation. Instead, they could take a "comparatively rigorous" assessment in career/technical education (CTE), science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the humanities, foreign languages or the arts.

EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Prop. 1

For too long, New York’s system for drawing electoral maps has been broken. Under current legislation, members of the New York State Legislature draw the lines for legislative and congressional districts. Those lines are redrawn every 10 years by a committee made up of sitting legislators. That means that the people responsible for drawing the lines are the very people who benefit from how the lines are drawn.

Field hockey Lakers return to sectional final

Big second half pushes Caz past Little Falls, 6-0

Now the Cazenovia field hockey team is a step closer to winning a Section III championship for the ninth consecutive year. Having earned the top seed in the seven-team sectional Class C bracket, the Lakers enjoyed a full week of rest and recuperation while everyone else in the field had to go through an opening round game.

Boys soccer Lakers move playoff opener, win big

Caz, top seed, handles South Jefferson in Class B quarterfinal

Ideally, the Cazenovia boys soccer team would enter the Section III Class B playoffs as a talented and prominent top seed, ready to welcome a hapless opponent to the Sean Googin Sports Complex and then take them out. Well, that did happen - but not in Cazenovia.

Caz sails through football playoff opener

Rout of Skaneateles sets up sectional semifinal against Westhill

Compared to its usual standard, the Cazenovia football team found itself sloppy, unfocused and making mental errors throughout the first quarter of Saturday’s Section III Class B opening-round playoff game against Skaneateles at Buckley-Volo Field. And it didn’t matter one bit.

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


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.

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