Latest stories


Tease photo

‘Brave the shave’: St. Baldrick’s hair-shaving fundraiser returns to Cazenovia

Beautiful baldness is returning to Cazenovia in just under three weeks when the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser to battle childhood cancer will occur at Burton Street Elementary School. Last year’s event saw 113 community members shave their heads and raise $48,700 — and organizers Sean and Erin Kate Kelly hope to raise just as much, if not more, this year.

Cazenovia Forum announces 2015 speaker series

A former acting general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, the nation's top expert on current events in Ukraine and a leading anti-corruption activist are among the upcoming speakers at the Cazenovia Forum, Central New York's premier public affairs lecture series, which recently announced its 2015 lineup.

Tease photo

Reminiscences of Cazenovia: Life in the 50s and 60s – Part 1


Cazenovia in the 1950s and 60s was a wonderland for kids. Its rich environment surely made it one of the best places in the country to spend your childhood.

Madison County Head Start now accepting applications for 2015-16 school year

Madison County Head Start, a preschool program from 3- and 4- year-olds, is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year.

Tease photo

Chittenango man arrested on child pornography charges

State Police in Oneida recently arrested Shawn J. Kinville, 43, from Chittenango, for one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class D felony, and two counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony.

Tease photo

Cazenovia Presbyterian welcomes new interim pastor

Rev. Ed Townsend has been named the interim pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia on Albany Street, a position in which he will serve for the next six months.

Caz tops Skaneateles in Class B quarterfinal

Lakers to face top seed Westhill in semifinals

In terms of the regular season, the Laker duel in boys basketball between Cazenovia and Skaneateles was a stalemate – but when the stakes got higher, Cazenovia would prevail.

Caz indoor track stars compete at state qualifier

Nichols third in boys 55-meter hurdles, long jump

One last time this winter, Cazenovia’s top indoor track and field athletes made it to Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena for Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifying meet.

Cazenovia High School honor roll – second quarter

Cazenovia High School has released its honor roll for the second quarter

Cook family thanks community for its support


Dear Cazenovia community: It has taken me a while to write this note of thanks to all of you who have been so supportive of our journey from Oct. 4, 2014, through now. As most of you know, that is the date my soul mate of more than 50 years was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed from this life to his eternal home on Dec. 10, 2014.

Magic, movies and more: Cazenovia Public Library offers family fun events in March

The Cazenovia Public Library has announced its schedule of community programs for the first half of the month of March, including family fun events, family and adult movies and an adult lecture. All events at the library will be held in the community room and are free and open to the public.

Tease photo

Simple, handcrafted furniture: Route 20 Sofa Company now open in Nelson

After 35 years working in the furniture industry, Shawn Gilmore knows what type of furniture business he wants to create — one that offers high-quality, hand-crafted furniture at mid-level prices in a good geographical location. Gilmore also wants a place where he can indulge his love of art and music and occasionally cater to non-profit organizations for events. At Route 20 Sofa Company in Nelson, Gilmore believes he has found what he has been seeking.

Tease photo

21-year-old Cazenovia man paralyzed after skiing accident

Family and friends of Barclay Talbot establish fundraiser to help with medical and rehabilitation costs

Twenty-one-year-old Barclay Talbot of Cazenovia remains in stable condition in the intensive care unit in Upstate Hospital nearly two weeks after suffering a skiing accident at Cazenovia Ski Club that broke his neck, severed his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Talbot’s family and friends have rallied to his side and offered prayers, food and support in his time of need, and recently they have started a crowdfunding website to help offset the costs of his medical care and rehabilitation, which will be considerable.

Tease photo

From the Perrson family: Every adventure has an end

Every adventure has an end; it is time for us to move back to Sweden. We came to the U.S. and Cazenovia in October 2012 from Sweden on a two-year expat contract due to Saab’s acquisition of Sensis. The fact that we ended up in Cazenovia was a coincidence, and through pure luck we found a house to rent.

Agricultural fair scholarships applications now available

The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) and New York State Showpeople’s Association (NYSSA) are currently accepting applications for their annual scholarship program, which will award up to ten $1,000 scholarships in 2015.

Tease photo

Cazenovia part of new non-emergency services telephone system

2-1-1 Mid-York a way for Madison, Oneida and Herkimer County residents to give and get help

The Cazenovia area, as part of Madison County, is now included in a three-county system that has been connected to the 2-1-1 nationwide non-emergency telephone service. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people with free community services and volunteer opportunities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

President Lincoln featured in 2015 programs at National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) in Peterboro has suspended its two-year cycle of inductions and commemorations in 2015 in order to address President Abraham Lincoln as The Great Emancipator. During this Sesquicentennial year of Lincoln’s death, the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, NAHOF and its Peterboro heritage partners will provide public programs on Lincoln from March to October 2015.

Caz boys survive playoff scare from Phoenix

Henderson scores 31; quarterfinal clash with Skaneateles next

A Lakers boys basketball team is guaranteed to reach the March 1 Section III Class B semifinal at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall. Whether it’s no. 4 seed Cazenovia, or no. 5 seed Skaneateles, will get determined by next Wednesday night’s quarterfinal showdown at Buckley Gym, which followed Friday’s opening round where Cazenovia needed Ryan Henderson’s hot hand to fend off the no. 13 seed Phoenix Firebirds and prevail by a 52-49 margin.

Please park responsibly at Fairchild Hill trail head


To the editor: Parking for the CPF Fairchild Hill trail at the south end of Cazenovia Lake is generously provided by the Trush family behind the brown building at the south end of the lake, but only if trail users do not block truck delivery traffic behind the building.

Tease photo

Burton Street Elementary students exhibit art

The Earlville Opera House opened KidsART, an art exhibit celebrating elementary school artists, on Saturday, Jan. 31.

(Continued on Next Page)


Archive by year

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015