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Phillips named Mr. Caz 2015

Eleven Cazenovia High School students from grades eight through 12 strutted their stuff before a sold-out crowd last Friday, April 24, for the sixth annual Mr. Caz Pageant. In the end, only one could walk away with the crown — and that was senior Danny Phillips.

School board offers first reading of revised religious release time policy

The Cazenovia Board of Education last week received the first “reading” of the proposed revision to the district’s religious release time policy for students who attend religious education during the school day. The changes in the policy do not effect whether or not the program will continue to exist — it must under state law — but rather how it is administered and how it ensures that all students in the district receive “appropriate educational opportunities” throughout the school day.

Rotary thanks community for supporting recent scrap metal and food drive

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On behalf of the Cazenovia Rotary Club, I would like to thank the community for supporting our recent scrap metal and food drive we held on April 11. The event brought in more than $500 worth of scrap metal and food donations. The donations will used to support the “Feed Our Vets” food pantry which is a organization that provides food for veterans in need.

Bike safety event to be held on May 2

Caz Bike Day 2015 will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Burton Street Elementary School parking lot.

Caz lacrosse goes 4-0 in six-day span

Lakers defeat LaFayette, CBA, Marcellus, J-E

In the most crowded stretch of its schedule, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team would play eight games in 12 days, exhausting itself against a wide variety of strong opponents, and capped by this Friday’s rematch with the Westhill team it beat in triple overtime on April 13.

Girls lacrosse Lakers take pair of losses

Caz falls to Skaneateles, Marcellus during 1-2 week

No matter how it looked facing other top foes in the Section III Class C ranks, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team knew that, ultimately, it would get measured by how it fared against that other group of Lakers with state championships on its resume.

Cazenovia track teams sweep Solvay

Lakers, Bears both compete at Chittenango Invitational

It hasn’t taken long for Cazenovia’s girls track and field team to move to the forefront in the OHSL Liberty division race. During last Wednesday’s meet against Solvay at Buckley-Volo Field, the Lakers fought cold, windy conditions and rolled to a 111-30 victory over the Bearcats.

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Ukraine conflict in the spotlight as Cazenovia Forum hosts top foreign affairs expert

The conflict in Ukraine will be the focus of the next Cazenovia Forum lecture and discussion, as one of America's leading experts on the region presents an in-depth look at the Ukrainian government's struggle with pro-Russian separatists and their backers in Moscow. The presentation by Adrian Karatnycky, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the U.S., will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Morgan Room of Hubbard Hall at Cazenovia College.

Willow Festival to celebrate history, ecology and art

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation has announced that it will host a Willow Festival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Cazenovia Willow Patch, just south of the center of the village.

Mr. Caz Pageant returning for sixth year

The sixth annual Mr. Caz pageant is hitting the stage yet again, with 13 potential kings from grades eight through 12 vying to capture the 2015 Mr. Caz title.

Homeowners file suit to annul Western Gateway zone change

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Home owners in the new Western Gateway zoning district, on the lake's southern shore, filed a lawsuit this week to annul this rezoning. Their complaint is that the rezoning adulterates their neighborhood by introducing commercial uses into a district whose dominant use has been residential since Cazenovia was first incorporated as a village in 1810.

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Village sued over Western Gateway rezoning

Two families who live on Ledyard Avenue have filed suit in state supreme court against the village of Cazenovia, claiming that the Western Gateway rezoning law approved in September 2014 was illegal spot zoning that is inconsistent with the village comprehensive plan and should therefore be annulled.

Teens’ arrests does not reflect on our community

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Thank you Mr. Emerson for showcasing the pictures of Cazenovia's high school desperadoes on the front page of this week’s Republican; I'll be sure to be on the lookout for them in the village. While you describe our community as "saddened" and "ashamed" by this incident, I would like to say what shames me is that many in this community, including you Mr. Emerson, can't let the families of these boys make their way through what has surely become a nightmare for them without the constant reminder that half the town is judging them, and not very silently.

The “buts” do not have it

EDITORIAL

The topic of the three teens’ recent arrests for throwing homemade chemical “bombs” at a teacher’s home continues to be part of the Cazenovia community conversation. What interests us is how many people continue to defend the behavior of these boys who allegedly broke the law and could have seriously injured someone. We continue to hear comments in person and see comments online and in social media — such as the letter to the editor in this week’s issue — that say, “I’m not saying the boys did not do wrong, but…” and “I’m not trying to defend the boys’ behavior, but…” Ever and always, there is that “but” — that grammatical coordinating conjunction that people pretend does not mean they are excusing the boys’ behavior, when really that is exactly what they are trying to do.

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Yellow Brick Road Casino unveils lineup of Oz-themed bars and restaurants

Grand opening date of casino to be revealed next week

The Oneida Indian Nation this week revealed the lineup of new bars and restaurants that will be a part of its new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. The $20 million gaming venue celebrates the Village of Chittenango’s connection with the American classic book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Yellow Brick Road Casino’s just-announced venues “stay true to the book’s whimsical theme,” according to a release from the Oneida Indian Nation.

School board approves proposed 2015-16 budget

District stays within tax levy limit, maintain all programs

The Cazenovia Board of Education last night approved the proposed 2015-16 district budget of $26,858,858. The budget represents an increase of $362,904 or 1.37 percent from last year, and assumes a tax levy increase of 2.04 percent which is at, but does not exceed, the district’s tax levy limit for 2015-16. The budget maintains all existing academic, athletic and extracurricular programs as well as all existing class sizes.

Cazenovia town board continues benthic mat rental program for 2015

The Cazenovia Town Board last week voted once again offer its benthic mat rental program to lakefront property owners for the 2015 season to continue its efforts to manage excessive weed growth in Cazenovia Lake.

Willow Festival to celebrate history, ecology and art

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation has announced that it will host a Willow Festival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Cazenovia Willow Patch, just south of the center of the village.

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Town finds, donates antique snow scoop to county historical society

After decades gathering dust in the New Woodstock Town Highway Garage, an antique horse-drawn snow scoop, once used to remove snow from the streets and sidewalks of Cazenovia, has been donated to the Madison County Historical Society.

Mr. Caz Pageant returning for sixth year

The sixth annual Mr. Caz pageant is hitting the stage yet again, with 13 potential kings from grades eight through 12 vying to capture the 2015 Mr. Caz title.

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