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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.

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.

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FREE center in Fenner breaks ground for new educational building

The Fenner Renewable Energy Educational (FREE) Center has broken ground for construction of an educational building that is being added to the center to teach about renewable energy options.

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Cazenovia athletes participate in regional Special Olympics

Fifteen student-athletes from all three Cazenovia Central School District schools last week joined nearly 300 student-athletes from 11 schools in Madison and Oneida counties to compete in the annual Madison-Oneida BOCES Special Olympics Autumn Games at Canastota High School.

Art for Kids: Passenger pigeon sculptures at the Cazenovia Public Library

The 2014-15 “Art for Kids” series is underway with the second installment in this popular series scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

Cazenovia school board calls on state legislature to end Gap Elimination Adjustment

The Board of Education of the Cazenovia Central School District on Sept. 15 unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the New York State Legislature to end Gap Elimination Adjustments when adopting New York State’s 2015-16 Annual Budget.

October brings domestic violence awareness to Madison County

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and, with the recent local and national events that have occurred, it has come at a good time.

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History scholars honored for perfect scores

Two Cazenovia High School students scored perfect 100s on their New York State Regents examinations in United States History in June. Gabby Yates and Eli LaGorga were rewarded for their superb scholarship with a free dinner at the Brewster Inn. The students were both members of Kurt Wheeler’s history class during 11th grade. Fourteen of Wheeler’s other students just missed the dinner by scoring 99 percent on their exam.

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Cazenovia College, Le Moyne College sign 4+1 articulation agreement

Graduates of Cazenovia's Business and Management programs will now have formal path to earning MBA at Le Moyne's Madden School of Business

Le Moyne College President Linda LeMura and Cazenovia College President Mark Tierno formally signed a “4+1 partnership agreement” on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at a ceremony held at the Madden School of Business, located in Mitchell Hall at Le Moyne College. The agreement, a first between the two local colleges, provides Cazenovia students and graduates with a formal path to admission into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at Le Moyne upon satisfactory completion of their baccalaureate programs at Cazenovia.

Rippleton Schoolhouse ‘Community Day’ coming this weekend

From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, the Friends of Lorenzo will once again host Community Day, a day celebrating the beginning of Autumn, a bountiful harvest and the relocation of Rippleton Schoolhouse to Lorenzo. This fun-filled tradition has become a staple in Cazenovia’s fall calendar since 2002.

Cazenovia school district begins new school year with new initiatives, equipment

The 2014-15 school year started two weeks ago not only with great excitement and enthusiasm from students and parents, but also with new initiatives and equipment in all three school buildings within the Cazenovia Central School District, the building principals told the board of education at its Sept. 15 meeting.

Yale professor hosts ‘emotional intelligence’ workshop for parents

Marc Brackett is “trying to build an emotionally intelligent New York.” Brackett, director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, is teaming up with OCM BOCES to host interactive workshops for parents and teachers to learn how to raise emotionally intelligent children — that is, children who can manage their emotions effectively throughout life’s ups and downs. Brackett will be holding three “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters” workshops next week: one for parents Sept. 30 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, and two for educators Oct. 1 on the OCM BOCES campus in Liverpool.

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Cazenovia College President announces his retirement

Mark Tierno plans to make the 2015-16 year his last as president of Cazenovia College

Cazenovia College President Mark Tierno recently announced to members of the college community at a special Campus Update gathering, that he plans to make next year (the 2015-16 academic year) his last as he retires from the Cazenovia College presidency.

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