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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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