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Near-extinct snails repopulated at Chittenango Falls

Chittenango ovate amber snails coaxed into reproduction at SUNY ESF

Scientists from SUNY ESF made history today after releasing into the wild at Chittenango Falls State Park 200 endangered Chittenango ovate amber snails that were bred and grown in captivity. These rare, delicate snails, that measure about 1 millimeter in length when first hatched and grow up to 20 millimeters in length as adults, can be found in only one place on Earth — alongside this Central New York waterfall. And until today, there were only about 300 of them in the wild.

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History scholars honored for perfect scores

Three Cazenovia High School students scored perfect 100s on their New York State Regents examinations in United States History in June. Lara Bruno, Ryan Haley and Morgan Mapstone were rewarded for their superb scholarship with a free dinner at the Brewster Inn.

Cazenovia school district audited by state comptroller’s office

An auditor from the New York State Comptroller’s Office recently spent more than one month working in a makeshift office in the Cazenovia Central School District offices reviewing the finances of the district to ensure that Cazenovia is spending its money responsibly. The state audit was not the result of any district incompetence or malfeasance — and the results showed none of either — but rather from the Comptroller’s determination that Cazenovia CSD is suffering from “moderate” fiscal stress.

Area students to participate in Special Olympics

More than 270 student-athletes from Madison and Oneida counties are expected to participate in this year’s Special Olympics Autumn Games on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Canastota High School Athletic Complex, 102 Roberts St., Canastota. The public is invited to watch the games.

Arts for Kids program returns to Cazenovia Public Library

Back by popular demand, “Art for Kids” returns to the Cazenovia Public Library during October. “The Willow Pattern: A Story in Blue and White” kicks off the 2015 “Art for Kids” series. Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to join Pat Hill and Jenna Wright-Martin from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room.

Next Cazenovia Forum: Money in American Politics

Zephyr Teachout, described by the Daily Show's Jon Stewart as the "utter unknown" who "nearly overturned the primary" in the race for New York's governorship, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.

New Woodstock Free Library welcomes special guests on Oct. 10

If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultu

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‘A great time to be a Cazenovia Laker’

Eight inducted into Cazenovia High School Hall of Fame

More than 200 people drove out to the Rusty Rail in Canastota last Friday night to celebrate the 10 individuals and four athletic teams that were inducted into or otherwise honored by the Cazenovia High School Hall of Fame. Ranging in history from the 1937 Cazenovia Corn Huskers football team to a 2009 CHS graduate, the honorees all were a “pretty incredible” group of athletes that brought home to Cazenovia a combined 15 sectional championships and 12 all-league honors, as well as represented three high school All Americans, two coaches of the year and one national collegiate champion.

Free citizens preparedness training program in Wampsville on Sept. 28

New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will present a free disaster preparedness class from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at New Beginnings Community Church, located at 227 Genesee St. in Wampsville.

County judge, town of Caz election candidates to debate in Caz

The League of Women Voters of Cazenovia has announced that it will host a Candidate Night at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

Cazenovia College earns 12th consecutive U.S. News & World Report recognition

For the 12th consecutive year, Cazenovia College has been ranked among the top undergraduate colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges publication.

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Morrisville State College Dairy Club to hold Annual Autumn Review Sale

Morrisville State College’s annual Autumn Review Sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 19. The sale, run by the Morrisville State Dairy Club, will start at 11 a.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building on Eaton Street in Morrisville. It will be the largest in the 33-year history of the sale, with 121 lots up for consignment.

The 12th season of the Great Minds/Great Ideas Lecture Series continues in Manlius and Cazenovia

The 12th season of Cazenovia College’s Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas," will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Cazenovia and Manlius.

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Cazenovia CSD announces Bus numbers and driver assignments for 2015-16 school year

All buses leave the transportation department between 6:40 and 7 a.m. Below is listed the route of travel in the morning. Afternoon routes leave the high school complex at approximately 2:55 p.m. Pick up and return times are approximately the same as last year. Please feel free to call the transportation department at 655-1326 with questions.

Cazenovia High School homeroom assignments 2015-16 announced

Cazenovia High School administrators have announced the homeroom assignments for the 2015-16 school year