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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.

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.

Erieville United Methodist Church not facing closure

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Recently, there have been rumors that the Erieville United Methodist Church is facing closure. Although we are currently small in number, we want to let you know that there is a dedicated core of members that are working to revive our church under new leadership.

Thanks for Barclay Talbot fundraiser support

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On behalf of the Cazenovia Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team, we wish to thank the Cazenovia community for its enthusiastic support of the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Barclay Talbot, held on Sunday, March 22, at St. James Catholic Church. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, the benefit included many wonderful raffle prizes and a bake sale.

Thanks to community for support of St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: It is with full hearts that we, the organizers of St. Baldrick’s Cazenovia, are proud to say thank you to our community, volunteers and shavees for the tremendous outpouring of support for this year’s event.

Dismayed by dire budget situation of Cazenovia district

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: As a former student of the Cazenovia school district, where I was a student from kindergarten through my senior year, it is only after a substantial time away that I realize just how fortunate I was to enjoy an education of the quality I received there. One could easily spend an entire editorial on the excellent faculty alone: more than a few figures from Cazenovia High have provided guidance that remains pertinent on a daily basis even now.

Kudos on the Robert Dubik Scholarship Fund dinner

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Kudos to Chef Callahan Judge and all the Judge family along with Dave's Diner for the wonderful Robert Dubik scholarship fund dinner.

Trout Unlimited is protecting your local stream

GUEST COLUMN

The Madison County Trout Unlimited Chapter 680 will begin monitoring Chittenango creek starting in March. A program instituted at the national level encourages chapters to be proactive on tracking changes in local streams. Much concern for the streams began when hydrofracking became more prevalent throughout the country. Other possible contamination sources are industrial, agricultural or unforeseen random events.

Thanks to John P. Kennedy for his reminiscences of Cazenovia

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I would like to thank John P. Kennedy for writing the article of reminiscences of Cazenovia.

CCP thanks community for Gala support

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Cazenovia Community Preschool, its board of directors and 2015 planning committee would like to express heartfelt thanks to the community for supporting the second annual Gala at Lincklaen, held Friday, March 6. Once again the event was sold out and proved to be a night to remember.

Congratulations to students on a great musical production

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the High School Drama Club's production of “Singin’ in the Rain.” Our congratulations to all the students, their teachers, and their parents — all of whom obviously devoted long hours to preparing this marvelous performance.

What a show!

Editorial

Last weekend’s high school drama club production of “Singin’ in the Rain” was an amazing production of great acting, well-executed singing and dancing and impressive live orchestral accompaniment. All the performers in the show, musicians in the pit, stage and production crews and production staff deserve the standing ovation they received Saturday night, and can be rightly proud of an impressive accomplishment.

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Reminiscences of Cazenovia: Life in the 50s and 60s – Part 2 of 2

At the east side of the north block of downtown Cazenovia in the 50s and 60s was Mulligan’s Imported Woolens. Mulligan’s had a high stamped tin ceiling and shelf after shelf of fine sweaters and scarves. Ed Daley worked there for years. It is still going. The place has not changed much in more than 100 years.

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Think it’s cold now? Dave Shephard can tell you a story about February 1934

If you mentioned to Cazenovia resident David Shephard how cold it was at the start of this past February, he will point out that the start of February 1934 was even colder. In fact, the first two weeks of February 1934 were colder than 2015. Dave won't tell you this because he remembers that February, but it was a pretty important time in his life, nonetheless.

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