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A successful restaurant does not belong among homes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Chairman Huftalen and members of the planning board, Like many Cazenovians, I am worried by the precedent that will be set if the non-conforming use at the corner of Chenango Street and the bridge is rezoned as a Planned Development. The present proposal for expanded office space and a restaurant with outside seating will be character changing for the single family neighborhood — by which I mean Chenango and Mill streets and Riverside Drive.

Cazenovia Children's House thanks community for Chilly Chili support

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: It was a record-breaking year all around for the Chilly Chili, even with record cold temperatures! From the 1,012 registrants to the 845 finishers braving the elements to the 24 event sponsors and 16 food and beverage sponsors.

Community should oppose possible abolition of selection classification program

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Thank you for the informative coverage of the recent board of education meeting. Good journalism engages the public to get involved in the major issues facing our community. That said, I am hoping other taxpayers will join me at the Feb. 24 board meeting and discourage board members from abolishing a long-standing policy that has allowed exceptional athletes from the seventh and eighth grades to participate in high school-level sports. Gifted players from any game should not be denied the opportunity to excel.

Retaliation against students should be addressed by school board, administration

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To the editor: In your recent story regarding selection classification in athletics, board member Marris said “it is because people are afraid of retaliation against their children on the athletic team and in school” that parents aren't showing up at BOE meetings to express their opinions. I find it very troubling that parents in our community fear retaliation and would like for the BOE, the superintendent, administration and teachers to address this concern.

Peggy’s Lot needs short-term parking for post office users

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Every trip to the post office has become a quest: I have to circle the block several times, looking for that elusive space to emerge. Now that one space is dedicated to the “handicapped” among us, the task is become more daunting. One would think a handicapped space could be dedicated just inside Peggy’s Lot, where it would be safer disabled persons to enter or exit their vehicle. It seems paradoxical that an available space typically presents itself on the opposite side of the street to my line of travel.

Owera Vineyards owner responds to editorial and criticism

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: In June of last year, we opened Owera Vineyards on East Lake Road with the best of intentions. Our plan was to contribute to our local community and economy by developing a beautiful farm winery that produced and sold local products. We also hoped to create a business for our family. It was never our intention to cause any concerns or disruptions for our neighbors.

Cazenovia school district renovations are nonsense

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: The district’s Referendum Newsletter says “… will ask residents to approve a $7.4 million proposal to renovate and upgrade existing infrastructure in all three school buildings.”

Community support keeps Caz looking great

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: A hearty thank you to those who supported the Cazenovia Garden Club's annual holiday sale. It is proceeds from this sale and also from the garden club’s spring plant sale that fund the seasonal projects that make Caz look great throughout the year. The wreaths and garlands that adorn Albany Street in December, the beautiful flower pots and window boxes in spring and summer and the evergreen arrangements that look great throughout the winter are all garden club projects.

Zoning lawyer appalled by Owera actions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I'm a long-time Caz resident and a zoning lawyer. I'm appalled at how Owera Vineyards has manipulated the right-to-farm law to create a catering business that steals from its residential neighbors by robbing them of their peace and quiet.

Thanks to Project Café for toy shop fundraiser

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I am writing to thank Project Café for the wonderful “Toy Shop” fundraiser organized by students and parent volunteers on Dec 13 and 14.

Excited about Hilltop historic recognition

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: It is exciting to read of the addition of Dorothy Reister’s house at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park to the State Register of Historic Places. This listing provides official recognition of buildings throughout the state and nation that are cultural resources worthy of preservation.

Thanks for the wonderful welcome to Cazenovia

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I would like to thank the community of Cazenovia for giving me such a wonderful welcome since I opened my new business, Fred’s Barber Shop, in the Town and Country Plaza in September.

Thanks to supporters of Stay Strong Charlie T-shirt fundraiser

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Thank you to everyone who supported the Stay Strong Charlie T-shirt fundraiser. We sold 554 T-shirts! A very special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tilison, owners of Dave's Dinner for allowing us to use Dave's Diner to host the event and helping us sell t-shirts for Charlie. None of this would have been possible without them.

Owera neighbors pleased by recent events

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On behalf of many unified neighbors, we would like to commend both the New York State Liquor Authority and the Cazenovia Town Planning Board on recent decisions and requests made in response to Owera Vineyards’ most recent applications and requests to expand their wedding banquet business.

Caz Garden Club thanks all

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: The Cazenovia Garden Club would like to thank everyone who helped with the holiday decorations in the village.

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