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Saddened by the death of Anne Hartt-Barbey

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Anne Hartt-Barbey. Because of her advanced age, many Cazenovians are unaware of the contributions she made toward the preservation and conservation of the landscape they now enjoy.

CCH offers thanks for a successful Chilly Chili

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: More than 600 people registered for the 11th Annual Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk benefiting Cazenovia Children’s House on Jan. 11 and enjoyed running past the stores and restaurants, by the lovely homes and along our wintry roads.

A call to action for the education of our children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Preserving opportunities for students is the top priority of our school district. I am not convinced that our elected representatives in Albany share that same priority. They all say education is important to them, but what have they done to make a difference? The Cazenovia School District has lost more than $6.2 million in state funding since the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) was implemented in 2009 as a short term “fix” to the state budget crisis. In response to this significant reduction in state aid, the school district has cut staff, programs, increased class size, collaborated with other districts and plugged the hole in our budget with reserve funds for the past five years. We as taxpayers have also shouldered the burden.

Cuomo and GEA endanger student opportunities

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: In the short time I have been part of the Cazenovia school community, I have come to recognize what a special place this is for kids. I have also come to realize the endangered nature of the many opportunities our students enjoy. The threat to student opportunity in Cazenovia exists because of a state aid funding formula that for years has been both inadequate and inequitable.

Don’t let Cazenovia become a tourist trap

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: It deeply disturbs me that all four of the Cazenovia area business grants just awarded will greatly increase tourism. Residents of our village and town will lose a quality of life we cherish. Gone will be our quaint little village. Cazenovia will become a tourist trap with hundreds of visitors crowding our sidewalks and their cars and buses clogging our streets. Is this what we want?

Owera Vineyards: Misled and ill-placed

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Despite our love of agriculture, from day one we were concerned about the “vineyard coming to town.” As owners of a farm in Cazenovia, albeit not a vineyard, our agricultural experience told us immediately that a landholding the size of Owera would never be able to sustain itself as a vineyard. So what was the true intent? We found that out in the summer of 2013. As the largest landholding abutting Owera, we went from the “quiet enjoyment” of our farm to bright lights and loud city. No more sitting outside late at night and watching the stars.

Thanks to Project Café for great toy shop

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I want to extend a tremendous thank you to Project Cafe for the Toy Shop they held this past weekend at Burton Street.

High school student says: Religious/activity period is important

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Recently, many locals have been concerned about the school’s use of time dedicated to religion and Activity Period. The controversy is whether or not the religious education of the students should be taken out of the school day. Many students choose to stay in activity period instead of participating in religion. This may be because the house of worship of their religion is not available in Cazenovia or because they feel their time is better used to finish other schoolwork. I feel that getting rid of religion and activity period is a poor idea.

Protect Cazenovia’s town ethics and zoning laws

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., a public hearing will be held during the monthly meeting of this very same planning board where the discussion will, once again, be focused on an application submitted by the developer to build an even bigger event center. Please plan to attend this public hearing and make the members of the board abide by the very same laws to which they were sworn into office to uphold.

Letting the culinary spirit shine

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Two weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to let my culinary spirit shine once again. Nancy and Peter Mesurlian of Owera Vineyards hosted a cozy Harvest Dinner at the winery, drawing about 50 community members. As the sun set, we could see lights twinkling on the vines in the light rain, and the lake off in the distance. Cazenovia sure is beautiful.

Cazenovia Children's House urges all to support UCC’s annual fund drive

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: November is a month in which we focus on giving thanks. We have much to be thankful for in our community, and this is especially obvious during challenging and stressful times. There are many organizations who step forward to help and The United Community Chest of Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign drive recognizes those organizations.

Downtown pedestrian danger comes from poor street configuration

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: In response to the letter from the Wilsons in the Republican issue of Nov. 12 regarding traffic and pedestrians in Cazenovia: The main problem, in my opinion, is the unfortunate lack of street symmetry at Cazenovia's main traffic light: Lincklaen Street and Mill Street don't match up, creating a complex traffic situation that can only be handled, but not solved, by a confusing system of traffic signals.

Cazenovia should build a dog park

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I, and other canine-loving patrons of the Pewter Spoon Cafe, propose that town officials consider a request for the implementation of a dog park in or near the village of Cazenovia.

Mourning for Mr. Dubik

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Cazenovia mourns the loss of Mr. Robert Dubik, a consummate Cazenovian whose magnanimous personality, sincere compassion and visionary leadership enriched our community. His inexhaustible optimism and perpetual kindness made him a beloved superintendent and universally adored friend.

All should attend upcoming gas compressor project meeting in Morrisville

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Last month there was a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) meeting in Madison County regarding a proposed natural gas compressor station in Georgetown. The compressor project would essentially be for fracked gas from Pennsylvania much of which is planned for export.

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