Jason Emerson

Editor, Cazenovia Republican
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Jason Emerson can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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Preliminary Cazenovia town budget now available for public viewing

It is municipal budget time again, and the Cazenovia town board last week approved its tentative 2016 budget to make it the preliminary budget. The $3.1 million budget includes $1.5 million to be raised by taxes, which is similar to last year’s budget. The preliminary budget is now available for public viewing at the town office and on the town’s website at townofcazenovia.org.

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A truly special day

Caz brings largest team yet to regional Special Olympics

Nineteen 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.

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Community cider project gets 200 bushels of apples

Harvest Moon Cidery to make 2,000 bottles of cider

When Matt and Juanita Critz, owners of Critz Farm and the Harvest Moon Cidery on Rippleton Road, decided to invite the public to contribute wild apples to help make a new “Community Cider” by Harvest Moon, they were hoping at least a few people might find it interesting and participate. Their goal was to receive at least 50 bushels of apples, which is half of what is necessary to make one batch of hard cider, and if their collection fell a little — or a lot — short, they would just use their own apples to fill in what was needed. On Sunday, Oct.4, the final day of the weeklong community apple collection project they were doing, the Critzes were somewhat surprised to find they did not make their goal – they quadrupled it.

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Missing Fenner woman arrested day before disappearance

Ragina Garrison, the 49-year-old Perryville Road woman missing since Tuesday, was arrested by state police the day before her disappearance because of a reported domestic dispute with her 22-year-old daughter.

Caz College student arrested for threatening females with knife

Cazenovia police have arrested an 18-year-old Cazenovia College student on menacing, weapons and drug charges after he allegedly threatened two female students with a knife, and allegedly held a knife to one girl’s throat.

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Fourth time not a charm — Burglar caught red-handed in Caz Sports Bowl

Police encircle building, find suspect hiding in bowling alley ceiling

Cazenovia Sports Bowl was burglarized for the third time in three weeks this past Wednesday, Oct. 7, and then, only 24 hours later, the alleged burglar returned for a fourth robbery. And this time, Cazenovia police caught him in the act.

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Massive search underway on Perryville Road for missing 49-year-old woman

Woman identified as Ragina Garrison of Perryville Road

Police personnel from three counties and the state parks are currently searching for a missing 49-year-old woman on a stretch of Perryville Road in Fenner just before the Canastota town line.

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Are your kids safe on the Internet?

Cazenovia Middle School students get safety tips at recent assembly

Wendy Fical likes to start her middle school presentations about Internet safety with a story about a teen who scored the winning touchdown at his latest football game. The boy loves online gaming, and tells one of his online partners that his team won 21-20 in their division championship game. That doesn’t seem like excessive personal information, right? But from just that little amount of information, the teen’s male online gaming partner used the Internet to find out enough information about the boy to show up at his house. That is just one of thousands of examples that Fical, a program director with the national Center for Exploited and Missing Children, has told middle schoolers about how even the most basic of personal information they put out onto the Web can be used unsavory and dangerous people.

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Turning 100 is ‘better than 90’

Cazenovia centenarian and family celebrate his rare milestone

Frank Lacko Sr., of Ballina Road in Cazenovia, turned 100 years old last week — and he seemed to take it all in stride. “It’s better than 90,” he said during a family birthday party in his honor last Saturday, Oct. 3. “I’m that much older and I know that much more.”

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Circa to reopen at Nelson Corners in 2016

Alicyn Hart said she will never move a restaurant again — but she’s also hopeful she won’t have to. The former proprietor of the popular Cazenovia restaurant Circa, that closed its Albany Street doors more than one year ago due to rising rent costs, is planning to reanimate her signature establishment in a new building and a new location early next year — on Route 20 East at the four corners of Nelson.

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