Warm weather brings memories
Along the Lakeshore column from the May 8 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
Nature preservation areas are a public asset, but it wouldn't be hard for people to misuse the privilege of having access to this land.
For the third year in a row, Skaneateles hosted the New York State School Music Association Major Ensembles Festival. Groups ranged in size from 12 to 108; districts small (Southern Cayuga) and large (Liverpool) attended. In total, 30 different music groups performed.
Big close to first half leads Skaneateles to 17-9 win
All of the evidence of why the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team is favored to reclaim the Section III Class C throne was on full display throughout Wednesday night's 17-9 victory over Marcellus at Hyatt Stadium in a clash with the OHSL Liberty division regular-season title on the line.
Profile of Doreen Bianchi who is running for the Skaneateles Board of Education in the May 21 election.
Profile of Geralyn Huba who is running for the Board of Education in the May 21 election.
Profile of Rhonda Fabrizio who is running for school board in the May 21 election.
Profile of Tom Lambdin who is running for school board in the may 21 election.
Profile of Margaret Usdansky Niebuhr who is running for school board in the May 21 election.
Five candidates will appear on ballot for three spots on school board
On Tuesday, May 21, residents of the Skaneateles Central School District will be able to vote on referendums for the district budget, purchase of two new buses and candidates for the board of Education. The vote will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Waterman Elementary School.
Five years from now, the Syracuse skyline could look very different. Instead of an elevated highway heading into the city, the New York State Department of Transportation could construct an arterial boulevard. Or an underground tunnel. Or an iconic bridge. Truthfully, the DOT isn’t sure yet what the new Interstate 81 will look like. They just know that something needs to be done to replace the existing structure. “Bridges are designed to last for a certain period of time,” said Beau Duffy, public information officer for the NYS DOT. “The I-81 viaduct in Syracuse is reaching this point in time. Because repair and refurbishment of the bridge involves a significant investment, it makes sense, from a cost-benefit perspective, to look at potential alternatives for the future of the corridor.”
Editors at Eagle Newspapers were honored for their work at two recent awards ceremonies that celebrate the best journalism in Central New York and statewide.
Finger Lakes Land Trust announces ‘greenbelt’ initiative to conserve southern half of Skaneateles Lake
The Finger Lakes Land Trust recently announced its intent to create and conserve a “greenbelt” around the southern end of Skaneateles Lake. The project will begin with a pending land acquisition and conservation easement covering about 230 acres in the town of Spafford.
The Skaneateles town board made a new appointment to the town Zoning Board of Appeals, accepted a bid for the design of its website and proposed a new law at its May 2 meeting.
Skaneateles easily dispatches Westhill, Cazenovia
Back on April 15, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team was pushed into overtime at Marcellus, but emerged with a 14-12 victory and Class C favorite status. All of that will be on the line again Wednesday night, when the revenge-minded Mustangs , no. 3 in the latest state Class C rankings, traveled to Hyatt Stadium for a highly-anticipated rematch with the state no. 2-ranked Lakers.
Lakers also beat Hannibal, set up Caz showdown
As it inched toward Monday’s showdown with Cazenovia, the Skaneateles girls track and field team continued to handle the preliminary parts of its OHSL Liberty division schedule and also made some history along the way.
Singles play key as Lakers go through 2-0 week
Zach Driscoll’s tough singles victory in a match that went to the wire helped the Skaneateles boys tennis team hang on and beat rival Marcellus 3-2 last Monday afternoon.
Lakers never recover from first-quarter stumble
As a tough regular-season homestretch loomed, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team hoped, at least, that it still had full control over its neighborhood rivalry with Marcellus. Yet even that one-time certainty went by the wayside on Friday night, the Lakers getting run over on the Mustangs’ home turf in the first quarter and never fully recovering in a 13-9 loss that dipped the Skaneateles mark to 10-3 on the season.
nterim Superintendent Judy Pastel knows the importance of having an informed public, and she knows that budget issues are complicated — here and across the state and nation. And so she has been meeting with various groups in hopes of getting the information out there. This week she met with several parent groups — from the PTCs to various booster groups — to explain the key elements of the budget.
With the arrival of spring, Skaneateles’ First Friday art walk continues its “May to December Romance” of the arts. First Friday, now in its seventh year, returns from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 3 with art openings, wine tastings and entertainment throughout the village.