Republican John Katko has ousted Dan Maffei from the 24th Congressional District seat. Katko claimed victory on Election Night by a margin of more than 18,000 votes. Though Maffei had obtained a court order impounding absentee and military ballots, it’s unlikely they’ll change Tuesday night’s outcome.
Two goals in 42 seconds beats Caz, 2-0, in title game
Forty minutes of boys soccer action did nothing to settle matters in Tuesday night's Section III Class B final - but soon after, 42 seconds of pure bliss helped deliver Skaneateles its first championship since 2010, at the expense of its Laker rivals from Cazenovia.
Michael Iannettoni had been charged with driving while intoxicated five times when he killed Vincent Russo. Iannettoni had four previous convictions for DWI and was awaiting sentencing on a fifth when he struck Russo’s car on Buckley Road in Liverpool on Jan. 9, 2011. Russo, 82, of Liverpool, was on his way to Mass. Iannettoni was drunk. Russo died three days later. Iannettoni was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, first- and second-degree vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving, crossing a double solid line and failure to keep right. He was sentenced to eight and a third to 25 years in prison. But for Russo’s family, it wasn’t enough; they believed he never should have been on the road that night in the first place, given his dangerous history. With the help of State Sen. John DeFrancisco, the Russo family pushed forward a law that would increase penalties for those with repeat drunk driving offenses.
Performace will kickoff with special dinner theater performance for seniors
Local man recognized for contributions to community
Market offers local goods
The Corner expands on the Skaneateles Bakery, adds new dimension
Modified football team has winning season
Church fundraising campaign
Florist celebrates four decades in Skaneateles
Singer's talents praised
Skaneateles girls take third in team standings
Having won races throughout the fall, it only figured that Skaneateles girls cross country runners Kaitlyn Neal would prevail again during Saturday's Section III Class C championship meet at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. Even as the state Class C no. 6-ranked Lakers could only manage a third-place finish behind Westhill-Bishop Ludden and Cazenovia, Neal again left the rest of the field behind her.
Skaneateles edges Clinton, to face Caz for sectional title
For the fifth time in seven years, the Skaneateles boys soccer team earned a trip to the Section III Class B championship game. Yet for sheer excitement, it would be difficult to top the way the Lakers got there this time around.
Lakers drop regular-season finale to unbeaten West Genny
Having turned itself into a regular presence at the top of the standings at each year’s Section III Class C championship meet, the Skaneateles girls swim team is going for more glory.
Lakers beat J-E, fall to Westhill in semifinals
Within a 24-hour span, the Skaneateles girls volleyball team had the capability to reverse the entire course of its season and earn the right to play for the Section III Class C championship.
In the hopes of both improving graduation rates, the New York State Board of Regents last week approved a plan to add flexibility to its graduation requirements. On Monday, Oct. 20, the Board of Regents agreed to create a 4+1 pathway option, which would allow students to opt out of one of the social studies exams currently required for graduation. Instead, they could take a "comparatively rigorous" assessment in career/technical education (CTE), science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the humanities, foreign languages or the arts.
For too long, New York’s system for drawing electoral maps has been broken. Under current legislation, members of the New York State Legislature draw the lines for legislative and congressional districts. Those lines are redrawn every 10 years by a committee made up of sitting legislators. That means that the people responsible for drawing the lines are the very people who benefit from how the lines are drawn.
Smart Schools Act could benefit district
Haunted circus theme featured this year
Budget for coming school year taking shape in early phases