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Eagle Bulletin 75 cents Home of the Cook family H Your guide to the eastern suburbs Fayetteville Manlius Minoa dEwITT East Syracuse Jamesville Business ESM to perform ‘Phantom EMA promotes of the Opera’ ... Page 8 Gerhart ... Page 7 10 weeks home delivery for $5 13 call: (315) 434-8889 x342 new subscribers only 682.7736 FREE ESTIMATES P.O. Box 179, Manlius, NY 13104 07658 Schools Trotting for turf Volume 124, No. 48 Dec. 1 to Dec. 7, 2010 Community Fayetteville holds tree lighting The annual event held Nov. 26, attracted residents to a night of fun. Photos inside.  ...See page 7 Sports Submitted photo More than 300 participants ran the first Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot held at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. A group of volunteers organized the event with hopes to make it an annual holiday tradition. The trot raised a little more than $6,700; proceeds will go toward the turf field initiative formed by the Fayetteville-Manlius Community Sports Facility Association. Its goal is to raise $1.8 million by March 1. Right now, funds are just over $1 million. Turn to page 3 for related article. J-D boys soccer falls in state semifinals ...See page 11 Calendar�������������������2 Classifieds�������������� 21 Editorial��������������������4 Obituaries��������������� 18 Public notices�������� 19 Memory tree���������� 18 School news�������������6 Sports��������������������� 10 By Tami S. Zimmerman DeWitt residents each year pay approximately $4 million (including fringe benefits) to keep their local police department running. Another $3 million is paid to the Onondaga County Sheriff ’s Department for its services. Police Chief Eugene Conway recently summarized the breakdown of costs and coverage between the two entities in a recent interview with the Eagle Bulletin. According to 2009 data, Conway said the DeWitt Police Department answered and handled the bulk of 911 calls – 82 percent – for police services in the town of DeWitt. The sheriff ’s department picked up 16 percent while state police responded to 2 percent. The town of DeWitt Police Department employs five clerks and 38 full-time police officers. On any given day, there are at least four patrol cars on the road, 24 hours, seven days a week. In addition, the local department provides numerous neighborhood, school and community programs. In contrast, the sheriff ’s patrol coverage is significantly lower than DeWitt’s. Also, because patrol cars are not exclusive to the town of DeWitt, response times suffer. Since DeWitt police never leave the town, they are able to respond to a 911 call in 2.4 minutes on average. “We’re very fortunate we can do [it] that quickly,” said Conway, who worked 24 years with the sheriff ’s department. “That is something we’re able to accomplish by being a local police department.” See Police, page 8 ‘Plains Helping Plains’ Former Manlius resident holds auction for President Carter By Caitlin Donnelly For years, Larry Cook has had an interest in antiques and collecting. When he opened Cook and Cook Auctions four years ago, he never dreamed one of his clients would be a former president of the United States. Cook grew up in Manlius, the son of Larry and Joyce Cook. He graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius High School in 1978. In 1995, he moved to Plains, Penn., with his wife, Diane, where they opened Cook and Cook Estate Liquidators in 1999. In 2006, they added Cook and Cook Auctions with partners Mark and Annette Parmelee. Through the auction division, Cook and Cook consign anything from one item to an entire business. In March, Cook and Cook Auctions began planning for See Carter, page 8 Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 Saturday 9:00-12:00 Hassle Free Collision Repairs Free Loan Cars Special Pricing On Non-Insurance Repairs DEWITT DEWITT 6881 Manlius Center Rd., Dewitt 437-1111 • Lifetime Warranty • Six Convenient Locations • 36 Years In CNY 09228  Conway talks cost, coverage of police service

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