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Betts sworn in George Betts, right, is pictured here with fellow Elbridge Town Justice Gale Mitchell. Meet the man who was appointed to fill Betts’ vacancy at councilor. 


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Up and running EPA-mandated water treatment plant takes hold in Elbridge By Ned Campbell Ever wonder where your water’s been? For village residents of Jordan and Elbridge, lately it’s been getting high-tech ultraviolet light treatment at the newly constructed LT2 plant in Elbridge. All municipalities that receive drinking water from Skaneateles Lake — which also includes the city of Syracuse and the village and town of Skaneateles — are required by Federal law to install treatment plants by March 2012. The Elbridge facility, located on Kingston Road, is the first of its kind in Onondaga County. “We decided to bite the bullet and get it done right away, so we’re ahead of the game,” said Fred Weisskopf, acting mayor of Elbridge. “We’re the guinea pigs.” The plans for the facility began with the Environmental

Protection Agency’s Long Term 2 Surface Water Treatment ruling (LT2), which requires uncovered water sources providing for a high enough number of people to be treated with ultra-violet light. The mandate stems from the paramecium Cryptosporidiosis, which sickened thousands of people in Rochester in 2005. The microorganism has yet to be traced to Jordan-Elbridge. Water systems were evaluated based on size of population serviced. Elbridge was required to treat its water because it shares a water line with the city of Syracuse. “If we had our own [water supply] — because we have such a small population — we would not have to do this,” said Tom King, head of public works for the village of Elbridge. “But since we [were evaluated as] part of that population, we have to treat it.” With the plant finally up and See LT2, page 6

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Acting mayor of Elbridge Fred Weisskopf, left, and Trojan UV Swift technician Steve Birbaumer stand in front of the recently installed water treatment system in Elbridge. According to Tom King, head of public works for Elbridge, about 40,000 cubic feet of drinking water is treated daily at the plant.

J-E schools attorney says he’s never seen commissioner remove school board member from office By Ned Campbell

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J-E school board president Mary Alley fields questions from the press following the appointment of Larry Zacher, left, to interim superintendent in November. Also pictured are board members Penny Feeney and Roger Hill.

Members of the Jordan-Elbridge community have repeatedly asked school board members to resign since the paid suspension of tenured Principal David Zehner just days into the 2010-11 school year. According to Frank Miller, attorney for J-E schools, all they can do is ask. In his 32 years of experience in school law, Miller has witnessed multiple petitions filed with the New York State Department of Education Commissioner for removal of school board members — all of them unsuccessful.

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“I have yet to see a circumstance where a petition of that nature was actually upheld,” Miller said. Any orders to have board members removed must come from the Commissioner of Education David Steiner, Miller said. He added that removal would require “very serious misconduct, malfeasance in office, or violating a law in some manner,” none of which he feels the board is guilty of. “The commissioner knows and the law recognizes that these folks are going to be involved in making very difficult decisions,” Miller said. Residents have been upset by See School board, page 11

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Datebook Jan. 13

10:30 a.m. to noon: Unraveling Yarns Book Club

Editor: Ned Campbell 434-8889, ext. 334

Meets the second Thursday of the month in Maxwell Library’s Community Room. Book selections have a mystery or suspense theme. Bring you knitting supplies as well. Stop in for a copy of next month’s book and a reading guide. Non-knitters also welcome.

12:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Community Blood Drive Sports: Phil Blackwell 434-8889, ext. 348

Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road. For info, call Betty at 487-6840.

Jan. 15

6 to 11 p.m.: Beef and Brew

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The Optimist Club of Marcellus will sponsor this annual dinner sponsored by Marcellus Optimist Club. American Legion Hall, 13 E. Main St., Marcellus. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Will feature live entertainment and drawings for door prizes.

4 to 6 p.m.: Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale

All you can eat spaghetti supper and bake sale hosted by Our Lady of Peace Church,, 203 Halcomb St., Lakeland. Takeouts available. $7 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12, and under 5 eat free.

4 to 6 p.m.: Italian Feast

Hosted by Jordan United

Methodist Church, 63 Elbridge, St. Menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, stuffed shells, lasagna, tossed salad, Italian bread, dessert, coffee tea and milk. $8 for adults, $3.75 for kids 6 to 12, and 5 and under eat free. Call Elaine Ehrlich at 834-6276 for info.

10 a.m. to noon: Fly-tying workshop

Baltimore Woods naturalist will teach the basics of fly-tying. For children ages 8 and up; younger children may attend accompanied by a parent. $20 members; $30, nonmembers.

2 to 3:30 p.m.: Beaver Snowshoe Hike

Bring the family and explore the trails on snowshoes. A BWNC naturalist will lead a hike to the Griffiths Trail to check out the altered landscape engineered by resident beavers.Toasty drinks and snacks included. Accommodates 12-25; registration required. Members $5, family $15; nonmembers $8, family $25.

Jan. 16

2 p.m.: Bells & Motely to perform Sondra and John Bromka, of Marcellus, will perform a British, French, and Asian folk music traditions at Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St. Free.

2 to 4 p.m.: Snippets and Tales Winter Series Camillus Erie Canal Park

will host ”More tales of the canal era” at the Sims Store, 5750 Devoe Road. One of the guest panelists will be Ralph Sims.

Jan. 17

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: MLK Day of Service

Join BWNC staff and community partners to honor Dr. Martin Luther King with a day of service. Go to, or email for info.

Adventure Day Camp

Live owl program at Baltimore Woods. Registration forms available at; preregistration required.

Jan. 18

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Learn to juggle at Solvay Library Hosted by the Solvay Library Explorers Club. For kids ages 5 to 12. Free; no registration needed. For more info on library events, go to solvaylibrary. org or call 468-2441.

Jan. 19

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.: Bluebird Music Together Demo Classes

Taught by Carol Bryant at Marcellus Free Library, 32 Maple St. Open to infants through kindergartners accompanied by parent or guardian. Pre-registration requested; call 440-2547.

5 to 7 p.m.: Chicken and Biscuits Dinner Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road. $8. Call 672-3106 for info.



Jan. 20

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Savor a dinner of foods grown in CNY and talk with the farmers who grew them. Accommodates 1860; register before Jan. 15. Members $20; nonmembers $30.

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Jordan Bramley Library, 15 Mechanic St., Jordan, will hold its annual meeting. Agenda items include election of officers and presentation of the 2010 operation budget. Monthly meeting to follow.

4 to 7 p.m.: Annual Spaghetti Dinner Hosted by the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Patrick’s Church in Marian Hall. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and children under 5 eat free. $20 per family. Take outs available.

6 to 10 p.m.: Karaoke with the Elks

Camillus Elks Lodge, 6117 Newport Road. Hosted by C & S Entertainment. Open to the public; call 672-3106 for info.

Ongoing events Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26

Story Art Wednesdays

This craft and story program for children ages 5 to 10 meets at 4:30 p.m. at Maxwell Library, Camillus. Free; no registration required.

Jan.15, 22

Saturday Story Time

For infants and toddlers accompanied by an adult. Runs 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Maxwell Library.

Mondays, Tuesdays Sally’s Story Time

For preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Runs at 10:30 a.m. at Maxwell Library. Meets every Monday and Tuesday except Jan. 17.

Jan. 4 to 29

Art Display by Michelle Masters

Enjoy the talent of local artist Michelle Masters during Marcellus Library hours: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 2

to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday Jan. 17.

Fridays, Saturdays through April

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Project FeederWatch Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, is partnering with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to collect important data about birds. Spend a few moments recording which birds are visiting the feeders and contribute to bird conservation efforts. Call ahead to confirm availability. Donations appreciated.

Jan. 3 to Feb. 25

Holly Knott : Paintings with a Fabric Palette

Baltimore Woods Nature Center. With her innovative use of material, texture and color, Knott is in the company of quilt makers who work to expand the definition of quilt making from craft to fine art. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Second, fourth Tuesday Read Fur Fun

Due to popular demand, Reading Fur Fun at Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, has been extended through May. This program allows young readers the comfort of reading books to trained dogs. Time slots are 6 and 6:30 p.m.; register at the front desk. For more info, call 487-8933.

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Community News Marcellus Town Councilor Kevin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara is in charge of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olde Home Days Parade, which runs the first weekend in June. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Haraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to have at least four bands perform in the parade; the Central New York Fire and Police is already slated to perform. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to call Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara at 440-1041.

Marcellus VFD collecting clothing The Marcellus Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a clothing drop off shed. Items accepted include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts,purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys. Items must be placed in tied or closed plastic bags when dropped off. Tax donation forms are available on site.

After the Ball meeting scheduled The next meeting for all Marcellus senior students and parents will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 31 in the Marcellus high school cafeteria. For more information, call Jack Murphy at 673-4248.

Elks to host breakfast buffet The Camillus Elks will host an all you can eat breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 at the lodge, 6117 Newport Road. Adults pay$7.50 , kids 4 to 10 $4, under 4 eat free. Call 672-3106 for info.

One councilor appointed as another moves to town justice By Ned Campbell George Betts, a town of Elbridge councilor of seven years, was sworn in as Elbridge Town Justice Wednesday Nov. 5. So how does it feel, George? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will let you know more after Monday night, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have my first docket â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I have 60 cases so far,â&#x20AC;? Betts said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to the new challenges, I look forward to the new things Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be learning. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see how it goes.â&#x20AC;? To fill the vacancy left by Betts, Doug Blumer was appointed town of Elbridge councilor. Blumer lives with his wife, Kelly, on Lawrence Street in the village of Jordan. A lifelong resident of the town, Blumer owns and operates Blume Again Dairy with his two brothers. Blumer was on the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning board for two years before resigning to accept the position of councilor. He will go up for election in Dec. 31 when the term expires. Eagle Observer: What led you to run for town councilor? Doug Blumer: I had intended on further pursuing my political career within the town of Elbridge after completing my term on the planning board. With

George Bettsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat becoming vacant ... and with my interest in local government and participation in town board meetings, I was asked if I would consider fulfilling the vacant seat for the remainder of its term. EO: What attracted you to the position? DB: I believe ver y strongly in participating in local government, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s through taking an active role as a constituent or running for an elected position. This belief was instilled into me as a young kid from when my grandfather was a supervisor for the town of Cato and from my dad bringing me to meetings right here in the town of Elbridge. Both my father and grandfather taught me the importance of participating in government and how it affects not only your own family and lifestyle but that of all of your community residents. EO: What do you bring to the table? DB: Probably the most important thing that I bring to the table is that I am a lifelong resident of the town of Elbridge and I own a family business that has been in the community for more than 100 years. Having invested so much into this community I have a sincere obligation to see that the town of Elbridge not only remains fiscally strong, but also remains a

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good place to live and for businesses to thrive. I am also a graduate of both Jordan-Elbridge Schools and Cornell University. EO: How have you prepared yourself to take up this role? DB: Being a regular attendant and participating


at town board meetings over the last few years have given me a lot of insight on what the duties of a town councilor entails â&#x20AC;Ś Having been involved with the advisory committee that assisted in drafting the proposed zoning law, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m quite familiar with that issue. In

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Opinion Editorial

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From the mailbag J-E school board must resign

To the editor: In these days of Christmas when we celebrate love come to Earth, I do hope the members of the Jordan-Elbridge Board of Education received a bit of that love to replace their hate filled, hurtful ways of dealing with people in this school district, because it seems that petty jealousies are driving the decisions made by the board, to the point that a student was castigated, unjustly, at a recent board meeting by an individual, whose diatribe was not stopped by the board, who, I believe, may have prompted this individual to take aim at a teacher and his son, and the interim superintendent, who claims to have the interest of the students at heart, did nothing. Now, the members of the board

seem to be surprised that the members of this community are upset, and they are paranoid in thinking that some are out to get them, one way or another! How can these people be so naïve as to think that a new superintendent will solve the destruction they have reaped upon this school community? The only way this district can move on is to have this board resign or be removed. I believe the taxpayers, who support this district, will demand this, sooner or later, and the sooner, the better. Dorothy Benedict Elbridge

information about Marcellus, Camillus, Jordan-Elbridge and recently the information you printed about our Christmas tree sale. You have been so good with sharing our Marcellus Rotary information with the community. Through the years our Rotary club and the Christmas tree sale have helped fund student scholarship, youth exchange programs, polio immunizations, clean water for developing nations, the Mentoring program in Marcellus and many other service projects. Again, we in the Marcellus Rotary Club appreciate your interest in and support of the community you serve. Thomas F. Brown Marcellus

Thank you for your coverage To the editor: Thank you for your paper and

2010: The Year in Review January provides us with the opportunity to plan and hope for a Happy New Year as we’ve learned from the past year. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 in New York State, its government and our lives. 3 Fort Ontario was saved. Thanks to a grassroots effort to save Fort Ontario, which included an online survey with more than 1,000 participants expressing their wishes, the fort was saved from closure. Originally, the fort was on a list of parks and state historic sites to close, due to lack of funds. Fortunately, compromises were made in time for the Memorial Day holiday and leaders listened to the swelling grassroots support for Fort Ontario that came from Oswego and surrounding communities. 3The budget passed on Aug. 3

— 125 days late. I did not vote for this poorly constructed budget. Joint conference committee meetings, which were legally supposed to be held to include rank and file members in the budget process, were not held. The $137 billion budget included $1 billion in new taxes and fees, including taxes on clothing and businesses and not only did we not cut spending in an historic deficit year, but the Legislature increased spending by 2.4 percent. 3 New Yorkers elected 17, possibly 18, new minority Republican members to the State Assembly. For the first time since 1994, incumbent Democratic Assembly members lost their seats. Regardless of big Republican gains, Democrats still are in the majority in the Assembly.

Republicans took back control of the Senate. 3The state began to implement ObamaCare with federal funding and state agencies. A significant change has been the introduction of NY Bridge which came about earlier this year. It overlays other health insurance options that are offered by the state and there is not an income limit for applicants. For information, visit or call 1-800693-9277. 3 New Ballot System. This year we all casted our votes electronically with optical scanning devices. Gone are the machines that cloaked us in curtains and moved with the lever inside. Instead, we stand at what looks like a pulpit to fill out the ballot with a pen. We’re protected with small visors on the sides of the stand, to try and keep our votes private. Then, we feed the ballot into See Barclay, next page

It was about 8:30 a.m. or so. I was getting ready to leave for my volunteer job at St. Joe’s, tidying up the kitchen, turning off the coffee pot and gathering my smock, badge and such for the day’s work. The TV was on, babbling in the background, when my eye and ear caught a bit of the dialog from a movie with Jane Wyman and Howard Keel that had just begun. I stopped mid dishwasher loading and focused on the tiny kitchen TV. I could feel the stress of the morning slip away. There, on the screen, were people who wore clothes that I wore once. The suit that Jane’s character was wearing looked just like one I had when I was a freshman in college, as did the hat. The movie was not great art, a piece of fluff that would probably annoy the heck out of humorless feminists, but it had that something that connects with the part of me that finds comfort in things familiar. And it’s not just period movies

that do this for me. Music, especially music from what is known as the Great American Songbook as well as a few rock and roll oldies, have the magical power of peace. I am comfortable with these songs, these melodies. They seem like “forever” music, music that had roots, roots that I share. There are other “things” in my life that have that special comfort, that settle me and give me strength, or something that I can’t really describe. Right now I am wearing a very old, quite ratty Irish knit sweater that I retrieved from a box of donated clothing almost thirty years ago. The garment was in bad repair then. It spoke to me. “I’m Irish. Your family is Irish. Take me!” I quickly exchanged it for the newer sweater that I was wearing, a sweater in far better condition. I have washed this sweater many times, but I must confess that the buttons missing thirty years ago are

still missing and the raveled edges of the sleeves are slightly more raveled. But it’s so warm and so easy to throw on. It and the gray sweater that my mother gave me are treasures, items that bring me something beyond serenity. Maybe the word I am looking for is security? I am also wearing a pair of exceptionally shabby shoes that I bought in the fall of 1999. Fashionable is not a word that could be used to describe them unless, well, unless you had no taste at all. They are slides that lift my feet about an inch off the ground on soles made of truck-tire like treads. The tops are a waterproof brown suede-like material that is warm, toasty even. They have served as boots in the snow, clogs in the garden and an all around footwear when I have to dash to the store. They cost under $30 and I would pay twice that amount if I could find another pair like them. They are, among my other treasures, of little worldly value. Perhaps they provide me with a bridge across the change of years, the good and the bad times... like coming home.

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Opinion Marcellus Memories


50 years ago, 1961

the scanning device. 3 New York lost two Congressional seats after results of the Census were tallied. This will bring the congressional

“Memories of Marcellus by Frank Griffing went as follows… In the winter of 1949, three men came to me and wanted to know if I would sell my hardware business.  I told them that I hadn’t thought of selling and would think about it. So I began wondering about what I would do if I sold out. I talked it over with my wife, as I was 70 years old and maybe it would be best at my age to sell, if some of them would buy. I planned to build a building about the size of a 2 car garage on the south side of our home and put my harness and shoe maker tools in it and then I could do some shoe repairing.  Don Orr came and we talked over the hardware business. I told him what I would sell for and so in the Spring, Don and Roy told me that they would take the business at my price, which they did on the first of May. I thought I would stay on with them for a couple of months until they got things going, but I stayed on for ten years and seven months. I have never been sorry that I sold out to them, for they have been what our town needed. Don and Roy have been very good to me and I go down to the store most every day. My interest is with them. I would just like to add a few words about how Christmas was when I was a boy… We didn’t have the nice toys that they have today.  If they did, our parents didn’t have the money to buy them.  Most folks I knew were called poor. I remember hanging up my stocking and in the morning, I might find an orange, a stick of candy that looked like a barber pole, a handful of peanuts or maybe a popcorn ball  I  remember my father making a small anvil.  He told me he was making it for John Burns, who fixed watches up in Borodino.  At church they had a Christmas tree. When my name got called, there was the anvil and a hammer and tongs. I wish I still had them today.  After we moved to Marcellus, I remember my brother Burt. We went to the Christmas doings at the Presbyterian Church.  I took a neck tie for him and he had one for me.  We placed them on the tree so our names would be called. My folks always had plenty to eat, but I don’t remember ever having turkey, for they were expensive. We would have roast chicken or duck.  (to be continued later)  Mr. and Mrs. Earl Amidon, Jr. an-

nounced the arrival of their daughter Lea Ellen. Be a beacon of support and encouragement to those you meet. You Years ago will receive as much as you give when you lift another up.  The MCS Mustangs defeated Central Square at Marcellus 31-12. It was the second straight win.  The match was highlighted by pins for Tom Etter, Barry Smith, Dave Campbell and  Dick Campbell, with only two matches being won by Central Square.  Bernard MacDonald took top honors in the 133 lb. class at the Mexico Invitational Wrestling Tournament held at Mexico Central School.  At this tournament, the boys competed for individual rather than team honors. From the ten boys entered from MCS, eight of them reached the quarter-finals.  They were: Dave Campbell, Barry Smith, Bernard MacDonald, Ron Martinez, Dick Campbell, Mickey Cather, George Reagan and Peter Ilacqua. Of these eight, four of the boys reached the semi-finals.  They were: Smith, MacDonald, Martinez and Cathers.  To highlight the tournament for Marcellus was MacDonald’s win in the finals.  This feat was certainly a great thrill for Bernie and also the team, as there were many schools, well known for wrestling, that had attended.  Bernie is a senior and a four-year wrestler. He and the team are to be commended for their fine showing at the tournament. Tom Etter and Dick Condit had also competed in the tournament.  The following journalistic endeavor was written by 10-year-old sixth grader,  Mike Sennett, which the editor felt was good enough to print… Marcellus’ varsity basketball Mustangs humiliated the Liverpool Lancers 61-39 on Friday night. It was the 3rd straight win for the Mustangs. Liverpool displayed poor sportsmanship in the fourth quarter. With about six minutes remaining, a Lancer player elbowed Joe Norman. He was immediately ejected from the game.  After he was given the thumb, the Liverpool coach ordered his team out of the game. John Parry led the Mustangs with 15 points followed by Tom Mullen with 14 and David Driver with 13. Marcellus led throughout the game.  Put your best foot forward without stepping on another person’s toes.

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representation from 29 to 27. 3 We saw bi-partisan agreements on an ethics reform package that would have brought our state a step closer towards having stronger ethics laws, however, the package was vetoed by Governor Paterson. 3The Assembly Republican Conference hosted Albany’s first-ever “Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day,” an event which was attended by over 3,000 sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters, and featured a keynote speech by the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre. Our Conference is again holding this Second Amendment event in Albany on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. 3 State law changed to improve voting opportunity and procedures for the military. I was pleased to support this legislation in the Assembly. The new law allows military to be able to cast their vote in a time frame that allows their ballot to be counted. State laws changed due

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impacted several close races this year. 3I can’t let this column pass without talking in general about technology. The impact it has had on our lives has been dramatic, especially in the area of handheld devices. I found this interesting fact from Time Magazine: In 1983, Motorola’s DynaTAC (Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage) 8000X was the world’s first commercially-released mobile phone, with a price tag of $3,995 equivalent to $8,772.59 in today’s dollars. Motorola spent 15 years and over $100 million developing the technology. The DynaTAC 8000X allowed 30 minutes of talk time, took 10 hours to charge, weighed 1.75 lb., and stood 13 in. high Now: The DynaTAC has long been forgotten, with pocket-size touch phones like the Blackberry Torch, Droid X, and iPhone 4 dominating the market. They cost anywhere from $50 to $300. Assemblyman Will Barclay’s office can be reached by mail at 200 North Second St., Fulton, NY 13069, by e-mail at or by calling 598-5185.

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running after 16 months of planning and construction, Weisskopf reflected on the main obstacles presented by the project â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding the money to pay for it,â&#x20AC;? he said. The project took unprecedented coordination between the villages and town, who together obtained a New York State Department of State grant totaling $600,000. Each village received $90,000 toward the project in Onondaga County Community Development grant money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Senator John] DeFrancisco was very helpful in getting them, and Community Development was helpful,â&#x20AC;? Weisskopf said. The remaining costs of the project, along with maintenance and upkeep of the facility, is being covered by an LT2 service charge, which is already on the water bill of village of Elbridge

How it works The LT2 facility in Elbridge uses two Trojan UV Swift light reactors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one of them as as a backup â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to treat the estimated 40,000 cubic feet of water that comes through daily. Trojan senior service technician Steve Birbaumer was in Elbridge Jan. 6 working out some final kinks in the software and explained the process of treating water with UV light. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will alter the DNA so the virus or the bacteria can no longer reproduce, and then obviously it just dies,â&#x20AC;? Birbaumer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For viruses it kills on contact and the contact time can be in the hundredths of a second.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t add any taste to the water,â&#x20AC;? he added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change the water, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no by-product of using UV.â&#x20AC;?

Connecting to Hartlot Residents of the Hartlot Water District in the town of Elbridge will eventually benefit from the LT2 facility, which means theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also pay the service charge. Part of the grant funding was awarded to allow Hartlot, which currently has its own water transmission line to Skaneateles, to hook up to the village of Elbridge system. Hartlot customers repeatedly report problems with high water pressure, Weisskopf said. The Elbridge system has multiple pressure reducing valves in place along the water line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our system will be a lower pressure so it will benefit the people,â&#x20AC;? Weisskopf said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, the town of Skaneateles charges more money than the village of Elbridge will.â&#x20AC;? Weisskopf said local officials hopes to make the switch this summer.


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Post 1540 honors West Genesee seniors Camillus American Legion Knifetown Post 1540 recently honored eight West Genesee High School seniors who were selected to attend the 2010 session of American Legion Boys State at Morrisville College this past summer. The ceremonies were held at the Camillus Elks Lodge. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students

elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs. High school juniors are selected by their local American Legion Post to attend the program. Program expenses are paid by the sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization. Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935. The Camillus Legion Post is actively seeking qualified Veterans to join our ranks to assist with this and other community service related activities. For more info, go to

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Pictured are Boys State attendees, from left, Matthew Gonnella, Brian Sierotnik, Thomas Brogan, Dennis (DJ) Campbell, Kevin Donovan, Richard Maroney and Andrew Albert alongside American Legion member Steve Poli and WGHS Principal Barry Copeland. Not pictured is Ian Coolica.

East Hill students learn to get fit Submitted by Bonnie Russell East Hill Elementary School’s Shared Decision Making Committee set a goal this year is to promote “Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies.” Actions that have been implemented throughout the school in order to meet this goal include: 3 Cutting down on the amount of food (calories) brought into the building for birthday celebrations, limiting birthday celebrations to one per month (in some classrooms), encouraging non-food celebrations, distributing healthy snack lists, making bulletin board displays, etc. 3 Implementing “Fit Friday,”

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where teachers come and exercise before school in the gym, then, Molly O’Keefe, physical education teacher, goes on the morning announcements (which are broadcast on televisions throughout the school) and leads the entire school in ten minutes of fitness. Students are encouraged to wear exercise clothes on Fridays. The students are enjoying themselves while learning what it means to be healthy and fit.

Registration for 2011-12 Westhill kindergarten students is approaching. Parents of children that will be 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2011 are asked to call Walberta Park Primary School at 426-3200 to obtain a registration packet. Packets will be sent in the mail upon request and should be completed and returned to the school on Wednesday March 2 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Parents are asked to bring with them their own picture identification, their child’s original birth certificate, proof of residency (deed, lease or rental agreement) and immunization records. Children do not need to be present for registration.

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growth of new residential and business uses to insure that we maintain a strong economic base to the community. The board is trying to do this by having meetings with residents, businesses and industry leaders to discuss the proposed zoning and getting their input on how to change or modify the proposed zoning so that it will promote a controlled growth. EO: What aspect of the position do you look forward to the most? DB: Being able to address the concerns of my constituents and working with the many bright and dedicated people that work for and serve this town to try and resolve them. EO: How can your constituents reach you? DB: They can call the

town clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at 6899031 and leave a message with the clerk, or I can be reached at my home phone, 689-9062. Since I do work within the town, I am frequently out and about and I would encourage people to stop me to address any concerns they may have.

The board filled two other vacancies during its organization meeting, appointing Marc Macro to the zoning board of appeals and Daniel Leary to the town planning board. Both terms expire Dec. 31 2013. The next town board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 27.

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Allred facility. As a former planning Board Member, former Young Cooperative Regional Director for the Agri-Mark Cooperative and from regular attendance at town board meetings I am very familiar with how meetings are run and the process of submitting, discussing and voting on resolutions. EO: Which departments will you oversee? DB: Assessing, Cemeteries, Public Safety, Historian and Technology. I will also be involved in drafting the budget. EO: What challenges do you expect to face as town councilor? DB: The most immediate challenge that I and the board will be facing is fine

tuning the proposed zoning laws and map â&#x20AC;Ś The more long-term challenges will be maintaining the good fiscal management of the taxpayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money. This will be very difficult in the upcoming years due to the higher cost associated with retirement programs. EO: How do you plan to approach the zoning issue? DB: The zoning issue is a very difficult challenge. The town is in dire need of updating its zoning laws and map and my goal is to accomplish this by encouraging the preservation of the rural nature of the community. This has to be done in a matter that would not hinder the integrity of the current businesses and industries and also promote a controlled


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Maureen Doyle, who owns the community information website JordanNY. com, started a letter writing campaign in October using her contact list of about 10,000 people. The letter, addressed to ComBy Phil Blackwell missioner Steiner, said the entire school board must be removed from office and asked the commissioner to Already atop the OHSL Liberty intervene. division, the Marcellus girls volleyIn the letter, Doyle ad- ball team, further strengthened by its dressed the possibility of top finishes in holiday tournaments, Ned Campbell wrongdoings that might returned to league play and kept Frank Miller speaks during a press warrant removal. winning – even with the weather-enconference in October held at the high “Are we talking fraud, forced postponement of a scheduled school library. waste, criminal malfea- Wednesday meeting with Solvay. multiple personnel deci- sance, abuse, misuse or In last Monday’s match against sions made by the board, mismanagement by the JorHannibal, the Mustangs swept the such as the paid suspen- dan-Elbridge School Board? Warriors 25-15, 25-10, 25-18. Nicole sion of tenured assistant Has the board violated proFletcher had enough time to record 11 superintendent for business cedures or laws?” the letter kills and eight digs, while Sara Ryan and finance Bill Hamilton reads. “I, and most residents, picked up five kills and Devon Landin July, the firing of district believe so; however, as ‘just’ ers put up four kills and four aces. Jess treasurer Anthony Scro in residents, and/or taxpayers, Cost (nine assists) and Jenna Annable September, the forced early how can we be sure?” (seven assists) split back-line duties. retirement of SuperintenThose who wrote to the The Mustangs would trip up in dent Marilyn Dominick in commissioner received letFriday’s non-league match against November – all of which ters back. Homer, as the OHSL Freedom divihave been contested public“It’s just a template re- sion-leading Trojans beat them 25-15, ly by the affected employee sponse,” Doyle said. “It 25-23, 25-18. or administrator – and didn’t really say anything.” Even with Fletcher getting eight multiple violations of open Doyle feels that all board kills and Annable picking up nine asmeetings law. The board’s members, not just a few, sists, two kills and two aces, Marcellus closed-door appointment should resign. of Sue Gorton, the district’s “Many will say in June, assistant superintendent ‘We can elect three new of instruction, to interim board members,’ but you superintendent in July was still have six old members, taken to court by suspendso the old thinked principal ing will be the maD av id Z eh jority,” she said. ner and ruled Mary Jo Wick, void. By Phil Blackwell who organized Zehner has a committee of Neither of West Genesee’s bowlasked board concerned citiing teams could snatch a point out members to zens following of last Tuesday’s match against resign at pubthe Zehner’s susAuburn, the Maroons prevailing in lic board meetpension, is looka pair of 3-0 decisions. ings since his ing ahead to the In the boys match, WG’s Justin suspension. school board elecLewandowski had a 590 series, with He said the tion. a 230 high game, with Brandon commissioner Ned Campbell “They’re not only removes David Zehner addresses the gonna budge until Lovell notching a 242 game during board mem- school board in December. they’re voted out his 584 set. Auburn saw David Fox bers at peris my opinion,” shoot a 649 series, with a 267 high game. sistently low achieving she said. Beth Piston led the girls Wildschools. Jeanne Pieklik, Diana He said about 12 schools Foote and school board cats with a 553 series, as Auburn’s in New York State are la- president Mary Alley are all Meghan Feocco (626) and Daneille Feocco (592) both bowled well. beled “low achieving” – up for reelection in June. On Thursday, it turned out the and J-E is far from one of “If they chose to run same against Fayetteville-Manlius, them. again .. I highly doubt they Zehner cited one case would get reelected,” Wick both of them 3-0 defeats. The WG where board members were said. “That means we need removed from within, but to find three good candithe Jordan-Elbridge school dates who have the best board has stuck together interest of the school district through the controversy — at heart for the better educarequests for removal have tion of our children.” come from the public. “There’s really no remedy for the public to say OLD ERIE PLACE APARTMENTS IV 20 Beaver St., Jordan, NY 13080 ‘we’ve completely lost trust • Attractive apartments for the elderly, 62 years of age or in you,’” Zehner said. older, the handicapped and disabled, regardless of age. Zehner said he would like to see board members • Affordable rents/income restrictions apply. that have been asked to • Rental Assistance may be available. resign come forward and • Conveniently located laundry and trash room. • CHECK US OUT! 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Marcellus girls volleyball goes 1-1 could not keep up. Homer’s Taryn Heath had 17 assists, often feeding it to Alysha Camp, who had eight kills and 11 digs. Westhill would beat Jordan-Elbridge in four sets on Tuesday night. The Warriors took a close opening set 26-24 and dominated the second set, 25-15, before the Eagles kept the match alive by taking the third set 25-21. The Warriors easily closed it out, 25-11, in the fourth set as Briana Beeman earned 16 assists and Annaleigh Gedney contributed 14 assists. Maura Fleming led Westhill’s front line with 12 kills, while Clarissa Sterly added nine kills and four blocks, and Abby Bornstein contributed nine kills. Katie McGraw had nine digs and three aces. J-E, for its part, saw Katie Byrnes earn six kills, five digs and three aces, with Mallory Snyder getting six assists and Kali Kimak adding six digs and four aces. Jessica Somes gained five digs and three kills. Westhill then saw a big lead get away in Thursday’s match against

West Genny bowlers beaten; Solvay sweeps Grimes boys saw Justin Ingram shoot a 562 series, with Lewandowski adding a 541 set and Lovell getting a 525 series. Piston had a 431 series in the girls’ match. Solvay returned on Wednesday and swept both matches against Bishop Grimes in 4-0 decisions. On the boys end, Zack Weigand had a 578 series and 220 high game, with Dominic Artuso adding a 502 series and Dan Figueroa picking up 480 for three games. Elena Chapman led the Solvay girls with a 333 series. The Bearcats then lost to Fulton on Thursday, both matches also ending 4-0 as Kelsey Cooper gave the Solvay girls a 247 game in her 539 series and Weigand improved to a 628 series on the boys side.

Hannibal. Westhill won the first two sets 25-20 and 25-15 and was on the brink of sweep – but once that other group of Warriors won the third set 25-23, it gained confidence and dominated the next two sets by scores of 25-15 and 25-8. Gedney, with 11 assists, and Beeman, with 10 assists, fed it to the front, where Bornstein had seven kills. Fleming had five kills, four blocks and five digs, with Carrie Griffo and Mackenzie O’Brien also finishing at five kills. Sterly had four kills. The Warriors also fell to Mexico 25-11, 25-23, 26-24 on Saturday. Sterly had nine aces, with McGraw (17 digs) defending well and Gedney picking up 12 assists. Bornstein had six kills. Solvay had lost Monday to Christian Brothers Academy 25-10, 26-24, 25-18. And CBA would also beat J-E 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 on Thursday night, the Eagles losing despite Snyder’s seven assists. Brynes had five kills as Somes earned 11 digs and Kimak nine digs. Paige Brown had four assists.

Ludden basketball sweeps Solvay by Phil Blackwell In their own various manners, the Bishop Ludden basketball teams earned key OHSL Liberty division wins over the Solvay Bearcats. In a close contest on the boys side, the Gaelic Knights, a week removed from its first loss of the season to West Genesee in the finals of its own tournament Dec. 28, had to hang on to beat the Bearcats 55-51. Ludden led 17-11 after one period, and the rest of the game followed the same pattern. Solvay stayed close enough to threaten, yet never could make the sustained run it needed for an upset, despite Dan Aiello leading both sides with 18 points and Deon Knighton-Kearse adding 16 points. See Ludden, page 14


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Westhill sweeps Marcellus, J-E

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Westhill’s Joe Meluni covers Mike Fox of Marcellus. The Warriors won the game 61-43. break was over, though, By Phil Blackwell the Warriors took over on both ends. High-ended defensive Game by game, the Wespressure, and the converthill boys basketball team is sion of turnovers, commaking the transition from bined to help the Warriors uncertainty to confidence, in a 17-7 third-quarter blitz. just in time for important And once it had the lead, tests against the top OHSL Westhill kept adding to it. Liberty division contendNathan Nigolian led the ers. way, earning 19 points, as More progress could Kevin McAvoy put down a be found in last Tuesday’s season-best 15 points. Joe visit to Marcellus, where Meluni, with 11 points, also the Warriors were ordinary broke into double figures as in the first half, but terrific Justin Biles got seven points in the late going to beat the and Mark McAnaney added Mustangs 61-43. six points. Westhill found itself Marcellus, who fell to trailing 13-8 after one pe3-5 on the season, did not riod, and little changed have a single player score before halftime. Once the in double figures, though

Mike Fox and Kyle Hastings came close with nine points apiece. Chaz Hayes added seven points, with Steve Raven and Carey Mielnicki each finishing with six points. Back home Friday night, Westhill dismantled Jordan-Elbridge 62-39. A 204 first-quarter surge gave Westhill immediate control, as turnovers became points on the other end. The Warriors breezed from there, as all 10 players that saw action got at least one field goal. Nigolian led with 13 points, with Geno Sgroi adding 12 points. Justin Biles had eight points and Vitty Freeman contributed six points as, for J-E, Leland Holmes had 16 points and Tyler Richardson added 10 points. Marcellus would bounce back on Friday and beat Hannibal 63-54, a game that turned in the second quarter when the Mustangs outscored the Warriors 209 to give itself a cushion that lasted the rest of the night. Hayes led with 15 points, with Hastings improving to 13 points and Raven earning 12 points. Fox added eight points as Alec Nelson led Hannibal with 15 points.

Wildcats rip Auburn, B’ville, go to 8-0 By Phil Blackwell Starting to believe now? The West Genesee boys basketball team, at first a curiosity with its fast start under first-year head coach Fred Kent, has slowly converted the skeptics as its win streak grew and opponents kept getting tossed aside by double-digit margins. Now the Wildcats are 8-0, having given the home fans another sensational performance Friday night as, in each facet of the game, WG impressed during a 60-45 victory over Auburn. The Maroons came to Camillus sporting a 5-1 record, mainly because Nick Granato had carried them through the opening parts of the season, averaging more than 32 points per game. Knowing this, the Wildcats concentrated its defense on Granato, and never let him get any open space. it worked, as Granato managed just two field goals and eight points for the night. As for the game, it broke open in the second quarter when WG limited Auburn to three points and, with steady offensive production, earned a 30-18 halftime lead. That margin kept growing in the third period, to 49-30, and the Wildcats would secure its eighth straight double-digit victory. Eric Spencer again dominated in the paint, working his way to 23 points, and when the Maroons tried to contain him, Greg Wadach flashed open as he notched 18 points, including a pair of 3-point field goals. Mike Granato and Anthony Pollard led Auburn with 12 points apiece. Three nights before conquering Auburn, the Wildcats treated the home fans to a fullgame clinic as it dismantled Baldwinsville in a 64-32 romp. Hot at the start on both sides, WG led 24-9 after one period and 41-13 by halftime. Dominance on the boards (it outrebounded the Bees 43-27) and a lethal transition game accounted for WG’s early success, as did hot shooting.

Just as in the win over Ludden, the Wildcats made the outside shots early, Phil Allen and Corey Herrington each draining a pair of 3-pointers during the first-quarter blitz on their way to double-digit outings – Allen with 14 points, Herrington with 10 points. Then it was Spencer’s turn, as his nifty array of inside moves led to easy baskets and, ultimately, a team-high 18 points. And that was without any playing time in the fourth quarter, as Spencer and his fellow starters sat early with the game well in hand. West Genesee’s girls team, went 1-1 this week. First, it went to Baldwinsville last Wednesday night and fell to the Bees 53-33. Having lost to B’ville in a close Bill Middleton Tournament final on Dec. 11, the Wildcats knew what to expect – lots of defensive pressure from the Bees and allout aggression. They stayed even, 14-14, until B’ville used a 16-5 dash through the second quarter to break it open. Marie Temara, in defeat, had 10 points, with Katie Kolinski (eight points) and Melissa Fumano (seven points) close behind. Maggie Monnat led the Bees with 21 points. The Wildcats turned it around Friday, at Auburn, smashing the Maroons 67-37 to improve its record to 3-4. This one got decided early, as the Wildcats roared to a 24-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and never got caught. Each of the 11 WG players that saw action got at least one point. Katie Kolinski set a career mark with 20 points, including four 3-pointers, while Melissa Fumano (14 points) and Claire Kelley (10 points) also hit double digits. Marie Temara added six points. WG’s teams both meet Corcoran and Rome Free Academy this week as they pass the midway point of the regular season – and the boys continue its quest to silence the doubters.

Hourigan leads girls Eagles past Westhill; Mustangs top Hannibal, 63-32 By Phil Blackwell Jordan-Elbridge and Westhill’s girls basketball teams brought contrasting styles into their first of two regularseason meetings last Friday night. The Eagles rely on defense and the awesome inside presence of Molly Hourigan, while the Warriors depend on the high-scoring tandem of Ashley Cianfriglia and Anna Ross. It was clear on this night which style won out. Hourigan, again dominating the paint, gradually imposed her will on the Warriors, especially taking over in the second half as J-E, on its home court, moved to 6-0 on the season with a 49-37 victory over Westhill. Three previous times this season, Hourigan, a junior, had pulled off the once-rare feat of double-digit points, rebounds and blocked shots in a single game. These “triple-doubles” have made the Eagles one of the best defensive teams in Central New York, and Westhill on Friday found out just how good. For much of the game, it was close, the two sides both making a fair number of shots, but not putting together any sustained runs as J-E clung to a 25-24 lead going into the break, and still only had a 38-33 edge with one period left. The Eagles would pull clear, though, as it held Westhill to four points in the fourth quarter. Time and again, Hourigan grabbed rebounds or swatted away the Warriors’ shot attempts, not stopping until she had yet another triple-double in the books - 11 blocks, 14 rebounds and 17 points. On the offensive side, just four Eagles scored - but they

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Marcellus freshman Molly MacLachlan goes for a layup during the Mustangs’ landslide win over Hannibal on Friday. each hit double digits. Kelsey Richardson and Grace Dungey finished with 11 points apiece, while Kali Davis finished with 10 points. Each of them did better than Ross, who was held to eight points as Cianfriglia finished with 14 points, but just one successful 3-pointer. Maggie Tripodi matched Ross with eight points of her own. Westhill was coming off the success of last Tuesday’s game against Marcellus, which transformed into a personal showcase for Cianfriglia as the Warriors beat the Mustangs 48-36. Two things were evident right from the tip-off. First,

the Warriors’ defense, as a whole, was sharp and relentless, holding Marcellus to single-digit point totals in each of the first three periods. The other part was Cianfriglia. Inside, outside and in all other directions, she burned the Mustangs on her way to 31 points, nearly matching Marcellus by herself. The total included 10 field goals, four of them 3-pointers, as well as seven free throws. Other than her, Westhill made just seven field goals, three of them from Ross as she got seven points. By contrast, the Mustangs saw Bethanie Abbott lead with 11 points as Melissa Lee added nine points and Brielle Fitch got six points. J-E was supposed to tune up for Westhill by hosting Bishop Grimes Wednesday night, but bad weather and roads forced yet another postponement. As the Eagles were toppling Westhill, Marcellus got a much-needed boost in Friday’s game against Hannibal, nearly doubling up that other group of Warriors in a 63-32 romp. Marcellus outscored Hannibal in every single period, leading 25-15 by halftime and proving even more productive in the second half. Lee had 15 points, with Lauren Soule adding 11 points. Abbott had nine points, Molly MacLachlan eight points and Jessie Nye seven points. Big events mark this week, from Marcellus playing suddenly-hot Sknaeateles at Onondaga Community College Tuesday to Westhill taking on Bishop Ludden and, on Thursday, a first-place showdown between J-E and Cazenovia at Buckley Gym.


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Marcellus boys win OHSL Liberty/Freedom meet By Phil Blackwell Strong distance running helped propel the Marcellus boys indoor track and field team to victory in last Saturday’s OHSL Liberty/Patriot division championships at Colgate University. The Mustangs finished with 119.5 points, well clear of Tully, who was second with 92 points. Among the local entries, Westhill/Bishop Ludden was fourth with 61 points, with Solvay sixth and Jordan-Elbridge seventh. Marcellus saw Jesse Garn win the 1,000-meter run in 2:33.56, with J-E’s Greg Bader second in 2:43.55. Garn also was first in the mile in 4:33.29 as teammate Joe Fallon settled into third place and J-E’s Steve Slonosky was fourth. Ryan Manahan and John Bell went 1-2 in the 3,200-meter run, as Manahan won in 10:20.55 and Bell (10:20.88) was inches behind. Ryan Manahan took the 600-meter run in 1:27.16, with Bader (1:30.73) in third place and the Mustangs’ Justin Garn sixth. To complete the work, Manahan, Garn, Bell and Fallon won the 4x800 relay in 8:41.06, well clear of the field as Westhill/Ludden was fourth. The Warriors did take the 4x200 relay as Malik Merritt, Jack Honis, Christian St. Amour and Mike Herholtz finished in 1:42.59 Moving to field events, the Mustangs’ Chris Manke had a winning shot put toss of 36 feet 11 inches, with Solvay’s Luke Randall (34 feet 3 inches) in third place. Nick Huss cleared 11 feet 6 inches to win the pole vault, with Westhill/ Ludden’s Alex Phelan third and the Mustangs’ Rob Coon in fourth. Nate Waite was third in the long jump (17 feet 6 ½ inches), with Huss claiming third in the high jump. Merritt won the 55-meter dash in 6.95 seconds, edging Solvay’s Nick Cometti (7.00 seconds), who settled for second place. Honis added a win in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.28 seconds. Honis also was third in the 300-meter dash, where Cometti was fifth. Jon Moore fourth in the 3,200, and was fifth in the 4x400 relay behind J-E, who was fourth in 3:53.44. Solvay teammates Matt Battaglia and Cody McCarthy were third and fourth, respectively, in the 1,000.

Westhill/Ludden finished third among girls OHSL teams with 85 points, far ahead of the other local entries. Jessica Curry would prevail in the 1,000 in 3:11.45, where Lissa DiPaola (3:23.02) got third place and the Mustangs’ Tori Stopen was fourth. Curry also beat the field in the 1,500-meter run in 5:09.39, where Lizzie Dean (Marcellus) was second in 5:13.26 and Betsy Black finished third. Black won the 3,000-meter run in 11:05.43, with Marcellus’ Maggie Dunn fourth. Brenna Rainone took third in the 55 sprint (7.90 seconds) as Alex Szelewski was fifth. J-E’s Brianna Byrnes landed in second in the 600 in 1:48.57. Shai Haynes got fourth in the 55 hurdles, with Szelewski fourth in the 300 and Rainone fifth. DiPaola, Curry, Alyssa Cywilko and Ryann Laible gave the Warriors a second-place time of 10:45.47 in the 4x800. Solvay was third in the 4x400 relay in 4:38.19 and fifth in the 4x800 behind Marcellus in fourth. Byrnes, Rachel Betts, McKenzie Williams and Rachel Scott helped the Eagles get second place in the 4x200 relay in 1:57.98. The Bearcats’ Abby Frateschi finished third in the pole vault. Up in the CNY Counties League National division, West Genesee finished third in the girls event with 71 points, but got just 37 points on the boys side. The Wildcats were third in all three girls relays. Mary McGlynn took third in the 1,000 (3:33.86) , as Abby Uczen got third in the 55 sprint in 8.38 seconds. Lauren Brieant ran to fourth in the 3,000. and Emily Iles got fourth in the 600 and Morgan Farmer fifth in the 1,500. Brianna Richardson was fourth in the 55 hurdles and Iles got fifth place. Allison Iles was fourth (47.64 seconds) in the 300. Uczen and Richardson were second and third, respectively, in the triple jump, with Erica Fitch fourth in the shot put and Emily Frazee fifth in the long jump. Among WG’s boys entrants, Luke Potash earned third place in the 600 in 1:31.61, with Tony Terzolo fifth in the 300 and Ethan Osborne fifth in the 3,200. Terzolo improved to a third in the long jump, going 17 feet 4 inches as Potash grabbed fourth in the triple jump and Peter James was fourth in the high jump.

West Genny takes swimming showdown with Auburn By Phil Blackwell A fair portion of the top boys swimmers were on hand Wednesday night in Camillus as West Genesee put its 23meet win streak on the line against Auburn, with both sides coming into the meet with undefeated marks. Only the Wildcats stayed perfect, though, making it 24 in a row as, led again by Ben Seketa’s versatility, WG beat the Maroons by a score of 96-77. To open the meet, the Wildcats prevailed in the 200 medley relay as Seketa, Matt O’Donnell, Pat Guy and Mike Clark posted a time of 1:46.96, a full 6.6 seconds ahead of Auburn (1:53.56). Then Seketa went out in the 200 freestyle and,

in a scintillating duel with Auburn’s Lucas Zelehowsky, came out on top, 1:47.27 to Zelehowsky’s 1:47.60. They were the two fastest Section III times of the season in that event. Already with the quickest 500 freestyle time this winter (4:50.78), Seketa made it three titles when he again held off Zelehowsky, Seketa’s clocking of 4:53.46 enough as Zelehowsky took second, just 1.95 seconds behind. Offering the support, WG’s Tyler Zapisek won the 200 individual medley, going 1-2 with Jake Mullet as Zapisek won in 2:12.21, less than a second ahead of Mullet (2:13.01). Zapisek also was second (58.81 seconds) to Auburn’s Reid Swartz (56.14 seconds) in the 100 butterfly. Mullet returned later to

win the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.13. As for Carson Elias, he won the 100 freestyle in 49.21 seconds, just after he was a close second (22.90 seconds) to Swartz (22.73 seconds) in the other sprint, the 50 freestyle. Josh Byrne dominated on the diving board, accumulating 219.85 points, while Brendan Marks worked hard for first place in the 100 backstroke in 59.39 seconds. Auburn lost despite getting victories in both the 200 freestyle (1:45.40) and 400 freestyle (3:41.22) relays, as WG looks ahead to its next meet on Jan. 14 against Cicero-North Syracuse at the LeMoyne College pool, which is the Northstars’ “home” facility.

WG hockey blanks Hamilton; Solvay beaten By Phil Blackwell Fully recuperated from a busy December that saw two losses (both to Suffern by 3-1 margins) and one tie, the West Genesee ice hockey team resumed its quest to repeat as Division I regular-season champions. And though the Wildcats were far from spectacular in last Friday’s game against Hamilton at Shove Park, it still did enough for a 2-0 shutout of the Emerald Knights. Not until the second period did WG get on the board, and it didn’t need much as Shawn Lynch notched one goal and assisted on the other, by Nick Holzhauer. Rob Michel and R.J. Tinklepaugh both finished with assists, too.

As for the rest, it belonged to WG’s defense. In a performance similar to so many in the 2009-10 state title run, the back line swallowed up high-scoring Hamilton forward Alex Brink (who had four goals in a win over Watertown IHC earlier in the week) and held the Emerald Knights to just 12 shots. With a chance to move up the Division I standings, Solvay led going into the third period at Ithaca last Tuesday night, but could not hold on as it lost to the Little Red 3-2 in overtime. Mike Sniffen earned one goal and assisted on the other, by Will Downs, as Tom Missert See Hockey, page 14

WG wrestling goes 1-1, beats Oswego By Phil Blackwell With a chance to rise to the top of the CNY Counties League, the West Genesee wrestling team hosted Cicero-North Syracuse Thursday night, only to get roughed up during a 48-19 defeat to the Northstars. Just 24 hours earlier, the Wildcats cruised through last Wednesday’s home match against Oswego, beating the Buccaneers 63-6 as CNS was busy dismissing rival Liverpool.

The first match, at 171 pounds, proved the closest of the night as Matt Nichols used a single escape to earn a 1-0 victory over Dan Ellingwood. Things were simpler from that point forward, as Joe Clancy (285 pounds), Jon Stefano (103 pounds), Nick Fetterolf (112 pounds), Connor Grome (125 pounds), Wajeeh Hasan (140 pounds) and Dustin Wright-Schwanke (145 pounds) all claimed forfeits. See WG wrestling, page 14

Marcellus wrestlers rally past Cazenovia; J-E beaten By Phil Blackwell

An exciting Thursday night of OHSL Liberty division wrestling saw Marcellus and Jordan-Elbridge both take part in key encounters. The Mustangs went to Cazenovia’s cozy Buckley Gym and, with a stirring late comeback, beat the Lakers 41-34, while the Eagles ran into Hannibal and took a 61-21 loss to the Warriors. Marcellus began quite well against Cazenovia, John

Cavaretta pinning his 189-pound opponent, Jake Pizzi, in 3:10 as David Brever (215 pounds) and Mike Perry (96 pounds) both claimed forfeits. But the Mustangs’ early 18-6 lead did not hold, as the Lakers won four straight times – three pins, plus Chris Biviano beating Zach Ruggles 7-3 - to move in front, a streak only broken when Brian Barrett claimed a 130pound forfeit. Andrew Eberle (135 pounds) then earned a crucial 3-1 decision over Mike Nourse, and Nate Long won at 145 pounds when an injury to Patrick Karnis forced a default. Even with that, Marcellus trailed 34-32 with two matches to go.

Then Kyle Tierney, at 160 pounds, got a spectacular 39-second pin over Oliver Posewitz to put the Mustangs in front, and Aaron Murphy sealed the win at 171 pounds with a 4-1 decision over Anthony Randino. As this went on, J-E hosted Hannibal and opened at 140 with Mitch Cooper shutting out Dan Wyman 5-0. But the Warriors won the next nine matches (four of them forfeits) to drain any suspense out of the outcome. Still, the Eagles had some late highlights. Mitch Alpha, at 112, pinned Dennis Spaulding in 3:37, and Dallas Denise (119 pounds) got a pin over Eric Belge 19 seconds into the second period. Joe Mills, at 130, earned a fall against Nick Shepard with 49 seconds left.




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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MGKP, LLC (Under Section 206 of the Limited Liability Company Law) 1.The name of the limited liability company is MGKP, LLC. 2.The date of filing of the articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State was July 23, 2009. The articles of organization became effective on that date. 3.The office of the limited liability company is located in Onondaga County at 3922 Fennell Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152. 4.The New York Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary shall mail a copy of any process served to the limited liability company at the following address: PO Box 70, 3922 Fennell Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152. 5.The purpose of the limited liability company shall be to transact any and all business which may be transacted legally by a limited liability company pursuant to the New York Limited Liability Company Law. SK-1 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of NicePowerUSA, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/ 26/2010. Office in Onondaga Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 995 Tully, NY 13159. Principal Business location:3965 Bailer Road, Syracuse, NY 13215. Any lawful purpose. EO-2 LEGAL NOTICE Legal Notice of Formation of LLC. Robin’s Song Too, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/ 23/2010. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served and SSNY shall mail process to c/o Gerald F. Stack, Esq., Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, 300 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Purpose: any business permitted under law. EO-2 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: BAPS Syracuse, LLC, Application for Authority filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/28/2007. Jurisdiction and Date of Formation: Delaware, 11/07/ 2007. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 81 Suttons Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Address in Jurisdiction of Formation: 344 Churchmans Rd, New Castle, DE 19720. LLC is in existence in its jurisdiction of formation at the time of filing of this application. Name and Address of Secretary of State in Jurisdiction of Formation: DE Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. EO-3 Notice of Formation Notice of Formation of CHADES’S GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State OF NY (SSNY) on 12/6/2010. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Chad C. Etienne, 225 Emann Dr., Camillus, NY 13031. Purpose: any lawful activities. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: no specific date. EO-3

NOTICE OF FILING OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF RYAN PHELPS AUTO SALES LLC 1.Name: Ryan Phelps Auto Sales LLC (the “LLC”) 2.Date Filed: December 2, 2010 3.County of Office: Onondaga 4.The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The street address of the principal business location and the address to which process shall be mailed is c/o the LLC, 6 Route 31, Jordan, New York, 13060. 5.Purpose: Any lawful business not statutorily prohibited. EO-3 NOTICE Name of LLC: RSS TAX & ADVISORY, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/6/2010. Office location: Onondaga County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to principal business location: 397 Route 281, P.O. Box 430, Tully, NY 13159. Purpose: any lawful activity. EO-4 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Cakes by Michele, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Article of Organization filed with Secretary of State on 11/23/ 10. NY Office location: Onondaga County. Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/ her to c/o Michele Swindell, 312 Second Street, Solvay, NY 13209. Purpose: Any lawful activity. EO-4 TOWN OF MARCELLUS NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF TAX ROLL AND WARRANT NOTICE OF COLLECTION The undersigned Tax Collector of the Town of Marcellus, New York, having received the Tax Roll and Warrant, will receive taxes, without penalty, at the Marcellus Town Hall, 24 East Main Street, Marcellus, NY from January 4, 2011, through January 31, 2011, Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., as well as, Monday, January 31, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Beginning February 1, 2011 through February 28, 2011, taxes will be collected with penalties at 1 percent and (1%), Tuesdays Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., as well as, Monday, February 28, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Beginning March 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011, taxes will be collected with penalties at 1.5 percent (1.5%), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If taxes are unpaid as of March 15, 2011, a second notice of taxes due is processed and an additional charge of two dollars ($2.00) will be levied and become part of the taxes due. Beginning April 1, 2011, all unpaid taxes are returned to the Onondaga County Department of Finance, Syracuse, NY. Elaine M. Potter Tax Collector Town of Marcellus EO-2 Notice of Formation Notice of Formation of KJHP PROPERTIES LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State on 9/24/ 10. NY Office location: ONONDAGA County. Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secretary

of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to C/O R. KEVIN JOHNSON, P.O. BOX 10, CAMILLUS, NY 13031. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. EO-52 TOWN OF ELBRIDGE LEGAL NOTICE I, Debra H. Stapleton, having received the 2011 tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes for the Town of Elbridge, Onondaga County, State of New York, will receive payment for same during the month of January (January 1-January 31, 2011) without fee, also 50 PERCENT partial payments accepted in January only; the month of February (February 1- February 28,) add one percent fee (1%); the month of March (March 1- March 31) add one and one half percent fee (1½ %). Taxes will be collected through March 31, 2011. If a second notice is sent on March 14th, you must add an additional $1.00 to your tax payment collected (March 15- March 31). Taxes will be collected Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office, 5 Route 31, Jordan, NY. The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed weekends, and legal holidays. Unpaid taxes after March 31, 2011 will be returned to the Onondaga County Chief Fiscal Officer, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 15th Floor, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13201, where delinquent taxes may be paid. EO-2 Town of Spafford Notice Of Receipt of Tax Roll and Warrant The Town of Spafford Taxes will be collected at Spafford Town Hall, 1984 RTE 174, Borodino, New York Every Saturday beginning January 8th thru February 1, 2010, 9:00 Am to noon and Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM including January 3rd and 6th, 10th, 13th, 20th, 24th and 31st inclusive at no fee. If you wish to pay in the current year, your check must be post marked by December 31st, 2010. Starting February 1, 2010 taxes will be collected at the Spafford Town Hall every Saturday beginning February 5th through March 26th with fees for February at one percent, fees for March at one and one half percent. After March 31st, 2010 all unpaid taxes are returned to the Onondaga County Chief Fiscal Officer, Civic center, 15th floor, PO Box 1004, Syracuse NY 132011004. Fees at six percent and increase each month until taxes are paid. If taxes are unpaid as of March 15th, a second notice of taxes due will be processed: an additional charge of one dollar (1.00) will be levied and become a part of the amount due. Ann M. Warner Tax Collector Town of Spafford SK-2 LEGAL NOTICE LYNCH FAMILY LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 11/ 15/10. NY Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to J. Richard Lynch, 72 W. Lake St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. Latest date to dissolve 12/ 31/2040. General Purposes. SK-4 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 267 and 276 of the Town Law as amended and Section 302 D. of the Town of Marcellus Subdivision Regulations adopted April 1, 2009, a public hearing will be held by the Planning Board of said Town, Monday, February 7, 2011 at 7:00P.M. at the Town Hall, 24 East Main Street, Marcellus, New York for the purpose of


considering the preliminary application for a one (1) lot subdivision known as “JoAnn Mathieson Subdivision ”, located at 2647 Pleasant Valley Road, Marcellus, New York, in an Agricultural zone. A copy of the preliminary layout is on file in the Town Hall and may be examined during regular hours. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard in respect to such proposed application. Persons may appear in person or by agent. Jerry Wickett, Chairman Planning Board Town of Marcellus, New York EO-2 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 267 and 276 of the Town Law as amended and Section 302 D. of the Town of Marcellus Subdivision Regulations adopted April 1, 2009, a public hearing will be held by the Planning Board of said Town, Monday, February 7, 2011 at 7:00P.M. at the Town Hall, 24 East Main Street, Marcellus, New York for the purpose of considering the preliminary application for a one (1) lot subdivision known as “Timothy & Kimberly Mathieson Subdivision ”, located at 2627 Pleasant Valley Road, Marcellus, New York, in an Agricultural zone. A copy of the preliminary layout is on file in the Town Hall and may be examined during regular hours. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard in respect to such proposed application. Persons may appear in person or by agent. Jerry Wickett, Chairman Planning Board Town of Marcellus, New York EO-2 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 267 and 276 of the Town Law as amended and Section 302 D. of the Town of Marcellus Subdivision Regulations adopted April 1, 2009, a public hearing will be held by the Planning Board of said Town, Monday, February 7, 2011 at 7:00P.M. at the Town Hall, 24 East Main Street, Marcellus, New York for the purpose of considering the preliminary application for a one (1) lot subdivision known as “Paul and Jennifer Nagle Subdivision ”, located at 2611 Pleasant Valley Road, Marcellus, New York, in an Agricultural zone. A copy of the preliminary layout is on file in the Town Hall and may be examined during regular hours. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard in respect to such proposed application. Persons may appear in person or by agent. Jerry Wickett, Chairman Planning Board Town of Marcellus, New York EO-2 Legal Notice Please take notice that the annual meeting of the qualified members of the Skaneateles Library Association for the year 2011 will be held at the Library Hall of said Association at 49 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, New York on the 27th day of January 2011 at 7:00 in the evening for the purpose of hearing reports by the Treasurer, Library Director and the President of the Association. In addition, nominations will be entertained of candidates for election to the Board of Trustees of said association. Please take notice also that the election of four Trustees from the list of candidates nominated at the Annual Meeting will be held on the 8th day of February 2011 at the Library and the polls will be open that day from noon until 8:00 p.m. All qualified members of the Association will be entitled to vote. EO-3

Corrections The Observer regrets the following errors: In our coverage of Maxwell Memorial Library’s “Merriment at Maxwell” event, held Dec. 11, we said Joshua Diesti was the owner of Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Syracuse. The studio is owned by Donna Moore. Diesti teaches dance at the studio. In an article from last week titled “The Gift of Gratitude,” we referred to the late Melvin Penfield’s son as “Arik.” The correct spelling is “Aric.” In “Towns get tax hike,” Marcellus Town Supervisor Dan Ross was quoted saying, “I was concerned about the looming property tax gap,” when in fact he said, “I was concerned about the looming property tax cap.” In an article titled “Youth compete in Elks’ national hoop shoot,” we neglected to name one of the winning contestants. Tyler Shoults, a student at West Genesee Middle School, was runner-up among boys 12 and 13, making 19 out of 25 shots.



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For the Gaelic Knights, Tyler Young, with 14 points (most of it from four 3pointers), led a balanced attack where Casey Ganley had 13 points, Ben Hackett 11 points and Dan Kaigler nine points. The Solvay boys began 2011 by going to Phoenix last Monday night and not getting much in a 68-43 loss to the Firebirds. Phoenix began to get away with a 23-point second quarter. In the second half, it got worse as Solvay got just 16 total points. Knighton-Kearse had 14 points for the night, but Aiello got held to eight points as Nate Antonacci and Chuck St. Andrew claimed six points apiece. On Phoenix’s side, Mark Felicia led with 20 points and Marty Felicia, with 18 points, was close behind. Also on Tuesday, the Bishop Ludden girls basketball team jumped all over Solvay, using that quick start as a springboard to a 55-42 win over the Bearcats. Before Solvay could settle down, Ludden had established a 17-5 lead, something it nursed the rest of the night through inside-outside balance. Kayla Kibling had 18 points, including five 3-pointers, and Lauren Roy connected three times beyond the arc on her way to 14 points as Nicole Granteed worked inside for 12 points. Meanwhile, Solvay’s Tessa Pucello hit five of her own 3-pointers, accounting for most of her team’s offense by


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earned two assists and Carmen Gacek got an assist, too. Through two periods, Solvay lead 2-1, and Ryan Bonk was spectacular in the net, recording 37 saves. But all of Ithaca’s pressure produced a tying goal in the third period and an OT game-winner, as Austin Romantic, Anthony Massicci and Eli Gobrecht got the goals. This was the Bearcats’ only action of the

WG wrestling 

finishing with 29 points. It did not get any easier for Solvay, who lost Thursday to Skaneateles 51-42 in a game where the Lakers bolted ahead 17-3 in the first quarter, then kept that margin until a furious late Bearcat rally fell short. Pucello, with 26 points, again led the way, and again did not get much help, other than Cierra Garner, who had nine points. Emily Call led the Lakers with 18 points. In boys action Thursday night, Solvay put up a good fight at Skaneateles, yet still lost 63-53. Down 21-9 after one period, the Bearcats clawed back within five, 48-43, with one period left, but could not inch any closer. Aiello was impressive, getting 22 points as his inside battle with Skaneateles forward Pat Roberts (also with 22 points) ended in a standstill. Knighton-Kearse had 14 points, with St. Andrew adding seven points as the Bearcats fell to 0-6. Ludden’s girls resurfaced on Saturday, taking its own shot at Skaneateles – only to see a late rally fall just short in a 47-46 loss to the Lakers. All through the second half, the Gaelic Knights (3-4) sough to erase a 29-19 deficit. Nicole Granteed, with 20 points, led the effort as Roy added nine points, but Skaneateles held on as Jackie Leslie earned 15 points and Elizabeth Lane added 14 points for the victorious Lakers.

week, as it fell to 4-4-1 (2-2-1 league) in advance of important games this week at Hamilton and against Liverpool Friday at State Fair Coliseum. Solvay beat the Warriors 6-2 on Dec. 27 in the first round of the King of the Coliseum Tournament. WG, meanwhile, made the short trip to State Fair Coliseum Tuesday to face Liverpool, then is back home Friday night to face Rome Free Academy.

(160) taking a 7-5 decision over Andrew Osborne. Hasan had an exciting duel with Some did take the mat, though, includ- Bryan Hall, but lost 13-11 as Aaron Falcone NOTICE OF ing Tyler Heggelke (130 pounds), who FORMATION dropped the 189-pound finale to Ariel needed just 1:02 to pin Matt DiFabio. JonNOTICE OF Anoceto 6-5. FORMATION of Joe’s Fetterolf (135 pounds) pinned Jordan Pluff WG stayed busy on Saturday, traveling a Deli Washington Street, midway through the second period, with east to Ilion for the Leo J. Sammon LLC. Art.long of Org.way filed with NY Secretary of State where it finished sixth in an Ian Coolican (119 pounds) doing the same Tournament, (SSNY) 11/12/10. Office against Jordan Atwood. field with 131 points. Colonie won location:11-team Onondaga County. SSNY At 215 pounds, James Bogardus shut with designated 220.5 points. as agent of LLC upon whom down Jacob Rodriguez 8-2, and while process the mayStefano be served.won the 103-pound division, SSNY shall mail copy of points were higher at 152 pounds, Cody beating Mike Bondarchuk (Whitesboro) process to: 3100 West Ward beat Eric Susino-Acton 13-7. in the finals with a pin at 3:09. Nick FetSeneca Turnpike, NY got 13108. The CNS meet proved quite different,Marcellus, as terolf to the 112-pound final, but lost Purpose: Any lawful the Northstars showed no ill effects from activity. to Tristen Rifenburg (Norwich) with a a big win over Liverpool the night before, second-period EO-52 pin. winning the first five matches to take a lead Collican, at 119, and Grome, at 125, it would not relinquish. both had third-place efforts, Coolican beatCoolican finally broke the streak at ing Tim Fargo (Lowville) 2-0 and Grome 119, and he had to work hard to beat Tony topping Jon Hedgeman (Colonie) 5-2 to Battista 6-3 as Connor Grome followed win the consolation brackets. Hasan and up with a 17-3 romp of Fidel Torres. Jon Wright-Schwanke both finished fourth, Fetterolf made it three straight when he with Matt Nichols fifth at 171 pounds. Jon blanked Jacob Murdock 5-0. Fetterolf and James Bogardus (215) each Of the three close matches that fol- took sixth place. lowed, WG won just once, Evan Stefano

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Obituaries Ronald Wisnoski, 71

Mary Stapleton, 90

Greatest joy was her home, love spending time with family

Retired from Niagara Mohawk

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Stapleton, 90, of Marcellus, passed away at home Monday Dec. 27, 2010, with her family by her side. She resided in Marcellus 61 years. Betty graduated from St. John the Evangelist High School. After her Mary Stapleton children were grown she went to work at the Marcellus School cafeteria program. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church, Marcellus. Betty’s greatest joy was her home and taking care of her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed opening her home to all her relatives throughout the years. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1999; parents Charles and El-

Ronald “Butch” Wisnoski, 71, of Camillus, passed away Thursday Dec. 30, 2010 at home, surrounded by his loving family. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse/ Camillus area, he was born on Thursday, June 8, 1939 and was the son of Stanley Wisnoski and Betty Dixon Wisnoski. Butch was employed by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. for 37 years, retiring in 1995. He attended St. Patrick’s High School and was an Army veteran. He was also a member of Camillus Elks Lodge and Niagara Mohawk 25-Year Club. Butch was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, an avid fisherman, golfer and sports fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Carol Niedzwiecki; daughters and sons-in-law, Doreen and Paul McDonough of Marcellus and Marcia and Jason Young of West Chester, Pennsylvania; son and daughter-in-law, John and Lisa Wisnoski of Mechanicville; grandchildren, John Paul and Sarah McDonough, Justin and Nicole

len Dutton; daughter Margaret “Peggy” in 1948; brother Donald (Marie) Dutton, and her sister Winifred (Francis) Petty. Surviving are her children, Michael (Brett) of West Haven, CT, Tim (Debra) of Jordan, Mary Ellen of Marcellus, Tom (Chris) of Cumming, GA, Jim (Becky) of Nipomo, CA, John (Patricia) of Syracuse, Ann (Mark) Deeds of San Antonio, TX, and nine grandchildren. Calling hours were 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday Jan. 2 at Ryan Funeral Home, Marcellus. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 10:30 a.m. the next morning in St. Francis Xavier Church. Burial was at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marcellus Ecumenical Food Pantry, P. O. Box 147, Marcellus, NY 13108.

David M. Hayes, 73

Graduate of Marcellus High School David M. Hayes, 73, of Syracuse, passed away Tuesday Dec. 28, 2010, at home. Born in Marcellus on Wednesday April 14, 1937, he was the son of Edward Leo Hayes and Caroline Margaret Fraylinger Hayes. He was a graduate of Marcellus High School. David lived in Syracuse most of his life and was employed many years as a union drywall finisher, retiring as a carpenter and painter with Hutchings Psychiatric Center. David was predeceased by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Virginia Williams; daughters and sonin-law, Nora and Richard Scott of Syracuse and Jean Neagle-Schulte of Bend, Oregon; sons, David Hayes Jr. of East Syracuse, Patrick Hayes of San Francisco, California, William (Kristin) Neagle of Syracuse and James Neagle of Fayetteville; sisters and brother-in-law, Kay and Joe Manupella

of Albany and Ronnie Kirchhof of Florida; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends called from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 2 at the David M. Hayes Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services followed at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Donovan officiating. Burial was private in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Marcellus. Contributions may be made in David’s name to Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088. Please share condolences at

Zakary Pilcher

Infant son, grandson, great-grandson Zakary James Timothy Pilcher, threemonth-old infant, of Camillus, passed away Friday Dec. 31, 2010, at home. Born in Syracuse on Sept. 4, he was the son of Cory Pilcher and Kristine MacDowell, of Camillus. Zakary is also survived by his sister, Alexandria Leigh MacDowell; paternal grandparents, Nicole and Steven Pilcher of Cleveland; maternal grandparents, Cynthia and Timothy Belknap of Camillus; paternal great-grandfather, Bill Gaylord of King Ferry; maternal great-grandparents, Stan and Doris Kaminski of Clay; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends called from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 4 at St. Joseph’s Church, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A

funeral mass followed at 1:30 p.m. at church with Rev. Gregory LeStrange officiating. Zakary was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Zakary Pilcher memory of Zakary may be made to KJ’s Angels Fund, c/o CNY Community Foundation, 500 S. Salina St., Suite 418, Syracuse, NY 13202. Please share condolences at

Valerie M. Shults, 65

Loved to cook, garden, open presents Valerie M. Shults, 65, died Wednesday evening Jan. 5 of lung cancer at Community Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Valerie was married on Aug. 25, 1966 to her husband of 44 years, John. She helped start the Neighborhood Watch in Syracuse and loved to cook, garden and open presents. She also loved caring for her grand nieces. She is survived by her husband John; son Greg of Syracuse; daughter Kimberley of Washington, DC; nephew and niece Steven and Kelley Lasher of Syracuse; and grand nieces Katie and Emma. In lieu of

flowers, contributions in Valerie’s name may be made to the National Lung Cancer Partnership at www.nationallungcancerpartnership. org. Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 5854 Belle Isle Road, Valerie M. Shults Syracuse, NY 13209, was in charge of arrangements.

Wisnoski, and Katelyn Young; brother-in-law, J. Peter Fennell of Elmira; and several nieces, nephews and many dear cousins. Butch was predeceased by his infant son, Steven Wisnoski; and sister, Susan Fennell. Ronald Wisnoski A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday Jan. 3 in St. Joseph’s Church with Rev. Gregory LeStrange officiating. Burial was private. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Butch’s memory to the food pantry for St. Joseph’s Church, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus, NY 13031 or Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219. Please share condolences at

Paula G. Golden, 70

Enjoyed skiing, kayaking, biking and walking nature trails Paula G. Ryan Golden, 70, of Camillus died peacefully Dec. 24, 2010, at Francis House in Syracuse. She went to be with the Lord after a long and courageous challenge with cancer. Paula was born in San Diego and grew up in a military family, living in California, Washington, Virginia, Florida and Hawaii. She graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA in 1962, moved to the Syracuse area in 1965 and raised a family in Marcellus. Paula earned a master’s degree in social work from Syracuse University in 1993, served as the director of social services at St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus and later worked as a library clerk at Maxwell Memorial Library. Paula’s active life included skiing, kayaking, swimming, biking and walking nature trails; her love of adventure led her to many locations around the world. She volunteered and raised money for several organizations fighting cancer. She was a longtime,

active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Marcellus. Paula was sustained by her love of God, her family, and many friends. She was predeceased by daughters Catherine Golden in 2004 and Seana Golden Paula G. Golden in 2010. Surviving are her daughter Laura Golden of Palo Alto, CA; her brother Michael and his wife Carol Ryan of Melrose, MA; sisters Susan Kauai of Maui, HI and Janet Carol Ryan of San Rafael, CA; and several nephews. Contributions in Paula’s name may be sent to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 Orange St., Marcellus, NY 13108 or Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.

Anna Smaha

Loved history, music, fashion, flowers and all God’s creatures Anna Dumka Smaha died peacefully on Wednesday Dec. 29, 2010, with her daughter, Maria at her side. Born on Friday July 4, 1930, in Zniatyn, Sokalskyi Raion, Ukraine, she was the oldest child of Ivan and Stefania Dumka. Staunch Ukrainian nationalists, her parents raised her to love God, Ukraine, and to help those in need. They also nurtured her independent spirit, her vocal talent and her love of poetry and drama. As a young girl, Anna assisted her parents in their support of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). She survived the horrors of World War II only to be a victim of Operation Vistula, the forced and brutal resettlement of Poland’s Ukrainian Minority. The family’s continued support of the UPA led to the arrest of her father and her own brutal questioning in 1953. In 1964, Anna married Wolodymyr Smaha and moved to Syracuse. She became a proud American and loved her adopted country’s history and freedom. Anna loved the printed word, history, music, fashion, flowers and all God’s creatures great and small. Anna was predeceased by her husband,

Wolodymyr and her brother, Orest. Anna is sur vived by her daughter, Maria Smaha LeGacy of Syracuse and by her brother, Marian (Halina) Dumka; niece Aneta; and nephew, Jaroslaw, all of Poland. Anna Smaha Calling hours were from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday Jan. 3 at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus with a Panakhyda service at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Bohdan Hedz and Deacon Ed Galvin officiated. A private memorial Mass will be held with burial in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Syracuse at a later date. Contributions may be made in Anna’s memory to Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation, 2247 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 or to the Humane Assn. of CNY, Inc., 4915 1/2 W. Taft Rd., Liverpool, NY 13088. Please share condolences at

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