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Cato-Meridian school district hashes out budget, scope of potential capital project

The specifics of the Cato-Meridian School District’s possible capital project are becoming clearer. The larger details of the project were discussed at a school board meeting Sept. 26. District Superintendent Noel Patterson said the project is currently set for a $5,470,000 budget. The project was also discussed at a board meeting earlier that month. A board decision on whether to... more

Cato-Meridian school district to buy new math textbooks, educational software

Cato-Meridian High School will be getting new math textbooks for the first time in years. The Cato-Meridian Central School District Board of Education adopted books for algebra 1, geometry and algebra 2 at a school board meeting Sept. 26, district Superintendent Noel Patterson said. The high school’s principal, Danielle Mahoney, has decided to buy all of the texts at once... more

Harmful algal blooms continue to be found in Cayuga County-area lakes

Harmful algal blooms continue to be found in area lakes, but there is no indication that public drinking water has been negatively impacted. The Cayuga County Health Department on Friday said that, out of an abundance of caution, the Auburn and Owasco water treatment facilities had activated their carbon treatment systems to mitigate the chances of toxins getting into the... more

Cato-Meridian school district eyes preliminary plans for capital project

The Cato-Meridian Central School District is in the early stages of planning a capital project taxpayers could vote for by year’s end. The $3 million to $5 million project and the possible referendum for it were discussed at a district board of education meeting Monday. District Superintendent Noel Patterson said Tuesday that although the exact costs and scope haven’t been... more

Cato-Meridian school board picks Lees for president, Bratt for vice president

The Cato-Meridian Central School District Board of Education appointed its leadership going into the upcoming school year at a board re-organizational meeting at the district conference room Monday night. Michael Lees was re-elected as board president, while Kathleen Bratt was made the new vice president following the board resignation of L. Lee Epprecht — who previously held the position —... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

Cato-Meridian school board candidate gets seat following vice president’s resignation

A Cato-Meridian Central School District Board of Education candidate who lost by five votes last month now has a seat at the table. Monica Waite was appointed by the board at a meeting Monday night following board vice president L. Lee Epprecht’s resignation. Epprecht closed a deal on a home in Red Creek and moved from the school district in... more

Cato-Meridian superintendent set to retire in December

Cato-Meridian Central School District Superintendent Noel Patterson intends to retire in December because he feels it’s an ideal time to say goodbye. “The district’s in good shape. We have high graduate rates, our academic performance is high, we have a good reputation, and our facilities are in great shape,” Patterson said this week. The 62-year-old — who has been head... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

27 acres of hydrilla found in Cayuga Lake

Surveys from the Department of Environmental Conservation and Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management reveal 27 acres of Cayuga Lake are infested with an aquatic weed. The surveys, which were completed last fall, state there is a hydrilla infestation in 27 acres of the eastern portion of the lake by Aurora. Before last fall, hydrilla was found only... more

Cato-Meridian community supports 7-year-old girl fighting cancer a second time

In October 2016, Amanda Lamphere left her job. The single mother of two had been working at Dunkin' Donuts in Auburn when she discovered her 7-year-old daughter, Samantha, was sick with her second round of leukemia. And Amanda had no choice but to step back from work. Samantha was first diagnosed with leukemia in October 2013, but — after seven... more

W-FL Tuesday: Midlakes tops Gananda, Lyons drops 92 & Pal-Mac loses home opener

There were four games on Tuesday night that involved Wayne-Finger Lakes boys basketball teams and all four contests were won by the visiting team. In Palmyra, the Red Raiders hit the court for the first time since coming up short against Newark at the Blue Cross Arena in the sectional Class B1 championship game in February. Pal-Mac hosted former Finger... more

W-FL Hoops: Red Creek, Red Jacket & Marion drop openers

A handful of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school boys and girls basketball teams were in action on Friday at both geographic ends of Section V. Warsaw and Red Creek are hosting their annual holiday tournaments and Friday’s results are below… Red Jacket 54, Warsaw 56 Warsaw’s Ethan Grawe made 2 free throws with :03 left on the clock to hand Red... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

Cato-Meridian girls soccer registers five 2nd-half goals in rout of Red Creek

Miranda Myhill-LaForce completed the hat trick and tallied another goal moments later. The junior scored four times to lead the Cato-Meridian girls soccer team’s attack, which registered five goals in the second half in a 7-1 rout of Red Creek Monday. The Auburn Citizen – Sports: Read More more

Cato-Meridian cancels homecoming game due to ‘disciplinary incident’

Cato-Meridian’s homecoming football game scheduled for Friday night has been cancelled, the district superintendent said. According to superintendent Noel Patterson, the game has been canceled due to disciplinary action taken against some of the players for an incident off campus. Read More at LocalSYR.com more

Cato-Meridian cancels Friday’s football game due to lack of eligible players

The Cato-Meridian football team has canceled its game on Friday due to a lack of eligible players to field a team, according to athletic director Jim Miller. Prior to the season, Cato-Meridian head coach C.J. Hannon had expressed concern over the lack players on the roster. The Blue Devils opened its schedule with 24 listed players, but that doesn’t account... more

Cato-Meridian girls soccer scores big in first half to top Tyburn

Once the Blue Devils starting meshing offensively, they couldn’t be stopped. The Cato-Meridian girls soccer team buried seven goals in the first half en route to an 11-0 win over Tyburn Academy Thursday at the CIMARF Fields in Cato. The Blue Devils put the game away with six goals in a 15-minute span to end the first half. Read More more