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#FEMA grants $210,000 to #Weedsport #FireDepartment

#FEMA grants $210,000 to #Weedsport #FireDepartment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $209,562 grant request from the Weedsport Fire Department in Cayuga County, according to the region’s members of Congress. The grant will pay for 25 new self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighters, helmets and self-rescue ropes for firefighters trapped in buildings, acccording to U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and…read more →

#Weedsport Free #Library: You don’t know what you don’t know

#Weedsport Free #Library: You don’t know what you don’t know

Whether we’re talking about our home, our work or our community, communication is vital! We spend a large amount of time every day communicating — well, hopefully! It has become more challenging for nonprofits like us to get the word out about the wonderful things we provide to the community in terms of services and programs. The saying, “You don’t…read more →

#Weedsport #Speedway Is Getting A TuneUp

#Weedsport #Speedway Is Getting A TuneUp

BRUTUS | Everyone at Weedsport Speedway, it seems, is excited to have the track back up and running and nearly ready for racing. “We’ve got something really cool out here,” said Jeff Hachmann, the director of event sales and marketing for DIRTcar Racing. After laying dormant for nearly two years, the racetrack just outside of the Weedsport village limits hosted…read more →

#Motorcycle stolen from back of pickup truck in #Weedsport

#Motorcycle stolen from back of pickup truck in #Weedsport

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a motocross-style motorcycle that took place between late Wednesday and early Thursday in the village of Weedsport. According to the sheriff’s office, a 2014 Kawasaki KX 100 was stolen from the back of a pickup truck parked in the owner’s driveway. Authorities believe the theft occurred between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday…read more →

#Weedsport schools honor accomplished #farmer

#Weedsport schools honor accomplished #farmer

The Weedsport Central School District Board of Education recently announced its 2014 Graduate of Distinction. The school district established the Graduates of Distinction program to recognize distinguished lifetime achievement by Weedsport graduates. This year’s recipient is Class of 1945 graduate Norman B. Riley. A farmer for 34 years, Riley worked on his 400-acre Cayuga County farm. His experience as a…read more →

#Weedsport’s #McDeid finishes eighth in #NY state in 110 hurdles

#Weedsport’s #McDeid finishes eighth in #NY state in 110 hurdles

Weedsport senior Austin McDeid finished eighth (15.29) in the Division II 110m hurdles at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Saturday. Auburn sophomore Kavon Hunt was 22nd in the state in the boys high jump with an effort of 6-0. Jordan-Elbridge senior Jack Gugel finished 24th in…read more →

#Weedsport explores steps to harmonizing auto, #bike and pedestrian #traffic

#Weedsport explores steps to harmonizing auto, #bike and pedestrian #traffic

WEEDSPORT | A community that provides access for all forms of transportation will provide more than beauty and social togetherness within its members. That was the idea behind the Complete Streets Walking Workshop held at Weedsport High School Saturday morning. Sponsored by the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & play grant for the Cayuga County Health Department, the workshop…read more →

#Weedsport Woman #Arrested on Charges of Forging Checks

#Weedsport Woman #Arrested on Charges of Forging Checks

Weedsport, N.Y. — State police arrested a Weedsport woman Wednesday when an investigation uncovered that she had stolen and forged another person’s checks, police said. Sasha E. Binns, 36, of 2720 East Brutus St., apartment 3, in Weedsport was charged with second-degree forgery, a felony. Sasha Binns  Troopers’ investigation revealed that Binns stole checks from a residence in Weedsport and…read more →

Leonardi: Making the most of buffalo mozzarella

Leonardi: Making the most of buffalo mozzarella

One of my favorite food combinations is fresh mozzarella — with almost anything. Of course, the traditional way of serving it is a slice of the cheese, followed by a slice of tomato, followed by leaves of fresh basil and then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. It’s always good that way, but you can really let…read more →

How #Weedsport #Elementary is adapting to #CommonCore

How #Weedsport #Elementary is adapting to #CommonCore

During the past school year, our school began to look into merging our then separate fifth- and sixth-grade teams. When looking at the Common Core Learning Standards, more time needed to be afforded to the teaching of the core subjects. Additionally, it was thought that the students needed more time on task, so longer class periods seemed to be a…read more →