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UNITING AFTER TRAGEDY: Protest planned after fatal overdose claims life of Waterloo grad

A life tragically cut short in Waterloo has led to the formation of an event aimed at spotlighting substance abuse. Earlier this week, a Waterloo family was devastated by the unexpected loss of Waterloo High School graduate Cameron Fowler. “Cameron was only 18-years-old and loved by everyone,” said Jonathin Fowler, one of the organizers behind the event. Fowler, of DJ... more

Hobart’s Hanna will leave lasting legacy

When people talk about the Mike Hanna legacy at Hobart College, they will probably mention equality among sports, doing the right thing, and improving quality of life for student-athletes. Hanna is retiring as director of athletics, stepping away from a 37-year career in which he brought Statesmen athletic programs to the forefront of the small-college sports scene. He’ll be the... more

Auburn physical education teacher wins state award, reflects on career

As an Auburn school district teacher and coach, Shelly Connors tries to set aside what issues she’s grappling with in her life and focuses on her students. That said, Connors, physical education teacher for Auburn Junior High School and varsity tennis coach for Auburn High School, feels it’s important to let students know they don’t have to seem as if... more

Three Brothers partner Erica Paolicelli featured in HWS talk

One of the partners of Three Brothers Wineries and Estates and a new Linden Street restaurant was the first speaker in a new Hobart and William Smith Colleges series focusing on entrepreneurs. Erica Paolicelli, managing partner of Three Brothers Wineries in Fayette, as well as H.J. Stead Company in Geneva, took part in the new entrepreneurial conversation series, “5 Questions.”... more

SF school board honors departing principal

For outgoing Mynderse Academy Principal Andy Doell, his arrival in Seneca Falls 13 years ago “seems like yesterday.” Doell, who will begin a new job as Bloomfield school superintendent in early January, was honored at the Dec. 7 school board meeting for his service to the district — nine years as Cady Stanton Elementary principal and four years as Mynderse... more

Pal-Mac senior Olivia Keller is nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Olivia Keller, a senior at Palmyra-Macedon High School, is one of 20 students in New York State to be nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for Arts and Academics. She is the only student in the Finger Lakes area to be selected for this honor, which is among the nation’s highest recognition for secondary school students. New York... more

Weedsport second-graders raise $1,050 for Hurricane Irma relief

More than $1,000 worth of gift cards is expected to arrive in the Florida Keys to help with Hurricane Irma relief, thanks to Mariesa Simon's second-grade class at Weedsport Elementary School. Over the summer, Simon thought about ways she could inspire the students. “I know I’m going to get to all of my curriculum, and I’m going to teach the... more

Hobart and William Smith Colleges gets $4 million from Bozzutos

Tom Bozzuto grew up in a working-class home, but his entrepreneurial drive, developed in part from his undergraduate studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, made him a very wealthy man. Now the chairman of the HWS Board of Trustees, his wife and their family are hoping to encourage that entrepreneurial spirit with a multi-million-dollar donation to the Colleges Bozzuto,... more

Fundraiser planned for Waterloo boy who suffers from rare brain disorder

Although only 7 years old, Alex Mattei has persevered more than most people do in a lifetime. The Waterloo boy suffers from a rare brain disorder, Chiara Malformation with Hydrocephalus. It occurs when the skull is abnormally small or misshapen, and brain tissue extends into the spinal canal. He will undergo the 24th surgery of his young life Dec. 8... more

Sen. Helming visits Seneca Falls schools to meet with students, teachers

Senator Pam Helming recently visited the Seneca Falls Central School District to meet with students, teachers, administrators, and school board members. Starting at Frank Knight Elementary School, Senator Helming talked with and read to Mrs. Stephanie Lando’s kindergarten class. Then, in the District Office she greeted Mynderse Academy seniors Nicole Siwarski and Jacob Robinson, whom she recommended to the New... more

Commencement scheduled for NYCC in Seneca Falls

New York Chiropractic College has scheduled commencement exercises for 10:00 am, Saturday, December 2nd, at its Seneca Falls campus Athletic Center. Dr. Elaina Pirro-Lombardi, a 2000 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, serves the Chair of the New York State Board of Regents Chiropractic board and an Examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners will deliver the commencement address... more

Weedsport second-graders raise $1,050 for Hurricane Irma relief

More than $1,000 worth of gift cards is expected to arrive in the Florida Keys to help with Hurricane Irma relief, thanks to Mariesa Simon's second-grade class at Weedsport Elementary School. Over the summer, Simon thought about ways she could inspire the students. “I know I’m going to get to all of my curriculum, and I’m going to teach the... more

Pal-Mac senior Olivia Keller is nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Olivia Keller, a senior at Palmyra-Macedon High School, is one of 20 students in New York State to be nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for Arts and Academics. She is the only student in the Finger Lakes area to be selected for this honor, which is among the nation’s highest recognition for secondary school students. New York... more
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