Five OCC Students to Receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

Five Onondaga Community College students will receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence April 5 in Albany. The awards will be presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher during a ceremony in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

Honorees demonstrated the ability to combine academic excellence with other accomplishments which may include leadership, campus involvement, […]

Cazenovia Public Library to Host College Webinar Series

The Cazenovia Public Library will host a College Webinar Series at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 25, in the Community Room. Renee Joseph, Independent Education Consultant and founder of Majorly Me, LLC, will lead both events.

Session I: “The Recruited College Athlete” will feature a brief presentation by Joseph followed by a […]

Miller says process to nominate Regents candidates puts education at risk

Brian Miller

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) issued a statement on the process to nominate Regents candidates March 21:

“Today, I nominated Joseph Greenfield for the open Board of Regents seat representing several upstate New York counties in the Sixth Judicial District, including Delaware and Otsego counties. Mr. Greenfield is an experienced professional who […]

West Genesee’s Davern honored for outstanding leadership in education

William Davern, director of fine arts for the West Genesee Central School District, has been selected for the 2017 Outstanding Educator Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State.

This award is given annually to a SAANYS member who has made outstanding contributions in New York State schools through public education, professional organizations, […]

Utica Zoo Eggstravaganza

Utica Zoo’s annual Eggstravaganza event is Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Utica Zoo featuring the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt throughout the zoo.

Visitors can also participate in an educational quest to find and learn about the animals at the zoo that lay eggs. Are you feeling […]

Investigative perceptions explored at SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Day

SUNY Canton’s seventh annual Law Enforcement Day will feature new crime scene investigation methodology and will show the limited-distribution documentary by a north country native filmmaker.

Law Enforcement Day 2017 is titled “Investigative Perceptions” and will begin at 9 a.m. Monday (March 27) in the college’s Kingston Theater. It is held by the college’s Criminal […]

April 1 is deadline for school transportation forms

Holy Cross Academy

Transportation forms for busing to Holy Cross Academy in Oneida are due to the district offices no later than April 1.

The junior-senior high school currently services students from Clinton, Westmoreland, VVS, Rome, Stockbridge, Canastota, Morrisville, Chirtenango, Cazenovia, Camden, Cicero and Oneida.

For more information, visit, or call 315-363-1669.


Local FIRST Youth Robotics Teams Advance to World Championship

Team Geared Up (Maroon shirts) and their alliance partner take on two other robotics teams in a match at the East Super-Regional Robotics competition at the University of Scranton on MarchThree local FIRST youth robotics teams have advanced to the FIRST Robotics WORLD Championship in St. Louis, Mo., in April where they will be […]

No Fooling! Friends of Rogers hosts cryptozoology program on April 1

The famous 1934, “Surgeon’s Photograph” of the Loch Ness Monster. Learn more about “Nessie” and other cryptids with Friends of Rogers on April 1.

Cryptozoology is known as the study of hidden or unknown animals. Bigfoot, Nessie, and the Chupacabra are the most well-known cryptids, but there are many more! Some cryptids can be […]

Gamlen (Cazenovia) and Richmond (Eden) named to NFHCA National Academic Squad


The Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced its Division III National Academic Squad selections Thursday, selecting Morrisville State College student-athletes Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia) and Leila Richmond (Eden) to its 2016-17 team.

The National Academic Squad includes all student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the first […]

Bonavita named to the winter 2016-17 high honors list at Pomfret School

Lucas Bonavita of Cazenovia from the class of 2017 was named to the winter 2016-17 high honors list at Pomfret School.

To achieve this level of distinction, Lucas earned a grade point average of at least 3.670 and received no grade lower than a B.


Stirpe: Assembly budget proposal expands access to higher education in CNY

Al Stirpe

The Assembly proposal includes smart investments in critical programs that help make college affordable for many more New Yorkers. We’re surrounded by future surgeons, engineers and farmers who’ll keep us healthy, safe and fed. However, in order for students to earn a higher education they might be trading the ability to buy […]