The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like I-Pads and other tablets. Fiscal watchdogs are against it, and the education community has been lukewarm. But with one week left to go before voting day, Governor Cuomo who came up with idea, has finally started to push for it.
The Onondaga County Sheriff position is up for grabs for the first time since 1994. Longtime Sheriff Kevin Walsh is stepping down after twenty years. DeWitt Police Chief and Republican candidate Gene Conway will run against Democrat and veteran of the Onondaga Sheriff's office Toby Shelley. The department has recently dealt with a number of issues including over-time costs and allegations of officers filling out false time sheets. First-time candidate Conway is not happy with the negative image the local police and Sheriff's office has developed over the past few years.
A key vote next Monday could decide whether or not a nearly $49.5 million dollar amphitheater goes up along the western shoreline of Onondaga Lake. The County Ways and Means Committee had a lengthy debate over the projected revenue streams on Monday and narrowly passed $49.5 million dollars in bonds to cover construction costs.
And the star-studded Clemson defense backed up the hype with a shutdown performance in Memorial Stadium. The Tigers only allowed two long Cole Murphy field goals and blocked another, en route to a 16-6 victory over the Orange on Saturday night.