Following the closure of the nearly 200-year-old Cazenovia College, local residents have been anticipating what would replace the community mainstay. Now, with the announcement from the governor’s office, a promising future is on the horizon: beginning in October, New York State Police will lease a significant portion of the campus to train up to 275 new recruits.
Local business owners express optimism about the arrangement, which they hope will generate new activity in the area and potentially lead to further development. State police will occupy all main campus buildings and the athletic center during the two-year lease, aiming to increase the number of academy classes held at the vast space. Alongside regular training, the expanded facilities will accommodate special task forces, enhancing the capacity of state troopers to engage in significant investigations.
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