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Becallo accuses Venesky, Germain of threats

Cicero Town Councilor Mike Becallo is claiming that other members of the town’s administration have made threats against him.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Federal investigators trap Albany’s Silver fox

Former Cicero Assemblyman Michael Bragman sure looks good in retrospect.  Bragman’s nemesis, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges Jan. 22.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Brian Piraino

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is Brian Piraino.

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Guest column: North Syracuse doing its part for government efficiency

During the 2014 re-election campaign, Gov. Cuomo claimed that New York’s high property taxes were due to the waste and duplication of New York’s “more than 10,500 local governments.” Not only is his contention incorrect, the governor also failed to acknowledge the role the state has played in exacerbating this property tax problem.

NOPL news: Forgiveness, fun and frugality

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, NOPL is excited to announce the return of our popular “Food for Fines” program.

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Burtis sworn into legislature

Cicero’s former deputy supervisor Tim Burtis was sworn in as county legislator Jan. 23 by Onondaga County Family Court Judge Michael Hanuszczak.

Lamont to the rescue

Early this year longtime Liverpool landlord and businessman Val Lamont acquired the house at 107 Lake Drive that had been declared an unsafe structure Dec. 1 by the village board of trustees.

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Sport of the arts

Cicero-North Syracuse’s Northstars Winterguard is the longest-running program of its kind in New York state. Earlier this month, the program celebrated 50 seasons at the Cicero-North Syracuse Varsity Home Show with a performance from the current guard and an alumni performance.

Forum to examine link between child care and local economy

Affordable child care is the subject of a forum scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It takes place at the United Way of Central New York, 518 James St., Syracuse.

Educational advocacy groups to host forums on school funding

Our schools are losing money every year — and New York state is taking it from them.

North Syracuse discusses excessive vehicles

How many vehicles parked on your property is too many? That was the question before the North Syracuse Village Board at its Jan. 22 meeting. It turns out the village can’t limit homeowners to a certain number of cars, trailers and the like, but the village may be able to restrict where they are parked.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Heroin rears its ugly head right here in the village

Are we trying to close the barn door after the horse has bolted? Liverpool Police Officer Jerry Unger thinks so. Heroin abuse, he said, has hit the village with a vengeance.

NOPL news: Are you pondering a puppy?

If you’re thinking about getting a puppy, or if there’s been a recent addition to your family in the form of a fuzzy, four-legged, tail-wagging, energetic little rascal, then you’ll want to plan on attending the event “So Now You’ve Got a Puppy!”

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: In memory of Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo was an excellent speaker and an exemplary public servant. The impact of his service for our great state will be evident for years to come. His contributions and accomplishments, as an orator and as governor, will be remembered fondly. However, for me, it’s his kind demeanor that set him apart as a leader and especially as an elected official.