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Liverpool, C-NS split track showdowns

Boys Warriors, girls Northstars emerge victorious

No matter what took place in the annual track and field clashes between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, the home teams ended up happy.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Peter Nash

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is Peter Nash, a member of the LHS varsity wrestling team.

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LCSD budget calls for 1.79 percent tax increase

Taxpayers in the Liverpool Central School District will see a 1.79 percent tax increase, according to the 2015-16 budget the district will send to a vote on May 19.

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North Syracuse seeks 2.03 percent tax increase

Residents in the North Syracuse Central School District are looking at a 2.03 percent tax increase for the 2015-16 school year.

L'pool trustees approve budget

On April 13, the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees approved a 2015-16 village budget for $2,378,894, calling for an increase of $70,000 in spending. The tax rate will rise by 1.64 percent, but the annual sewer-fund assessment will be reduced from $150 to $130 per year.

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NOPL NEWS: Have you met Lynda?

Lynda.com, an online leader for professional development courses and skill-building tutorials, is the newest digital resource to be offered to all NOPL cardholders through the Onondaga County Public Library system.

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LETTER: New budget doesn’t help educators, students

To the editor: It is my belief that Assemblyman Al Stirpe was bit overenthusiastic in his self-congratulations on the new state budget, especially as it refers to education. Stirpe states that legislators “were able to replace the governor’s original proposal with one that ensures teacher evaluations are conducted at the local level and controlled by professional educators, rather than politicians.”

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Equal Pay Day highlights the need for women’s equality

In July of 1848, the first gathering to raise awareness and advocate for women’s rights was held right here in New York, and our state has since remained at the forefront of the women’s rights movement. We’ve come a long way in the fight for women’s equality since that first meeting, but there’s still much more work to be done. More than 165 years later, women still do not earn equal pay for equal work. That’s why I joined our nation’s men and women in observing Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 14.

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REMEMBERING CLAY: Influence of brewing on early America and Clay

The earliest settlers to arrive in Clay en masse were German and Dutch, coming from the upper Hudson River area, where they had lived for about 100 years after leaving the lower Hudson around 1712. These Palatines brought with them a taste for beer. Let’s review the history of how brewing influenced the historic events that brought Clay’s ancestors here. The following information was taken from “Upper Hudson Valley Beers,” by Craig Gravina and Alan McLeod (published by American Palate, 2014).

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: ‘Geeked up’ stoners filling local emergency rooms

This month, Central New York’s hospital emergency rooms have been inundated with people experiencing negative reactions after ingesting so-called synthetic marijuana. Upstate University Hospital’s emergency room saw upwards of 30 such patients last week, and the problem has also been noted right here in the village.

Gaetano declines re-election bid

Fadden-Fitch seeks GOP nod for open L’pool trustee seat

Three-term village of Liverpool Trustee Bob Gaetano has decided against seeking a fourth term in order to spend more time with his family. Christina Fadden-Fitch, a six-year member of the village Zoning Board of Appeals, is actively seeking the nomination of the Village Republican Committee for the open seat in the June 16 village election. Trustees serve two-year terms and are paid $4,000 annually.

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The fire inside

Fire departments across the state are opening their doors this weekend in an effort to court new volunteers. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is holding its annual “RecruitNY” initiative April 25 and 26.

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Venesky will seek supervisor’s seat

Cicero Town Councilor Mark Venesky has announced his intention to seek the supervisor’s seat in the upcoming town elections in November. Venesky announced his candidacy April 13 at the Brewerton waterfront.

Theetge carries C-NS baseball past B'ville

Ace throws one-hitter, drives in lone run in 1-0 decision

Safe to say, Cicero-North Syracuse baseball pitcher Steven Theetge had a good day. Theetge kept the Northstars undefeated in the CNY Counties League by pitching a one-hitter, striking out 11, and also producing the game's lone run at the plate, as the Northstars defeated Baldwinsville 1-0 Monday afternoon at the Gillette Road complex.

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EDITORIAL: Opting out sends a strong message -- but will Albany hear it?

You’d think, with some 16 percent of students statewide making a conscious choice not to take the exams, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Education Department might start to rethink their policies.

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Highway crews battle rising costs of winter repairs

For drivers and highway departments alike, potholes are the pits. After a particularly brutal winter, including a February that never inched above freezing, local highway crews are gearing up to repair road damage caused by winter weather.

Running blind

The Baldwinsville and Phoenix Lions Clubs have teamed up to host the Blind Ambition Run, a four-mile foot race that teams a blind runner with a sighted guide. Lions Clubs focus on aiding the visually impaired, as well as those with hearing and speech disabilities. The run is set to take place Saturday, May 31, at Onondaga Lake Park.

Liverpool boys lax runs into WG, B’ville

Pair of defeats precede hard-earned win over Essex

In a four-day span, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team played three times, but only could win one of those games This was a stretch full of high-profile competition, starting with last Wednesday night’s visit to West Genesee, where the Warriors stayed close for a long while before falling to the Wildcats by a score of 14-8.

Girls lax Warriors take home loss to F-M

Liverpool goes 1-1 before facing C-NS Tuesday

While the excitement in local girls lacrosse is mostly centered around Cicero-North Syracuse (especially after its win at West Genesee), Liverpool is quietly putting together a strong season of its own.

C-NS softball beaten by Central Square, B’ville

Liverpool maintains unbeaten mark in league openers

Everyone was in anticipatory mode for the April 27 softball showdown between Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse at the Gillette Road complex, but a pair of defeats by the Northstars in the first full week of league competition tempered the hype.

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