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NOPL news: You can borrow what from the library?

Besides the thousands of books, DVDs, video games, magazines, and other typical library items you’d expect to find at the Northern Onondaga Public Libraries (NOPL), there are also lots of “unusual items” you can borrow. It is NOPL’s mission to “connect our members to information, ideas and imagination,” and this goes beyond providing a great selection of things to read.

Football Warriors edge Elmira, 27-22

Late TD drive sends Liverpool to state semifinals

With a 17-year Section III title drought finally behind them, the Liverpool football team now began the quest to end another long wait – this one for the program’s first-ever state Class AA championship.

Cross country Warriors earn state championship

Petrella sets course record at Monroe-Woodbury

Early on Saturday evening, the bus carrying the Liverpool boys cross country team received a grand welcome back home, complete with a police escort and wailing sirens. It was the sort of greeting only winning a state championship could provide - and the Warriors have it.

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C-NS boys volleyball grabs sectional title

Northstars hold off B'ville in four sets on home court

From start to finish in 2015, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball team held domain over local large-school sides, and wasn't about to let go of that position at the end of the tale.

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EDITORIAL: Local officials should attend Freeman visit

Freeman will speak beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Room 141 of Newhouse III at Syracuse University.

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North Syracuse, SMTC seek ideas for Church Street

The village of North Syracuse is looking into extending Church Street in order to encourage economic development, and it’s looking to residents to share their ideas.

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Voter turnout dismal

Experts blame lack of contested races in Onondaga County, voter apathy

Only about 25 percent of voters cast their ballots during the local elections, according to Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny.

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LETTER: Nicotra thankful for support

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who came out to vote on Election Day in the Town of Salina.

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LETTER: Szczesniak thanks Third District voters

To the editor: I want to express my appreciation to all the voters I met while campaigning who encouraged me to use my experience to better their lives in Onondaga County. I would have been deeply honored to represent and serve the residents of the Third District. It’s something I would not have taken lightly or for granted. I appreciate the support from all the people who voted for and supported me.

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NOPL News: Join us for International Games Day

NOPL @ North Syracuse will join more than a thousand libraries around the world on Nov. 21 for the eighth annual celebration of gaming in libraries — International Games Day.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Prepare for winter at upcoming training session

As winter draws near, it’s important to prepare ourselves for what the season might bring. Storms in recent years have brought unprecedented amounts of snow, freezing rain, high winds and extreme temperatures. Here in Onondaga County, those conditions can be harmful, causing power outages, endangering walkways and interrupting essential services. That’s why I encourage all to attend the upcoming Citizen Preparedness Training I’m hosting with the American Red Cross.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Bagpipers bring music back to the White Water Pub

The brazen peal of bagpipes rang out on South Willow Street from the White Water Pub last Thursday evening. The melodic buzzing could be heard distinctly throughout the village business district.

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The women of World War II

Seven decades since war’s end, stories of women vets often untold

Seventy years ago this past summer, World War II came to an end. Some 16.1 million Americans served in the war between Dec. 1, 1941, and Dec. 31, 1946. Often forgotten among that number are 350,000 women, all volunteers who signed up to join the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Nurse Corps after 1942.

Northstars fall to Ballston Spa in regional

C-NS boys soccer stopped short of state final four

Perhaps the only downside of the Cicero-North Syracuse boys soccer team's run to Section III Class AA championship was that it could not follow up and find its way to the state final four in Middletown.

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Liverpool football ends sectional championship drought

Warriors stop CBA for first sectional title since 1998

In the most emphatic way imaginable, the Liverpool football team put to rest 17 years of waiting to win another Section III Class AA championship. With a superb defense and an offense that sprung to life in the last two periods, the Warriors wiped out Christian Brothers Academy 35-9 in Saturday night's title game at the Carrier Dome.

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Warriors dethrone F-M for cross country title

Petrella leads Liverpool to historic sectional win

Perhaps the Liverpool boys cross country team has earned bigger victories than the Section III Class A championship it earned Saturday at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School - but few of them were as satisfying as this one.

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C-NS girls swimmers earn sectional title

Northstars set four school records in Class A meet

What was already a landmark season for the Cicero-North Syracuse girls swim team turned even more special when it earned the Section III Class A championship Friday at Nottingham High School.

Burtis holds onto Third District seat

Less than 120 votes separated Tim Burtis from Ed Szczesniak on Election Night as they battled for Onondaga County’s Third Legislative District. Burtis held the lead with 2,248 votes, or 51 percent. Szczesniak had 49 percent of the vote at 2,129. Szczesniak said Tuesday night he wasn’t sure yet if he would challenge the results or ask that the absentee ballots be counted, but he ultimately conceded the race shortly after midnight.

Salina board returns to office

Mark Nicotra will return to office in Salina, having received 4,189 votes. He’ll be joined by fellow incumbents First Ward Councilor Colleen Gunnip (1,207 votes), Second Ward Councilor Jim Magnarelli (992 votes), Third Ward Councilor Jerry Ciciarelli (891 votes) and Fourth Ward Councilor Michael DelVecchio (986 votes). Town Justice Paul Carey was also reelected, gaining 4,106 votes.

Unopposed Clay officials coast through elections

Facing no opposition once again, town of Clay Supervisor Damian Ulatowski and board members Joseph Bick, David Hess and Eugene Young held onto their offices on Election Night.

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