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Guest column: Local urgent care provides insight on the rising concern of tick-borne illnesses 

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner bringing longer days, warmer weather and, unfortunately, tick bites. With a number of tick bite cases already being seen across all of Five Star Urgent Care’s Upstate New York facilities, transmission of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme and Powassan, are becoming a concern. The best means of handling tick-borne infections is through preventing a tick bite from happening in the first place.

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Salina Seniors recap last six months

We have had a very exciting first six months. We’ve had many speakers, including Debbie Dennis from Lights on the Lake.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Fraud division investigates benefit fraud

Onondaga County’s Department of Social Services – Economic Security is responsible for providing public benefit programs to the citizens of our county. More than 120,000 members of our community will receive some benefit through DSS-ES this year. The benefits available vary greatly, from Temporary Assistance and SNAP (food stamps), to energy assistance (HEAP), day care subsidies, child support and medical insurance (Medicaid). The downturn in the economy has increased the need for these programs dramatically. In fact, 25 percent of Onondaga County’s population qualifies for assistance in some way through DSS-ES.

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NOPL news: Summer Reading Program set to kickoff at NOPL

June 29 marks the start of this year’s Summer Reading Program at NOPL. Kids and teens can sign up at the Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse branches, earning prizes each week for reporting on books they’ve read.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Plan to fund private schools with tax credits misses the mark

As we enter the last days of this year’s legislative session, there’s one issue that continues to echo loudly in the halls of the Capitol — the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC).

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: You know it’s summer when they’re rockin’ at The Retreat

The popular dinning and drinking establishment on the corner of Vine and First streets hosts Prime Time with soulful singer Paul Valentino, who lives in Liverpool, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, and again on July 7.

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EDITORIAL: Village voter turnout dismal

Last week’s election results were pretty disappointing. We’re certainly not lamenting the candidates who were elected into office. No, we’re more concerned with the dismal voter turnout in both the village of Liverpool and the village of North Syracuse, where less than a fifth of registered voters made their way to the polls.

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Macker on the move

Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to relocate to C-NS

After five years at Drivers Village, the annual Cicero Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will move to Cicero-North Syracuse High School this summer.

North Syracuse mayoral race too close to call; trustee seats go to Democrats

The mayoral race between former North Syracuse village trustees Gary Butterfield and Chuck Henry was too close to call on Election Night. Just 10 votes separated the two candidates after the polls closed at 9 p.m. June 16, with Republican Butterfield pulling in 274 votes and Henry, a Democrat, at 264. Village Clerk Dianne Kufel said 49 applications were filed for absentee ballots. Those votes will likely have to be counted before a winner can be declared.

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Bodies of missing kayakers found, identified

Robert Mead, 27, of Syracuse, and Joseph Mead, 25, of Liverpool, victims of kayak accident

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office announced today that two bodies discovered in the Seneca River are those of the kayakers who went missing at the dam in the village of Baldwinsville on Saturday morning.

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CNY SPCA Pet of the Week: Aspen the chocolate beauty

Aspen is a beautiful 2-year-old chocolate lab mix.

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Police blotter: Cicero Police Department announces recent arrests

The Cicero Police Department has announced arrests from March 11 to June 8.

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Historic North Syracuse: Do you know anything about this picture?

Pictured here, an accident at the corner of Church Street and South Bay Road. In the background are the former trolley station and the former trolley car barn, as well as Hamilton’s coal shed, which later burned down. Can you identify the baseball players? Background structures (left to right): former trolley station, former trolley car barn, Hamilton’s coal shed (later burned down). Do you know anything about this photo? Can you identify any of the people or provide an exact date? If you can, email the editor at editor@eaglestarreview.com.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Honoring New York’s women veterans

In June of 1948, President Harry S Truman signed into law the Women’s Armed Services Act and in doing so ensured that women, not just men, would have the opportunity to serve in our nation’s armed services. Sixty-seven years later, female soldiers make up an increasingly large portion of the military — 14 percent of enlisted troops and 16 percent of commissioned officers. While this is a sign of progress, it also means we must take more steps to provide for these servicewomen as they transition back into civilian life.

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LETTER: NOPL @ Cicero says thanks for Strawberry Social

To the editor: The 30th annual Strawberry Social sponsored by the Friends of Northern Onondaga Public Library at Cicero was held on June 4. We wish to thank everyone who helped to make the evening a real success.

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LETTER: Don’t allow asphalt plant in Cicero

To the editor: Thank you for the opportunity to express my opposition to the proposed construction of an asphalt plant on Northern Boulevard, in the town of Cicero.

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NOPL news: One day, three events, three libraries — how will you choose?

If your weekend isn’t already filled with things to do, you’re in luck! NOPL has great events happening at each library this Saturday that you’re not going to want to miss. The annual Friends of the Brewerton Library Book Sale is taking place at NOPL @ Brewerton, NOPL @ Cicero has a LibraryFarm Open House and NOPL @ North Syracuse is hosting the Syracuse Repair Café.

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REMEMBERING CLAY: Influence of brewing on early America and Clay, part III

The community life of New York was further enhanced when Albany was given its own charter in 1688 by New York Gov. Thomas Dongan. Now a city, it was completely separate from the Patroon. It created a council of aldermen who controlled trade, including trade with the natives, as well as the sale of beer and operation of taverns. Those citizens associated with brewing families were given influential positions in the new government. The Dutch were allowed to keep their autonomy and thrived well into the last half of the 1770s.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: ‘Refined’ tattoos offered at village’s Artisan Chair

Turns out the Artisan Chair is a tattoo studio, but one that promises “refined ink and distinguished art.” No, this isn’t your granddaddy’s tattoo parlor. You won’t generally see clipper ship images, tigers, anchors and daggers at the Artisan Chair. You’re more likely to choose an abstract colorscape or a tree of life complete or a lovely portrait of your favorite movie star, athlete or pop artist.

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Village of Liverpool updates noise ordinance

At its May 18 meeting, the Liverpool village board of trustees concluded a public hearing about proposed Local Law B to amend the village noise ordinance Under Section 258-6 of the village code.

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