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Brewerton Revitalization Committee donates trees

At its Sept. 23 meeting, the Cicero Town Board announced that it will be able to save money on planting trees as part of Phase III of the Brewerton Revitalization Project.

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NSCSD voters approve capital project referendum

Voters in the North Syracuse Central School District have approved a captial project referendum by an overwhelming majority. A total of 436 residents went to the polls Thursday, Sept. 24, to vote on Proposition No. 1, approving it by a margin or 375 to 61, and Proposition No. 2, which passed by a margin of 371 to 63.

Villages hire new auditors

Liverpool, North Syracuse vote to hire Bonadio Group

After Certified Public Accountant Mike Koagel passed away Aug. 24 at his Syracuse home, his accounting firm partner, Donald Vincentini, decided to cut back on his work load. That decision left two longtime clients of Koagel & Vincentini CPAs — the villages of Liverpool and North Syracuse — looking for new auditors.

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NOPL seeks 1.56 percent increase

Voters served by the Northern Onondaga Public Library system (NOPL) will be asked to approve a nominal tax increase for the library next week.

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In memory of Chase

5K memorializes Cicero baby

Jaclyn Gangloff just wants people to know her son existed. “No one got to meet him. No one got to hold him,” Gangloff said. “That was one of our biggest concerns. We didn’t get to talk about him at all. We were afraid no one would remember him.”

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CICERO: Preliminary budget shows 10.7 percent tax hike

The town of Cicero’s preliminary budget for 2016 projects an increase of more than $900,000 over the current year’s budget. The first glimpse of the 2016 budget totals $12,966,594, a 7.54 percent jump over 2015’s adopted budget of $12,057,166.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Patriotic murals set for Legion Post 188

The village business district is due for a refreshing bit of beautifying. Liverpool American Legion Post 188 Commander Ken Palmer appeared at last week’s village board meeting to share the post’s plans to commission murals to be painted on the sides of its building at 205 Cypress St.

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FROM THE MAILBAG: Szczesniak for legislature

To the editor: Seventy years ago, World War II came to a welcomed close and so ended the military duty of millions of fine servicemen and women. Although we were no longer fighting on foreign battlefields, our service continued at home as U.S. veterans.As defenders of our nation and its freedoms, veterans share a special bond. We want the best for our families and our communities. That is why I am voting for Ed Szczesniak this November.

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FROM THE MAILBAG: Does Becallo really intend to work on the budget?

To the editor: I wonder about the sincerity of Councilor Becallo’s letter to the editor in the Sept. 23 Star-Review. The budget was discussed at the Cicero Town Board meeting on Sept. 23, yet Mr. Becallo did not mention his committee at this meeting. Also, the budget process began in June; it is not just beginning. (Mr. Becallo was not at the June 5 budget workshop.) Who is on this committee? How did he recruit the members? Why did he not include his fellow councilors in this process?

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NOPL news: Story times resume

After taking a brief recess during the last few weeks of summer, a new season of story times are beginning at all three NOPL locations — Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Job creation on the horizon with emerging technology

To further the research at Griffiss, NUAIR Alliance has been established as a not-for-profit coalition of more than 90 private and public entities working together to manage UAS test ranges and promote unmanned transportation systems.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Experience fall in Central New York by visiting local farms

With fall now upon us, there are countless ways to make the most of it here in Central New York. One of the best ways to enjoy autumn is by visiting one of our many local farms, where you can buy local produce straight from our farmers, go on a hayride, or go apple picking.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Increasing mortgage revenues benefit Onondaga County taxpayers

The county clerk collects a 1 percent tax whenever a mortgage is filed with their office. Distribution of tax receipts (plus interest while the funds are in the custody of the county) is governed by Section 261 of the New York State Tax Law.

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EDITORIAL: Put a smoke alarm in every bedroom

According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of all home fire deaths in this country occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when people are most likely to be sleeping. Having a working smoke alarm in the home — especially in the bedroom, where it’s easy to hear — cuts the risk of death in half.

Soccer Northstars upend unbeaten Liverpool

State AA no. 5-ranked Warriors take first loss of season

It took half the regular season, but someone finally topped the Liverpool boys soccer team – and it was the rivals down the road doing the trick. Cameron Houser’s overtime goal made the difference as Cicero-North Syracuse defeated the Northstars 1-0 last Saturday afternoon at the Gillette Road complex.

Boys volleyball Northstars beat Oswego

Five-set epic follows C-NS sweep over F-M

Through four head-to-head matches, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball team had not dropped a set, rarely facing serious stress. All of that changed, though, in last Thursday night’s visit to Oswego. A large, raucous home crowd looked on as the 4-0 Northstars fell behind the 5-0 Buccaneers, only to make a remarkable recovery to claim a five-set classic.

C-NS Blue golfers have 1-2 week

Win over Liverpool obscures losses to Auburn, F-M

Each of Cicero-North Syracuse’s golf teams took some lumps in mid-September and the Blue side fell out of first place in the CNY Counties League – but did maintain local bragging rights.

Liverpool girls volleyball tops C-NS twice

Warriors prevail in league match, B'ville Fall Swing

In the first of what would turn out to be three regular-season encounters, the Liverpool girls volleyball team got the better of archrival Cicero-North Syracuse, and it took just three sets.

Field hockey Warriors, Northstars face tough tests

Liverpool ties F-M; C-NS rebounds from loss to Caz

After their overtime battle on Sept. 16 at Bragman Stadium, the Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey teams both would take blemishes in the following week’s action, but also recover with important victories.

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Warriors go to 4-0; C-NS tops Auburn

Liverpool hosts CBA next; Northstars lose Pride to leg in jury

Everything is in place for the Liverpool football team’s biggest regular season test against Christian Brothers Academy next Friday night. When the Warriors shut out visiting Central Square 42-0 on Friday and the Brothers routed Nottingham 57-6, it put both teams at 3-0 in the Class AA-1 division and set up the first-place showdown at LHS Stadium between the two sides considered by most as the area’s best AA teams.

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