LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Kimberly Hall keeps her cool in court

On Feb. 10, the Onondaga County Magistrates Court Clerk’s Association recognized Kim Hall’s efforts by swearing her in as one of its officers at its annual meeting at Bellevue Golf and Country Club. The ceremony was conducted by none other than Judge LaValle himself.

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Erie Boulevard

Medical marijuana can now be obtained by registered patients at a newly opened dispensary in the Syracuse area. Medical marijuana company Etain's dispensary, located in a 3,000-square-foot building at 2104 Erie Boulevard, opened its doors for patients on Feb. 3.

Corinthian Court opens

Corner house tanning salon, hair stylist move in at 514 Oswego St.

The building with the Corinthian-columned porch at 514 Oswego St., at the corner of Vine Street, has been extensively renovated under the direction of new owner Sohyla Ziaie. 

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Consensus kicks door open to future tax relief

After a year and a half of study, the Consensus committee to modernize local government in Onondaga County recommends merging the county and the city of Syracuse. Such a dramatic consolidation would likely save a few bucks here and there, but the average property taxpayer here would see little change to their annual levies. Maybe if they squint.

LIVERPOOL: Villagers invited to weigh in on proposed Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru

If Liverpool residents are concerned about the possibility of Dunkin’ Donuts building a new restaurant in the village, they should mark their calendars for Monday, Feb. 29.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: This year’s state budget should invest in our future

Balancing a budget is never easy, but every family and household has to do it, and so too does the state. One of the most important responsibilities I have as your representative in the state Assembly is to help craft and pass a balanced state budget that meets the needs of our community. The budget isn’t just a spending plan; it’s a reflection of our priorities and a blueprint for achieving our shared goals.

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Attention business owners: Take these surveys

SyracuseFirst and Assemblyman Will Barclay are promoting surveys for local business owners.

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to build on Seneca Savings spot in Liverpool

New England donut entrepreneur Ed Wolak has set his sights on the village of Liverpool.    Wolak’s ESW Realty, LLC, sent architect Bob Abbott to appear before the Liverpool Village Planning Board on Dec. 28 to describe the company’s plan to build a Dunkin’ Donuts shop at 105 Second St., the former location of Seneca Savings Bank.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Village Cemetery links past to future

Like it or not, we’ll all spend a lot more time buried in the cemetery than we ever spent above ground. That being the case, it behooves us to keep our village graveyard well maintained and convenient for visitors.

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Remembering 2015

A look back at the year that was

It was a big year in the north suburbs, one that included headlines in the fields of politics, education and sports. Read on for the top 10 stories in the towns of Cicero, Clay and Salina in 2015, as well as some of our most notable photos.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Long arm of the law reaches robber in Massachusetts

John W. Putnam was 35 years old when he showed a knife and robbed Nichols Discount Liquors at 301 First St., shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. By the time he was apprehended more than three months later in Brockton, Mass., Putnam had turned 36. His birthday was Sept. 21. During those few days he lived in Liverpool in late July and early August, Putnam told people that his name was “B.J.”

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Together, we can strengthen New York state’s export trade

As your representative in Albany, I am always trying to find ways to help locally-owned businesses grow and thrive. When that happens, local jobs are created and everybody benefits.

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Great Northern Mall rewards shoppers who donate to local charities

Mall teams up with the Salvation Army, Toys for Tots and gives away thousands in retailer gift cards

Great Northern Mall is in the giving mood this holiday season. The mall has partnered with The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots to encourage shoppers to donate items to children in need. Great Northern Mall will also be giving away $250 daily in mall retailer gift cards and four $1,000 shopping sprees to guests this month. See details on each of the holiday giving promotions below.

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Salina, revitalized

Prima Terra’s Hampton Inn project to receive URI money

A hotel project in Salina will benefit from an influx of state redevelopment money, according to Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra.

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Girl Scouts to hold first Cookie Convention

Event to be held Jan. 9 at Le Moyne

Local Girl Scouts will have a chance to flex their cookie-selling muscles next month at the inaugural Cookie Convention. More than 1,100 people have registered for the one-day event, which will be held Jan. 9 at Le Moyne College, said Kim Dunne, media manager for Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways, the regional Girl Scout council.