Liverpool: Tulip Street neighbors worried about proposed Meyer Manor Apartments

Two dozen residents of the Tulip Street area north of the Thruway attended the Nov. 16 meeting of the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees to express their concerns about a 130-unit apartment complex proposed for their neighborhood.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: LaMont’s death marks end of an era

When Val LaMont died during the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 16, his passing at age 86 marked the end of an era.

Liverpool: Village scrutinizes solicitors

Last month, the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees authorized Mayor Gary White to engage the services of Accurate Background Investigations to improve the village’s oversight of itinerant vendors of merchandise, solicitors and canvassers.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Former Hicks house for sale

One of the most spectacular 19th century buildings in the village —the columned cobblestone edifice erected by Liverpool businessman Jonathan Hicks in 1854 — is now for sale.

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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.

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.

Every great meal deserves a great presentation

As a veterinarian, Holly Koenig watched over the health of countless felines and canines, tending to broken bones and bellyaches. As a longtime collector of vintage china, however, Holly steered her career from dogs to dinnerware.

CLAY: Bick pushes back SOS decision

Engineers for the proposed Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists office on Route 57 will have to wait until next month to see if the Clay Town Board approves their request for a special use permit. Despite some disagreement among board members, the board voted Oct. 19 to adjourn the SOS public hearing to the Nov. 4 meeting.

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Farmers from a foreign land

Migrant workers fill labor gap on area farms

Marin Saenz is one of 52 migrant laborers on Reeves Farm who works through the H2A visa program, which gives temporary work visas to foreign laborers to perform seasonal farm work. Brian Reeves said the farm has been participating in the program for about nine years.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Preparing our workforce for available jobs helps our whole communities

Jobs: they’ve been the number one issue in our community for a long time. We all know that we need good-paying jobs in our area, especially for our kids who are ready to join the workforce and want to stay and work here in Central New York and not be forced to move away.

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How sweet it is

Speach Family Candy Shoppe celebrates 95 years

For four generations, the Speach Family Candy Shoppe has been supplying Syracuse’s sweet tooth with its renowned brickle, chocolate bars and more. Now, owner Michael Speach is giving back to the community and his fellow small business owners with Speach’s 95th Anniversary Celebration.

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Cicero to pay $1 for former South Bay fire hall

Plans to relocate the Cicero Police Department and justice court to the former South Bay Fire Department building are moving forward, the town board announced at its Oct. 14 meeting.

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Lunch to go

Plates in the Park welcomes food trucks to Cicero

During the lunch hours of Oct. 6, Skyway Park hosted three local food trucks and Bella Domani Catering & Banquets for “Plates in the Park: Food Truck Frolic.”

Livin' in Liverpool: Historic Hetnar home to be sold at public auction

One of the few remaining homesteads along the village’s main street is scheduled to be sold at public auction on Nov. 2.

Livin' in Liverpool: The trouble with the truth

Last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to town to ballyhoo any number of pie-in-the-sky state-funded projects here in Central New York. In fact Cuomo poured $77.8 million into our area on Wednesday in the form of grants, tax credits and construction incentives to preserve jobs, boost local colleges and increase regional tourism.