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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Legislature accepts funds to improve infrastructure

I believe that one way that we can move our county forward is by improving our infrastructure. At our May legislative session we authorized funding to improve our highways and bridges, we accepted grant funding to continue the development of the Skä·noñh – Great Law of Peace Center, and we refinanced some outstanding bonds at a lower interest rate.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Buy local this season to support our community

Here in Onondaga County, agriculture is a vital part of our community and a cornerstone of our economy. I’ve been working hard to support our state’s dedicated farmers and ensure they have the resources they need to thrive, but there’s more that can be done. By shopping at our local farmers markets this season, you can do your part to strengthen our economy and bring home fresh, healthy products for you and your family.

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

From the first part of this story, Peter Stuyvesant had just been named director general of the Dutch West India Company. His leadership lasted almost two decades. Leadership of the neighboring patroonship continued even though Kiliaen van Rensselaer died in 1643 and was replaced by his son Johan living in Amsterdam, Holland. The relationship between the two entities was convivial. However, tensions grew within the community’s expanding population. Illegal structures were being built outside the walls of the fort. Instead of destroying these buildings, Stuyvesant decided to establish a permanent village called Beverwijck, which became the center of the North American brewing world for well over 200 years. This civil settlement outside the fort and beyond the control of the patroonship was a success. Two more breweries were built and many home-based, unnamed breweries were established.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: ‘Adult’ ice cream a delicious, slightly decadent dessert

Looking for a cool confection with a little kick? You’ll find one at the Kandied Kernel shops on Old Liverpool Road in Liverpool and Route 11 in Cicero. Famous for its multi-colored gourmet popcorn products, the Kandied Kernel started selling homemade ice cream earlier this month.

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Seneca Savings announces new Liverpool location

Bank plans to open new branch this summer

Joseph G. Vitale, president, CEO and director of Seneca Savings, recently announced that in the summer of 2015, the bank’s Liverpool branch will be relocating.

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Healthy to the CORE

Jolime owners open greens and grains eatery

North Syracusans seeking a fast and fresh lunch have a new option on Buckley Road: CORE, the “active lifestyle” restaurant based around greens, grains and bone broth.

Clay residents balk at Stewart’s Shops proposal

Stewart’s Shops is looking to add another store in Clay, but residents aren’t quite ready to let the eastern New York-based convenience store chain put down its stakes just yet.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Village Renaissance man remembered

During the first weekend of April more than a dozen vehicles, many with out-of-state license plates, parked as near as possible to the corner of Fourth and Vine where Dr. Bob Pastel lived for decades in a big old brick-and-mortar home surrounded by overgrown bushes and a small forest of trees.

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Filling the talent gap

Stirpe, CenterState CEO announce manufacturing jobs initiative

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) is making good on one of his campaign promises: the manufacturing pre-apprentice program for which he garnered state funding is set to launch later this year.

‘Cause for the ‘Cuse’ golf tournament to benefit Syracuse schools

Terakeet is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for the Syracuse City School District Saturday, June 6, at Foxfire Golf Course in Baldwinsville.

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Onondaga County Legislature not yet ready for ‘Ash for Trash’

It looks like OCRRA will have to cool its heels on the Cortland-Onondaga Regional Solid Waste Partnership. The Onondaga County Legislature won’t vote on the agreement until this summer.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: First Street barber shop to become an antique shop

Dave Detlor’s Lakeview Barber Shop closed a couple of weeks before Christmas last year after Dave was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma.  Now the building at 221 First St. has been sold to Holly Koenig of Jamesville. Koenig plans to transform the place into an antique shop, reported Realist realtor Ed DeLong, who lives in Liverpool. DeLong brokered the cash sale which is scheduled for closing this week.

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Pine Gate residents overwhelmingly opposed to Route 31-Soule cut-through

About 100 residents crowded the April 20 Clay Town Board meeting to protest the possible connection of Route 31 to Soule Road through Pepperidge Way and Sutcliffe Drive. Residents said a townhouse developer’s plan to connect the busy roads would redirect dangerous traffic through quiet neighborhoods.

L'pool trustees approve budget

On April 13, the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees approved a 2015-16 village budget for $2,378,894, calling for an increase of $70,000 in spending. The tax rate will rise by 1.64 percent, but the annual sewer-fund assessment will be reduced from $150 to $130 per year.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: ‘Geeked up’ stoners filling local emergency rooms

This month, Central New York’s hospital emergency rooms have been inundated with people experiencing negative reactions after ingesting so-called synthetic marijuana. Upstate University Hospital’s emergency room saw upwards of 30 such patients last week, and the problem has also been noted right here in the village.

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