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NOPL news: North Syracuse yearbooks wanted

Volunteers have been working for months at the Genealogy and History Department at the Central Library in downtown Syracuse, scanning thousands of documents and making them publicly available online. As this work continues, it has been expanded to include historical and genealogical items located in other area libraries.

North Syracuse CSD presents preliminary budget

District faces $2.8M deficit

The North Syracuse Central School District is facing a deficit of $2.8 million for the 2015-16 school year, according to the district’s first draft of next year’s budget.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Matthew Sala

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is Matthew Sala. Matthew is an accomplished athlete, having played varsity football for three years, including acting as captain during the team’s undefeated 2014 regular season, and varsity lacrosse for three years.

CNY Reads’ selection commemorates WWI

For 14 years, book clubs all over Central New York have gathered to discuss a single book as part of the CNY Reads One Book initiative. This year, CNY Reads’ selection is British author Elizabeth Speller’s “The First of July,” which follows four young men through World War I.

LCSD reveals new redistricting plan

The Liverpool Central School District has significantly scaled back its redistricting plan, according to a information provided to the board of education at its meeting Monday, Feb. 9. Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Steve Garraffo gave a presentation outlining Scenario 12B, which outlines the streets to be impacted by the redistricting plan. While the original Scenario 12 affected close to 500 students, the new Scenario 12B impacts about 200.

LHS student arrested after fight

A Liverpool High School student has been arrested after assaulting another student Thursday morning, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department.

Footprint in nature

Lecture explores environmental legacy

What does it mean to be a “steward of the land,” and how does New York state’s past affect its current environmental situation? Those are some of the questions Dr. Robert Spiegelman will explore in his lecture “Cooling Mother Earth: New York’s Footprint in Nature, Then and Now” Feb. 12 at the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center in Liverpool, formerly known as Sainte Marie among the Iroquois.

Harlem Globetrotter spins anti-bullying lessons at LE

Students at Liverpool Elementary had a special treat Jan. 29 — a lesson about bullying rolled into a performance from one of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Elementary redistricting meeting rescheduled

The Liverpool Central School District has rescheduled an informational meeting on its redistricting proposal. The meeting, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was postponed in order for the district to better analyze data from 2014. The meeting will now take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the cafeteria of the Liverpool High School Annex.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Brian Piraino

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is Brian Piraino.

NOPL news: Forgiveness, fun and frugality

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, NOPL is excited to announce the return of our popular “Food for Fines” program.

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Sport of the arts

Cicero-North Syracuse’s Northstars Winterguard is the longest-running program of its kind in New York state. Earlier this month, the program celebrated 50 seasons at the Cicero-North Syracuse Varsity Home Show with a performance from the current guard and an alumni performance.

Educational advocacy groups to host forums on school funding

Our schools are losing money every year — and New York state is taking it from them.

LCSD reexamines redistricting plan

2014 data prompts cancellation of meeting, possible tweaks to plan

Liverpool Central School District officials have cancelled a meeting to advise district residents on its redistricting proposal, pending possible tweaks to the plan. The meeting, which was scheduled to have taken place Thursday, Jan. 22, will be rescheduled, but a date has not yet been set.

Ralph Lalama, Nancy Kelly headline January Jazzfest

The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation is warming away the midwinter blues with some jazz. January Jazzfest is filling four levels of Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville with a sampler of jazz artists Sunday, Jan. 25, including vocalist Nancy Kelly, saxophonist Ralph Lalama and trombonist Melissa Gardiner.