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‘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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District schedules Voter Registration Day on May 12

Residents living in the Liverpool Central School District who are not registered to vote may still do so before the school budget vote and board of education election on May 19.

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LPL to hoid public hearing on budget

The Liverpool Public Library Board of Trustees will hoid a public hearing on its 2015-16 proposed budget just prior to its regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.

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LHS Senior of the Week: M. Alex Hung

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is a varsity athlete with a talent for academics and a sense of humor.

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NOPL NEWS: Preparing for exams with NOPL’s Learning Express Library

Whether you are a high school student interested in college or an individual working towards a new career, there’s likely one thing you have in common: at some point you’ll need to take an entrance or certification exam. Start preparing now by accessing the Learning Express Library online through NOPL.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Peter Nash

This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is Peter Nash, a member of the LHS varsity wrestling team.

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LCSD budget calls for 1.79 percent tax increase

Taxpayers in the Liverpool Central School District will see a 1.79 percent tax increase, according to the 2015-16 budget the district will send to a vote on May 19.

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North Syracuse seeks 2.03 percent tax increase

Residents in the North Syracuse Central School District are looking at a 2.03 percent tax increase for the 2015-16 school year.

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NOPL NEWS: Have you met Lynda?

Lynda.com, an online leader for professional development courses and skill-building tutorials, is the newest digital resource to be offered to all NOPL cardholders through the Onondaga County Public Library system.

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LETTER: New budget doesn’t help educators, students

To the editor: It is my belief that Assemblyman Al Stirpe was bit overenthusiastic in his self-congratulations on the new state budget, especially as it refers to education. Stirpe states that legislators “were able to replace the governor’s original proposal with one that ensures teacher evaluations are conducted at the local level and controlled by professional educators, rather than politicians.”

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EDITORIAL: Opting out sends a strong message -- but will Albany hear it?

You’d think, with some 16 percent of students statewide making a conscious choice not to take the exams, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Education Department might start to rethink their policies.

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Robotics team snags second

Arctic Warriors place at regionals

More than 45 students and 15 mentors from Liverpool High School recently brought home a second place finish after the team competed in the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional at the Rochester Institute of Technology March 27 and 28.

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50 years of Cicero Parks and Rec

The town of Cicero’s Parks and Recreation Department recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Local elected officials, denizens of the CanTeen and parks employees past and present gathered at the American Legion April 2 for an emotional evening of proclamations, presentations and heartfelt memories of the town’s recreation programs.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Leanne Costello

Leanne Costello might be just a senior in high school, but she’s already making her mark on the world.

NOPL NEWS: NOPL at Brewerton to Host History Series

Cheryl Pula, a local historian, author and retired librarian, will present a monthly history series at the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Brewerton beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.