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Cicero nixes public comment on agenda items

Residents still may speak during ‘public input’

Cicero residents with something to say will have to speak at the end of town board meetings or forever hold their peace. The town board voted 4-0 in Councilor Mike Becallo’s absence Dec. 9 to rescind the June 11, 2014, motion allowing public input for each agenda item.

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COLUMN: Next Cicero Citizens Police Academy should be more hands-on

While I’ve come away from the class with a new respect for the boys and girls in blue, I wish I had learned more practical ways to handle an emergency.

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Don’t be fooled by non-approved Career & Technical Education programming

In recent years, many Central New York school districts and BOCES have answered the call and created CTE opportunities for their students.

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Transforming health care

CNY doctors learn about treating transgender youth

Many people experience anxiety before a visit to the doctor, but for transgender youth, that anxiety is amplified. There are few providers in Central New York who cater specifically to transgender populations, and some trans people have reported being harassed or turned away from seeking care.

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L'pool schools consider additional athletic trainer services

With head injuries on the rise in many youth sports, the Liverpool Central School District is weighing the possibility of additional athletic trainer coverage.

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C-NS to present ‘Nunsense’

Cicero-North Syracuse High School is excited to announce this year’s fall musical, “Nunsense.” This family-friendly and funny show will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 14 in the high school auditorium.

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NOPL news: New resource at NOPL provides online music and art lessons

ArtistWorks for Libraries is the newest online resource available to members of the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL). ArtistWorks joins NOPL’s growing digital branch, providing access to language and software classes, streaming music, movies and television, digital magazines, e-books and audiobooks.

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The sleep factor: Local district investigates later start times

Some 86 percent of the nation’s high schools start before 8:30 a.m. That means that during the winter months, the majority of U.S. high schoolers head to school while it’s still dark outside. They’re getting up in the predawn hours to get ready, and most are doing it after getting much less than the recommended eight to nine hours of sleep.

40 years of food

LCSD food services director retires

For more than two decades, Carrie Bonacci fed Liverpool’s children. Now she’s leaving that job to someone else.

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Liverpool bus struck by driver who was texting, impaired by drugs

A Liverpool Central School District bus carrying students to the high school was rear-ended Friday morning by a driver impaired by prescription drugs and texting, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department. Bus No. 310 was headed to Liverpool High School at approximately 7:14 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, when it stopped at a traffic light in front of Seneca Mall at the intersection of Pine Hollow Road and Route 57. The bus, driven by Cheryl Milazzo, 51, was then rear-ended by Christopher Cappuccilli, 28, of Camillus.

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NSCSD voters approve capital project referendum

Voters in the North Syracuse Central School District have approved a captial project referendum by an overwhelming majority. A total of 436 residents went to the polls Thursday, Sept. 24, to vote on Proposition No. 1, approving it by a margin or 375 to 61, and Proposition No. 2, which passed by a margin of 371 to 63.

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NOPL seeks 1.56 percent increase

Voters served by the Northern Onondaga Public Library system (NOPL) will be asked to approve a nominal tax increase for the library next week.

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NOPL news: Story times resume

After taking a brief recess during the last few weeks of summer, a new season of story times are beginning at all three NOPL locations — Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.

Voters approve NSCSD referendum

Voters in the North Syracuse Central School District have approved a captial project referendum by an overwhelming majority. A total of 436 residents went to the polls Thursday, Sept. 24, to vote on Proposition No. 1, approving it by a margin or 375 to 61, and Proposition No. 2, which passed by a margin of 371 to 63.

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NOPL celebrates 20th anniversary

On Jan. 1, 1996, three free association libraries officially united under one umbrella to form a special legislative district library: the Northern Onondaga Public Library. Today, NOPL’s three branches — Cicero, North Syracuse and Brewerton — are hubs of activity in their respective communities. Those communities are invited to celebrate NOPL’s 20th anniversary with a three-part, all-day celebration at all three libraries Saturday, Sept. 26.