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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Why was auto accident victim walking in the road?

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, an 18-year-old Mattydale man was walking in the west-bound lane of Second Street in the village, near the 400 block. The teenager, Conner Vittore, was struck by a west-bound 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by 70-year-old Dean Cubic of Liverpool.

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NOPL news: September is Library Card Sign-up Month

NOPL wants to make sure you haven’t forgotten the most important school supply of all — a library card. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when NOPL joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that everyone has a free library card.

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From the senior advocate: Seniors should prepare for the coming cold weather

Diane Browning is the senior advocate for the town of Cicero.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: County budget must make cutting property taxes a priority

On Sept. 15, the County Executive will present the 2016 county budget. I am optimistic that the budget that is presented will include a reduction in spending and, more importantly, a lower tax rate. I have spent the past several months knocking on doors, listening to the concerns of my neighbors. The message has been consistent — do something to lower my taxes. The legislature and the county executive have been focused on reducing the property tax levy the past several budget cycles. I am eager to continue that trend.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: As school starts, remember to be safe on the roads

Summer vacation is winding down, and parents are gathering supplies and preparing to send their children back to the classroom for another productive year. Very soon, our communities and our morning commutes will be buzzing with buses filled with children on their way to and from school. It’s an exciting time, but it’s also an opportunity for all of us to think about safety. Below are some tips and reminders that can help ensure a safe and happy back-to-school season.

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EDITORIAL: Easing into the back-to-school routine

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.

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LETTER: Thanks to the strangers for the birthday dinner

To the editor: The other day, my wife took me to the Cicero Denny’s to celebrate my birthday. W

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NOPL news: Watercolor painting for beginners

NOPL @ Cicero will host an Adult Beginner Watercolor Class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Whether you have an empty frame you’d like to fill with your own work of art or you’re simply looking to educate yourself more on the medium, this class is your introduction to painting with watercolors. You don’t have to have the skills of John Singer Sargent or Georgia O’Keefe to enjoy painting with watercolors!

REMEMBERING CLAY: Historian: What’s in a name?

Clay’s municipal historian and New York state’s historian have had varied histories. On July 8, John Warren, editor of the New York State History blog, posted the following: “State Historian Bob Weible Stepping Down.” This was a shock to each and every municipal historian in New York state, including here in Clay.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26

In 1852, activists gathered in Syracuse to fight for equality at the third national Women’s Rights Convention. New York has remained at the forefront of the women’s rights movement ever since, but, despite significant gains, many women still lack full equality. On Aug. 26, I hope you’ll join me in observing Women’s Equality Day, which reminds us not only of the strides we have taken in securing full and equal rights for women but also of the importance of continuing the fight.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Seneca Savings moving to Route 57

For the past 66 years, villagers have banked at Seneca Savings at 105 Second St. On Monday, Aug. 31, it will open a new location on Route 57 in the town of Clay.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Ramada to be razed; Hampton Inn to be built

A landmark hotel in the town of Salina for the past half century, Ramada Syracuse at 1305 Buckley Road, is closing for good on Sept. 7.

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EDITORIAL: LBE needs your help with playground build

Are you good with your hands? Looking for something to do Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug 29? Do you like free food? Then come on down to Long Branch Elementary next weekend to help build their new playground!

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: World Indoor Lacrosse Championships coming to Syracuse

This September, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships are coming to Syracuse. This is an incredible opportunity for our community to welcome players and fans from all over the world as the Haudenosaunee Nation hosts the first-ever international sporting event on indigenous lands.

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NOPL news: Beyond the books: Online research through the library

In just a few weeks, kids will be returning to school and receiving their first assignments of the school year. Lots of families turn to the library to find non-fiction and reference resources that they can borrow for their assignments. But do you know about all the electronic resources that are available to you 24 hours a day with your library card?

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