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EDITORIAL: Wear red for heart health this Friday

Friday, Feb. 5, is National Wear Red Day, an initiative supported by the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

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NOPL NEWS: Library provides help during tax season

Tax season is upon us, and NOPL is here to help connect you with the programs and resources you need.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Families keep more money with free tax help

Navigating the complex tax system can be overwhelming and stressful, making it easy to overlook hundreds or even thousands of dollars in potential credits and deductions. But right now, free assistance is available throughout Central New York to help guide hardworking families through tax season and ensure they get every penny they deserve.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Consensus kicks door open to future tax relief

After a year and a half of study, the Consensus committee to modernize local government in Onondaga County recommends merging the county and the city of Syracuse. Such a dramatic consolidation would likely save a few bucks here and there, but the average property taxpayer here would see little change to their annual levies. Maybe if they squint.

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LETTER: Zambrano not absolved of ethics charges

To the editor: Recent news articles and letters to the editor, along with comments at Cicero Town Hall and in the community, indicate there is a good deal of misunderstanding regarding the decision by the Cicero Board of Ethics that found the former town supervisor guilty of a conflict of interest and subsequent litigation seeking her removal from office.

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LETTER: Becallo for state assembly

To the editor: Over the last two years, the town of Cicero has been fighting for its life. For most of the people in CNY, this is no big surprise, as many communities are fighting hard to stay afloat. With reports stating that Cicero will be bankrupt by 2019, we have had one single hope: Councilman Mike Becallo.

FROM THE SUPERVISOR: Supervisor offers winter reminders for town of Salina residents

Now that winter is actually here, I would like to remind the town of Salina residents of a few seasonal concerns.

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NOPL NEWS: Book sale and tech toys at NOPL

Saturday, Feb. 6, sees the return of the ever-popular “Sweets for Your Sweetie” Book and Bake Sale at NOPL @ Cicero.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: This year’s state budget should invest in our future

Balancing a budget is never easy, but every family and household has to do it, and so too does the state. One of the most important responsibilities I have as your representative in the state Assembly is to help craft and pass a balanced state budget that meets the needs of our community. The budget isn’t just a spending plan; it’s a reflection of our priorities and a blueprint for achieving our shared goals.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Sheriff supports a sane approach to addiction

For decades, police considered people who used illegal drugs as people who needed to be arrested and jailed. Now, finally — thanks to forward-thinking law-enforcement leaders such as our own Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway — police are starting to see addiction as an illness rather than a crime.

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EDITORIAL: Liverpool moving in the right direction on student sleep

The Liverpool Central School District took another step in the right direction last week when the board of education agreed to further examine the possibility of having high school classes start later in the morning.

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From the Cicero Tax Office: Notes on tax collection

The Cicero Tax Office shares tips for new property owners, online tax payments and extended hours.

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NOPL news Encore! promotes creative aging

The aging of the Baby Boomer population coupled with increased life expectancy has resulted in many maturing adults desiring to make lifestyle changes that will enrich their older years. Maturing adults and retirees are seeking education, new experiences, and greater opportunities to connect with others. This has led to new programs that address the interests of this population called “Creative Aging” programs.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Blizzard of’66 from NYC to L’pool Methodist

Fifty years ago, the snow started falling on Thursday, Jan. 27, and it didn’t stop for four days. The sun finally came out on Monday, Jan. 31, but by then we were buried under nearly four feet of the white stuff. Snowdrifts blocked doors, closed roads and completely covered cars.

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Remembering Clay: A new life in Upstate New York

After her father, Don Fischer, passed away six months ago, Mariann Fischer Davis started to reminisce about what a change her life took when she left Long Island and moved to Clay. Don had such an influence on her outlook on life. Her family had lived close to the largest city in America, but her father loved outdoor history and instilled the love of nature in her all her life.