LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Kimberly Hall keeps her cool in court

On Feb. 10, the Onondaga County Magistrates Court Clerk’s Association recognized Kim Hall’s efforts by swearing her in as one of its officers at its annual meeting at Bellevue Golf and Country Club. The ceremony was conducted by none other than Judge LaValle himself.

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NOPL NEWS: Pay library fines with food

Patrons often approach the service desk at NOPL, hand their library card to a staff member, and confess, “I think I owe something.” It’s not uncommon for someone to owe an overdue fee at the library. But for some, knowing a small fine is owed on their card is enough to keep them from coming back for a while.

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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.

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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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.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Get syncopated Sunday at the library!

One of the most versatile keyboardists in Central New York, Dave Liddy has lent his talents to a wide array of popular combos including the Moss Back Mule Band, Blueprints, Out of the Blue, Stringbee and The Merry Pranksters.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Session to focus on families, students, small businesses and ethics

The beginning of the state legislative session, like the beginning of a new calendar year, is a time for reflection and goal setting. It reminds us to improve ourselves and the world around us through hard work and determination. As the new session gets underway, I’d like to take this opportunity to share my reflections and goals with you.