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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Let’s raise awareness of domestic violence

Nearly one out of four women in the United States and one out of seven men have suffered physical violence by an intimate partner. Victims of these crimes often suffer psychological, emotional and financial abuse, making it difficult for them to work, go to school or even seek appropriate help safely. And children make up one-half to two-thirds of residents in domestic violence shelters.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Lady of the Lake hopes to return to legislature

Fourth District Onondaga County Legislator Judy Tassone rose to the occasion last year by voting against construction of the Lakeview Amphitheater. Over the objections of Tassone and Fifth District Legislator Kathy Rapp, who also lives in Liverpool, the county went ahead and built the amphitheater on the western shore of Onondaga Lake. It opened Sept. 3 with a concert by country superstar Miranda Lambert.

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NOPL news: Thank you for being a friend

Good friends are there for you and help support you through thick and thin. The Friends of NOPL branches at Brewerton and Cicero are just such friends, and with the 10th annual National Friends of Libraries Week being held Oct. 18 to 24, NOPL would like to take this opportunity to recognize these hard working volunteers.

Livin' in Liverpool: Historic Hetnar home to be sold at public auction

One of the few remaining homesteads along the village’s main street is scheduled to be sold at public auction on Nov. 2.

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Remembering Clay: Immanuel Lutheran Church celebrates centennial anniversary of groundbreaking

On Sunday Sept, 20, approximately 100 people celebrated the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking for a new edifice for Immanuel’s congregation. Their story begins in 1708 in the Palatinate of Germany.

Livin' in Liverpool: The trouble with the truth

Last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to town to ballyhoo any number of pie-in-the-sky state-funded projects here in Central New York. In fact Cuomo poured $77.8 million into our area on Wednesday in the form of grants, tax credits and construction incentives to preserve jobs, boost local colleges and increase regional tourism.

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From the assembly: Tax credit will fight flooding

To know the impact pavement has on our local streams and rivers, all you have to do is look at the street during a rainstorm. That’s when you can see water flowing fast along the curb, grabbing debris and carrying it all toward our waterways.

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NOPL news: The Red Scarf Project comes to NOPL @ Cicero

NOPL @ Cicero is collecting scarves on behalf of Foster Care to Success’s Red Scarf Project. Foster Care to Success delivers Valentine’s Day care packages to foster students attending college, supplying them with basic resources that help them stay in school and continue their education.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Patriotic murals set for Legion Post 188

The village business district is due for a refreshing bit of beautifying. Liverpool American Legion Post 188 Commander Ken Palmer appeared at last week’s village board meeting to share the post’s plans to commission murals to be painted on the sides of its building at 205 Cypress St.

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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.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Job creation on the horizon with emerging technology

To further the research at Griffiss, NUAIR Alliance has been established as a not-for-profit coalition of more than 90 private and public entities working together to manage UAS test ranges and promote unmanned transportation systems.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Experience fall in Central New York by visiting local farms

With fall now upon us, there are countless ways to make the most of it here in Central New York. One of the best ways to enjoy autumn is by visiting one of our many local farms, where you can buy local produce straight from our farmers, go on a hayride, or go apple picking.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Increasing mortgage revenues benefit Onondaga County taxpayers

The county clerk collects a 1 percent tax whenever a mortgage is filed with their office. Distribution of tax receipts (plus interest while the funds are in the custody of the county) is governed by Section 261 of the New York State Tax Law.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Traffic delayed as two prime corners get makeovers

Road work is impacting traffic at both the northwest and southeast corners of Galeville. Paving at the intersection of Buckley Road and Seventh North Streets to the southeast began Sept. 14, and the same day work crews started digging at the corner of Old Liverpool Road and Electrics Parkway to the northwest.

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NOPL news: Join us as we celebrate 20 years

Sept. 26 will be an unusually noisy day at all three Northern Onondaga Public Libraries (NOPL). The reason? We are celebrating our 20th anniversary as NOPL, and everyone is invited! We’ll have cake and door prizes to hand out during these events at each library: