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EDITORIAL: On National Adoption Day, remember the kids without homes

Babe Ruth. Jesse Jackson. Steve Jobs. Faith Hill. Nelson Mandela. These people might not seem like they have much in common, but there is one thing they share: all were adopted.

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EDITORIAL: Local officials should attend Freeman visit

Freeman will speak beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Room 141 of Newhouse III at Syracuse University.

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EDITORIAL: In local elections, your voice matters

For last year’s midterm elections, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation found that just 36.3 percent of registered voters headed to the polls. That’s the lowest it’s been since World War II.

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Editorial: Keep your kids safe this Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, now is a good time for parents to discuss safety measures with their children prior to heading out for a night of fun.

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EDITORIAL: Put a smoke alarm in every bedroom

According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of all home fire deaths in this country occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when people are most likely to be sleeping. Having a working smoke alarm in the home — especially in the bedroom, where it’s easy to hear — cuts the risk of death in half.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER: A new look for a new era

Eagle News redesigns, rebrands

After working throughout the summer on a new look and feel for our newspapers, I’m proud to announce in this week’s edition that the Star-Review and all of Eagle News’ weekly publications are launching redesigned newspapers with a modular advertising grid and expanded space for local content.

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EDITORIAL: Vote ‘yes’ on NSCSD referendum

On Sept. 24, voters in the North Syracuse Central School District will head to the polls to decide on two propositions. Neither will raise taxes, and both will benefit the district and its residents. It’s a win-win situation.

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EDITORIAL: September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, when ovarian cancer is found before it has spread beyond the ovaries, the five-year survival rate is greater than 92 percent. But because there is no screening method for early detection of ovarian cancer, only one-fifth of all cases are discovered at this stage.

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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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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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EDITORIAL: Keep concussions at bay with sports safety tips

As summer draws to a close, local Pop Warner leagues are gearing up for their seasons. Many parents are hesitant to let their little ones participate because of the high rate of head injuries; football players suffer the most concussions of any youth sport.

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EDITORIAL: Look out for Lyme

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.

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EDITORIAL: Protect your pets and your family from rabies

As you’re spending more time outside this summer, make sure you keep yourself and your pets safe from rabies. There is no treatment for this virus, which is transmitted by the bite of a rabid mammal, but luckily, rabies is preventable.

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EDITORIAL: Cicero’s leaked document investigation a waste of time and resources

The Cicero Police Department has officially closed its investigation into who leaked to the press the advisory opinion of the Cicero Ethics Board calling Supervisor Jessica Zambrano’s relationship with the town engineer a conflict of interest. After interviewing all parties and following up on all leads, Investigator James Meyers reported he has no suspects and no further leads.

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EDITORIAL: Keep your kids safe online

Now that the kids are home from school, they may be spending more time online. That means it’s up to you as parents to make sure they’re surfing safely. Here are some tips to keep your kids safe online: