To the editor: There’s a lot of good going on in Cicero.
To the editor: Memorial Day is the day Americans set aside to honor those brave men and women who met tragic ends during times of war. We must use this day to honor their sacrifices, to pray for their families, and to bow our heads in recognition of their service. We must never forget.
To the editor: A few of Cicero Town Supervisor Jessica Zambrano’s friends have asked about my questioning whether a recent Cicero Town Board meeting led by Bill Meyer, who is not a Cicero Town Board member and is not an elected official, may have been an illegal meeting, and I am happy to respond.
To the editor: At the Sept. 10, 2014, Cicero Town Board meeting, Councilor Mike Becallo read a prepared statement concerning the timeliness of the agenda. It included the statement: “We are elected officials whose job is to represent the people of this town. We need to keep open lines of communication.”
To the editor: At the April 22 Cicero Town Board meeting, Supervisor Jessica Zambrano was absent and Deputy Supervisor Bill Meyer presided. Councilor Mike Becallo challenged the legality of that meeting. He stated that he did some research and could not “find it anywhere in the town code that establishes the position of deputy supervisor of the town of Cicero.”
To the editor: It is my belief that Assemblyman Al Stirpe was bit overenthusiastic in his self-congratulations on the new state budget, especially as it refers to education. Stirpe states that legislators “were able to replace the governor’s original proposal with one that ensures teacher evaluations are conducted at the local level and controlled by professional educators, rather than politicians.”
To the editor: "People for Improved Cicero Government” (aka Cicero Democratic Committee) is searching for candidates to represent Cicero residents as town supervisor and two positions as town councilor.
As always, we are grateful for the outpouring of support from the school district and the greater Liverpool community for helping us move closer toward our goal of awarding a scholarship to every eligible college-bound senior who applies. Thank you!
To the editor: There has been a great deal of concern and upset about Hope, the black Labrador retriever that was found severely underweight in the freezing temperatures of Lysander, and her feline companion, who succumbed to the cold.
To the editor: Be part of the Second Annual Good Samaritan 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 11, at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. The goal of this faith-based family event is to encourage volunteering and to provide additional funding for Christian Health Service of Syracuse (CHSOS), a not-for-profit medical facility at 3200 Burnet Ave.
To the editor: Congressman John Lewis was right when he recently said that he saw the “the scars and stains of racism” in Rudy Giuliani’s remarks about the President of the United States.
County Legislator Jim Corl Jr. is pleased to see that the Cicero Town Board recently re-appointed Bob Smith as the chair of the planning board.
To the editor: I commend the courage of The Eagle Star-Review to report the Cicero Board of Ethics’ decision that Supervisor Zambrano’s conduct did “constitute a conflict of interest.”
To the editor: This year I attended two budget workshops and two of the town board meetings when the budget was discussed. I once again observed the struggle that the town board faces each year when budget discussions are held.
To the editor: We want to extend a warm thanks to the village of Liverpool for their support of our food drive on Sunday, Nov. 16.