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Cicero: Court tosses petition to oust Zambrano

A petition to remove Jessica Zambrano as supervisor of the town of Cicero has been dismissed.

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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From the mailbag: Cicero needs a responsible budget, not what’s been proposed

To the editor: I am writing in response to Deb Gardner’s Letter to the Editor from last week.  Ms. Gardner, who is a good personal friend of Supervisor Zambrano, appears to not understand why I do not support the current proposed town budget, and I am happy to answer her questions.

Developer seeks tax breaks for luxury apartments

Syracuse Realty Group to expand Village Commons in North Syracuse

Syracuse Realty Group, which is transforming North Syracuse’s former post office into luxury apartments, is seeking a tax break to expand its Village Commons Project.

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Brewerton Revitalization Committee donates trees

At its Sept. 23 meeting, the Cicero Town Board announced that it will be able to save money on planting trees as part of Phase III of the Brewerton Revitalization Project.

Villages hire new auditors

Liverpool, North Syracuse vote to hire Bonadio Group

After Certified Public Accountant Mike Koagel passed away Aug. 24 at his Syracuse home, his accounting firm partner, Donald Vincentini, decided to cut back on his work load. That decision left two longtime clients of Koagel & Vincentini CPAs — the villages of Liverpool and North Syracuse — looking for new auditors.

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CICERO: Preliminary budget shows 10.7 percent tax hike

The town of Cicero’s preliminary budget for 2016 projects an increase of more than $900,000 over the current year’s budget. The first glimpse of the 2016 budget totals $12,966,594, a 7.54 percent jump over 2015’s adopted budget of $12,057,166.

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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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FROM THE MAILBAG: Szczesniak for legislature

To the editor: Seventy years ago, World War II came to a welcomed close and so ended the military duty of millions of fine servicemen and women. Although we were no longer fighting on foreign battlefields, our service continued at home as U.S. veterans.As defenders of our nation and its freedoms, veterans share a special bond. We want the best for our families and our communities. That is why I am voting for Ed Szczesniak this November.

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FROM THE MAILBAG: Does Becallo really intend to work on the budget?

To the editor: I wonder about the sincerity of Councilor Becallo’s letter to the editor in the Sept. 23 Star-Review. The budget was discussed at the Cicero Town Board meeting on Sept. 23, yet Mr. Becallo did not mention his committee at this meeting. Also, the budget process began in June; it is not just beginning. (Mr. Becallo was not at the June 5 budget workshop.) Who is on this committee? How did he recruit the members? Why did he not include his fellow councilors in this process?

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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.