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A step back for Stewart’s Shops

Clay town board denies zone change request

It looks like the town of Clay may not welcome a second Stewart’s Shops after all. With minimal discussion, the Clay Town Board voted unanimously July 20 to deny Stewart’s request for a zone change for a parcel on the southeast corner of Bear and Buckley roads.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Every child deserves a quality education

When it comes to our kids’ education, I think we can all agree that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. That’s why early special education programs — like the one offered at the Main Street School in North Syracuse — are so important.

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LETTER: Thanks for voting for Butterfield

To the editor: To the residents of the village of North Syracuse: I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for selecting me to represent the village as mayor.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Playground in store for Skyway Park; other improvements coming

A federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has been awarded to the town of Cicero for installation of a playground at Skyway Park on East Taft Road. The county legislature voted unanimously to accept $50,000 and allocate it to the town of Cicero at our recent legislative session. I was pleased to cosponsor this item.

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From the state senate: Legislation to ensure equal access, participation in New York

As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about two important bills that would help to empower individuals with certain disabilities. Both of these bills that I sponsored passed the state senate and state assembly during the 2015 legislative session and await the governor’s consideration. I hope you will join me in urging Gov. Cuomo to sign these bills into state law.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Katko applauds Navy for choosing Lockheed Martin

Last week, U.S. Rep. John Katko, the freshman Republican congressman representing our 24th District, applauded the announcement that the U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin $153,947,182 for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP).

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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.

Boards in brief: Cicero resident criticizes email ‘transparency problem’

At the Cicero Town Board’s July 8 meeting, resident Deborah Gardner questioned why the town was not able to provide her with town board members’ email correspondence when she made various FOIL requests for those emails.

Boards in brief: North Syracuse welcomes new officials

Gary Butterfield presided over his first North Syracuse board of trustees meeting as mayor July 9. Butterfield appointed Paul Linnertz to fill his vacant trustee seat, and trustees-elect Pat Gustafson and Diane Browning, both Democrats, joined the board as well. Fred Fergerson was named deputy mayor.

Cicero PD completes investigation into leaked ethics docs

Identity of individual who sent committee’s decision to press unknown

The Cicero Police Department has run into a dead end in 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.

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Marina access?

A proposal to install a card-activated lift gate at Onondaga Lake Park was revisited at the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees’ June 15 meeting.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Property tax relief will make life more affordable for CNY families

This week marked the end of the state assembly’s legislative session. But before wrapping up, I helped make sure we took action to provide much-needed property tax relief for families throughout Central New York. This tax relief will help keep more of your hard-earned money where it belongs — in your pocket.

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LETTER: North Syracuse election won’t do much for local economy

To the editor: Well, Gary Butterfield is mayor and he gets to name whoever he wants as trustee, which will provide balance to village government. One party rule kills all levels of local government. The new board will have at least one old member who pays no property tax and probably no income taxes to the state or federal government.

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LETTERS: North Syracuse trustees-elect say thank you

Trustees-elect Diane Browning and Pat Gustafson express their gratitude to voters.

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LETTER: Szczesniak for county legislature

To the editor: I am delighted Ed Szczesniak wants to represent the third district in the Onondaga County Legislature.

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