The town of Cicero has been very busy making improvements to Riverfront Park, located on the Oneida River in the hamlet of Brewerton
In 2007, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a Consent Order for Floradale Road and Viking Place. The Consent Order requires Onondaga County to repair and improve the Electronics Park Trunk Sewer which was originally built in 1948. After careful consideration, the county legislature approved the funding to construct certain improvements to the trunk sewer and the surrounding system. Two phases were scheduled with cost estimates at $10 million. Phase I addressed the connection issues. It was necessary to eliminate the cross connection between the two trunk sewers and rehabilitate up to 50 manholes to eliminate the inflow and infiltration that has contributed to the overflows. An 18-inch diameter pipeline was added to convey wet weather flow from the Electronics Park Trunk Sewer directly to the Liverpool Pump Station’s 2.3 million-gallon storage tank.
With little fanfare, the towns of Cicero, Salina and Clay have passed their 2014 budgets. All include minimal tax increases, and none include cuts to programming or resident services. Read on for specifics for your town budget.
The common core conundrum: Are the new standards the best thing to happen in education, or are they setting the bar too high for teachers and students?
Laura Leitch kept her daughter home from Nate Perry Elementary School last Monday. Leitch’s daughter wasn’t sick, nor was there a family emergency. She wasn’t playing hooky. No, Leitch kept her daughter home in protest of New York state’s Common Core education standards. “I have to say, the school is great and her teachers are wonderful,” Leitch said. “The reason I kept her home on Monday was strictly in protest of Common Core.”
Violent crimes rarely occur on schedule. They happen when they happen, and police need to be ready to respond at any time. That’s the way it was on a sunny Monday morning, Oct. 28, when two women were stabbed to death at 915 Second St. in the village of Liverpool. With one of his full-time officers returning from a training session that morning, Liverpool Police Chief Don Morris answered the call himself. Liverpool Mayor Gary White, a former deputy chief of the Syracuse Police Department, noted that “a double homicide here is highly unusual.” It’s also unusual for the chief of police to be the one personally pursuing the suspect, the mayor added.
To the editor: Judy Boyke, Don Snyder and Lynn Jennings, candidates for supervisor and councilors in the town of Cicero, would like to thank all of their volunteers, committee members and supporters and those who cast their votes on Nov. 5 for their “People, Not Politics” team. We appreciate the tremendous effort that everyone provided to this campaign. When we made the commitment to run for public office, not only did it affect us, but each and every one of our family members and friends. Without their commitment and support, we would not have been able to bring our message to the residents of the town of Cicero.
To the editor: I would like to thank all of the voters of the town of Salina for coming out and voting on Election Day. I would also like to congratulate my opponent, Pat Foster, for being a part of the process.
To the editor: I would like to thank all of the people in the town of Cicero who supported me in my campaign for town councilor.
To the editor: I am once again deeply honored by the continued support and confidence the voters of the town of Cicero have shown me by reelecting me as their receiver of taxes. It’s an honor that I do not take for granted or take lightly.
On Election Night, there were no surprises in the Clay Town Board race, as Republican incumbents Naomi Bray and William Weaver, along with returning board member James Rowley, easily held onto their seats against Democratic challengers Nicholas Macaulay and James Southard.
In a repeat of the 2011 election, Salina Supervisor Mark Nicotra, a Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Patrick Foster by a margin of 3,754 to 1,725 votes. “As an elected official, you get a report card every two years, and that’s Election Day,” Nicotra said. “Obviously, we had a favorable report card.”
In a heated race, former allies Jessica Zambrano and Judy Boyke battled to the last for the supervisor’s seat in the town of Cicero. In the end, the seat went to Republican Zambrano, who received 2,685 votes to Democrat Boyke’s 2,547. Zambrano said she was obviously pleased with the outcome of the election and planned to continue the work she had begun as deputy supervisor.
To the editor: There are times in our lives during which we ask an awful lot of our friends. I would venture a guess to say that, the majority of the time, we don’t even realize that we’re doing it. We ask for help with a household project, or need a babysitter at the last minute. Have you ever asked a busy friend to drive five hours on a Saturday morning to meet up with you in the middle of the woods and spend the next nine hours running with you, into the middle of the night, across a winding trail up and down some treacherous terrain? I have. I tell you this because I think you need to know what a unique opportunity you have….what a unique candidate you have in Aaron Arnold for Salina Town Justice.
To the editor: Mark Venesky is running for the Cicero Town Council and has lived in the town of Cicero /North Syracuse for 21 years.
To the editor: As you should know, The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has charged Judge Piraino with judicial misconduct for charging the wrong fines to over 900 people in the town court and failing to adequately supervise his court staff. As the Post-Standard has previously reported, Judge Piraino has acknowledged his repeated mistakes.