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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Kimberly Hall keeps her cool in court

On Feb. 10, the Onondaga County Magistrates Court Clerk’s Association recognized Kim Hall’s efforts by swearing her in as one of its officers at its annual meeting at Bellevue Golf and Country Club. The ceremony was conducted by none other than Judge LaValle himself.

Corinthian Court opens

Corner house tanning salon, hair stylist move in at 514 Oswego St.

The building with the Corinthian-columned porch at 514 Oswego St., at the corner of Vine Street, has been extensively renovated under the direction of new owner Sohyla Ziaie. 

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Consensus kicks door open to future tax relief

After a year and a half of study, the Consensus committee to modernize local government in Onondaga County recommends merging the county and the city of Syracuse. Such a dramatic consolidation would likely save a few bucks here and there, but the average property taxpayer here would see little change to their annual levies. Maybe if they squint.

LIVERPOOL: Villagers invited to weigh in on proposed Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru

If Liverpool residents are concerned about the possibility of Dunkin’ Donuts building a new restaurant in the village, they should mark their calendars for Monday, Feb. 29.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Sheriff supports a sane approach to addiction

For decades, police considered people who used illegal drugs as people who needed to be arrested and jailed. Now, finally — thanks to forward-thinking law-enforcement leaders such as our own Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway — police are starting to see addiction as an illness rather than a crime.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Get syncopated Sunday at the library!

One of the most versatile keyboardists in Central New York, Dave Liddy has lent his talents to a wide array of popular combos including the Moss Back Mule Band, Blueprints, Out of the Blue, Stringbee and The Merry Pranksters.

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to build on Seneca Savings spot in Liverpool

New England donut entrepreneur Ed Wolak has set his sights on the village of Liverpool.    Wolak’s ESW Realty, LLC, sent architect Bob Abbott to appear before the Liverpool Village Planning Board on Dec. 28 to describe the company’s plan to build a Dunkin’ Donuts shop at 105 Second St., the former location of Seneca Savings Bank.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Village Cemetery links past to future

Like it or not, we’ll all spend a lot more time buried in the cemetery than we ever spent above ground. That being the case, it behooves us to keep our village graveyard well maintained and convenient for visitors.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Long arm of the law reaches robber in Massachusetts

John W. Putnam was 35 years old when he showed a knife and robbed Nichols Discount Liquors at 301 First St., shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. By the time he was apprehended more than three months later in Brockton, Mass., Putnam had turned 36. His birthday was Sept. 21. During those few days he lived in Liverpool in late July and early August, Putnam told people that his name was “B.J.”

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Teenager’s toxicology report points to pot

It was the week before the New York State Fair opened over across the lake, but Conner Vittore, an 18-year-old Mattydale man, was already celebrating. For reasons unknown, Conner came to Liverpool that warm and wet evening, and he was still here after midnight. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, Conner was walking in the westbound lane of Second Street in the village, near the 400 block. What the heck was he doing in the middle of the road in the middle of the night? The teenager may have never seen what hit him: a westbound 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by 70-year-old Dean Cubic of Liverpool.

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