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Star-News Year in Review

Mallette sued for remuneration and interest and legal fees along with other expenses incurred in the case.

Mallette believed the town had a bone to pick with him because they coulnd't stand him fighting the skating rink, which he claimed was a whole story in itself. Secondly, he believed that his web site was a problem for the town, saying "I will continue to pound them with my site."

Heindorf says police problems were inherited

Since September '06 there had been considerable news coverage regarding the wrongdoing by two North Syracuse police officers and former Chief David Wilkinson. The three were arrested for allegedly meddling with time sheets, billing the village "thousands and thousands" of dollars, according to Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. The department was also sued by police officer Michael Stassi, who initiated the double-dipping investigation by the DA. Stassi also sued the village board, Heindorf and former police chief David Wilinkson.

To set the record straight, Heindorf said problems within the police department started long before he became mayor in July 2003. Bur regarding the current question at the time, he said "The officers in question are innocent until proven guilty."

NSCSD gives green light on transportation renovation

At the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education meeting on Jan. 22, the board gave the green light on the transportation renovation project. The multi-million dollar project, which calls for complete renovation to the district's transportation center, is located on Taft Road next to the old Burdick dealership.

The total price tag for the project is over $2.4 million. Eighty-five percent of that will come from the state and the rest from local resources, all of which will cost nothing to the taxpayer.

February

South Bay Volunteer Fire Department

The South Bay Volunteer Fire Department talked with the Star-News about its desire to expand its firehouse.

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