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Neri running for judgeship

Former Liverpool Police Chief Gerry Neri has announced that he'll run for State Supreme Court this fall.

Since resigning as police chief here in 1996, Neri - a Republican who earned his law degree in 1990 - now works as special counsel of the Fifth Judicial District and court attorney referee at the Onondaga County Courthouse, down city. He'll run for the bench in the Fifth Judicial District which covers six counties - Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Herkimer, Jefferson and Lewis counties.

State Supreme Courts generally rule on civil cases involving claims of $25,000 or more.

Cassidy hosting baseball camp

After retiring from Major League Baseball in 2008, pitcher Scott Cassidy accepted the head coaching position this year at Le Moyne College, his alma mater. Next week the coach, who lives in Liverpool, will conduct a three-day baseball camp for aspiring ballplayers.

The Scott Cassidy Baseball Camps at Le Moyne College begin Sunday, Dec. 26 with infield and outfield play, continue Monday, Dec. 27, with hitting and conclude Tuesday, Dec. 28, with pitching and catching.

"This clinic is designed for any age player who is interested in further developing their skills during the winter months," the coach said. The camp will take place at the Le Moyne College Athletic Center and Recreation Center. For info, visit cassidybaseball.com/.

Cassidy, 35, graduated from Liverpool High School in 1993, after playing four seasons of baseball as an outfielder and pitcher. The right-hander excelled as a starter for Le Moyne before beginning his professional career pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.

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