Murder ended dreams and disappointments

Not long before the killing, neighbors noticed that a live-in girlfriend had moved out of the house Mark had rented for about two years.

Harry Clark, who lived on Fourth Street in the village, died in September 2009.

"The last time I saw Mark was in March [2008] at the Rochester Toy Show at the Village Gate," Wallon recalled. "It was snowing when we were packing up after the show, and we were both laughing about the weather...I'd chat with him a lot and with his father who helped him with his business. His death was a big shame, the end of nostalgia in a way. Mark was a trailblazer."

Lizard's tail is waggin'

The Limp Lizard Bar & Grill finally opened its doors at 201 First St., on Tuesday April 12.

The anxiously anticipated restaurant is already doing brisk business in barbecued meats, Tex-Mex fare and Southern specialties such as baked black beans, saut ed collard greens and cornbread. You can chow down on everything from quesadillas to catfish, and the well-appointed bar serves more than two dozen brands of beer to wash it down.

The Liverpool Lizard will soon add live music to its mix, says co-owner Scott Schimpff.

A state-of-the-art house sound system will make it easy for musicians to plug in. The Syracuse roots-rock band called the Z-Bones will entertain there Friday night April 29; 451-9774.

Two skunks shot dead

Wild skunks continue to ruin our quality of life.

No one in local government seems to be able to take a stand against the noxious nocturnal critters. As a result, law enforcement professionals are left to deal with the varmints.

On April 8, an Oswego Street resident called Liverpool Police after she observed a skunk haphazardly bouncing around her backyard. You might recall that April 8 was a lovely sunny day and, since skunks are creatures of the night, the woman was suspicious of the animal's appearance that morning as well as its peculiar behavior

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