Taxes, donut shops, yard waste all going up

As local homeowners watch their tax bills rise again this year, they may want to ponder this disquieting statistic:

Here in the Empire State, property owners pay taxes 72 percent higher than the national average.

Dunkin' Donuts dominance

The new Dunkin' Donuts shop across Route 57 from Mazzye's Meats is now open for business. Apparently, the DD franchise plans to build new retail outlets every two miles along busy suburban roadways.

Today Liverpool, tomorrow the world!

Yard-waste pickup starts Monday April 4

We can't start spring cleaning with our fingers crossed! But while we're all twisting our digits, hoping against hope that the snow has finally stopped falling this year, that time has certainly come.

The equinox passed two weekends ago and this Friday is the first day of April-no joke!

So while we may not have seen the last of the snow, the village DPW stands ready to haul away whatever yard waste you can bring to the curb on Mondays April 4 and 18.

Subsequent pickups will be made May 2 and 16, June 6 and 20, July 5 and 18, Aug. 1 and 15, Sept.6 and 19 and Oct. 3 and 17.

By then it should be snowing again.

Easter in Johnson Park

The Liverpool-Syracuse Masonic Lodge No. 501 hosts an Easter egg hunt in Johnson Park on Saturday April 23.

The next day, Easter Sunday itself, the Liverpool First United Methodist Easter will conduct an early-morning service in the park at 6 a.m.

Masonic fete April 9

By the way, the local Masons will dance to live music at The Onondaga District Masonic Charities Corporation second annual dinner/dance fundraiser, at 6 p.m. April 9, in the Ivory Room at Barbagallo's Restaurant, 6344 E. Molloy Road, in East Syracuse. The event is dedicated in memory of the Masons' past grand master, Calvin G. Bond.

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