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Church to close

Despite Hillview Community’s closure, mission project lives on

The last year at Hillview Community Church has been a rough one. With its membership and finances dwindling, the church will close after its final service on Sunday, Nov. 29. But there’s a silver lining to that “dark cloud”: despite the church’s closing, the “outhouse” charity project — started by Pastor Joe to provide area food pantries with toilet paper and other personal hygiene items — will live on.

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Don’t be fooled by non-approved Career & Technical Education programming

In recent years, many Central New York school districts and BOCES have answered the call and created CTE opportunities for their students.

Liverpool: Tulip Street neighbors worried about proposed Meyer Manor Apartments

Two dozen residents of the Tulip Street area north of the Thruway attended the Nov. 16 meeting of the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees to express their concerns about a 130-unit apartment complex proposed for their neighborhood.

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Clay budget includes 3.4 percent tax increase

Residents in the town of Clay will pay about 3.4 percent more in taxes in 2016, according to the budget passed Nov. 16 by the town board.

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Minimal tax increase in Salina budget

Taxpayers in the town of Salina will pay less than a dollar a month more in town taxes next year.

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Cicero tax levy jumps nearly 12 percent

While the Cicero Town Board won’t receive a raise next year, spending is up more than 9 percent in the 2016 budget, which the town board approved Nov. 18 in a 4-1 vote.

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Transforming health care

CNY doctors learn about treating transgender youth

Many people experience anxiety before a visit to the doctor, but for transgender youth, that anxiety is amplified. There are few providers in Central New York who cater specifically to transgender populations, and some trans people have reported being harassed or turned away from seeking care.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Helping those in need this holiday season

The holiday season is a time for family and friends to come together, celebrate and give thanks. But as we attend parties and prepare to exchange gifts, it’s important to remember those among us who may be less fortunate and could use a helping hand.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: LaMont’s death marks end of an era

When Val LaMont died during the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 16, his passing at age 86 marked the end of an era.

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NOPL news: Channel your inner artist at the library

Taking part in arts and crafts activities is relaxing and rewarding, and there are many opportunities to get hands-on at the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL):

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White-tailed deer management program gains approval by village board

Finalized plan must be approved before any action is taken

The Fayetteville Village Board voted to approve the proposed bait-and-cull white-tailed deer management program at their Nov. 23 meeting, which will allow the program to move forward for the expected Dec. 23 start date.

West Genesee announces winter sports schedule

Hockey team hosts season-opening Wildcat Classic Dec. 4-5

West Genesee High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Marcellus announces winter sports schedule

Wrestling Mustangs open with rival Skaneateles Dec. 2

Marcellus High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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Manlius town budget adopted with slight tax rate decrease; town decreases tax levy cap

Manlius residents will see a 0.88 percent decrease in the town tax rate next year, according to the 2016 town budget, which the town board adopted last week.

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Project CAFÉ accepting donations for Toy Shop

Project CAFÉ is now accepting donations of gently used toys for its annual Toy Shop. Student volunteers prepare the toys and make them available for sale at bargain prices to help families in need and raise funds for worthy causes. This year’s Toy Shop, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Burton Street Elementary School, will be the ninth one conducted.

Westhill announces winter sports schedule

Warriors are defending sectional champs in boys, girls basketball

Westhill High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

J-E releases winter sports schedule

Wrestling Eagles open Dec. 3 at Auburn

Jordan-Elbridge High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Bishop Ludden releases basketball schedules

Gaelic Knights maintain long rivalry with CBA

Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s 2015-16 varsity basketball schedules, with all dates and times subject to change.

Solvay releases winter sports schedule

Bearcats start hoops seasons during Thanksgiving week

Solvay High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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Rogers installed as eighth president of Morrisville State College

Dr. David E. Rogers was formally installed as the eighth president of Morrisville State College during a ceremony on Nov. 20.

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