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Hiring in process

New part-time police officer on tap in village; new assistant court clerk hired

At its Aug. 17 meeting, the Village of Liverpool Board of Trustees heard a request from Police Chief Don Morris to consider hiring a new part-time officer. The candidate is John Linnertz, a retired Syracuse Police detective sergeant.

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Heading back to school

What’s new in your district?

Next week, kids across Central New York will be boarding the bus and heading back to school. In Liverpool and North Syracuse, they’ll find some new teachers, new administrators and new friends, as well as new classroom materials and more. What else is new in your child’s school? Read on to find out.

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In Katrina’s wake

Ten years after storm, OSC is still rebuilding lives

Out of that determination, Operation Southern Comfort (OSC) was born. The group became a mission of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Liverpool, which affords it nonprofit status and the ability to get tax-deductible contributions and administrative support. Since that first trip, OSC has made more than 40 trips to the Gulf Coast. All trips are funded by traveler contributions; each volunteer is asked to pay $280 for their own expenses, room and board. Local contributions pay for construction materials. Volunteers have worked on personal homes, churches, community facilities and public parks. OSC participants have also planted trees in the area in an effort to lessen the impact of any future storms.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Why was auto accident victim walking in the road?

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, an 18-year-old Mattydale man was walking in the west-bound lane of Second Street in the village, near the 400 block. The teenager, Conner Vittore, was struck by a west-bound 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by 70-year-old Dean Cubic of Liverpool.

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NOPL news: September is Library Card Sign-up Month

NOPL wants to make sure you haven’t forgotten the most important school supply of all — a library card. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when NOPL joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that everyone has a free library card.

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From the senior advocate: Seniors should prepare for the coming cold weather

Diane Browning is the senior advocate for the town of Cicero.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: County budget must make cutting property taxes a priority

On Sept. 15, the County Executive will present the 2016 county budget. I am optimistic that the budget that is presented will include a reduction in spending and, more importantly, a lower tax rate. I have spent the past several months knocking on doors, listening to the concerns of my neighbors. The message has been consistent — do something to lower my taxes. The legislature and the county executive have been focused on reducing the property tax levy the past several budget cycles. I am eager to continue that trend.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: As school starts, remember to be safe on the roads

Summer vacation is winding down, and parents are gathering supplies and preparing to send their children back to the classroom for another productive year. Very soon, our communities and our morning commutes will be buzzing with buses filled with children on their way to and from school. It’s an exciting time, but it’s also an opportunity for all of us to think about safety. Below are some tips and reminders that can help ensure a safe and happy back-to-school season.

Park at the state fair and support the American Red Cross

Visitors to The Great New York State Fair can help the Central New York Region of the American Red Cross, and have a convenient parking spot, by parking their cars in the Red Cross lot on State Fair Boulevard, directly across from the Crucible Industries plant and just a short walk from the fair’s main entrance.

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Library focus: Enjoy the last days of summer

It’s been another hectic summer, but you know it isn’t really over yet. There’s still time to enjoy the Fair before the buses roll and even school won’t interfere with all those great autumn festivals on the horizon. Still, if you’re looking for something to do, a new interest to discover or just need to keep up with your Facebook friends the library is here and waiting to serve you.

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EDITORIAL: Easing into the back-to-school routine

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Start moving in September

September is an exciting month at Canton Woods. It is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate LIFE at your Senior Center.

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State supreme court decides against Owera

Judge upholds eight of 10 town conditions for winery to construct new events building

The Cazenovia Town Planning Board has the legal right to impose nearly all of the conditions it included in its site plan approval for Owera Vineyards’ proposed new event center on its East Lake Road property and, if the owners of Owera find these conditions too onerous, their best recourse may be to relocate their operations to a town parcel more appropriately zoned for the commercial activity in which the winery seeks to engage. This was the opinion of Acting State Supreme Court Justice Dennis K. McDermott in his Aug. 26 decision on Owera’s Article 78 lawsuit against the town of Cazenovia.

Football Warriors eye elusive sectional title

Scott leads Liverpool side that lost 2014 title game

While it was quite nice for the Liverpool football team to end its 16-year drought and return to a Section III Class AA championship game a season ago, no one in orange and blue was satisfied.

Kline takes charge for C-NS football

Long-time Henninger coach looks to make Northstars a winner

Players on the Cicero-North Syracuse football team said they never saw it coming. Back in April, with the Northstars fresh off a return to the Section III Class AA playoffs and eager to improve on last fall’s 4-5 record, news came out that Joe Sindoni was out after just two seasons as head coach.

F-M football, Muench reunite for 2015 season

Hornets hope familiar coach leads to quick recovery

What’s new is old, or what’s past is present. Whichever analogy or cliché is used, Fayetteville-Manlius football in 2015 will include new, fresh faces always associated with high school athletics – but a very familiar face will lead them.

Spartans driven to make Class A title run

Loss to eventual state champs provided lots of motivation for ESM

While there’s no shame in a season ended with a defeat to an eventual state champion, the East Syracuse Minoa football team found little solace with that fact.

Brown takes over for ambitious Brothers

CBA football hungry again after rare struggles in 2014

Attend a Christian Brothers Academy football game this season, and some things will look quite familiar – gold helmets, purple and white jerseys, high purple socks and black cleats.

Red Rams look to rise again in 2015

J-D hopes depth can make up for key personnel losses

Everyone on the Jamesville-DeWitt football team had to grow up in a hurry during the 2014 season. Up against a brutal schedule, and employing a roster that included five sophomores and one freshman, the Red Rams did not win a game until October, and while it still sneaked into the Section III Class A playoff, a quick 35-13 exit at the hands of Whitesboro completed the 2-6 lesson.

Grimes football moves back to Class D

New coach, new faces provide challenges for Cobras

Perhaps the best thing that ever happened to the Bishop Grimes football program was stepping out of the Section III Class D fray after winning just one game in that league from 2011 to 2013.

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