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NOPL news: Toxin-free living: Where to start

Central New York natives Kat and Dr. Tiffany Bloomingdale will share some of their knowledge and tips when they present the class “Toxin Free Living and Thriving with Kat and Tiffany” at NOPL @ Cicero. There are two sessions available: from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, or the same time Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Join the effort to revitalize Central New York

The hunt is on for the biggest and brightest ideas to revitalize Central New York’s economy. The deadline for the public to submit ideas that could help our region secure vital economic development funding is fast approaching, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to get involved in the future of our community.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Playground in store for Skyway Park; other improvements coming

A federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has been awarded to the town of Cicero for installation of a playground at Skyway Park on East Taft Road. The county legislature voted unanimously to accept $50,000 and allocate it to the town of Cicero at our recent legislative session. I was pleased to cosponsor this item.

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From the state senate: Legislation to ensure equal access, participation in New York

As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about two important bills that would help to empower individuals with certain disabilities. Both of these bills that I sponsored passed the state senate and state assembly during the 2015 legislative session and await the governor’s consideration. I hope you will join me in urging Gov. Cuomo to sign these bills into state law.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Katko applauds Navy for choosing Lockheed Martin

Last week, U.S. Rep. John Katko, the freshman Republican congressman representing our 24th District, applauded the announcement that the U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin $153,947,182 for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP).

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EDITORIAL: Protect your pets and your family from rabies

As you’re spending more time outside this summer, make sure you keep yourself and your pets safe from rabies. There is no treatment for this virus, which is transmitted by the bite of a rabid mammal, but luckily, rabies is preventable.

Next Syracuse Repair Café to be held in DeWitt

Have various things around that house that are in need of repair? The next Syracuse Repair Café event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Jewish Community Center, 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Support Canton Woods with upcoming fundraisers

Thanks to the vision and determination of incredible people like Carol Mercer, who still frequents the center, Canton Woods has been successfully serving the seniors of Greater Baldwinsville for nearly 40 years. If you have visited Canton Woods you already know it is a busy, dynamic center accomplishing its mission of helping seniors remain active members of the community. The volunteers of today continue the founders’ legacy of dedication to Canton Woods. They give their time and talent because they realize the value of our senior center. 

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Sign up for summer reading at BPL

Summer is speeding by, but there’s still time to sign up for summer reading.

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LETTER: Marching Bees bring back memories

To the editor: My mom just sent me a clipping she’d held on to awhile, which was a letter from Dr. David Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools, and Casey Vanderstouw, marching band director, thanking alumni of the B’ville Marching Band for the years of support. That stirred quite a few emotions for me, and on behalf of many alumni, just wanted to share a ‘way back then’ moment.

Madison County finds EEE in second bird-biting mosquito pool

The Madison County Health Department reported today that the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in a second mosquito pool, collected on July 13. The mosquito pool was collected from Moore Road in the Town of Sullivan in a mainly bird biting mosquito species.

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EDITORIAL: Forcing eighth-graders to take Regents curriculum doesn’t serve students

We certainly don’t doubt the abilities of the students in the Baldwinsville district, and we don’t advocate for the dumbing down of our students. But to force an accelerated curriculum down the throats of the entire student body, especially with so little discussion, practically guarantees that some will be left behind.

Department of Transportation responds to traffic concerns in the village of Manlius

The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to make numerous transportation related changes inside the Manlius village limits, including adding stoplights and turning lanes, modifying stoplight timers, adding new road lanes and relocating a crosswalk.

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GoCaz.com trail markers now up in Cazenovia

GoCaz.com, a website launched a little over a year ago by the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) to provide a compilation of outdoor activities available in the Cazenovia community, recently completed the installation of trail markers in order to further appeal to local outdoor enthusiasts.

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Lakeside a cappella camp kicks off and attracts world-class musical staff

For the second year in a row, the Lakeside A cappella Camp is scheduled to run from July 23 to 25 at Cazenovia College and will offer an organized weekend of immersive singing and performance while the campers learn from world-class faculty.

CAVAC’s grateful thank you to the community

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On July 4 and 5, CAVAC (Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps) held the annual Cazenovia Arts and Crafts Fair on the lawn at Lorenzo State Historic Site. It was a beautiful weekend for CAVAC’s only fundraising event of the year. With over 125 arts, crafts and food vendors and an estimated 11,100 visitors attending the show, it was a resounding success.

Cazenovia Police Blotter Week of July 10 to 17

Cazenovia and state police blotters for the week of July 10 to 17

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Szczesniak files for candidacy in Onondaga County Legislature’s third district election

Edward Szczesniak of Cicero has filed candidacy papers to run in the Nov. 3 general election as the Democratic candidate for the Onondaga County Legislature's third district seat.

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Cazenovia police raise over $1,800 in Cops on Top Special Olympics fundraiser

Cazenovia police officers raised more than $1,800 last week when they partnered with the local Dunkin Donuts on Albany Street to give away free coffee and T-shirts to raise awareness and funds to support the Special Olympics of New York.

School district hires new assistant superintendent

The Cazenovia Board of Education last week approved the appointment of Thomas P. Finnerty, director of management and finance for the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES in Malone, N.Y., to be the new assistant superintendent for the Cazenovia Central School District.

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