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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Tax credits available to help you save money

Too often, hardworking families miss the opportunity to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in federal and state tax credits. These tax credits are in place to help families make their hard-earned dollars stretch just a little farther.

Centro could eliminate midday service to Manlius

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) has announced due to a project $5 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year, the company is considering service changes and restructuring of fare media in their service areas.

Number of winter farmers’ markets in New York state set new record in 2015

Cazenovia markets continue to grow, find success

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office last week announced that winter farmers’ markets in New York have reached an all-time high, now with 120 markets located across the state – a 198 percent increase since the 2007 season. Cazenovia has contributed to this increase in winter farmers markets in the state with the establishment of the new 20/East Winter Farmers Market held in the Cazenovia Cut Block showroom on Route 20, as well as the continuing and growing success of the market at the American Legion on Chenango Street.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Neediest children, oldest adults deserve our help

They say you can judge a society’s worth by the way it treats its neediest children and its oldest adults. With its schools, playgrounds and parks and its clean and caring senior-citizen facilities, Liverpool measures up admirably.

It’s a go: Town planning board approves Owera events building

The Cazenovia Town Planning Board last week approved the request of Owera Vineyards to construct a permanent 6,300 square-foot “Promotion and Marketing Facility” to replace its three-season events tent for special winery functions on its East Lake Road property. The approval came with numerous conditions and limitations, however, many of which, if ignored or violated, will revoke the approval.

Menorah Park offers grants for assisted living facility

Menorah Park of Central New York has established a $110,000 financial assistance program to provide financial aid for eligible older adults to live in its assisted-living facility, The Inn.

DeWitt passes local law to promote solar panel installation

Approves putting parks building on Butternut Drive up for sale

The town of DeWitt has passed a local law that would speed the process of installing solar panel energy conversion systems on residences and businesses in the town by modifying the requirements needed for installation approval.

A cut above the rest

Local hair salon gives back with charity raffles

The stylists at Shear Forté Hair Design in Clay aren’t just in the business of giving their clients a new ‘do. They’re raising money for a different charity each month by raffling off gift baskets. Beginning in November 2014, Shear Forté owners Cindy Hayes and Debbie Corapi and their staff of 17 stylists settled on one charity to raise money for each month. Each stylist gets the chance to feature her pet cause.

Plans for Fayetteville Dunkin’ Donuts move forward

After months of the old Friendly’s building sitting vacant and unused, plans to move a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise into the location are moving forward in the village of Fayetteville.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: The Beatles will always be the best

Paul Davie grew up in the Southern Tier town of Sidney, but now that he’s grown up he lives in Liverpool. A longtime rock and roll musician who plays guitar, bass and harmonica, Davie settled here in 2006 because he’s obsessed with the Beatles, the British pop combo that hailed from Liverpool, England.

Good Nature Farm Brewery to purchase 5-acre parcel for new facility

Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room has announced plans to purchase a five-acre parcel of land just south of the village of Hamilton on the west side of state route 12B in the town of Hamilton. The land, currently owned by Colgate University, will be used for the construction of a 6,000-square-foot building to serve as a brewing facility with ancillary indoor and outdoor retail and event space including a tasting room.

Wide open spaces

What you need to know about Lysander’s new land use plan

For the past year and a half, the Lysander Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) Committee has been working to revamp the town’s nearly 24-year-old guidelines for development. Now, the committee is ready to present its finished CLUP in a public hearing Feb. 9.

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Owera wins double gold, silver medals at San Francisco Wine Competition

For the second time in two years, Cazenovia’s Owera Vineyards has won two medals at the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

CACDA receives grants to support art and culture in Cazenovia

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) was recently awarded grants from CNY Arts to support two annual events in Cazenovia. Both grants were made through the CNY Arts 2015 Decentralization Program.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Federal investigators trap Albany’s Silver fox

Former Cicero Assemblyman Michael Bragman sure looks good in retrospect.  Bragman’s nemesis, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges Jan. 22.