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Manlius Liquors celebrates 50 years as a family-owned business

Local and family-owned business Manlius Liquors was first opened 50 years ago by Stuart Holdinger at 330 Fayette St. in the village of Manlius. Decades later, their business is still going strong and is something that has been passed down to the next generation in the Holdinger family.

CLAY: Bick pushes back SOS decision

Engineers for the proposed Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists office on Route 57 will have to wait until next month to see if the Clay Town Board approves their request for a special use permit. Despite some disagreement among board members, the board voted Oct. 19 to adjourn the SOS public hearing to the Nov. 4 meeting.

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Farmers from a foreign land

Migrant workers fill labor gap on area farms

Marin Saenz is one of 52 migrant laborers on Reeves Farm who works through the H2A visa program, which gives temporary work visas to foreign laborers to perform seasonal farm work. Brian Reeves said the farm has been participating in the program for about nine years.

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Demolition of fire-damaged building begins to make room for new CVS Pharmacy in Manlius

Store is expected to open in late 2016

Demolition is underway to make room for a new location for the CVS Pharmacy in the village of Manlius on the corner of Fayette Street and Elmbrook Drive and the project is expected to be complete in the second half of 2016.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Preparing our workforce for available jobs helps our whole communities

Jobs: they’ve been the number one issue in our community for a long time. We all know that we need good-paying jobs in our area, especially for our kids who are ready to join the workforce and want to stay and work here in Central New York and not be forced to move away.

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Mayor wants to remind drivers of DOT traffic changes in the village of Manlius

Several traffic changes in the village of Manlius have recently been made by the New York State Department of Transportation, and Mayor Paul Worrall wants to remind drivers to be aware of these changes as they are driving around the village.

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A Village Groomer has a new owner

A Village Groomer, located at 8122 E. Genesee St, Fayetteville, and announced Sarah Williams has taken over ownership of this pet grooming business.

CNY Flooring to hold grand opening

CNY Flooring will hold a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 254 Genesee St. in downtown Chittenango. The store will be serving coffee, cider and “spooktacular” treats. Also, between noon and 2 p.m. there will be pizza slices.

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Inland freight port proposed in Jamesville quarry

A quarry in Jamesville may soon become the location for a 290-acre inland port that would serve as a freight transportation hub in the Central New York area for the port of NY/NJ and the port of Oswego.

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Critz Farms celebrating 30 years in business, announces plans to open farm brewery, make beer

Critz Farms is known across Central New York as a premier place to visit to get apples, pumpkins, maple cider and Christmas trees — not to mention the animals to see and pet, the playground for the kids and the food to eat — but what most people may not know is that 2015 is the 30th year of business in Cazenovia for Matt and Juanita Critz. And after 30 years in business the Critzes have no intention to slow down — they have announced that by spring 2016 they plan to start brewing their own beer and selling it under the company name of Critz Farms Brewing and Cider Company.

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How sweet it is

Speach Family Candy Shoppe celebrates 95 years

For four generations, the Speach Family Candy Shoppe has been supplying Syracuse’s sweet tooth with its renowned brickle, chocolate bars and more. Now, owner Michael Speach is giving back to the community and his fellow small business owners with Speach’s 95th Anniversary Celebration.

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Lysander waits for county on incentive zoning

The incentive zoning application for the proposed 37-home Cabbage Patch development within the Whispering Oaks subdivision is still waiting to be reviewed by the Onondaga County Planning Board, Supervisor John Salisbury said Oct. 15.

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Bye-bye, book drop

Owner to remove book donation box after people left garbage

After weeks of trash accumulating around the Better World Books drop box in the River Mall Plaza on Downer Street, the town of Van Buren says the property owner hauled away the piles of electronics, carpet, clothing and other junk the morning of Oct. 16.

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Cicero to pay $1 for former South Bay fire hall

Plans to relocate the Cicero Police Department and justice court to the former South Bay Fire Department building are moving forward, the town board announced at its Oct. 14 meeting.

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Schepp Family Funeral Homes earns Selected Independent Funeral Homes membership

Schepp Family Funeral Homes of Fayetteville, recently earned membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes, an international association of premier, independently owned and operated funeral homes.