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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: First Street barber shop to become an antique shop

Dave Detlor’s Lakeview Barber Shop closed a couple of weeks before Christmas last year after Dave was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma.  Now the building at 221 First St. has been sold to Holly Koenig of Jamesville. Koenig plans to transform the place into an antique shop, reported Realist realtor Ed DeLong, who lives in Liverpool. DeLong brokered the cash sale which is scheduled for closing this week.

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Pine Gate residents overwhelmingly opposed to Route 31-Soule cut-through

About 100 residents crowded the April 20 Clay Town Board meeting to protest the possible connection of Route 31 to Soule Road through Pepperidge Way and Sutcliffe Drive. Residents said a townhouse developer’s plan to connect the busy roads would redirect dangerous traffic through quiet neighborhoods.

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McDowell Insurance Agency relocates office

The McDowell Insurance Agency, formerly located in the White Lilacs building at 9 Albany St., has a new location at 133 Albany St., next to Buyea's Hardware store. The firm, which offers a full range of insurance and financial services, made its move down Albany Street on Dec. 1, after White Lilacs changed owners.

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Local residents stay informed with speaker series at Manlius Senior Centre

Series continues each Wednesday through June 17

The village of Manlius Senior Centre offers many opportunities for the aging population, including lunches, exercise programs, craft and activity groups. But one of the more unique events offered by the organization for the entire community is the “Informed and Shared Conversations” speaker series.

YMCA readies for June opening

Aside from the finishing touches of installing the last doors and windows, paving and land grading, the Y is nearly ready for its grand opening in June.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: CNY in good position for state economic award, but cutting taxes would benefit all

There are a lot of things to be positive about in Central New York. Unfortunately, the economy is not one of them. Over the last decade, job growth in the Syracuse area has been anemic. The lack of jobs, among other things, has caused an outward migration of population which, in turn, places additional stress on our economy. We are not alone. Almost all of Upstate New York is facing similar challenges. Naturally, as with any crisis, state government wants to provide solutions. Unfortunately, these solutions are often politically expedient reactions rather than rationally thought-out long-term solutions.

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Piece of the pie

Why are there so many pizzerias in B'ville?

With roughly 10 pizzerias in delivery distance of the village, it’s a wonder how all of B’ville’s slice slingers can thrive. The Messenger set out to find out why the village is home to so many examples of one type of cuisine.

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Special use permit for ‘cruise ship on land’ approved

Compromise met on four acre parking space stipulation

The Manlius Town Board unanimously approved a special use permit for the proposed Resort Lifestyle Communities independent senior living center at their last meeting on Wednesday, April 22.

Instructor brings Pilates to village of Manlius

Spring is here, and many people are looking for new ways to keep healthy and stay in shape. For some people, a way to do this may mean signing up for a Pilates class at Fairway Physical Therapy in Manlius with instructor Connie Palleria.

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Yellow Brick Road Casino unveils lineup of Oz-themed bars and restaurants

Grand opening date of casino to be revealed next week

The Oneida Indian Nation this week revealed the lineup of new bars and restaurants that will be a part of its new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. The $20 million gaming venue celebrates the Village of Chittenango’s connection with the American classic book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Yellow Brick Road Casino’s just-announced venues “stay true to the book’s whimsical theme,” according to a release from the Oneida Indian Nation.

Defensive driving course offered April 28 and 29

If you’ve been wanting to brush up on your driving skills or save some money on your auto insurance, you’ll have a chance to do so at the end of this month.

L'pool trustees approve budget

On April 13, the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees approved a 2015-16 village budget for $2,378,894, calling for an increase of $70,000 in spending. The tax rate will rise by 1.64 percent, but the annual sewer-fund assessment will be reduced from $150 to $130 per year.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: ‘Geeked up’ stoners filling local emergency rooms

This month, Central New York’s hospital emergency rooms have been inundated with people experiencing negative reactions after ingesting so-called synthetic marijuana. Upstate University Hospital’s emergency room saw upwards of 30 such patients last week, and the problem has also been noted right here in the village.

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PAC-B: Baldwinsville Bulletin Board, April 25 to May 1

Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access cable channel 98 for Time Warner and channel 30 for Verizon FIOS, is available 24 hours a day to provide video and information of local interest. For the convenience of the public, the schedule of the next 10 programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 AM, noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. For anyone who missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available at pacbtv.org.

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Madison County Tourism names Foothill Hops 2015 Champion of Tourism

Madison County Tourism, the county’s official tourism promotion agency, recently named Foothill Hops as the recipient of the 2015 Emily Marshall Champion of Tourism Award. The award was presented to Kate and Larry Fisher, owners and operators of Foothill Hops, during Madison County Tourism’s annual dinner on April 2 at the Colgate Inn in Hamilton.