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The legalities of fighting terror

Rizzo dishes on CIA post-9/11 actions at recent Cazenovia Forum discussion

Two laps around the CIA campus at Langley, Va., was what it took for John Rizzo, then the agency’s chief legal officer, to send proposed “enhanced interrogation” techniques ahead for review by the Justice Department. It was a decision that Rizzo, the CIA and the country would feel the consequences of ever since. Soft-spoken and dressed in a crisp suit, Rizzo offered a defense of the CIA’s aggressive interrogation techniques at the most recent Cazenovia Forum event.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Wellness programs resume for fall

Canton Woods continues to be busy into fall. All of our wellness programs have resumed after a brief summer break. Visit the center and see which of these classes is just right for you!

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Don’t forget to sign up for your library card

September is Library Card Signup Month. If you don’t have a card or haven’t used yours in years, now is the time to remedy the situation. It’s good in any public library in Onondaga County for checking out books and films, using computers and accessing information and assistance on almost anything you can imagine. Save time, money and clutter, get your library card and don’t leave home without it.

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Theater review: Three shine in ‘9 to 5’

Three strong leading ladies — Korrie Taylor, Shannon Tompkins and Gabrielle Gorman — infuse “9 to 5, The Musical” with both humor and harmony. The two-hour show based on the 1980 movie starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda runs through Sept. 26, at CNY Playhouse, at Shoppingtown DeWitt.

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Fayetteville Festival to celebrate 10th year Sept. 19

Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend? The 10th annual Fayetteville Festival will be held from noon until dusk Saturday, Sept. 19, in Beard Park with plenty of family-friendly activities going on throughout the day.

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Navias to serve as resident artist at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park has announced that Geoffrey Navias, former artistic director of Open Hand Puppet Theater, is now the resident-artist in the art park, and is working in the park’s Hilltop Studio.

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More state fair ribbon winners from Caz

In last week’s issue, the Republican listed as many ribbon winners from the then-ongoing New York State Fair as it could, in competitions in everything from arts and crafts to agriculture to animal husbandry to cooking to talent competitions. Further ribbon winners have been announced since that time, and we take the opportunity to share their achievements:

The 12th season of the Great Minds/Great Ideas Lecture Series continues in Manlius and Cazenovia

The 12th season of Cazenovia College’s Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas," will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Cazenovia and Manlius.

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Sounds like a lot of ‘Hoopla’

L’pool Public Library unveils media app

Liverpool Public Library patrons have a new way to access their favorite songs, videos and audiobooks. Earlier this month, LPL officially launched its partnership with Hoopla, a mobile and desktop app that allows users to stream or temporarily download media.

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PAC-B: Saturday, Sept. 19, to Friday, Sept. 25

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 ten programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. For anyone that missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available on the internet. To access the previous videos online, a link is available at pacbtv.org.

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Fall Festravaganza is this weekend

The third annual Lysander Fall Festravaganza will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, on the lawn of the Lysander Town Office Building.

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Baldwinsville Marching Band to host home show Sept. 19

The Baldwinsville Central School District Marching Band’s home show is set for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, located on the district’s main campus at 29 E. Oneida St. in the village of Baldwinsville.

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HISTORY MYSTERY: Do you know anything about this picture?

Take a good look at this interesting picture. Can you give the year, the location, and the activity that was taking place in the background?

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Clay Fall Festival is this Saturday

Star-Review columnist Dorothy Heller will be among the many local folks celebrating the Clay Fall Festival, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Clay Historical Park located behind the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 4939 Route 31, in the hamlet of Clay next to the rail road tracks.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Walk for the Woods is coming soon

It is National Senior Center Month. It is a perfect time to reflect on the significant impact Canton Woods, a multipurpose senior center, has in the lives of Baldwinsville’s senior residents. The center provides recreation, socialization, nutrition, and wellness opportunities. Visit your senior center and start Celebrating LIFE today!