Home & Garden


Editorial: Fayetteville should readdress 2012 renters’ law

At the Aug. 10 meeting of Fayetteville Board of Trustees, a problem relating to mold was brought to the village board by tenants in an apartment complex located within the village. With the current village laws, there doesn’t seem to be much the village code inspector could do about the problem because he is only allowed to do exterior inspections on rental properties in the village when he receives a complaint.

Village of Fayetteville looks to readdress renters’ law

Issue of mold at village apartment complex reignites matter

At the Aug. 10 meeting of the Fayetteville Village Board, about 15 residents of the Fayetteville Pine Apartments on Warren Street were present to address a growing issue in their dwellings — mold.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: State fair combines new attractions with old favorites

For many of us in Central New York, the summer season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Great New York State Fair. For over a century, the fair has been a statewide tradition and fixture in our community, bringing families from all over the country to Central New York. With programs for everyone from small children to seniors, New Yorkers of any age can enjoy time spent with friends and loved ones while taking part in traditions old and new.

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Library focus: End-of-summer fun at BPL

Summer is speeding by, but there is still a lot to see and do at the library before those school buses start to roll. We’ve got crafts, games, art, trivia, technology, music and authors -- all for free. We even have our very own ComiCon from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, celebrating science fiction, fantasy, comics and cosplay. We may not be as big and famous as the coastal ComiCons but you can take your turn on the bridge of a virtual starship, chat with well-known comic authors, and dress as your favorite character and meet folks with similar interests without the hassles of packing and paying for an expensive trip. Sign up now on the library’s program page and get a T-shirt for a souvenir. Attendance is free, but bring your wallet because we have some fantastic artists and vendors you’ll want to visit.

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Adoptable pet of the week

Rudy is a one-year old male pit bull mix. He came into the DeWitt Animal Hospital on June 14 and is a very friendly boy who likes to play fetch, loves belly rubs and is good around other dogs.

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East Syracuse holds off ban of chickens after public hearing

The village of East Syracuse Board of Trustees has decided to table voting on an amendment to local law that would make it illegal to raise chickens and other farm and wild animals on properties within the village. This decision was made after a public hearing held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3, where about ten residents voiced their opinions on the matter.

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Public hearing set for Fayetteville Apartments zone change

The Fayetteville Village Board has set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, in the village office to discuss a proposed zone change that will allow plans to move forward for the Fayetteville Apartments project on 547 E. Genesse St. in Fayetteville.

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EDITORIAL: Look out for Lyme

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.

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Little green thumbs

NOPL at Cicero LibraryFarm hosts nature camp

An exuberant group of tweens spends each Friday morning trawling through the junior gardeners’ plot at the NOPL at Cicero LibraryFarm as part of a 14-week nature camp. On July 17, they were counting radish seedlings, harvesting fistfuls of peas and beans and looking for their unofficial toad mascot, Bomber.

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.

Editorial: Residential chickens cause big problems in a small community

Chicken is a staple in the American diet. Whether it be their meat or their eggs, there are countless ways to cook a chicken and its products. For some people, raising chickens in their yards seems like a cost-effective way to get poultry products, rather than drive to Wegmans or Tops.

East Syracuse looks to rid village of backyard chickens

Will hold public hearing at Aug. 3 board meeting

The village of East Syracuse municipal office has gotten multiple complaints about properties within the village that are housing chickens — and the village board is looking to do something about it.

Fayetteville Village Board revises local firearms law to help deer management efforts

The village of Fayetteville is moving forward with its plans to reduce and manage the deer population in the village by changing village law to allow trained and permitted individuals to use a compound bow to hunt deer within village limits.

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Stickley CEO to be inducted into the American Furnishings Hall of Fame

Among five to be inducted at gala in October

Using the new selection process, five industry leaders will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame on Oct. 18 during the High Point Market.

Guidelines for garage sales adopted by village of East Syracuse

The East Syracuse Village Board has voted to adopt a local law that puts guidelines on garage sales within the village. The law limits the number of garage sales a family can have to three per year, and each sale can only last three days.