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Historic North Syracuse: Do you know anything about this picture?

Thanks to a generous resident, the Star-Review will be printing historic photos of the village of North Syracuse for the next several weeks.

Let’s debate both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I'd like to thank my neighbors who showed up to hear the presentation by Alison Weir, founder of If Americans Knew, an organization dedicated to peace with justice and an end to Palestinian oppression and US complicity in it through our support of Israel.

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LETTER: Join American Legion Auxiliary Unit 188 on Memorial Day

To the editor: Memorial Day is the day Americans set aside to honor those brave men and women who met tragic ends during times of war. We must use this day to honor their sacrifices, to pray for their families, and to bow our heads in recognition of their service. We must never forget.

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LETTER: Becallo responds on issue of deputy supervisor

To the editor: A few of Cicero Town Supervisor Jessica Zambrano’s friends have asked about my questioning whether a recent Cicero Town Board meeting led by Bill Meyer, who is not a Cicero Town Board member and is not an elected official, may have been an illegal meeting, and I am happy to respond.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Friends group makes zoo improvements possible

Over the years, the costs to operate our zoo have escalated and therefore have required support from a group called Friends of the Zoo.

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REMEMBERING CLAY: Influence of brewing on early America and Clay, part II

From the first part of this story, Peter Stuyvesant had just been named director general of the Dutch West India Company. His leadership lasted almost two decades. Leadership of the neighboring patroonship continued even though Kiliaen van Rensselaer died in 1643 and was replaced by his son Johan living in Amsterdam, Holland. The relationship between the two entities was convivial. However, tensions grew within the community’s expanding population. Illegal structures were being built outside the walls of the fort. Instead of destroying these buildings, Stuyvesant decided to establish a permanent village called Beverwijck, which became the center of the North American brewing world for well over 200 years. This civil settlement outside the fort and beyond the control of the patroonship was a success. Two more breweries were built and many home-based, unnamed breweries were established.

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NOPL news: NOPL @ North Syracuse to host acoustic music concert

At 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, NOPL @ North Syracuse welcomes John and Cathy Cadley, one of Central New York’s most entertaining and popular acoustic duos.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Honor our heroes in uniform this Memorial Day

Each year, we look forward to Memorial Day as a sign of summer and warmer weather. But as we prepare for barbecues and backyard parties, it’s also important for us to remember the true reason for the holiday: to honor and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives defending our nation’s freedom and to recognize the sacrifices of the brave men and women still abroad.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: ‘Adult’ ice cream a delicious, slightly decadent dessert

Looking for a cool confection with a little kick? You’ll find one at the Kandied Kernel shops on Old Liverpool Road in Liverpool and Route 11 in Cicero. Famous for its multi-colored gourmet popcorn products, the Kandied Kernel started selling homemade ice cream earlier this month.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Coming to the aid of Lt. Columbo: ‘Peter Falk Bill’ will protect visitation rights for families

My office received an email last June 2014 from Catherine Falk, the daughter of the late Peter Falk, who starred in the TV series “Columbo” from 1973 to 2003. During that time Peter Falk received four Emmys for his portrayal of the bumbling, trench-coat wearing but cagey and clever Lt. Columbo of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Enjoy summer at the center with Summer Entertainment Series

Canton Woods looks forward to a summer season filled with summer foods and fun!

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Freezing or steaming, BPL is here

Sometimes we freeze and sometimes we steam, but May reminds us all just why we live in Central New York. The trees are green, the flowers are glorious and if we’re lucky we might make it to June before we have to crank the air conditioners. Enjoy yourselves but don’t forget the library is still here to provide shelter from a sudden shower, free Wi-Fi and the chance to make your life better than it’s ever been.

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EDITORIAL: Better screening is needed for postpartum depression

About 80 percent of new moms experience the so-called "baby blues" after childbirth, which commonly include mood swings and crying spells that fade quickly. But one in seven women experience symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD).

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Don't forget to vote May 19: Liverpool BOE, budget

School board and budget elections will be held Tuesday, May 19. In Liverpool, voters can cast their ballots from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Liverpool High School, 4338 Wetzel Road, Liverpool. In North Syracuse, the polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you live south of Route 481, vote at the district office, 5355 W. Taft Road, North Syracuse; if you live north of Route 481, vote at Cicero Elementary School on Route 31.

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Don’t forget to vote May 19: North Syracuse BOE candidates

School board and budget elections will be held Tuesday, May 19. North Syracuse voters will go to the polls to select five candidates for four open seats. Of those four seats, three are full three-year terms, while the fourth is to fill the unexpired term of Catherine Cifaratta-Brayton, who passed away earlier this year. Her term was set to expire June 30. Candidate George Harrington, an incumbent, did not respond to the Star-Review’s request for information. Voters also will be asked to approve a $150.8 million budget, which represents a 2.03 increase in the tax levy, and a $1.4 million bus proposition.

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