Local attorneys support O’Sullivan for county court judge


To the editor: We have been practicing law in Madison County as friendly competitors for about 100 years collectively and, although we have disagreed with each other from time to time, on what follows we are in total agreement. In the primary on Sept. 10, we will select the Republican candidate for Madison County judge. In all our years, there has never been a clearer choice. By experience, education, temperament and character, Patrick O’Sullivan is the best choice.

Mayor Wheeler urges voters to support O’Sullivan for county court judge


To the editor: We will all have the responsibility of selecting a new county judge this fall, beginning with the primary process on Sept. 10. Madison County is fortunate to have multiple well-respected candidates who are seeking this important office. I am writing to encourage you to vote for Judge Patrick O’Sullivan.

Qualities of a Judge


To the editor: Judge Patrick O’Sullivan is the only candidate with the experience as a judge. He knows firsthand the difference between a good attorney and a good judge. He is both.

Column: Who can see the elephant in the room?

The phrase, “the elephant in the room,” or sometimes it's an “800-pound gorilla in the room,” is overused, but it is a metaphor I adore. The concept of a huge, weighty presence in the room, without anyone who will acknowledge it, describes a behavior that is all too common in contemporary time. Political correctness, or a fear of offending someone, probably explains many occurrences of the invisible elephant our contemporary rooms and offices.

CRIS and Hume thank community for support


To the editor: As I write this I don’t know the results of the recent “Vote Hume” campaign to win a $10,000 grant from the Universal American Medicare Champions Program for CRIS (Community Resources for Independent Seniors). What we do know is that the Cazenovia community has been of tremendous support and help in our campaign. “Win or lose,” I am so proud of being a member of this community and to have participated in this effort.

Owera neighbors applaud state supreme court rejection of winery lawsuit


To the editor: In today's world it is easy to lose our sense of community. Over the last three years our neighborhood came together for a common purpose. Our goal, to preserve the quiet enjoyment of our neighborhood and protect the value of our homes.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

The industry in this photo was a very important part of our community and, in fact, the world for over 100 years. The view today is much different than the one in the photo. What was the industry and what was the location of the buildings?

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Why was auto accident victim walking in the road?

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, an 18-year-old Mattydale man was walking in the west-bound lane of Second Street in the village, near the 400 block. The teenager, Conner Vittore, was struck by a west-bound 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by 70-year-old Dean Cubic of Liverpool.

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NOPL news: September is Library Card Sign-up Month

NOPL wants to make sure you haven’t forgotten the most important school supply of all — a library card. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when NOPL joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that everyone has a free library card.

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From the senior advocate: Seniors should prepare for the coming cold weather

Diane Browning is the senior advocate for the town of Cicero.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: County budget must make cutting property taxes a priority

On Sept. 15, the County Executive will present the 2016 county budget. I am optimistic that the budget that is presented will include a reduction in spending and, more importantly, a lower tax rate. I have spent the past several months knocking on doors, listening to the concerns of my neighbors. The message has been consistent — do something to lower my taxes. The legislature and the county executive have been focused on reducing the property tax levy the past several budget cycles. I am eager to continue that trend.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: As school starts, remember to be safe on the roads

Summer vacation is winding down, and parents are gathering supplies and preparing to send their children back to the classroom for another productive year. Very soon, our communities and our morning commutes will be buzzing with buses filled with children on their way to and from school. It’s an exciting time, but it’s also an opportunity for all of us to think about safety. Below are some tips and reminders that can help ensure a safe and happy back-to-school season.

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Library focus: Enjoy the last days of summer

It’s been another hectic summer, but you know it isn’t really over yet. There’s still time to enjoy the Fair before the buses roll and even school won’t interfere with all those great autumn festivals on the horizon. Still, if you’re looking for something to do, a new interest to discover or just need to keep up with your Facebook friends the library is here and waiting to serve you.

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EDITORIAL: Easing into the back-to-school routine

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Start moving in September

September is an exciting month at Canton Woods. It is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate LIFE at your Senior Center.