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Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls, Oh My! — Part 1

A look at CNY’s haunted attractions

Ah, October! The leaves change colors, the temperatures start to drop, the kids are back in school — and the ghouls, ghosts and goblins come out to play! Is there any wonder that this is my favorite time of year?

Editorial: F-M needs to makes plans for an aging Wellwood

Students and teachers should not have to be displaced from their classrooms because of mold issues but, unfortunately, this has been the case at Fayetteville-Manlius’ Wellwood Middle School for the past few years — has, in fact, been only one of multiple infrastructure issues at the school.

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History Mystery: Do you know anything about these pictures?

Pictured is a traumatic event taking place in the life of the Canino family, who resided on the corner of Potter and River Roads until 1941. What was taking place and why?

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Patriotic murals set for Legion Post 188

The village business district is due for a refreshing bit of beautifying. Liverpool American Legion Post 188 Commander Ken Palmer appeared at last week’s village board meeting to share the post’s plans to commission murals to be painted on the sides of its building at 205 Cypress St.

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FROM THE MAILBAG: Szczesniak for legislature

To the editor: Seventy years ago, World War II came to a welcomed close and so ended the military duty of millions of fine servicemen and women. Although we were no longer fighting on foreign battlefields, our service continued at home as U.S. veterans.As defenders of our nation and its freedoms, veterans share a special bond. We want the best for our families and our communities. That is why I am voting for Ed Szczesniak this November.

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FROM THE MAILBAG: Does Becallo really intend to work on the budget?

To the editor: I wonder about the sincerity of Councilor Becallo’s letter to the editor in the Sept. 23 Star-Review. The budget was discussed at the Cicero Town Board meeting on Sept. 23, yet Mr. Becallo did not mention his committee at this meeting. Also, the budget process began in June; it is not just beginning. (Mr. Becallo was not at the June 5 budget workshop.) Who is on this committee? How did he recruit the members? Why did he not include his fellow councilors in this process?

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NOPL news: Story times resume

After taking a brief recess during the last few weeks of summer, a new season of story times are beginning at all three NOPL locations — Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Job creation on the horizon with emerging technology

To further the research at Griffiss, NUAIR Alliance has been established as a not-for-profit coalition of more than 90 private and public entities working together to manage UAS test ranges and promote unmanned transportation systems.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Experience fall in Central New York by visiting local farms

With fall now upon us, there are countless ways to make the most of it here in Central New York. One of the best ways to enjoy autumn is by visiting one of our many local farms, where you can buy local produce straight from our farmers, go on a hayride, or go apple picking.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Increasing mortgage revenues benefit Onondaga County taxpayers

The county clerk collects a 1 percent tax whenever a mortgage is filed with their office. Distribution of tax receipts (plus interest while the funds are in the custody of the county) is governed by Section 261 of the New York State Tax Law.

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FROM THE MAILBAG: Shimer asks for your vote

To the editor: I am a proud Lysander resident, born and raised in one of the best places to live in Central New York, and I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve this community. I do so in honor of my father, who put his heart and soul into serving in local government.

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From the mailbag: Embarrassing loss for Reeves and Shimer

To the editor: In the aftermath of the primary election held on Sept. 10, it is reasonable to believe that unimaginable history was just made in our town. So many of you watched it unfold in amazement. The primary was for registered Conservatives, with the winners capturing the all-important “extra line” to represent the Conservative Party on the November ballot.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: A valuable community resource for our seniors

If you are 60 years old and wondering what programs and services are available to you in your community, visit Canton Woods and see what you have been missing. Canton Woods is a valuable community resource. The center offers a full calendar of actives and special events. Your Neighborhood Advisors are also located at Canton Woods .They can assist you with HEAP or SNAP, and provide helpful information and referrals.

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Library focus: Celebrate Banned Books Week at the Baldwinsville Public Library

October upon us, so it’s time to talk about something really spooky: banned books.

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EDITORIAL: Put a smoke alarm in every bedroom

According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of all home fire deaths in this country occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when people are most likely to be sleeping. Having a working smoke alarm in the home — especially in the bedroom, where it’s easy to hear — cuts the risk of death in half.