Album review: Twenty One Pilots – A change in sound, but for the better

Just in time for summer, Twenty One Pilots released “Blurryface,” a fun, upbeat and easy listening album comprised of 14 songs with relatable and comical lyrics that are accompanied by mainly percussion and guitar instrumentals.

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Letters to the editor for the May 27, 2015 edition of the Eagle Bulletin.

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NOPL news: Calling all amateur photographers!

Summer is almost here, and at NOPL, that means the popular annual photo contest is back at our Cicero location. This year, as part of our ongoing NOPL20 Celebration commemorating our 20th anniversary, the contest has a new spin. Photo submissions must adhere to one of two themes, paying homage to our local communities and how they have changed over the years.

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LETTER: Plenty of good in the town of Cicero

To the editor: There’s a lot of good going on in Cicero.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Legislature accepts funds to improve infrastructure

I believe that one way that we can move our county forward is by improving our infrastructure. At our May legislative session we authorized funding to improve our highways and bridges, we accepted grant funding to continue the development of the Skä·noñh – Great Law of Peace Center, and we refinanced some outstanding bonds at a lower interest rate.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Buy local this season to support our community

Here in Onondaga County, agriculture is a vital part of our community and a cornerstone of our economy. I’ve been working hard to support our state’s dedicated farmers and ensure they have the resources they need to thrive, but there’s more that can be done. By shopping at our local farmers markets this season, you can do your part to strengthen our economy and bring home fresh, healthy products for you and your family.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Local Dems line up to replace Assemblyman Sam Roberts

It looks like it’ll be a dogfight for the Democratic Party nomination to replace Assemblyman Sam Roberts. Or maybe a catfight.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: New York needs more doctors, better policies to encourage more med students to stay

Access to quality healthcare is a necessary component for a thriving community and we are fortunate to have great healthcare facilities and providers in Central New York. That being said, our healthcare system is under stress because we continue to face shortages of healthcare professionals in New York state — particularly in rural areas. These shortages are particularly acute for primary care doctors and nurses, but extend to specialty practices and other healthcare providers.

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Library focus: It’s BPL’s busiest season

Summer may be your vacation time but at the library it’s one of our busiest seasons with summer reading, storytimes, concerts, community events, continuing classes and so much more. Come on down and join the fun!

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Summer fun and festivities

Canton Woods is very busy with summer fun and festivities!

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HISTORY MYSTERY: Do you know anything about these pictures?

The gentlemen pictured in the photos in this week’s History Mystery have something in common; what is it? All have a connection with Baldwinsville. What else do you know about them?

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EDITORIAL: Start small to help end lupus

Besides a collection of radio hits, what do Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Selena Gomez, Seal and Toni Braxton have in common? Like 1.5 million of their fellow Americans, they’ve struggled with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder that attacks the skin, joints and internal organs.

Nothing less than propaganda: A response to last week’s letter to the editor


To the editor: Pat Carmeli in her Letter to the Editor (May 20, 2105 Republican) says she stands for “more educated discussions” on the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the words she chooses belies her claim to be “an activist for peace and justice.” She is nothing of the sort. As I've demonstrated previously (see my letter in the May 21, 2014 Republican), she is a propagandist for the Arab cause — nothing less, and certainly nothing more.

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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


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.