Editorial: Community is about helping one another

The scary part about tragedies is that they can happen to anyone at any time. You never know when you might be handed a tough situation and brought to a low point in your life. Recently, Fayetteville and Manlius community members showed through their actions that they are ready to help elevate their neighbors in a time of need.

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Column: October Volunteer of the Month

While this column has mostly featured people in the midst of their careers and retired people, there have been a few precious times when the volunteer of the month is still in the process of getting an education. I use the word ‘precious’ selectively, as I have no doubt that these younger people will grow and be an asset to their communities and to the country. Josh Rodriguez is one of these people, and he is the Eagle Bulletin October Volunteer of the Month.

The spirit of the ‘Cazenovia Curmudgeon’ lives

Blunt Belle Column

Donald Kruger, whose insight over the years has been irreplaceable, was known as the “Cazenovia Curmudgeon,” and would write eloquent rants about the town. I believe in the antiquity of the written word, as did he; I believe in newspaper opinion columns that have a free voice, as did he. So I will now be contributing a weekly column to the Cazenovia Republican written in his spirit — not to replace his legacy, but simply to honor his time and commitment.

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Meet the candidates for Cicero Town Board and supervisor

There are four candidates for two open seats on the Cicero Town Board and two candidates for town supervisor. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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Meet the candidates: Lysander Town Board

There are four candidates for two open seats on the Lysander Town Board and one candidate for town supervisor. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. To find out your polling place, visit ongov.net/elections.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Walk for the Woods a success

Walk for the Woods 2015 was a great success! The weather was picture perfect. All of the walk participants were in good spirits, including the four-legged ones! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Walk for the Woods 2015.

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

The citizens of the Baldwinsville area owe a great deal to Miss Lesley Voorhees. She lived most of her 100 years in Baldwinsville.

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Remembering Clay: Immanuel Lutheran Church celebrates centennial anniversary of groundbreaking

On Sunday Sept, 20, approximately 100 people celebrated the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking for a new edifice for Immanuel’s congregation. Their story begins in 1708 in the Palatinate of Germany.

Livin' in Liverpool: The trouble with the truth

Last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to town to ballyhoo any number of pie-in-the-sky state-funded projects here in Central New York. In fact Cuomo poured $77.8 million into our area on Wednesday in the form of grants, tax credits and construction incentives to preserve jobs, boost local colleges and increase regional tourism.

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From the assembly: Tax credit will fight flooding

To know the impact pavement has on our local streams and rivers, all you have to do is look at the street during a rainstorm. That’s when you can see water flowing fast along the curb, grabbing debris and carrying it all toward our waterways.

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From the mailbag: Cicero VFD thanks first responders for help in fatal crash

To the editor: Chief Ronald Florczykowski and the members of the Cicero Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank those who assisted with the motor vehicle accident that happened on Friday, Sept. 18, at the intersection of Route 31 and Interstate 81 (south bound on-ramp).

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From the mailbag: Cicero needs a responsible budget, not what’s been proposed

To the editor: I am writing in response to Deb Gardner’s Letter to the Editor from last week.  Ms. Gardner, who is a good personal friend of Supervisor Zambrano, appears to not understand why I do not support the current proposed town budget, and I am happy to answer her questions.

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NOPL news: The Red Scarf Project comes to NOPL @ Cicero

NOPL @ Cicero is collecting scarves on behalf of Foster Care to Success’s Red Scarf Project. Foster Care to Success delivers Valentine’s Day care packages to foster students attending college, supplying them with basic resources that help them stay in school and continue their education.

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Library focus: Fall offerings range from trivia to tech

The air is getting crisp, but we’re still here with entertainment and education for all. From trivia to technology we have the opportunities, information and tools to help you manage your world and reach for your dreams.

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From the mailbag: Common sense lacking in Lysander

To the editor: In regards to the commemoration of the signing of the United States Constitution, one of the great documents ever written, on Sept. 17, 1787, I offer these thoughts.