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LETTER: Towns cannot accept partial payments on school taxes

To the editor: Please be advised that we cannot under New York state law accept a partial payment at the present time, since your first partial must be made in the penalty-free time, which ended Oct. 3.

OCHD seeks public input

I need your help. A major focus of mine in the legislature is health care and, as vice-chair of the Health Committee, I invite your input on our health future. The Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) is seeking your feedback on two documents: the 2014-18 Strategic Plan and the 2014-17 Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan. The documents and surveys are available at ongov.net/health/publicfeedback.html

Thank you from the family of Amy Bradstreet

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: The Bradstreet family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to all who offered their expressions of sympathy and generosity over the recent loss of our daughter, sister and mommy Amy.

Some thoughts on the recent DeWitt referendum

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Regarding the town of Dewitt town clerk referendum, [DeWitt Town Councilor] Kerin Rigney stated in her letter of Oct. 1 that she was “very glad that we on the town board opened it to the people to decide. This is what democracy looks like.” Let me remind Ms. Rigney that the residents of the town of Dewitt already had the right to elect the town clerk.

Gendercide a brutal method of social control in China

Just as the Nazi genocide resulted in the wholesale murder of millions of innocent Jews, Gypsies, Poles and homosexuals, gendercide now takes millions of female lives in the country of China. Government-ordered abortions of female fetuses are enforced by Family-Planning Police who routinely arrest pregnant women on the street and deliver them to abortionists.

Town board member encourages residents to stay informed

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: It was very heartening to see so many DeWitt residents taking the time to come vote at the referendum last week. Although it didn’t go the way I’d hoped, I’m very glad that we on the town board opened it to the people to decide. This is what a democracy looks like.

On the campaign trail: DeJoseph will have a ballot line

Judge Brian DeJoseph has earned the Conservative Party nomination in his bid for reelection to the New York State Supreme Court. DeJoseph’s name will appear on Row C this year along with other highly qualified Conservative candidates. This position will appear on ballots in Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Herkimer counties.

American Diner now serves entrees and opinions

Jenn works as a waitress at the American Diner along the railroad tracks at 214 Oswego St., but Friday afternoon she served a welcome side of good news along with the daily specials. The bright-eyed bespectacled brunette clearly has a flair for marketing. “I don’t know if you’ve heard,” she hinted to each customer as he finished his meal, “but we’re now open for dinner Monday through Friday.”

Cazenovia Children’s House thanks Taste of Cazenovia sponsors

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On behalf of the Cazenovia Children’s House Board of Directors, staff, families and, most importantly, the children, I would like to thank this year’s Taste of Cazenovia sponsors, food and beverage and media sponsors, donors, committee members, musicians, guests and Willow Bank Yacht Club.

Shame on you for your recent front page headline

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Your headline and lead-in to the Amy Bradstreet story was truly awful, laid out to be sensational and even exciting.

Training, patience and stealth add up to avert tragedy

In 2011, according to data collected by criminologist Jim Fisher, a former FBI agent, police officers in the United States shot 1,146 people, killing 607. About 25 percent of those killed were suffering mental illness or emotional disturbance. In New York state alone, 49 persons were shot by police, including 23 fatally. The mortal danger swings both ways. That same year, 73 police officers were shot to death in the line of duty. Last week, three Liverpool police officers faced death on Sycamore Street when they were confronted by a 43-year-old man who had openly threatened to “take out” a village cop. A witness said the man appeared to be armed with a handgun.

CCH thanks community for a great Taste of Cazenovia event

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: The Cazenovia Children’s House Board of Directors and staff would like to express heartfelt appreciation to the board of directors at Willow Bank Yacht Club for presenting this year's Taste of Cazenovia.

Cazenovia town and village officials had no part in East Lake Road tree cuttings

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: We would like to correct the misunderstandings which appeared in two recent letters to the Republican. John Romig and Frolic Taylor believe that the Town of Cazenovia cut down the trees near Owera Vineyards a few weeks ago.

An introduction from the new editor

COLUMN

The past two weeks have been a transitional period at the Eagle Bulletin, as we said goodbye to previous editor Allie Wenner, I started taking over the reins at EB — while also continuing my work as editor of the Cazenovia Republican — while we at Eagle Newspapers worked to hire a full-time reporter to assist me on both newspapers. This is a new editorial configuration for us, having one editor and one reporter work together on two newspapers, but one we feel will generate better newspapers as we move forward.

On the campaign trail: Maffei agrees to debates

During the 2012 season, Rep. Dan Maffei participated in just two debate. He's upping that number this time around. The Democratic incumbent running for the 24th Congressional District has announced a series of debates and joint appearances with Republican challenger John Katko. Four debates will be televised by local stations, and two will be broadcast on public radio.