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Column: Aftermath of a high school reunion

Quick research gives no clues as to when the whole idea of class reunions began. The only historical reference found is that they may have begun (in the U.S., at least), sometime after the Civil War, and that is for Princeton University.

Support Marian Cerio for Madison County Court judge

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: To sit in judgment of others requires someone to have special and unique qualities. They need to possess the highest integrity, a strong moral compass, an expert knowledge of the law, an open and objective approach, while at the same time be fair, just and compassionate. I know of no one who embodies all these fine qualities better than Marian Cerio.

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

During the first quarter of the 19th century, asters put Baldwinsville on the map. What do you know about this lucrative business?

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Celebrate Women’s Equality Day: Advance equal rights

Nearly a century ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women in the United States the right to vote. In the years since, we have made a great deal of progress on women’s rights, but there is still much more to do. Women’s Equality Day — August 26 — is an opportunity to not only celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification and the strides we have made, but also recommit ourselves to the fight for full equality for women.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Raising wage for one industry sets dangerous precedent

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the governor’s decision to convene a wage board for the purposes of considering increasing the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Celebrate life at Canton Woods

Canton Woods is looking forward to September, which is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate Life at your senior center. Come by Canton Woods and see everything that goes on at an active senior center serving vital and engaged older adults. Canton Woods certainly celebrates life!

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Library focus: Still some summer programs left at BPL

Summer isn’t really over yet, but the buses will be running soon, and the majority of us will return to our regular schedules when the Fair closes down. Nevertheless, we still have a few last summer goodies before the curtain comes down on our summer program season, so come down and enjoy.

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LETTER: Thanks to the strangers for the birthday dinner

To the editor: The other day, my wife took me to the Cicero Denny’s to celebrate my birthday. W

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NOPL news: Watercolor painting for beginners

NOPL @ Cicero will host an Adult Beginner Watercolor Class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Whether you have an empty frame you’d like to fill with your own work of art or you’re simply looking to educate yourself more on the medium, this class is your introduction to painting with watercolors. You don’t have to have the skills of John Singer Sargent or Georgia O’Keefe to enjoy painting with watercolors!

REMEMBERING CLAY: Historian: What’s in a name?

Clay’s municipal historian and New York state’s historian have had varied histories. On July 8, John Warren, editor of the New York State History blog, posted the following: “State Historian Bob Weible Stepping Down.” This was a shock to each and every municipal historian in New York state, including here in Clay.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26

In 1852, activists gathered in Syracuse to fight for equality at the third national Women’s Rights Convention. New York has remained at the forefront of the women’s rights movement ever since, but, despite significant gains, many women still lack full equality. On Aug. 26, I hope you’ll join me in observing Women’s Equality Day, which reminds us not only of the strides we have taken in securing full and equal rights for women but also of the importance of continuing the fight.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Seneca Savings moving to Route 57

For the past 66 years, villagers have banked at Seneca Savings at 105 Second St. On Monday, Aug. 31, it will open a new location on Route 57 in the town of Clay.

Column: Wither our water?

Abundant, plentiful fresh water is a blessing found in Central New York. Supplied with lakes — large, medium and small — rivers, streams and even canals, we have little to complain about when it comes to our water.

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Theater review: Humor dark as deceit

Bittersweet ‘White Liars’ and broad ‘Black Comedy’ draw laughs at CNY Playhouse

Two one-act comedies — “The White Liars” and “Black Comedy” by renowned British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer — are drawing chuckles, guffaws and a few groans at CNY Playhouse this month.

Editorial: Fayetteville should readdress 2012 renters’ law

At the Aug. 10 meeting of Fayetteville Board of Trustees, a problem relating to mold was brought to the village board by tenants in an apartment complex located within the village. With the current village laws, there doesn’t seem to be much the village code inspector could do about the problem because he is only allowed to do exterior inspections on rental properties in the village when he receives a complaint.