School board and budget elections will be held Tuesday, May 19. North Syracuse voters will go to the polls to select five candidates for four open seats. Of those four seats, three are full three-year terms, while the fourth is to fill the unexpired term of Catherine Cifaratta-Brayton, who passed away earlier this year. Her term was set to expire June 30. Candidate George Harrington, an incumbent, did not respond to the Star-Review’s request for information. Voters also will be asked to approve a $150.8 million budget, which represents a 2.03 increase in the tax levy, and a $1.4 million bus proposition.
Letters to the editor that ran in the May 13, 2015 edition of the Eagle Bulletin.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: Barclay’s ski accident happened on Feb. 11. We started to build Barclay’s support team the next day. It has been incredible seeing how many people and in how many different ways the support has come for our son (and us).
To the editor: At the Sept. 10, 2014, Cicero Town Board meeting, Councilor Mike Becallo read a prepared statement concerning the timeliness of the agenda. It included the statement: “We are elected officials whose job is to represent the people of this town. We need to keep open lines of communication.”
To the editor: At the April 22 Cicero Town Board meeting, Supervisor Jessica Zambrano was absent and Deputy Supervisor Bill Meyer presided. Councilor Mike Becallo challenged the legality of that meeting. He stated that he did some research and could not “find it anywhere in the town code that establishes the position of deputy supervisor of the town of Cicero.”
We first saw him rocking onstage with the Stompin’ Suede Greasers, but before long he was fronting his own hard-working combo, the Todd Hobin Band. That aggregation, first formed in 1974 in Potsdam, became one of the most popular rock acts working the Thruway Circuit.
To the editor: Lysander Union Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always and forever.
To the editor: Our two children attend St. Mary’s Academy in Baldwinsville. They have both been with the school since pre-K. It has been a very wonderful journey where they have flourished spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
B’ville Express is a very rewarding way to get into the act. Volunteer to drive for B’ville Express. B’ville Express drivers transport seniors to medical appointments, the pharmacy and Canton Woods. In 2014, B’ville Express drivers provided 1,340 rides to seniors in greater Baldwinsville. Call 638-4536 and get into the act!
It’s May! We’re finally enjoying shirt sleeve weather. The yard, the lake and the ballgame are beckoning, but there are still lots of great reasons to visit us here at the library including book clubs, craft groups, the teen photography exhibit and the deep peace only found mornings between storytime seasons. Come and taste the quiet while you can.
Take a good look at this photo. Obviously, it is a group of students concentrating on their studies. Observing their size, it looks like they may be in elementary school. The question is where and why were they attending this school?
We’re at the height of prom season, and unfortunately, that means our teens can be at risk for dangerous behavior.
Too often, our community is faced with the tragic loss of a life when people don’t think twice about the severity of a situation or the consequences that could come with it.
Dewitt Community Library asks voters to approve budget proposition To the editor: For the 2015 Budget Proposition on the May 19 ballot, the Dewitt Community Library is seeking an additional $52,429, or a 4 percent increase over the 2014 tax levy. If approved, the tax rate for a family with a home valued at $100,000 would be approximately $85.28, or an increase of about $3.28. This additional funding will be used exclusively to support the library’s building project.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor: I'd like to correct an error, which appears in an article posted on cazenoviarepublican.com on April 27 (“School Board Offers First Reading of Proposed Religious Release Time Policy”). ... A list of recommendations was drawn up at the fourth and final meeting of the study group on March 4. There were originally 10 recommendations proposed, none of which came from any member of the BOE or any of the district's administrators.
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