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Don’t forget to vote May 19: North Syracuse BOE candidates

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.

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Letters to the editor: May 13 edition

Letters to the editor that ran in the May 13, 2015 edition of the Eagle Bulletin.

Thank you from Barclay Talbot’s parents


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).

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LETTER: Becallo’s grandstanding doesn’t serve town

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.”

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LETTER: Why didn’t Becallo have issue with other deputy supervisors?

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.”

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Local rock’n’roller now a poster boy for hearing aids

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.

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LETTER: Lysander Union Cemetery in need of community assistance

To the editor: Lysander Union Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always and forever.

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LETTER: Thanks to St. Mary’s Academy

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.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Volunteer to drive the B’ville Express

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!

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Come taste the quiet at BPL

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.

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

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?

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Stay safe this prom season

We’re at the height of prom season, and unfortunately, that means our teens can be at risk for dangerous behavior.

EDITORIAL: People need to think about future consequences

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.

Proposed religious release time revision ignored study group recommendations


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.