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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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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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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Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls, Oh My! — Part 1

A look at CNY’s haunted attractions

Ah, October! The leaves change colors, the temperatures start to drop, the kids are back in school — and the ghouls, ghosts and goblins come out to play! Is there any wonder that this is my favorite time of year?

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History Mystery: Do you know anything about these pictures?

Pictured is a traumatic event taking place in the life of the Canino family, who resided on the corner of Potter and River Roads until 1941. What was taking place and why?

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Patriotic murals set for Legion Post 188

The village business district is due for a refreshing bit of beautifying. Liverpool American Legion Post 188 Commander Ken Palmer appeared at last week’s village board meeting to share the post’s plans to commission murals to be painted on the sides of its building at 205 Cypress St.

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NOPL news: Story times resume

After taking a brief recess during the last few weeks of summer, a new season of story times are beginning at all three NOPL locations — Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Job creation on the horizon with emerging technology

To further the research at Griffiss, NUAIR Alliance has been established as a not-for-profit coalition of more than 90 private and public entities working together to manage UAS test ranges and promote unmanned transportation systems.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Experience fall in Central New York by visiting local farms

With fall now upon us, there are countless ways to make the most of it here in Central New York. One of the best ways to enjoy autumn is by visiting one of our many local farms, where you can buy local produce straight from our farmers, go on a hayride, or go apple picking.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Increasing mortgage revenues benefit Onondaga County taxpayers

The county clerk collects a 1 percent tax whenever a mortgage is filed with their office. Distribution of tax receipts (plus interest while the funds are in the custody of the county) is governed by Section 261 of the New York State Tax Law.