This year is an important one for anyone concerned with local government and looking to make a choice that they feel will benefit the community. On Nov. 5 the residents of Cicero, Clay and Salina will elect new town officers.
There is no compelling argument against voting for the upcoming referendum to replace the turf and running track at the Michael J. Bragman Athletic Complex at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, as well as make repairs to the field’s drainage system and upgrades to the high school’s security system. The project will cost a total of $2,020,000. The local share of $302,000 would come out of the district’s C-NS Athletic Complex Reserve Fund, which was approved by district voters on Oct. 14, 1998, according to Assistant Superintendent for Management Donald Keegan.
To the editor: "Bundling" may be a good way to save money on your phone, TV and internet bill, but it's yet another subterfuge by the North Syracuse school board, who would have the taxpayers believe that classroom security and refurbishing the athletic field and stadium are somehow related.
We have been thinking in recent weeks that despite the fact that we are a “college town” there seems to be a large disconnect between the college and the village communities. And this really should not be so.
Each year the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates the freedom to read during Banned Book Week. Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. This year marks BBW's 31st anniversary (Sept. 22 to 28). Exercise your freedom to read (and not just during Banned Book Week) with these historic and recently banned books.
Editorial on the local election from the Oct. 2 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
To the editor: On Thursday, Sept. 12, I attended the second JV football game, Cicero-North Syracuse vs. Liverpool. The game was called during the second quarter because of electrical problems. There was almost a sense of relief. LHS had already scored 28 points. The first JV game went the same way. This is not the coaches’ or athletes’ fault.
To the editor: I am writing a response to the Sept. 18 letter from Mr. Dudzinski (“Zambrano’s record not one of development”), wherein he indicates he is responding to my prior letter, yet he seems to have had his own agenda. I made no statements on misuse of appointments by deputy supervisors and I made no comments or implications about prior administrations. Restating my words here would be fruitless. What is important is that we have an important election in early November and we residents of Cicero need to focus on today and the future.
Skaneateles Press editorial on considering closing one of the Skaneateles schools.
Editorial on first amendment rights and political signs from the Sept. 18 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
Speeding on local roads, or highways, can be dangerous and can out you and loved ones needlessly in harm’s way. As a reminder of this fact, state police will be cracking down on speeders this week, remember not to speed now, rather than after you’ve already been ticketed.
Editorial on yielding to pedestrians from the Aug. 7 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
To the editor: First, there was only one line at the end of the column that indicated Zambrano is Deputy Supervisor. That is common in guest columns. While the statements about the position of Deputy Supervisor are accurate, it is important to note that Supervisor Corl has given a lot of responsibility to Zambrano in that role. This indicates that Corl uses the assets available to him to great advantage for the benefit of Cicero. Instead of marginalizing a former political opponent, Corl has utilized her talents and accomplished much more than a supervisor who works alone and does not seek the help of other board members would.
Skaneateles residents should feel motivated to work together to lower energy costs, for both the good of the environment and to lower their utility bills.
The Friendly’s in Fayetteville has always been a special place for me. Growing up two blocks away, I spent many late nights and hot summer afternoons waiting in line for an oreo cyclone (or maybe an M&M cyclone, depending on my mood). Long before we could drive, my brothers and I would walk over to the store with a $20 bill from our parents (provided we had eaten our dinner, of course) knowing we could buy whatever our hearts desired. It was a great feeling.