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EDITORIAL: Money is biggest factor with Skaneateles town hall move

The financial implications of any decision made by a government must be taken into consideration above all else. Programs and services for the community are a big part of what any government does, but the elected officials also must remember to ask themselves: what is the cost?

EDITORIAL: Sitting can be harmful to your health

On the Move

Inactivity researchers are discovering that sitting isn’t just harmful to your health, it’s so detrimental that a little bit of exercise doesn't offset its negative effects.

EDITORIAL: National Wear Red Day for women’s heart health

On the Move

Friday, Feb. 7, is “National Wear Red Day” to raise awareness for women’s heart disease.

EDITORIAL: Women’s health — urinary incontinence

On the Move

Do you experience urinary incontinence? You are not alone. Urinary incontinence is a common problem in our society.

A total disdain for the truth

EDITORIAL

The twisting, distorting, ignoring and even disdaining of the truth by Owera Vineyards owners and attorneys has by now, unfortunately, become commonplace in this months-long soap opera occurring in our town. The latest evidence of this occurred at last week’s State Liquor Authority hearing when Nancy Muserlian and attorney John P. Sidd, of the Syracuse firm Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, both told the SLA they had no idea there were any violations issued against Owera by any municipalities. These latest false statements are so outrageously egregious they would be laughable if they did not occur in front of a governmental body.

EDITORIAL: New supervisors show enthusiasm, but results will be gradual

Two stories in this week’s paper quote newly sworn-in town supervisors Mary Bean in Spafford and Mary Sennett in Skaneateles. As both these women took office, they showed great excitement, enthusiasm and dedication toward making positive changes in town government.

A year of changes

EDITORIAL

It’s amazing how quickly a year passes away. And when the weeks are replete with news, events and achievements — such as 2013 was — the time only expires that much more rapidly. Cazenovia has seen its share of moving and important stories this year, as we have reviewed in this week’s issue. The Cazenovia Republican also has experienced great changes and evolutions in 2013 and, looking back, it’s impressive how far we have come.

EDITORIAL: 2013 indicated big changes to come for Skaneateles

As indicated in the lead of our year in review story, a lot of the top stories of 2013 dealt with the community dealing with issues that will shape the future of the Skaneateles area.

EDITORIAL: Avoid strain from shoveling snow

On the Move

Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back and shoulders.

LETTER: Letter carrier makes Halloween special

To the editor: Yes, Halloween is over, but our gratitude and appreciation for our mail carrier will live on. We have a young lady who faithfully delivers mail in our Pitcher Hill community. On her own time, she puts together treat bags for more than 140 children. I must add, no candy. This is Lori Clarks’ fourth year. She really enjoys what she is doing.

LETTER: Venesky thanks voters

To the editor: I would like to thank all of the people in the town of Cicero who supported me in my campaign for town councilor.

EDITORIAL: Election is just the beginning for board

The results of the recent election will mean a number of new people will be taking office on the Skaneateles town board, it as a victorious campaign, but their work is far from over.

The audacity of Owera

EDITORIAL

There are many items of interest we could opine on this week: the impressive athleticism of our high school athletes, the results of the recent election, the inspiring actions of two of our Cazenovia police officers — but we feel compelled to comment once more on the situation with Owera Vineyards and its appearance before the town planning board last week. How can the Muserlians even conceive of a situation in which the planning board would reward them with more freedom after repeatedly ignoring local laws and regulations?

Don’t waste your vote by not voting

EDITORIAL

Election Day is coming up fast, and the town of Cazenovia has five positions up for election as well as ballot propositions to extend the supervisor’s term of office and to change the town clerk from an elected to an appointed position. As our readers are most likely aware, the seats for town supervisor, town board, town clerk and town justice are all uncontested — but this should not be a reason to avoid voting on Nov. 5.

Too much voting in Skaneateles?

EDITORIAL

In theory, the more chances for residents of a community to have their voices heard via a vote, the better the government can be “for the people,” but is there such a thing as too much?