With little fanfare, the towns of Cicero, Salina and Clay have passed their 2014 budgets. All include minimal tax increases, and none include cuts to programming or resident services. Read on for specifics for your town budget.
Cazenovia town residents will see their town tax rates increase slightly in 2014, now that the town board has approved the final 2014 town budget.
The common core conundrum: Are the new standards the best thing to happen in education, or are they setting the bar too high for teachers and students?
Laura Leitch kept her daughter home from Nate Perry Elementary School last Monday. Leitch’s daughter wasn’t sick, nor was there a family emergency. She wasn’t playing hooky. No, Leitch kept her daughter home in protest of New York state’s Common Core education standards. “I have to say, the school is great and her teachers are wonderful,” Leitch said. “The reason I kept her home on Monday was strictly in protest of Common Core.”
Violent crimes rarely occur on schedule. They happen when they happen, and police need to be ready to respond at any time. That’s the way it was on a sunny Monday morning, Oct. 28, when two women were stabbed to death at 915 Second St. in the village of Liverpool. With one of his full-time officers returning from a training session that morning, Liverpool Police Chief Don Morris answered the call himself. Liverpool Mayor Gary White, a former deputy chief of the Syracuse Police Department, noted that “a double homicide here is highly unusual.” It’s also unusual for the chief of police to be the one personally pursuing the suspect, the mayor added.
At its Nov. 21 meeting Town Clerk Janet Aaron reminded everyone that the town transfer station will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after – Nov. 28 and 29.
Winner to serve remaining three years of Sennett's term
The village of Skaneateles will have to hold a special election in March of 2014 to fill a positions on the village board.
Tax rate to decrease by approximately 20 cents per $1,000 of assessed value
Due to a higher-than-expected amount of Madison County sales tax revenue for 2013, the final 2014 tax rate for the town of Fenner will decrease by 20 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, town Supervisor Russ Carey said at the town board’s Nov. 13 regular monthly meeting.
As of Jan. 1, 2014, the town of Cazenovia will no longer sell hunting and fishing licenses at the town offices.
To the editor: Judy Boyke, Don Snyder and Lynn Jennings, candidates for supervisor and councilors in the town of Cicero, would like to thank all of their volunteers, committee members and supporters and those who cast their votes on Nov. 5 for their “People, Not Politics” team. We appreciate the tremendous effort that everyone provided to this campaign. When we made the commitment to run for public office, not only did it affect us, but each and every one of our family members and friends. Without their commitment and support, we would not have been able to bring our message to the residents of the town of Cicero.
To the editor: I would like to thank all of the voters of the town of Salina for coming out and voting on Election Day. I would also like to congratulate my opponent, Pat Foster, for being a part of the process.
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.
At the village of Baldwinsville meeting Thursday, Nov. 7, it was reported that the Greater Baldwinsville Benefit Fund, the parent fund of the Baldwinsville October Fest, donated a total of $3800 to area groups.
The village of Skaneateles board of trustees voted to approve a building renovation at its Nov. 14 meeting.
There is an abundance of blue lights around the village of Manlius this month, and it’s no coincidence. The lights were put up at the beginning of November, marking Diabetes Awareness Month, and were made possible by the Palladino family. Ever since 10 year old Frankie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age six, his family has banded together to raise awareness about a disease that his mom, Patty Palladino, said carries many misconceptions.
Sennett, Brace, Robinson Howard earn town offices
After the Onondaga County Board of Elections counted 144 absentee and affidavit ballots last week, the winners of the Skaneateles races for town supervisor and town councilor did not change.