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EDITORIAL: Town had no business writing petition for residents

Residents of the area in favor of the Lamson Road Water District had to draft their own petition, but they didn’t know how to do that. So they went to the town board. They did everything by the book. Unfortunately, the town of Lysander didn’t.

Notes from the Cazenovia village board meeting

The Cazenovia village board had a light meeting last Monday, June 2, with no crucial items on the agenda. Topics of discussion included parking, bike racks and recent village milestones.

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Water fight

What you need to know about the proposed Lamson Road Water District

While the debate between the haves (residents with functioning groundwater wells that produce plenty of clean water) and the have-nots (residents whose wells provide poor-quality or very little water) has been raging for years, the LRWD could become a reality in 2016 if the petitioners overcome a series of hurdles. Read on to find out what the proposed LRWD means for you:

To stop the ‘perpetual garage sale’

East Syracuse eyes proposed law to structure garage sales within the village

The village of East Syracuse has introduced a local law that would set guidelines for garage sales within the village.

Van Buren supports SAFE Act repeal

The Van Buren Town Board has jumped on board with the effort to repeal the SAFE Act. At its June 2 meeting, the board passed a motion in support of a series state bills that seek to repeal the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013.

Village election set for June 16

Mayor, trustee races uncontested

The Cazenovia Village elections are set for Tuesday, June 16. Up for election are the mayor’s office and two seats on the board of trustees — all three races have incumbents running unopposed.

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ASSEMBLY: Education reforms put the focus back on learning

When it comes to education, we must make every effort to provide our children with a solid foundation that will prepare them for future success. This includes providing vital funding for our schools and making certain the education policies we enact will give our students the support and opportunities they deserve.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: If you’re being overcharged for utilities, contact NYSDPS

The New York State Department of Public Service’s (NYSDPS) primary mission is to ensure affordable, safe, secure and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications and water services for New York state’s residential and business consumers while protecting the natural environment.

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LETTER: Vote out those who imposed village tax increases

To the editor: Well, I got my village tax bill today, and to all of you responsible for the tax increase, get out of Dodge. I will be voting on Election Day for Butterfield for mayor (he pays a lot of village tax) and Gustafson and Gaiser for trustee, the new players in the game.

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LETTER: Butterfield best man for mayor

To the editor: I must admit I know very little about politics, in particular what is involved in a political campaign.

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Vote Gaiser for trustee

To the editor: As many of you who live in North Syracuse know, village elections are scheduled for June 16. After being involved in village politics for over 15 years, Jack Gaiser has decided to run for village trustee.

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LETTER: Vote Butterfield, Linnertz and Gaiser in North Syracuse June 16

To the editor: On June 16, you have the opportunity to elect a man who would be an incredible asset as mayor of the village of North Syracuse.

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LETTER: Another vote for Butterfield

To the editor: We as residents of the village of North Syracuse for over 18 years urge you to vote for Gary Butterfield, a man of integrity and leadership, qualities that matter in today’s world.

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LETTER: Butterfield for mayor of North Syracuse

To the editor: We are writing to support Gary Butterfield for mayor of the village of North Syracuse.

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Phase III of Brewerton Revitalization Project on hold

The Brewerton Revitalization Project has stalled once again. The Cicero Town Board voted to table a decision on appropriating $90,750 for Phase III of construction for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Project at Brewerton’s Riverfront Park at its May 27 meeting. Councilor Mark Venesky said he wanted to pursue other funding options before dipping into the fund balance.