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Skaneateles election update: Republicans get endorsement; voter registration totals

The Skaneateles Republican Party candidates for office secured an endorsement from the Independence Party of New York last week. Voter enrollments breakdowns for Skaneateles and Spafford show a clear advantage for Republicans.

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Father and son team cook it up online

George Rossi’s email address gives a hint to his personality: pianna plunker.

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LETTER: $50,000 throw-away

Letter to the editor.

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LETTERS: Recusals are in order for Lysander appointments

Recently, our newly elected Lysander Town Board members appointed a new person to our Town Planning Board. Not only to the board, but also they appointed him chairman. I have a question regarding Mr. Frederick Allen and his new appointment. Will Mr. Allen, when and if the YMCA of Greater Syracuse submits an application, whether at Drakes Landing or another Lysander site, recuse himself?

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Paul de Lima coffee: A hometown product to be proud of

When we first moved to the Syracuse area two years ago, one of the many questions I asked myself was whether I would ever find a cup of coffee in my new hometown that I liked as much as in my old hometown, namely the coffee I would purchase on my way to work each morning at a gas station-convenience store. A trivial dilemma, yes, but not for a coffee lover who needs one small cup o' Joe to get going in the early morning hours. Their coffee was always fresh, and, to me, absolutely perfect. So, as we started to get used to our new home, I began sampling the different coffees available in this area and soon noticed that many diners and restaurants were serving something called Paul de Lima coffee, and I really liked it. When we just happened to stumble upon their outlet store and museum, located in Cicero, I liked it even more; here was a hometown product to be proud of, a great coffee at a great price, plus a store and little museum to boot!

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Concerns raised about Skaneateles fire siren

After the fire department submitted a petition to have it put back up, the village board resolved to meet and address the issue of the village fire siren.

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RCA decision reprehensible

We find your recent decision to switch from a position of neutrality regarding YMCA plans for Drakes Landing to be reprehensible.

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‘Love, Loss, and Schizophrenia’: Q&A with Karen Winters Schwartz

Marietta author Karen Winters Schwartz was at Creekside Books and Coffee in Skaneateles Sunday to discuss her second published novel, “Reis’s Pieces: Love, Loss, and Schizophrenia.” She took time to answer a few of our questions.

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COLUMN: Are corporations people? Is money speech? We don’t think so

Two years ago, the Supreme Court, in a decision known as “Citizens United,” ruled that corporations are people and have the same rights under the constitution as people. This ruling allows corporations to make unlimited donations to political campaigns.

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Now open for business

Cazenovia Equipment Company unveils new headquarter location

Eleven months after a large fire claimed Cazenovia Equipment Company’s headquarters in Nelson, the new $3 million building in the town of Cazenovia was opened for business.

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Do the Write Thing

Open government should be the norm

The term open government is a crock. If you’re not an open government, or striving to be as open as possible, you’re a closed government. Closed governments aren’t for the people. It’s yet to be seen whether “open government” is the 2012 catchphrase for local politics or if it’s an ...

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ES-M students win $15K with texting while driving video

The TV studios at East Syracuse-Minoa High School will be getting a facelift, thanks to the video work of students Chris Steinberger and Matt Pede.

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A clean canvas; The future of Onondaga Lake's shoreline will be determined by the Syracuse community

“There is an alignment, I guess, of the stars right now to try to keep the monitoring programs working together and to reduce redundancy,” said Ed Michalenko, president of the Onondaga Environmental Institute.

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LETTERS: Failure to exercise prudence

To the editor: The Lysander town board held a 7 p.m. Jan. 23 public hearing on its proposal of a local law to increase the town’s planning board members from five to seven.

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Hourigan, J-E girls hold off Nottingham

Eagles, Ludden take openers; Westhill moves to 3-0

Local girls basketball fans may have a whole lot to look forward to this winter within the OHSL Liberty division, given the way teams like Jordan-Elbridge, Westhill and Bishop Ludden have started. Of course, it’s the Eagles that carry the most recent success, led by senior center Molly Hourigan, who is on her way to Holy Cross next year to play Division I hoops.

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J-D soccer sides stay hot; ESM struggles

One big contrast between the boys and girls soccer situations in the OHSL Freedom division is that Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa only meet once on the boys side, but have two contests on the girls side. So the first of those girls games take place Tuesday, after a week where the Red Rams won twice and the Spartans had to settle for a split.

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Skaneateles Garden Club recognized by library

The circle of purple chrysanthemums that have adorned the front Genesee Street walk of the Skaneateles Library for the past five years now encircle a rock and plaque recently installed to honor the members of the Skaneateles Garden Club for the work they do “lovingly” tending the library gardens and flower boxes.

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Board of Education statement on new tax rate increase

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: We would like to thank you for your clear and concise article about the changes to our tax rate as a result of surprise changes in equalization rates by the State of New York. The state action shifted a portion of the tax responsibility from one town (Spafford) to the other towns in our district.

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We told you so: SU will save the symphony!

It was Feb. 2, in the middle of the Syracuse Symphony’s Orchestra’s unsuccessful attempt to raise $1.7 million to save its 50th anniversary season. Our headline said it all: “SU should save SSO!”

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