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Clean up Tri County Mall area

I recently took the back way to get to Rite Aid [on Downer Street] to pick up prescriptions at the store. On my way, I passed the Tri County Mall. Workers were in the vicinity cleaning up the area. But they need to do more cleaning and they also need to knock down the mall. What will it take to knock down the mall? It needs to come down.

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COLUMN: From the supervisor - Van Buren offers alternative to historic method

The following is Van Buren Supervisor Claude Sykes’ reply to the letter received from Joseph Amico, president of the NYS Association of Town Highway Superintendents, which ran in last week’s Baldwinsville Messenger.

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Shocked and saddened by Allyn family advertisement

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: When I read the ad on the back page of the Skaneateles Press last week I was shocked and saddened to see that a once strong relationship between the Allyn family and the town of Skaneateles has descended to a point of boasting and finger-pointing.

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The Blackwell Blog

Calm before the storms...and Sandy, too!

You know, it would be nice to have a quiet evening at home, someday, no one or two games to run to and a dozen others to follow. That day will arrive, soon. The plan here was to have a nice Monday evening to relax and kick back before the ...

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Girls soccer Hornets eliminate CBA

F-M advances to Class AA semis against B'ville

Cheyenne Hall made sure that the Fayetteville-Manlius girls soccer team's Section III Class AA title quest lasts at least one more round. Hall scored twice and assisted on another goal to power the Hornets past Christian Brothers Academy, 3-1, in Thursday night's AA quarterfinal.

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Bees eliminated by F-M in semifinal shoot-out

Defeat echoes 2011 semifinal loss as top seed

Poised with the top seed in the Section III Class AA playoffs, the Baldwinsville girls soccer team’s intention was to reclaim the title it earned in 2010. Instead, the Bees saw that dream dissipate in the semifinal round at Nottingham High School at the expense of the no. 4 seed – which was exactly what took place a year ago.

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Opposition to proposed sports campus mobilizes, hires attorney -- Planning Board member Southern advises group on how to proceed

Skaneateles residents who claim the character of their community is being threatened by development have hired an attorney, are coordinating a large letter-writing campaign to public officials and local newspapers and, in general, are mobilizing their efforts to oppose the proposed Victory Sports Medicine and Orthopedics health, wellness and sports campus off Route 20.

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J-D girls soccer reaches first-ever state final four

Red Rams rally past Massena, 2-1, in regional final

Simply put, the two Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer seniors responsible for four straight Section III Class A titles did not want to leave until they experienced the state final four.

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Town Board approves 2013 budget

The Skaneateles Town Board approved the final 2013 town budget at its Nov. 15 regular meeting. The $3.6 million budget has a 3 percent decrease in spending from 2012 and calls for a tax rate, without special districts, of $2.4784 per $1,000 of assessed value, down from the 2012 rate of $2.4787 per $1,000.

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OT goal sends girls soccer Red Rams past CBA

Holmes, Gordon both return from injuries

Two big names - Jessica Holmes and Eva Gordon - came back on the field just in time for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team's showdown with Christian Brothers Academy. And it was Holmes delivering the decisive goal in overtime, which pushed the Red Rams past the Brothers 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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