LETTERS: Justice Tom Miller thanks Fayetteville for 12 great years

To the editor:

For the past 12 years, I have been fortunate to serve the village of Fayetteville as its village justice. As of Jan. 1, I will begin my term as Onondaga County Court Judge and unfortunately, I will not be able to continue to serve in my capacity as Village of Fayetteville Justice.

I have been honored to serve the village and I greatly appreciate the support of our mayor, Mark Olson, as well as the village of Fayetteville trustees during my tenure. Fayetteville is lucky to have such dedicated, caring and trustworthy representatives.

The court has also been very fortunate to have a dedicated staff particularly, the court clerk, Jeanette Zacharias, who has quietly and unselfishly assisted in making the Village of Fayetteville Justice Court as efficient and productive as I hope it has been.

As my term ends, I hope that I have had some positive impact on the lives of the people in our great community – whether they were victims or defendants or their respective families.

I have learned over the past 12 years that Fayetteville has a lot it can be proud of – solid law enforcement, dedicated public servants and a vibrant, caring and responsible community.

I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve as Village Justice.

Thank you for some wonderful memories.


Thomas J. Miller

Thank you for making Tree Lighting shine

To the editor:

There are many people and organizations that deserve a big Thank You for making the annual Fayetteville Christmas Tree Lighting a success.

Thanks to Hess Express who donated Hess trucks and Hess gift cards, Hullar’s Restaurant for gift certificates and Wegmans for donuts and beverages. The generosity of these businesses was very much appreciated.

Additional thanks to Karen Shepardson, assistant village clerk, for organizing the event, John Bianchini for making and supplying the tasty chili that was enjoyed by all, to Santa and his friends, for spreading joy and smiles to all the children.

And of course thanks to the Fayetteville Recreation Committee volunteers whose coordination and help at this celebration is always superb, to the village DPW, and the fire department for setup and money for horse wagon rides.

We hope the Fayetteville community enjoyed this event and will continue to support the Senior Center by buying a light on the Memory Tree.

To all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!

Dan Kinsella, Fayetteville village trustee

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