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Column: Not the new, but the old, math

If I am sometimes obsessed by numbers, it is because when it comes to math, I just don't get it. Perhaps this "innumeracy" can be attributed to an early childhood trauma when the little boy next door, and the object of my tender affections, confronted me with "I know something you don't know: one and one is two."

Letters to the editor: June 22 edition

Thanks to Fayetteville officials for dealing with deer population

Jamesville resident participates in SUNY summer internship

Three students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) were selected to participate in summer research internships through the SUNY Networks of Excellence, including Jamesville resident Laura Wengert.

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Alexa’s Friends Run supports pediatric cancer patients

Race to benefit Alexa’s Friends Fund at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Alexa Bolton knows how important a soft, fluffy towel can be.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: A living 'Legend'

If your heart and home are big enough to accommodate a Legend, call the CNYSPCA at 454-4479.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Join the effort to revitalize Central New York

The hunt is on for the biggest and brightest ideas to revitalize Central New York’s economy. The deadline for the public to submit ideas that could help our region secure vital economic development funding is fast approaching, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to get involved in the future of our community.

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From the state senate: Legislation to ensure equal access, participation in New York

As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about two important bills that would help to empower individuals with certain disabilities. Both of these bills that I sponsored passed the state senate and state assembly during the 2015 legislative session and await the governor’s consideration. I hope you will join me in urging Gov. Cuomo to sign these bills into state law.

Next Syracuse Repair Café to be held in DeWitt

Have various things around that house that are in need of repair? The next Syracuse Repair Café event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Jewish Community Center, 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt.

Department of Transportation responds to traffic concerns in the village of Manlius

The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to make numerous transportation related changes inside the Manlius village limits, including adding stoplights and turning lanes, modifying stoplight timers, adding new road lanes and relocating a crosswalk.

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Szczesniak files for candidacy in Onondaga County Legislature’s third district election

Edward Szczesniak of Cicero has filed candidacy papers to run in the Nov. 3 general election as the Democratic candidate for the Onondaga County Legislature's third district seat.

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Area police blotters: Weeks of June 17 to July 9

Weeks of June 17 to July 9

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CBA’s Hamlin ’11 donates Ivy League championship ring to the school

Christian Brothers Academy graduate Tyler Hamblin ’11, who received his degree in sociology from Harvard University in May, recently donated his 2011 Ivy League Football Championship ring to the school.

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Menorah Park names new executive director of The Inn

Thomas Carlson is the new Executive Director of the Inn at Menorah Park. The Inn is the assisted living component of the continuum of care campus at Menorah Park of Central New York.

Column: Past present: A tour of the Sterling Renaissance Festival

Nestled in the hills of Sterling in a most unlikely grove, from early July through mid August, the past comes alive at the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

AJ’s Archery to host benefit championship shoot July 25-26

In conjunction with its annual open house and sales event later this month, AJ’S Archery will host the IBO World Championship Warm Up to benefit Syracuse-based “Two Smiles One Hope” The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, at AJ’S Archery, 3938 Nelson Heights Road in Cazenovia.

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Manlius Historical Society to hold second annual Taste of Manlius July 21

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual “Save Our History: A Taste of Manlius Summer Soiree,” which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21.

Column: Mistake made by the College Board on June 6 SAT

I’d like to clear up the confusion about last month’s SAT exam. The College Board has admitted to an error in the last section of the exam, a section that was on all versions of the test administered on June 6.

Town of Manlius Planning Board will remain at seven seats

Drafted local law to reduce P.B. size voted down 4 - 3

The Manlius Town Board has voted to keep the town’s planning board at seven seats despite previously drafting a local law that would reduce the number of board seats to five with the option to elect up to two alternate members.

Editorial: Residential chickens cause big problems in a small community

Chicken is a staple in the American diet. Whether it be their meat or their eggs, there are countless ways to cook a chicken and its products. For some people, raising chickens in their yards seems like a cost-effective way to get poultry products, rather than drive to Wegmans or Tops.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Donate blood at the ninth annual Lifesavers Blood Drive

I hope you’ll consider joining me in helping to save lives this summer at the ninth annual Lifesavers Blood Drive. The event will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Driver’s Village at 5885 E. Circle Drive in Cicero.

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