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EDITORIAL: OCM BOCES needs to respond to F-M … and the public

Over the past few weeks, the Eagle Bulletin has produced two stories relating to accusations by the F-M school board president that OCM BOCES has been violating a longstanding gentleman’s agreement. This agreement relates to how the 11 member seats on the board of education are split between the 23 component districts, namely, that the top five schools in terms of enrollment get their own seats and the remaining seats are shared by the remaining districts.

EDITORIAL: Town of Manlius is able to address public concerns in senior living center project

Last week, Manlius Town Attorney Tim Frateschi presented a draft resolution for a special use permit for Resort Lifestyle Communities to construct a senior living center on the corner of North Burdick Street and Medical Center Drive.

GUEST COLUMN: Make homes safer with sprinkler systems

“Seven Children Die in Brooklyn Fire…” A recent headline like so many others printed too often each year. It happens in the biggest cities and the smallest towns. In 2013, according to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated 1,240,000 fires. These fires resulted in 3,420 civilian fatalities, almost 16,000 injuries and an estimated $11.5 billion in property loss — 85 percent of these fire fatalities were in the home.

LETTER: Helping pets find a home

To the editor: There has been a great deal of concern and upset about Hope, the black Labrador retriever that was found severely underweight in the freezing temperatures of Lysander, and her feline companion, who succumbed to the cold.

GUEST COLUMN: Five Star Urgent Care explains fact, fiction around nasal congestion

Find out which treatments are helpful or harmful

Five Star Urgent Care explains the truth behind nasal congestion symptoms that arise during the frigid winter season.

Nancy harmonizes with Hammond B-3

Thirty years ago, Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Famer Nancy Kelly honed her vocals accompanied by a variety of Hammond organists at Jewel’s, a salt-and-mostly-pepper nightclub on Philadelphia’s Broad Street. When she returned to CNY, she worked more often with pianists. One of them was Dino Losito.

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Q&A with DeWitt Chief Hildmann

The new year brought many changes to town of DeWitt Police Department. First, former chief Gene Conway left his position after 12 years to take on the role of Onondaga County Sheriff.

Health department offers tips to prevent cervical cancer

Did you know that over half of all cervical cancer cases occur in women who have rarely or never been screened for the disease? In fact, 4,000 U.S. women die annually of cervical cancer. Screening can prevent cervical cancer or find it early when it’s easier to treat.

GUEST COLUMN: Add exercise to your new year

You’re making a pledge to get healthier this New Year. You found your sneakers and dusted off the treadmill you were using as a closet. Your yoga pants are no longer just a fashion choice — they are ready to do actual yoga. Now you’ve got to find the time in your day — 30 minutes minimum for heart health — to get physically active. The American Heart Association says there are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to do it.

Municipal leaders make New Year’s resolutions

Often, during the beginning of the new year, people make resolutions of goals or behaviors to better themselves for the upcoming year. Whether it’s to get into shape, to read more, to break a bad habit or to enjoy life more, all of these resolutions are set to improve the lives of the people who create them.

FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Community Development offers many programs

Have you ever wondered just what Onondaga County’s Division of Community Development does? This department offers some of the most visible programs and projects in the county.

From the state senate: Support Cell Phones for Soldiers

I have kicked off my seventh-annual Cell Phones For Soldiers collection drive to help our soldiers serving overseas stay connected with their loved ones back home, especially during the holidays. You can support this important cause by donating your gently-used mobile phones to any of my designated collection sites throughout Onondaga County and the city of Auburn. 

An open letter to the residents of the village of Fayetteville

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Our elected trustees are all fond of saying how much they value the “quality of life” in the village of Fayetteville and how hard they fight to ensure that the “quality of life” here is safeguarded. For the most part, I doubt that this motivation can be questioned. However, there are times when the policies they enact and defend defy both common sense and the “quality of life” that they so desperately want to defend. One such example of a misguided policy is their support of Richard Green’s revival of an old law that interferes with a resident’s right to contract for snow removal services.

Conway thanks supporters for election

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the people of Onondaga County for your support on Election Day. I am honored that you have put your trust in me to become the next sheriff.

Excellent column on suburban deer control

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: I commend Steve Chamberlain, who, in his excellent Oct. 29 column on deer-resistant plants, gently reiterated the point that the deer population in residential areas (like Manlius) needs to be reduced.

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