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LETTER: Meaning behind parade is not candy

To the editor: On May 26, many Manlius children were once again able to learn the true meaning of Memorial Day. Namely, that it’s the day when the streets are filled with candy and all one has to do is pick it up. Hey, it’s even better than Halloween, no need to don a mask or costume, walk between houses, ring doorbells, etc.

LETTER: What’s going on with the Manlius gazebo?

To the editor: What happened to the gazebo? Will it be rebuilt? These are the questions the Spade and Trowel Garden Club received at our annual perennial sale recently. We answered that, because of major deterioration, the gazebo had to be replaced and this is planned to happen during 2014.

LETTER: ESM lacrosse grandparents thank J-D varsity girls team, coach

To the editor: On May 8, the ESM girls’ varsity lacrosse team hosted rival J-D on Senior Night. Our granddaughter, Samantha Dooling, is four-year varsity player for ESM and because of an injury; she was unable to play in this game. Samantha is a very prolific goal scorer and at the time of her injury she was the No. 2 goal scorer in Section III.

LETTER: Responsibility for maintaining streets and highways

To the editor: Recently, my County Representative Kevin Holmquist published his reasoning for voting against the county funding maintenance of some streets in the city of Syracuse. His reasoning must have made his seventh grade social studies teacher proud. He remembered learning that back in the 1930s; cities in New York State were the economic engines with major industries and commerce. Villages were communities of local shops and homes and the rest of the areas in most were rural farm lands. He remembered that most residents of villages only went into the cities to conduct important business or for special events and that their primary life and family activities revolved around their separate villages.

LETTER: Thanks for buying Girl Scout cookies

To the editor: Thank you for saying Yes to Girl Scouts! Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to Girl Scouts who asked you to buy cookies and support their Cookie Program goals. Your simple business transaction with a Girl Scout is helping her to build a lifetime of real world skills including money management, decision making, goal setting, business ethics and communications.

LETTER: DeWitt Police congratulate Manlius Police Department’s reaccreditation status

To the editor, I would like to take this opportunity to further acknowledge and recognize the recent reaccreditation status awarded to the Manlius Police Department.

LETTER: Minoa trustees thank residents

To the editor: John Champagne and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the residents of the village of Minoa for re-electing us to the office of trustee.

LETTER: Camp Good Days thanks F-M for successful Dance Marathon

To the editor: The 23rd annual Fayetteville-Manlius Dance Marathon fundraiser (FM DM) came to an end at 12 a.m. on Sunday. March 2. Earlier in the night, a check for $105,000 was presented to Camp Good Days and Special Times. The funds raised will send more than 150 children who have been affected by cancer to camp at no cost to their families this summer.

LETTER: Holmquist endorses Brazill and Champagne

I am honored and privileged to formally endorse the candidacies of Bill Brazill and John Champagne for reelection to the Minoa Village Board. I have had the pleasure of working with both Bill and John very closely on a litany of issues over the years. The citizens of Minoa will be well served to reelect both of these great public servants.

LETTER: Elect Brazill and Champagne

As a lifelong resident of Minoa, I am excited to support and endorse two amazing candidates, Bill Brazill and John Champagne. Both of these individuals have devoted much of their time and talent to the betterment of Minoa.

LETTER: Why it’s important to vote on March 18

To the editor: My name is Bill Brazill, and I’ve been on the village board in Minoa for the past twelve years. John Champagne is also a board member, and he and I will be running for re-election on March 18, when the village will hold an election for two open trustee positions and the village justice position. Both of us have leadership skills, experience and years of community involvement.

LETTER: Facts about ‘Ash for Trash’ proposal

To the editor: Will Onondaga County import trash to burn? Three things to watch:

LETTER: Stirpe calls on state senate to vote on women’s equality now

To the editor: Here we go again. It’s 2014 and the Women’s Equality Act is still nowhere. Our daughters, sisters, aunts and mothers are still facing the same discrimination in many aspects of society that they were facing more than 50 years ago. That’s why I voted in favor of the full Women’s Equality Act — all 10 points (A.8070). No woman should be considered 9/10s of a person. What New Yorkers are looking for is statesmanship. What we are left with is political theater. It’s time for the state senate to act to ensure complete equality for women.

LETTER: Tetley is the best man for the job

To the editor: As I look out on the political landscape this campaign season, there is one candidate I’ve had the pleasure of working collaboratively and successfully with in the past. That candidate is Mark Tetley for Manlius Town Supervisor. As the former supervisor, Mark has proven himself to be bipartisan, trustworthy, honest and completely dedicated to the enhanced future of Manlius.

LETTER: Keeping security and service in DeWitt

To the editor: By now you should be aware of our campaign message of “Security and Service”. We stress these issues in our town-wide mailers and lawn signs. Our stated goal is to “Save our DeWitt Police force and to keep our brush pick-up”.