In 1852, activists gathered in Syracuse to fight for equality at the third national Women’s Rights Convention. New York has remained at the forefront of the women’s rights movement ever since, but, despite significant gains, many women still lack full equality. On Aug. 26, I hope you’ll join me in observing Women’s Equality Day, which reminds us not only of the strides we have taken in securing full and equal rights for women but also of the importance of continuing the fight.
On the morning on Aug. 11, more than 50 citizens showed up at the Cavalry Club in Manlius to listen to a few of this year’s candidates for positions in the county, city and town levels.
The Manlius Town Board voted last week to change the town manager job from a part-time hourly position to a full-time position, with an accompanying pay increase of $21,000 annually.
The village of East Syracuse Board of Trustees has decided to table voting on an amendment to local law that would make it illegal to raise chickens and other farm and wild animals on properties within the village. This decision was made after a public hearing held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3, where about ten residents voiced their opinions on the matter.
As a member of the legislature’s Environmental Protection Committee, I receive regular updates from the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection (WEP).
The Fayetteville Village Board has set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, in the village office to discuss a proposed zone change that will allow plans to move forward for the Fayetteville Apartments project on 547 E. Genesse St. in Fayetteville.
Greg Scicchitano announces candidacy in November election
Local attorney Greg Scicchitano has announced his candidacy for the DeWitt Supervisor election after being nominated by the DeWitt Republican Committee for the upcoming November election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will hold public hearing at Aug. 3 board meeting
The village of East Syracuse municipal office has gotten multiple complaints about properties within the village that are housing chickens — and the village board is looking to do something about it.
The Cole Bro’s Circus has gained approval to set up and produce a circus under a tent at ShoppingTown mall parking lot from July 10 to 12, but some local animal advocate groups are unhappy with this decision.
The East Syracuse Village Board has voted to adopt a local law that puts guidelines on garage sales within the village. The law limits the number of garage sales a family can have to three per year, and each sale can only last three days.
BOE announces vacancy in the 128th
Sam Roberts is no longer the assemblyman for the 128th district.