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Public hearing set for Fayetteville Apartments zone change

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.

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DeWitt Republicans nominate town supervisor candidate

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.

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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.

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.

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.

East Syracuse looks to rid village of backyard chickens

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.

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Animal welfare concerns arise in circus production at ShoppingTown parking lot

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.

Guidelines for garage sales adopted by village of East Syracuse

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.

Roberts appointed to state position

BOE announces vacancy in the 128th

Sam Roberts is no longer the assemblyman for the 128th district.

DeWitt and East Syracuse move to resolve fire department funding conflict

Committee is created to start fire protection contract between the two entities

The DeWitt Town Board and the East Syracuse Village Board last week agreed to form a joint committee to rectify the ongoing issue of potential overpayments by the town for East Syracuse Fire Department services.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Property tax relief will make life more affordable for CNY families

This week marked the end of the state assembly’s legislative session. But before wrapping up, I helped make sure we took action to provide much-needed property tax relief for families throughout Central New York. This tax relief will help keep more of your hard-earned money where it belongs — in your pocket.

Roberts appointed to state position

BOE announces vacancy in the 128th

Sam Roberts is no longer the assemblyman for the 128th district. Roberts, who was first elected to the seat in 2010, was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. He was confirmed by the state senate last week just before the end of the state legislative session.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Plan to fund private schools with tax credits misses the mark

As we enter the last days of this year’s legislative session, there’s one issue that continues to echo loudly in the halls of the Capitol — the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC).

Town of Manlius moves to reduce size of planning board

The Manlius Town Board voted 4-3 last week to draft a local law resolution to reduce the number of planning board members from seven to five.