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From the assembly: Tax credit will fight flooding

To know the impact pavement has on our local streams and rivers, all you have to do is look at the street during a rainstorm. That’s when you can see water flowing fast along the curb, grabbing debris and carrying it all toward our waterways.

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DeWitt Councilor gets county nod

Rigney to run for Onondaga County Clerk

DeWitt Town Councilor Kerin Rigney has received the Democrat nomination to run for Onondaga County Clerk following the resignation of Sandy Schepp, of Manlius, who resigned on Sept. 21 after being appointed as Onondaga County Commissioner of Jurors.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Job creation on the horizon with emerging technology

To further the research at Griffiss, NUAIR Alliance has been established as a not-for-profit coalition of more than 90 private and public entities working together to manage UAS test ranges and promote unmanned transportation systems.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Experience fall in Central New York by visiting local farms

With fall now upon us, there are countless ways to make the most of it here in Central New York. One of the best ways to enjoy autumn is by visiting one of our many local farms, where you can buy local produce straight from our farmers, go on a hayride, or go apple picking.

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New Manlius fire station on track to open in 2017

Residents covered by the Manlius Fire Department can expect to see the $10.8 million fire facilities project on the corner of Enders Road and Cazenovia Road completed by sometime in 2017, Manlius Mayor Paul Whorrall announced at the Sept. 8 Manlius Village Board meeting.

Hunter wins 128th Assembly Democrat primary

Voters in the 128th State Assembly District can expect to see Pamela Hunter on the Democrat line in the November election.

Manlius Town Board sets public hearing to discuss tax cap

The Manlius Town Board has voted to set a public hearing to discuss whether or not the town should vote to override the 2 percent New York State property tax cap set by Governor Andrew Cuomo for the upcoming 2015-16 budget.

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On the campaign trail: Sharon to run for 128th Assembly Seat

John Sharon is hoping the fourth time’s the charm. Sharon, an attorney from DeWitt, has announced that he will once again be seeking the 128th Assembly seat this November. The seat was vacated in June when Assemblyman Sam Robert was appointed as commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26

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.

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Candidates voices heard at Manlius political breakfast

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.

Manlius town board votes to make town manager position full-time

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.

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East Syracuse holds off ban of chickens after public hearing

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.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Save the Rain saves money, reduces waste

As a member of the legislature’s Environmental Protection Committee, I receive regular updates from the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection (WEP).

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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.