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The Onondaga County Republican Committee may have picked Vince Giordano to run against Assemblyman Al Stirpe for the 127th district seat, but Cicero Town Councilor Mike Becallo isn’t backing down. Becallo announced last week that he will continue his campaign for the seat, challenging Giordano in a primary this fall.
More resources available to women looking for firearms training
Heather Matthews is one of many women enrolled in an upcoming pistol safety class at the Syracuse Pistol Club in Clay, which provides the training necessary to get a pistol permit in New York state. She’s also part of a growing number of women nationwide that own and use guns.
Every family has its own holiday traditions—watching the same movies, getting out the same decorations, making the same recipes. For many families, one of those traditions is tracking Santa Claus’s progress on Christmas Eve using the Santa Tracker, which is provided by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
Experts blame lack of contested races in Onondaga County, voter apathy
Only about 25 percent of voters cast their ballots during the local elections, according to Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny.
Seven decades since war’s end, stories of women vets often untold
Seventy years ago this past summer, World War II came to an end. Some 16.1 million Americans served in the war between Dec. 1, 1941, and Dec. 31, 1946. Often forgotten among that number are 350,000 women, all volunteers who signed up to join the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Nurse Corps after 1942.
Liverpool family raising money for autism therapy dog
Logen Hustedt wants a dog. It might not sound like such a noteworthy thing, a little boy wanting a dog. But Logen isn’t an ordinary little boy, and he’s not looking for an ordinary dog.
In the wake of the tragedy, Rev. Randy Czyz said his church, Word of Life Assembly of God, located at 12 E. Oneida St., Baldwinsville, has received threats from people who assume it is associated with the Word of Life Church in New Hartford, where a teen was beaten to death last week. “We’ve been getting harassing threats and some pretty foul language. People are very upset, and I understand why they’re upset,” Czyz said. “I’m upset, too, but I’m trying to clear the air.” He said he and the other staffers at the church have received threats of bodily harm. He wanted to make sure people were aware that the Baldwinsville house of worship is in no way associated with the New Hartford church.
Some 86 percent of the nation’s high schools start before 8:30 a.m. That means that during the winter months, the majority of U.S. high schoolers head to school while it’s still dark outside. They’re getting up in the predawn hours to get ready, and most are doing it after getting much less than the recommended eight to nine hours of sleep.
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.
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.