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By Erin Wisneski and Caitlin Donnelly Governor Andrew Cuomo’s property tax cap proposal could mean trouble for many school districts. In the coming weeks, the governor plans to enter into legislation a cap that would apply to all school districts, as well as local governments. Designed to protect property owners from skyrocketing property taxes, the cap prevents an increase in any district’s tax levy (amount raised through property taxes) above 2 percent or the rate of inflation, which is currently 1.92 percent, said Wayne Bleu, assistant superintendent for management in the North Syracuse Central School District. However, with a 60 percent majority, residents have the ability to override the cap during budget elections.

While this is good news to property owners, district administrators find the solution undesirable. “A 2-percent tax cap, along with cuts in state aid, could be devastating,” said North Syracuse Superintendent Dr. Jerome Melvin. “It would take many years to recover. We can’t have both.” In addition to pension and health insurance costs of district employees, other factors driving up costs are mandates imposed onto school districts by the state. Bleu said there are about 151 mandates imposed by the state that must be paid by the already-crippled school budgets. District expenses such as facilities’ maintenance and union contracts are increased by state mandates. For examples, the Tribourough Agreement requires expired union contracts to remain whether

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Chestnut Hill Middle girls volleyball coach Todd Dischinger recently announced that the team recently completed an undefeated season. The team went 100, and had a record of 45-5 in games played. Dischinger said this is the third undefeated team he has had in the 15 years he has coached at CHM. Pictured, in the first row, from left, are Leah Egan, Alicia Pluff, Mikayla Brown, Taylor Aiello, Dallas Merola and Melizabeth Norona. In the second row, from left, are Peyton Bellrose, Megan Sleeth, Kasi Cabrey, Ciara Duck, Sydney Smith and Alessa Main. In the third row, from left, are Simona Cukalevska, Jamie Bugnacki, Dominique LaRose, Lainey Kelley, Natalia Cordeiro, and Adelisa Mujic.

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Liverpool BOE hones in on interactive learning By Caitlin Donnelly

The Liverpool Central School District held their Jan. 24 Board of Education meeting at Wetzel Road Elementary to accommodate the innovative technology presentation made by enthusiastic teachers from the district. During the meeting, Meredith Devennie, first grade teacher at Nate Perry Elementary; Deb Ratcliff, sixth grade teacher at Elmcrest Elementary; Michele Anderson, Math Connections enrichment teacher at Liverpool Middle School; and Maureen Tricas, social studies teacher at the Annex gave an interac-

tive presentation on their use of technology in the classrooms to facilitate learning. Devennie kicked off the presentation with a demonstration of an interactive projector with four volunteers from her class. Next up was Ratcliff, who encouraged members of the board to “volunteer” to answer questions using the Smartboard to demonstrate the ease with which the learning tool can be used for everyday assignments. Anderson followed with other reasons why students—and teachers, alike—enjoy using the Smartboard to engage students and get them interestPlease see Interactive, page 6

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residents’ ideas needed at pre-budget session Jan. 31 By Russ Tarby Saddled with a drastically reduced county sales tax allotment, the village of Liverpool is girding for possible budget cuts as it prepares its 20112012 spending plan. Mayor Gary White has called a special pre-budget meeting for 7 p.m. Monday Jan. 31 to alert residents about the seriousness of the situation “I encourage the public to attend this pre-budget session to learn more about how the county’s sales tax decision affects us,” White said. The village’s current budget is $2.7 million, and $550,000 of that came from its share of the 4 percent county sales tax. Last May 4, the Onondaga County Legislature voted unanimously to retain a larger share of the $280 million it collects in sales tax annually. The village’s yearly allotment was slashed by twothirds, to $281,000. The new revenue-sharing agreement will last for a decade. At the Jan. 17 village board meeting White reported that he’d received a letter from Onondaga County Chief Financial Officer James Rowley confirming that Liverpool’s application for its reduced share of sales tax revenue had been received and approved. Last November, mayors Please see Budget, page 13




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The North Syracuse Central School District public listening session originally scheduled for Jan. 12, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m.Wednesday Jan. 26 at Roxboro Road Middle School, 300 Bernard St. in Mattydale. Administrators will listen to residents’ concerns and answer questions. For more information, call 218-2118.

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Sledding at Long Branch Park The Sledding Hill will be open daily at Long Branch Park in Liverpool 10 am-5 pm , weather permitting. Snowboarding is permitted as well.

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The village of North Syracuse will be holding an over-30 basketball program at Main Street Elementary School. The program will be held on Monday and Wednesday

A senior luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 9 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4947 Route 31 in Clay. Soup, sandwiches

migraines. 3 March 9 — A Self Help Workshop for Muscle Pain-Trigger Point Therapy. Learn what trigger points are and how to alleviate the pressure in these areas, which will relieve pain and improve your health. 3 April 13 — Beating Back Pain. This presentation will give a better understanding of the types and causes of pain, and the simple daily exercises that can be done to prevent and alleviate pain.

nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through May 25. Games of 5-on-5 will be arranged for participants. Players must live in the North Syracuse School District. Identification may be asked for at the door. Cost is $30 for the entire season or $3 per night. Call 458-8050 for more information.

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North Syracuse Community Chorus is looking for singers. Enhance your vocal skills under the direction of an experienced music educator. Weekly practices are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights at the North Syracuse Community Center, 700 South Bay Rd. A nominal fee for music will be charged. For more information or to register, contact Josephine Federico at 457-5010 or the Parks Department at 458-8050.

Joyful Noise Concert Series Submitted by Linda Loomis

Four Sunday recitals are scheduled for the spring season of Joyful Noise: Concert Series for the community. The series kicked off Jan. 20 with an ensemble of faculty members from the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University. All events are a 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. “This series brings some of the area’s most accomplished musicians to Liverpool,� says James Welsch, artistic director. “We are pleased to offer a varied program for spring, and I hope to see

many new people joining our loyal supporters in the audience. � The next concert is scheduled for Feb. 20, where Dolce Flutes, a quartet of female flutists, will perform. This popular group has entertained at Civic Morning Musicals and other area venues. Members are Liverpool native Jeanne Pizzuto-Sauve, Dana DiGennaro, Kelly Covert and Martha Grener. Liverpool native David Mastrangelo, violin, and Juan Francisco LaManna, piano, will perform March 27. Mastrangelo, who grew up in Liverpool, is principal,

second violin, with the Naples, Florida, Philharmonic Orchestra. LaManna, who teaches music at SUNY Oswego, is principal conductor of the Miami City Ballet. A special Mother’s Day recital featuring Russell Miller and Todd Graber will be held May 8. Miller, piano, is a professor at Eastman School of Music at University of Rochester. Graber, a tenor, teaches at SUNY Oswego; this will be his second appearance for the concert series. Concerts are free, with a donation accepted to help provide honoraria for the performers.


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Liverpool chiropractor Dr. Laura Harrington will host a series of workshops Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Sargent Room of the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulips St., Liverpool. For more information, call Harrington’s office at 461-4510. The workshops are as follows: 3 Feb. 9 — Natural Solutions for Headaches and Migraines. Learn self-help, non-drug solutions that can immediately be used to eliminate headaches and

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Community News Isabella asphyxiated Baby found in trash bin suffocated, medical examiner says By Russ Tarby A newborn girl was found dead on the night of Jan. 6 in one of two Waste Management trash bins located at the Pearl Street Apartments parking lot in the village, but police now say that the baby was born at the adjacent Hiddenbrook Terrace apartments. The child’s mother, Nicole DeJaynes, 29, was arrested Friday Jan. 14, and charged with seconddegree murder. She had been treated at St. Joseph’s

Salina Tax Office extends hours The town of Salina Tax Office will extend its hours on Monday Jan. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular office hours are 9 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The due date to pay taxes without penalty is Jan. 31. For a receipt, please return your entire tax bill when making payment by mail or in person. For more information, contact Alicia McCollum, Receiver of Taxes at 4510840.

Hospital Health Center in Syracuse after admitting her involvement on Jan. 13 in a two-page statement to police. St. Joseph’s released her on the evening of Jan. 14, and at about 9 p.m., a social worker found DeJaynes at her mother’s home in Clay and alerted police. Prior to DeJayne’s arrest, the Liverpool Police Department named the baby Isabella Marie. In a written statement issued Jan. 19, Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick said the county’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Robert Stoppacher, had determined that suffocation was the cause of death. The case will now be reviewed by a grand jury. Forensic evidence that Stoppacher gathered at the newborn’s autopsy indi-

cated the baby was alive after birth, Fitzpatrick said. On Jan. 13, the day before her arrest, DeJaynes had admitted to investigators that she disposed of her daughter in a Pearl Street dumpster. “She indicated she acted alone,� Fitzpatrick said. LPD Sgt. Michael Manns said last Friday that others may have been involved. “We’re reviewing more information about other people and their potential involvement,� Manns said. “This investigation is by no means over.� DeJaynes’ criminal record indicates that she has been arrested in the past for minor offenses, Manns said, but no convictions were noted. First Chief AsPlease see Isabella, page 12

Snowmobile Ride in Clay The town of Clay will host the Third Annual Snowmobile Ride for Children with Special Needs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at Clay Town Hall, 4401 Route 31. The event is organized by Rob Bick, town assessor. It is free and open to ages six years of age and up. If you have a two-person snow mobile and would like to volunteer,

or to register your child for the event, call the Clay Recreation Office at 652-3800 x139.

Borrowing e-books from the library By Nancy Boisseau

Reference librarian at NOPL We’re getting a lot of questions about e-books and ereaders at the library. Our e-book collection—shared by all Onondaga County libraries—currently contains over 700 titles, a number that is sure to increase significantly in 2011 given the enormous popularity of these items. While getting e-books out of the library catalogue and onto an e-reader may require some patience the first time—librarieans are the first to admit that the software is not quite the seamless operation we want it to be—library e-books represent a great way to get more mileage out of your library card and your expensive e-reader. E-books, just like out dead-tree books, won’t cost you anything to check out. So long as you have a valid library card and you know your PIN, the whole process can be completed from home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. What do I need? 3 A compatible e-reader (visit for a current list). Kindles do not work

with library e-books, though there is a room that they soon will be. 3 A valid library card and PIN. 3 A computer with an internet connection. 3 Download Adobe digital editions ( 3 Download any necessary software for your e-reader. How do I get a library ebook? 3 Go to 3 Click on the digital downloads link. 3 Click on one of the ebook links (be careful you are not selecting an audiobook ). 3 Titles with a link that says “add to cart� are available for immediate use. Titles that say “add to digital reserve list� are currently out but a hold can be placed. 3 Find the title you want and click on “add to cart.� 3 Click on “proceed to checkout.� 3 Enter your library card and PIN numbers. 3 Click on “confirm checkout.� 3 Download the book.

3 Choose “open� and it should download into your Adobe Digital Editions. How do I get it onto my e-reader? 3 Connect your e-reader to you computer. 3 It should appear in the left hand side of Adobe Digital editions. 3 Click and drag the ebook, drop it into the e-reader that appeared on the left. How do I return it? 3 Titles are checked out for 2 weeks. 3 They automatically are deleted from your computer after 2 weeks. After the 2 week loan period it will be deleted from your e-reader the first time you plug it into your computer (no overdue fines!). 3 There are no renewals and you cannot return anything early. You can check it out again if no one is waiting for it.


Pathfinder Bank to open branch in Cicero Pathfinder Bank is opening its newest branch location on Jan. 31 at 6194 State Route 31 in Cicero. Robert Butkowski, of Syracuse, has been named the new location’s branch manager. “We’re pleased to welcome Robert to the Pathfinder Bank Team,� said Thomas W. Schneider, president and CEO on Pathfinder. “With 13 years of banking and management experience, I am confident that he will have a positive impact in shaping the growth of our new presence in Cicero and Onondaga County.� Pathfinder Bank is a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered

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Opinion Editorial

Revise mandates, then impose cap

Like every other taxing entity in the state, school districts need to do more with less. Area school districts have struggled to hold the line on spending while offering the same or comparable services to students within their district. Last year, districts took a blow losing millions in state aid, as well as a decrease in sales tax revenue from Onondaga County. This year, administrators are facing a proposed tax cap from the governor, limiting any tax levy (amount raised in property taxes) increase to no more than 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. While this would be good news to property owners – we wouldn’t have to worry about being taxed out of our homes – it could mean trouble for programs our school districts offer to students. Rising pensions and health insurance costs coupled with unfunded and underfunded state mandates, none of which leave any wiggle room in expenditures, leave student programming on the chopping block. While school districts have and should continue to do more with less, as everyone else in the state has, it’s unfair to significantly limit options, specifically ones that do not enhance the education of our youngest residents. Before approving this drastic measure, lawmakers need to seriously consider revising and possibly eliminating some outdated mandates passed from the state to local school districts and municipalities. What do you think about the proposed tax cap? Send your letters to the editor to

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Sheriff confirms Clark case still being probed When Liverpool Police Chief Bill Becker called a Jan. 14 press conference at the Village Hall to discuss the case of the dead baby dumped in a Liverpool trash bin, he was joined at the podium by District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick and Sheriff Kevin Walsh. In an impromptu statement, the DA called the victim “Isabella,” the name given her by Becker’s staff. “The Liverpool Police Department certainly treated this little victim with tremendous dignity and respect,” Fitzpatrick noted. Shotgun slaying not forgotten After the question-andanswer session concluded, I chatted briefly with each of Onondaga County’s top law enforcement officials. Village residents will be happy to hear that the sheriff ’s office is continuing its investigation into the shotgun slaying of Liverpool native Mark Clark. The 39-year-old collectible

toy dealer was found the morning of Monday April 21, 2008, in his upstairs bedroom in a rental property at 109 Cleveland St., in the village. “That case is still being actively investigated,” Sheriff Walsh told me on Jan. 14. “In fact, just this morning I had a conversation with [Chief Police Deputy] Ted Botsford about it.” Walsh said his detectives and deputies continue to work with the LPD on the unsolved homicide. Three months from now we’ll mark the third anniversary of that rare village violence. Anticipating Pieper trial I spoke to DA Fitzpatrick as he exited the Village Hall Jan. 14, and he assured me that his investigators were looking into suspicious postings on a MySpace page created by Clay murder victim Jenni-Lyn Watson. Fitzpatrick plans to personally take suspect Steve Pieper

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to trial for murdering the college co-ed last November. Those MySpace postings were initially reported in this column on Dec. 8. Joanie’s big joke A few of my most faithful readers recognized my free-wheeling writing style and correctly identified last week’s page 5 column “No one’s laughing at Joanie’s ‘big joke’” as my work, even though the “Livin’ in Liverpool” standing headline and my handsome headshot were missing. For those who mentioned it to me, thanks for noticing! For those who missed it, you might find it at Or drop me an e-mail and I’ll

Isreal Hagan solos here Feb. 3 Syracuse Area Music Hall of Famer Isreal Hagan will perform solo from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Café at 407 at Ophelia’s Place, 407 Tulip St. Admission is free. For info visit ophelia’splace. org, or call 451-5544. An accomplished songwriter and singer, Hagan uses his voice and guitar to present a no-frills solo rhythm & blues experience like none other in CNY. For the past quarter-century, Hagan has fronted Syracuse’s premier R&B group, Stroke, and in recent years he has been vocalizing with the venerable Mario DeSantis Orchestra. In his solo act, the four-time Sammy Award-winning singer combines the excitement of a live R&B show with the intimacy of a coffeehouse setting.

The answers lay in Common Core State Standards It has always baffled me that the federal government forced the states and school districts to administer individual state tests and to punish schools and school districts if students failed to reach a certain score on state tests after the passage of No Child Left Behind in 2002. The strange part of all this was that individual states prepared and administered their own state tests. What assurance do we have that the tests taken by students in Nebraska are as demanding or less demanding as the tests given to New York students? And yet, the federal government required individual states to grade the schools despite the lack of consistency across the nation. As expected, during all

this period of increased accountability, some educators and too many politicians resented the movement to create common core state standards. Finally after years of discussion and debate, most of the states have bought into the Common Core State Standards Initiatives, “a state-led, highly collective, voluntary effort …”. To its credit, the New York State Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics in January. The new state tests will be based on these standards, as well as new curriculum models in ELA and math. After too many years of indecision, we’re moving in the right direction—but not fast enough! As a recent article

in American Educator revealed, the countries that have moved forward and surpassed the U.S. in student achievement in recent years—Finland, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea—not only have common core standards, but also have a national common core curriculum, a key factor badly lacking in our country. What are some of the benefits of a common core curriculum as highlighted in American Educator? 3 Teachers need not guess what will be on assessments; if they teach the curriculum, their stu-

have two conclusions: Either Mrs. Taylor is wildly misinformed or outright lying. In the five years I served on the Town Board I can honestly state that never—not once—did we hold an illegal meeting. As a councilor and former Cicero police chief I would not have stood for it. Perhaps Mrs. Taylor is confused and is not as

familiar with the state’s Open Meetings Law as she claims. Occasionally, our Town Board held emergency meetings to deal with situations that could not wait for a regularly scheduled meeting. These sessions often dealt with urgent repairs, pressing legal matters and other crucial items that had to be addressed immediately to keep the

dents will be prepared. 3 Students who change schools are not lost, so time is not wasted in review and remediation; teachers may have different lesson plans and projects, but the core curriculum and skills to be mastered in each grade are the same. 3 Textbooks are slim, containing just the materials to be learned in a given year (not hundreds of incoherent pages trying to “align” to different states’ vague standards. 3 Teachers are able to collaborate on developing and defining lesson plans and other materials. Common core state standards are just a beginning—the next step will be for the states to adopt a common core curriculum.

From the mailbag Open Meetings Law remains true

To the editor: Sally Taylor’s football metaphor-filled letter to the editor in the Jan. 12 edition of the Star-Review and her assertion that the previous Cicero Town Board held regular illegal meetings left me astonished. As a former councilor who sat on that board I

town running. In every case, a notice was posted in the town hall and the local media was notified as required by the Open Meeting Law. We also painstakingly avoided even the appearance of illegal meetings. Although the Open Meetings Law allows for chance encounters, during Please see Letters, next page


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Tax cap

Small sacrifices, big savings in the county January is always a time for new ideas and a fresh approach. Since the New Year began, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many, many residents. “Disheartened” may be the best word to describe the tone of these conversations. While no one seems to have any specific answers, all agree that the unsustainable practices forced down upon us by New York State have got to change. To that end, I will be introducing three resolutions to the legislature in February. First: I was glad to hear Governor Cuomo’s intention to form a committee to examine Medicaid. Medicaid accounts for one half of our property tax load. New York offers


every possible benefit allowed by law. We can no longer afford to do this. My resolution calls for the statewide commission to include membership from upstate counties. We need a seat at the table if we are expected to pick up the bill. We need to be at the table to insist that the current scope of Medicaid services are unsustainable and if left unchanged, will bankrupt our communities. Second: Pensions. Government employees are entitled to some of the richest pension plans in the country. Unlike most private companies that offer 401K plans which individuals pay into, most government workers pay nothing towards their pensions. Within 3 years, 24%

of all property taxes will go toward this obligation. Again, it is unsustainable. My resolution asks that the law be changed so that all government employees will begin to contribute something to their own pensions. Third: Currently, county employees are eligible for full health benefits after retiring from the county after only 5 years of work. I am asking

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my tenure, we would avoid having more than two town councilors in the same town hall office for fear that someone would think we were meeting illegally. Mrs. Taylor states that our so-called “illegal” meetings often were held Saturday mornings at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Cicero. Again, she is wrong. Members of the Cicero Republican Committee regularly met at the restaurant and the Republican councilors at that time were also committee members. The Open Meetings Law allows sitting councilors to fully participate in and attend party caucuses and meetings.

Clearly Mrs. Taylor is aligned with the town Democrats. Surely she is not saying she should have been allowed to attend meetings of the Republican committee.  But if she is indeed saying that then do I and all Cicero Republicans have a right to attend meetings of the town’s Democratic Committee? Mrs. Taylor also criticizes former Cicero Supervisor Chet Dudzinski and his critiques of the current town board. Mrs. Taylor asserts that since Mr. Dudzinski is no longer supervisor he should “retire his jersey” and go away. Surely Mrs. Taylor knows that leaving public

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one who proposed it be on the chopping block in the first place. The letter also failed to mention that Supervisor Boyke’s budget is giving taxpayers the largest town tax increase since 2004. By my estimation it will throw an additional $400,000.00 or more of tax payer’s money into the town’s bank account. We will know that for sure at the end of 2011. I am very pleased Councilor Corl voted against the budget and throughout the process submitted cost saving measures and called for a zero percent tax increase for residents while preserving our quality of life and services we enjoy.

To the Editor: It was with great interest that I read a recent letter to the editor, where credit was given to Supervisor Boyke for ‘saving’ Williams Beach. I am very interested to know where they received their information. I was the only resident at most of the budget workshops. I watched the budget process start to finish. Supervisor Boyke’s original budget included cutting all funding for Williams Beach for next year. It was only added back in at the last minute even to the surprise of the Park Supervisor. Supervisor Boyke only added it back to have the appearance of ‘saving’ the beach. Supervisor Boyke was the

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that this be negotiated and changed during our next collective bargaining session to better reflect pension plans in the private sector. These three changes could cut the property taxes in Onondaga County in half. They are not new ideas, but they are sound fiscal alternatives. For individuals, the sacrifices would be small. On a cumulative level, the savings to the taxpayers would be huge.

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office does not prevent anyone from speaking their mind nor does it preclude them from running for office in the future. If she won’t take my word for it, Mrs. Taylor should ask current Democratic Councilor Jessica Zambrano. Ms. Zambrano once lost reelection but returned a few years later to win another term on the town board. It’s very obvious that

Mrs. Taylor and I disagree about the effectiveness and openness of the current Cicero Town Board. She is entitled to her opinion. But she is not entitled to make up facts and disseminate falsehoods, through letters to a newspaper, about the previous town board and its members.   William P. Rybak Former Cicero Councilor

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have multiple construction contracts. Other mandates include paying prevailing wages to outside contractors and pollution control compliance for buses, which adds $10,000 to the cost of every new bus. The mandate issue has not gone unrecognized at the state level. In fact, Gov. Cuomo recently formed a Mandate Relief Redesign Team charged with reviewing existing unfunded and underfunded mandates imposed by New York State. “The enormous burden of unfunded and underfunded mandates is breaking the backs of taxpayers, counties and municipalities across the state,” Gov. Cuomo said. New York State Senator David Valesky agrees mandate relief is needed. “[The tax cap] has to be accompanied by real mandate relief because many of our local governments and school districts simply cannot continue operating under the status quo,” he said during a Jan. 11 state of the area forum in Cazenovia. “The revenue is just simply not going to be there for the State of New York, and we have to do things differently at all levels of government.” While the cap will improve the quality of life for residents, the long-term effect may lead to inferior educational programs unless mandates and other state level issues are addressed and rectified.

“A two percent tax cap would mean a $8.2 million shortfall in the North Syracuse Central School District,” said Bleu. “And with the state government about $10 billion in the hole, we can expect drastic cuts to our state aid as well.” This deficit falls on top of a budget that already lost approximately $8 million in state funding during last year’s budget cycle. When asked what the district would be forced to cut if such a drastic decline in funding occurs, both Dr. Melvin and Bleu were unsure. “We already cut 102 positions across the board in the district last year, from maintenance and clerical positions to administration,” said Dr. Melvin. Meetings are already underway for the district’s budget committee, where department chairs, principals and others sit down and look at areas where reductions could be made to their budgets. Governor Cuomo will reveal his budget proposal on the Feb. 1 deadline. At that time, districts will learn the extent of the deficit they will face when drafting their own upcoming budgets. The North Syracuse budget public hearing is scheduled for May 3 and the school budget and member elections for the 2011-2012 year will take place May 17.





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Ally Zywicki By Caitlin Donnelly This week’s Liverpool High School Senior of the Week is Ally Zywicki. Zywicki is a member of the Varsity Club, National Honor Society, Key Club and is very active in sports. She plays on the varsity girls’ basketball and varsity girls’ soccer teams, as well as the AAU travel basketball team outside school. She has even been honored with the 2nd Team All CNY Basketball, 1st Team All League Basketball, honorable mention in soccer, and scholar athlete awards. Zywicki said the greatest influences in her life have been her parents, Bob and Patty, because they have “always been supportive.”

Ally Zywicki In the future, she aspires to be a biomedical engineer or an orthopedic surgeon, and her favorite class in school is biotechnology. When she’s not playing sports or studying, she enjoys drawing, listening to music and reading.



DDE sixth-graders build, break bridges Submitted by Meghan Piper

Donlin Drive Elementary’s fifth-grade teams recently participated in the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology’s Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em Bridge Building Contest. This contest, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, Connect a Million Minds, and Syracuse University’s L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, challenged students in grades four through twelve to use math and science skills to design and build a bridge with trusses. The bridges were then tested for their strength and durability. Six teams of students from Catherine Maw and Peter Crump’s DDE classes

North Syracuse BOE talks budget, land purchase By Caitlin Donnelly During the North Syracuse Board of Education meeting Jan. 24, the board reviewed the proposed purchase of land located near Cicero-North Syracuse High School, listened to a preliminary budget report and created a new ESL teaching position. The purchase of 4.9 acres of land at 6068 Route 31 in Cicero (near C-NS) has been discussed by the district since 2008, when residents voted to approve its purchase. Since then, the district has been waiting to actually buy the land unti they are ready to build a parking lot on it, since the district would receive no building aid until construction begins. Superintendent Dr. Jerome Melvin recently made the proposal

for December 2013 to “hold a special election to replace the C-NS High School turf field, repave the C-NS High School track, construct a parking lot on the Route 31 property, and minor renovations to C-NS High School, with no tax impact for property owners due to funds previously allocated to the turf project.” A presentation was given on the information for further consideration. The board also listened to a preliminary budget report, which discussed the impact of the two percent tax cap that Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing for his state budget. This would create a $8.2 million shortfall for the district if passed. The district will find out just how much losses they’re dealing with after Cuomo presents his state budget on Feb. 1. A new English as a Sec-

CHM to host Fifth Annual Memorial Blood Drive Chestnut Hill Middle will hold its Fifth Annual Dan Cresci Memorial Blood Drive on Saturday, February 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the school’s cafeteria. The blood drive will be held in honor of former CHM social studies teacher Dan Cresci, who passed away in December 2006 after a battle with leukemia. The CHM community is working with the American Red Cross to plan this blood drive, and participants must have an appointment to donate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour. For more information about the blood drive or to make an appointment, call CHM at 453-0245.

North Syracuse Fine Arts Hall of Fame The North Syracuse Fine Arts Hall of Fame is calling for nominations. Honorees have graced the stages or Broadway, have touched millions of lives through books and art and have mentored children right here in the schools helping to ensure that the proud arts tradition in North Syracuse continues. The Hall includes three categories of nominees: alumni, mentors and contributors. You may get forms by calling Dr. David Morton at 218-4113 or on line at Nominations are due Feb. 1. 

ond Language Teacher position was also created by the board, effective Jan. 25, to accommodate the six new ESL students that have recently entered the district. Four students speak only Arabic, one student speaks Vietnamese and one student speaks Spanish. Susanna Cook has been appointed to the position, and will be assigned to Allen Road Elementary and Roxboro Road Middle schools. The board also acknowledged the creation of a new C-NS girls’ track booster club independent of the school district, called the CNS Lady Northstars Track Team. The next regular board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the District Offices, 5355 West Taft Road in North Syracuse.

Bus troubles for North Syracuse schools The North Syracuse Central School District experienced bus troubles Jan. 24 as temperatures reached a high of only minus 13 degrees at Syracuse Hancock International Airport shortly before 8 a.m. Because half the fleet of about 40 buses are stored outdoors, the diesel in many of the buses turned into a waxy mixture that would not run through the fuel lines properly, explained Mike Janisch, director of transportation. Many buses were stalling out in the yard, or not starting at all. School was cancelled Monday, but resumed Tuesday morning.

discovered that building the bridges challenged their measuring skills and required a practical application of geometry skills as the trusses were designed and created. Students enthusiastically designed trusses that could support weight, and worked together in teams to problem-solve. DDE students demonstrated teamwork, perseverance, consensus decision making, and improved communication skills as they learned how to complete their projects successfully. “We are proud of the excellent effort team members put forth in building their bridges,” Maw said. Each student received a Bridge Building T-shirt and certificate of accomplishment from the MOST.

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Donlin Drive Elementary fifth-graders Katherine Ryan, left, and Lea Porcaro construct their bridge as they prepare for the MOST’s Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em Bridge Building Contest. The DDE teams and their families enjoyed breakfast on arrival, explored the museum, and ate lunch at the MOST with fellow competitors, all courtesy of the Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em

Competition. “After the excitement of testing their bridges, students were already discussing what they would do differently next year,” Maw said.

CHM students earn All-County honors

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Liverpool Central School District recently announced that three Chestnut Hill Middle students were selected to participate in the 2011 Junior High All-County Chorus and Orchestra. The students are (left to right) seventh-grader Brennan Carman (chorus), eighth-grader Gina Duffy (orchestra) and eighth-grader Charles Schauer (chorus). The students will perform during the 2011 Junior High All-County Festival held Jan. 28 and 29 at Marcellus High School.

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Fifteen Soule Road Middle students recently were honored with selections to the 2011Junior High All-County Band, Chorus and Orchestra. First row, from left: Eighth-graderTom Kraemer (orchestra), eighth-grader Peter Humphreys (band), seventh-grader Katerina Skafidas (chorus), eighth-grader JoelTouranjoe (chorus), seventh-grader EvanVogue (chorus), eighth-grader Katie Bradley (band) and eighth-grader Susie Lu (orchestra). Second row, from left, are eighth-grader Nick Bargelski (orchestra), eighth-grader David Pflanz (band), eighth-grader Tyler Marquart (band), eighth-grader Olivia Cole (band), eighth-grader Aishwarya Suresh (orchestra), eighthgrader Brendan Corp (band), eighth-grader Amanda Shaughnessy (orchestra) and eighth-grader Michaela Valentino (band).


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ed in learning again. Tricas wrapped up the presentation with a demonstration of how her Global History class was using the internet for an alternative assignment: the group has a question and answer “blog” with the author of a book they are reading—from Washington state. Three students from Tricas class also attended the board meeting and gave their testimonials on why they enjoy using technology in Tricas

classroom. They were Amaya Howard, Shyanna Mariano and Emma Palya. The board was impressed with the presentation given by the teachers. “This is the best meeting I’ve been to while on the board because of the teachers I just saw up here,” said Board of Education President Don Cook. He and others on the board praised the teachers’ enthusiasm and excitement in using the new technol-

ogy. Also during the meeting, the board announced that a special work session meeting for the board will be held to review the long range facility planning committee plans at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the District Offices. The meeting is open to the public. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the District Offices, 195 Blackberry Road in Liverpool.



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Before it even had a league match, the Liverpool boys bowling team had already enjoyed a successful week. The Warriors edged past Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and Auburn to win last Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tournament at Oswego’s Lighthouse Lanes. Liverpool had a pinfall of 3,082, just 24 ahead of the Red Devils (3,058) and 30 ahead of the Maroons (3,052). Central Square (3,007) and Oswego (3,006) were close, too. Another big match followed on Thursday, against Rome Free Academy, and the boys Warriors beat the Black Knights 2-1. Alex DiGenaro had a 644 series and 235 high game, while Travis

CNS wrestlers advance to Dual Meet semifinals By Phil Blackwell

Tucker posted a three-game total of 592. Liverpool lost 3-0 to RFA on the girls side despite Mary Townley’s 636 series. Cicero-North Syracuse was back on the lanes Wednesday night, earning 3-0 sweeps of Henninger on both sides. On the boys end, the Northstars saw Jake Sabine notch a 700 series that included a 253 high game. Meanwhile, the CNS girls featured Becca Olivadoti earning a three-game total of 577, with a 217 high game, as Briana Valentine added a 540 set. A day later, the boys Northstars fell to Utica Proctor 2-1, even though Erik Liepke stepped up and earned a 660 series.

Liverpool romps to AA indoor track sectional title By Phil Blackwell A season-long winning run by the Liverpool boys indoor track and field team reached its climax on Sunday when it pulled away and claimed the Section III Class AA championship at Hamilton College. Led by Zavon Watkins, who won three individual

races, the Warriors picked up 91 points, easily ahead of Baldwinsville and Utica Proctor, who shared second place with 61 points. CiceroNorth Syracuse claimed fourth place with 48 points. Liverpool got 24 of those points by sweeping the top Please see Indoor, page 12

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Within an eight-day span, the Cicero-North Syracuse wrestling team would participate in five events, culminating in key CNY Counties League showdowns early next week against Baldwinsville and Central Square. In the middle of all this, the Northstars played host to one of the season’s biggest events, as the top 16 teams in Central New York arrived at CNS Saturday for the annual Section III Dual Meet. And CNS, as a part of the field, made an impressive run to the semifinals before Fulton stopped them, all part of the Red Raiders’ eventual run to its 18th Dual Meet championship - but its first since 2007. In the first round, the Northstars faced no. 3 Holland Patent. Ignorning the Golden Knights’ high standing (no. 12 in the state Division II poll), CNS won the first eight matches on its way to a 39-32 victory. Each of the first three matches were close - but CNS pulled them out as Matt Dunham, at 135 pounds, edged Todd Stevens 4-3 as Bryan Hall (140 pounds) beat Ed Knamm 12-9 and Kiel Dyer (145 pounds) fought past Tyler Mytych 7-6. Then James Segars pinned his 152-pound opponent,


Taylor Short, in 1:48, followed by Jordan Ramos (160 pounds) beating Marc Grogan 7-2. Two more pins followed, as Andrew Osborne (171 pounds) finished off Barrett Joseph in 2:32 and Ariel Anoceto (189 pounds) got a fall over Ryan Crego in 1:55. Matt Mastro (215 pounds) closed out the run, pulling out a 1-0 decision over Josh Langley. For the rest of the meet, CNS had just one victory, Dan Ciciarelli (103 pounds) pinning Sam Olczyk in 1:24, but it was already focusing on the quarterfinal match against Central Square - where it would win again, taking out the Red Hawks 39-35. Down 8-0 early, the Northstars began its decisive run on Central Square with Dyer beating Spencer Norton 7-2. Then Segars got a secondperiod pin over Avery Sigle and Osborne pinned Garrett Claffey in 1:31, putting CNS ahead for good. Ramos continued the run with a 7-3 decision over Randy Martin, and Anoceto pinned Nick Baker in 1:16 before Mastro scraped out another close decision, 2-1 over Tyler Winn. At 285 pounds, Clayton D’Onofrio needed just 90 seconds to pin Robert Harper as Ciciarelli clinched the semifinal berth Please see Semifinals page 13


Liverpool girls see familiar results By Phil Blackwell The second time around, it proved easier for the Liverpool girls basketball team as it topped West Genesee 60-40 last Tuesday night in Camillus. The Warriors and Wildcats were quite familiar with each other, having played two days earlier in the consolation game of the Juggler Classic at SUNY-Utica Tech, where Liverpool survived 72-70 in overtime behind Ally Zywicki’s 34-point

effort. Nothing like that was required in the rematch, though. The Warriors played stingy defense in the first quarter and quickly built a 14-5 lead. By halftime, the margin had grown to 31-16, and Liverpool was not seriously threatened again. Zywicki had “only” 14 points this time, but Nicole Ciricillo hit a trio of 3-pointers and led the Warriors with Please see Results, page 13

CNS girls return home, stay dominant By Phil Blackwell To its immense relief, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team’s travel portion of its schedule is now over. Having bussed to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, losing games in both spots, and won a holiday tournament at the Disney World complex in Florida, the Northstars have given its All-American junior, Breanna Stewart, plenty of time in the spotlight. Now comes the routine part – namely, the pursuit of a third consecutive Section III Class AA title and, perhaps, a state championship as well. CNS had fun at Notting-

ham last Tuesday night in a 62-38 victory. And it really wasn’t that close, as the starters pushed the Northstars to a 59-18 lead through three quarters before resting late. Just by herself, Stewart was outscoring the Bulldogs and finished with 23 points in her limited court time. Kelsey Mattice had 11 points, with Brittany Paul adding seven points. Sarah Bowles and Cara Gannett got six points apiece. Only the weather could stop the Northstars, as snow forced a postponement of Friday’s game against Central Square and left CNS inactive until this Thursday’s trip to West Genesee.

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A Mega Millions second place winner from Cicero claimed his $250,000 prize Jan. 6 following the Tuesday Jan. 5 drawing. Robert Savage, 47, purchased his ticket at the Hess Mart on Route 31 in Cicero. Savage matched five of the six winning numbers, missing the $380,000,000 jackpot by just the Mega Ball number. The odds of winning a second place are 1 in 3,904,701. The overall odds of winning any Mega Millions prize on a $1 play are 1 in 39.89.

Liverpool resident $10,000 lottery winner The New York Lottery announced on Jan. 3 that John Stdenis, of Liverpool, won $10,000 on the Lottery’s Money Ball Bingo instant game. Stdenis’s winning ticket was purchased at the Solvay Convenience & Deli at 2909 Milton Ave in Solvay.

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sistant District Attorney Rick Trunfio said that DeJaynes, who also has a 5-year-old son, has had a history with Child Protective Services. Manns confirmed that the mother admitted to giving birth at Hiddenbrook Terrace apartments where she had apparently been visiting friends along with her 23-year-old boyfriend, Zach Prouty. Prouty’s father, Greg Prouty of Baldwinsville, said that his son had been dating DeJaynes for no more than seven months.

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three spots in the 300-meter dash. Watkins gained the top spot in 36.72 seconds, with LaQuan Kitchen second in 37.43 seconds and Kameron Arnold third in 37.48 seconds. Watkins would fight off West Genesee’s John DeLallo, 2:30.68 to 2:31.83, to prevail in the 1,000-meter run, and much the same thing happened in the 600-meter run as Watkins, in 1:28.12, beat Rome Free Academy’s Erik Winberg by 1.04 seconds. Joe Spernyak earned his own title in the 55-meter hurdles, claiming a top time of 8.02 seconds as Justin McGriff finished fifth (8.45

seconds), with Spernyak clearing 5 feet 10 inches for second place in the high jump. And in the 4x400 relay, Spernyak, Kitchen, Arnold and Keewan Rondinello raced to a victory in 3:38.75, more than two seconds ahead of B’ville. In the 4x200, Liverpool got another title as Arnold, Damien Brown, Ryan Ronk and Steve Fiorello held off FayettevilleManlius, 1:36.72 to 1:36.87. Kitchen added a fourth in the long jump, going 18 feet 11 1/2 inches. CNS saw Chris Buchanan win the mile, his time of 4:26.89 beating F-M’s Mark McGurrin by 2.44 seconds


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basket. Yet it was what Kiesel did in a matter of seconds late in the first half that turned the game around. The game was tight when Liverpool (8-4), down 21-20 in the second quarter, took off on a 15-2 run, led by Ciricillo and Tassone, both of whom scored in double figures in the first half - Ciricillo 11 points, Tassone 10 points. Shannon Seymour also had eight of her 10 points in the first half. Down 35-22, Proctor again turned to Kiesel. In the closing 15 seconds of the half, she hit on a lay-up, made a steal and converted another basket, and snagged a second steal and nearly scored again. Liverpool still led 35-26 at the break, but that sequence had given the Raiders all the momentum it required. Gradually, the Warriors’ lead narrowed over the course of the second half, as Kiesel and her teammates stayed aggressive. Proctor finally


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Obituaries Robert C. Hansen, 86

Vetran, Purple Heart recipient Robert C. Hansen, 86, passed away Thursday Jan. 6, 2011. after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Waltham, MA, he entered the U.S. Army in February 1943 and served under General Patton in the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment of the 2cd Armored Division until November 1945, serving first in North Africa, then participating in the Allied invasion of Sicily, then landing on Omaha Beach on D Day, fighting across Normandy, France and Belgium, and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, finally ending WWII in Berlin. He earned the Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantry, and Bronze Arrowhead medals and left the service as a Tech-SGT. He returned home and entered University of Massachusetts at Amherst, earning a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture in 1951. He began his post war career at the Boston City Planning Board, then moved on to Albany and finally Syracuse while working for the New York State Planning Office where he held various positions including District Director of Regional and Community Planning and Development CNY Region, Program Manager,

NYS Coastal Management Program, Co-Chairman USCanadian Great Lakes Water Levels Advisory Board, and member of the NYS Canal Board. He retired in 1990. He lived in the Bayberry community for 42 years, and moved to Tully in 2010. Bob’s greatest joy and source of pride was his family. His gentle manner and everpresent sense of humor will be forever missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing him. He is survived by Roberta, his dear wife of 56 years, son Eric (Donna) Hansen of Dryden, daughters Jody (Devin) Coppola of Tully and Sue (Bill) Kehrer of Otisco, Granddaughters Erika, Kelsey, Katie, Emily and Annaleia, Grandsons Justin, Casey and Bobby, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services: noon Tuesday Jan. 11 at the United Church of Christ in Bayberry. Burial followed in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday Jan. 10 at the Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Food Bank of Central New York, 6970 Schuyler Rd. East Syracuse, NY 13057.

David D. Mattison, 61 Retired from Nestle’s David D. Mattison, 61, of Liverpool, passed away at home unexpectedly on Monday Jan. 17, 2011. .David served in the Army. He retired from Nestle’s after 32 years and was currently working in the Rite Aid Warehouse. .David is predeceased by his parents and sister. He is survived by his two sons Michael (Kristen O’Brien) NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Prindle Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/6/10. Office location: Onondaga County. Principal business location: 225 Jewell Dr, Liverpool, NY 13088. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 225 Jewell Dr, Liverpool, NY 13088. Purpose: any lawful acts or activities for which LLCs may be organized. SR-3 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION FORMATION OF A NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PURSUANT TO NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW SECTION 206(c) 1) The name of the Limited Liability Company is 25122514 BREWERTON ROAD MATTYDALE, LLC 2) The date of filing of the articles of organization with the Department of State was November 16, 2010. 3) The

and Ben (Jessica) Mattison; two brothers; and several grandchildren. .Memorial Service: 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 20 at Traub Funeral Home, 684 N. Main Street, Central Square. Calling hours: 6-7 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Please visit for on-line guest book.

county in New York in which the office of the company is located is Onondaga County. 4) The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process may be served and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to: 155 W. Cheltenham Road, Syracuse, NY 13205 5) The business purpose of the company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the LLCL. SR-4 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Lighthouse Hotels, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/25/08. Office location: Onondaga County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 3948 State Route 31, Liverpool, NY 13090. Purpose: any lawful activity. SR-4


Paul W. Manzini, 69

Retired administrator for James Square Nursing Home Paul W. Manzini, 69, formerly of 6034 Marigold Lane in Cicero, died Monday Jan. 17, 2011, at Loretto Fahey. Paul was a native of the Bronx and was the son of the late George G. and Florence (Kuhn) Manzini. He was a 1967 graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island where he earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion as well as art. Paul retired in 1991 after 30 years as an administrator for James Square Nursing Home. He was a member of the NYS Association of Long Term Care Administrators, a mem-

ber of the North Syracuse Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Liverpool Pistol Club. Paul was a former member of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Ione Bottino and by their special friend, Michael Dracker of Syracuse. At Paul’s request, there will be no services and contributions in his memory may be made to a local animal shelter of your choice. For more information and to sign the guest book, please visit

Vera English, 86

Member of the Rebecca Circle, Tuesday Morning Quilters Vera English, and Helen Gulick. 86, of North SyraSurviving are cuse, passed away her brother, David at Crouse Hospital (Johnnie) Mattichak on Tuesday Jan. 18, of Port Republic, 2011. She was a naVirginia; two sistive of Lopez, Pa, ters, Lillian Bizup the daughter of the and Gladys (Joseph) late Nicholas and Stavisky of OranRosalie Opishinski geville, PennsylvaVera English Mattichak. nia; a sister-in-law, She was a member of the Dolores Mattichak of Lopez, 25 year club of Rollway Bear- Pennsylvania and several ing, from where she retired. A nieces and nephews. long time member of Luther Services: 10 a.m. Friday Memorial Lutheran Church, Jan. 21 at Luther Memorial she was a member of the Lutheran Church, North SyrRebecca Circle and of the acuse with burial following Tuesday Morning Quilters. in North Syracuse Cemetery. Happily married to Bur- Calling hours: 3 to 5 p.m. ton English for 45 years, she Thursday Jan. 20 at Fergerson was predeceased by him on Funeral Home, 215 South September 16, 1991. She was Main St., North Syracuse. a member of the Ladies AuxDonations may be made, iliary and he was a member in lieu of flowers, to Luther and past chief of the North Memorial Lutheran Church, Syracuse Volunteer Fire De- 435 South Main Street, North partment. Syracuse, NY 13212-2811 In addition to her hus- or to NAVAC, PO Box 215, band, she was predeceased North Syracuse, NY 13212by her brothers, Bill, Joseph, 0215 or to the North Syracuse George, Steve, and Leo Mat- Volunteer Fire Department, tichak and by her sisters, Eva 109 Chestnut St, North SyraHalkovich, Thressa Smith cuse, NY 13212-2249.

NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of MBA Management LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on October 19, 2010. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: PO Box 54, 5577 Oneida Dr # 3, Brewerton, NY 13029. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs may be formed under the New York LLC Law. SR-7 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Cinsyr Enterprises, LLC Articles of Organization filed NY Sec. of State (NYSS) on 11/24/2010 Office location: 8544 Snowshoe Trail, Cicero, NY 13039 in Onondaga County. NYSS is designated as LLC agent upon whom process may be served and a copy mailed to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave. (Suite 202) Brooklyn, NY 11228 SR-7

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF James H. Jang, DDS, PLLC James H. Jang, DDS, PLLC (“the Company”) was formed under the New York Limited Liability Law by filing the articles of organization with the Department of State as of December 20, 2010. The Company’s offices are in Onondaga County at 725 Oswego Street, Liverpool, New York 13088. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to the Company at its offices. The business purpose of the company is to engage in the practice of dentistry and any and all other business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York. Dated: Groton, New York December 30, 2010 Liam G.B. Murphy, Organizer SR-6 LEGAL NOTICE CASSIDY BASEBALL

CAMPS LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 10/13/10. NY Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 1006 4th Street, Liverpool, NY 13088. General Purposes. SR-4 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: KA-CO REALTY, LLC: Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 15, 2010. County location: Onondaga. Principal business location is 8795 Gaskin Road, Clay, NY 13041. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 8795 Gaskin Road, Clay, NY 13041. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs

Joan B. Squier, 77

Lived each day to the fullest Joan B. Squier, anne Hartung of 77, of Liverpool, Liverpool, Chandra passed away unex(Ian) Blackmer of pectedlyonWednesNorthfield, VT, sisday Jan. 19, 2011, at ter, Nancy Hess of Upstate University NJ, grandchildren, Hospital. She was Andrew, Lauren, born in Brooklyn, Hannah, Bridgette, New York. Joan Fae, Brianna and was known for her Joan B. Squier McKenna. love of life and truly Calling hours lived each day to its fullest. will be 4-7 p.m. Monday Jan. She was very active in the 24 at the Maurer Funeral Methodist Church and very Home Moyers Corners, involved in the numerous 3541 Rt. 31, Baldwinsville. daily activities at GreenGraveside services will point. Joan was predeceased be conducted in the spring by her husband of 54 years at Phoenix Rural Cemetery. Chauncey in 2008. Contributions in Joan’s Surviving are her chil- name may be made to Rodren, Curtis Squier of swell Park Cancer Institute, Mexico, Christian (Ragan) Elm and Carlton Streets, Squier of Pennellville, Zo- Buffalo, NY 14263.

Joyce B. Yates, 83

Avid reader, enjoyed time with family Joyce B. Yates, 83, of Syracuse, passed away Friday Jan. 14, 2011, at University Hospital. Born in Watertown on Tuesday June 21, 1927, she was the daughter of Harold Albert Broome and Frances Henrietta Standley Broome. She lived in Liverpool and Long Lake before moving back to Syracuse. Joyce was a graduate of Solvay High School and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. An avid reader, she also enjoyed spending time with her family. Her husband, Walter, died in 2009. Surviving are her son, Thomas Yates of Silver Spring, Md; daughter, Teresa (Thomas) Yates-Zum-

brook of Cicero; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends called from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday Jan. 17 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 18 at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Donovan officiating. Joyce was laid to rest in Long Lake Cemetery, Long Lake. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Central New York, 506 E Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13202 or to Long Lake Public Library, 1195 Main St., Long Lake, NY 12847. Please share condolences at

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may be formed under the New York LLC Law. SR-6 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of PROPERTY POWER L.L.C., a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/ 14/2010. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 114 Wells Ave. West, North Syracuse, NY 13212. SR-4 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 725 Oswego Street, LLC 725 Oswego Street, LLC (“the Company”) was formed under the New York Limited Liability Law by filing the articles of organization with the Department of State as of November 23, 2010. The Company’s offices are in Onondaga County at 725 Oswego Street, Liverpool, New York 13088. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process

may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to the Company at its offices. The business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York. Dated: Groton, New York Liam G.B. Murphy December 15, 2010 Organizer SR-4 NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice of Formation of Route 31, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/8/10. Office location: Onondaga County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 6745 Route 31, Cicero, NY 13039. Purpose: any lawful activity. SR-7 TOWN OF CICERO 2011 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS SCHEDULED MEETINGS LEGAL NOTICE:

Take notice that all Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are scheduled for the first Monday of each month with the exception of the following: Due to the 4th of July holiday on July 4, 2011, the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5, 2011, the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2011. All meetings are held at the Cicero Town Hall, 8236 Rt. 11, Cicero, NY at 7:00 PM. John Winters, Chairman Zoning Board of Appeals TOWN OF CICERO PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Town Board of the Town of Cicero will hold their Regular Town Board Meetings for the year 2011 on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month for regular town board meetings to begin at 7:00 p.m. Tracy Cosilmon Cicero Town Clerk


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Apartment Sell it local, sell it fast! To place an ad, call Chelsea Dorado 437-6173 or email

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Head of household must be 62 yrs. of age or older or disabled. Centerville Court is supervised by the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal and US Housing & Urban Develpment. Phone (315) 458-7867 • Fax (315) 458-0539

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Phone (315) 458-7867 • North Syracuse, NY 13212


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