Author Archives: ManliusDems

Protests over police brutality bring discussion on systemic racism to the forefront in CNY

Systemic racism isn’t limited to personal interactions. It’s embedded in areas like housing, education and business. Syracuse and central New York is the ninth most segregated community in the country, according to recent statistics. CNY Fair Housing director Sally Santangelo said it goes back to the days of redlining, when loans were only available for […]

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Black Lives Matter protest in Manlius

Hundreds of people gathered — wearing face masks and carrying signs — at the Swan Pond to hear FM Students for BLM and their supporters speak about the need for racial justice and police reform. The crowd also marched through the village of Manlius and held a moment of silence for George Floyd, a 46-year-old […]

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Councilor Contemplations – March 2020

The first case of Coronavirus was confirmed in New York March 1st. At an amazingly fast pace COVID-19 became a public health crisis with daily news briefings at the County, State and Federal level. The Town of Manlius authorized an Intermunicipal Agreement with the Villages of Manlius, Minoa and Fayetteville to share personnel in case critical personnel become ill at a Special Meeting March 16th.

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Councilor Contemplations – February 2020

Power to the People!

The big story this month was the outpouring of resident engagement regarding a proposed apartment complex near the Megnin Farms subdivision. Heather and Katelyn met with a neighborhood group early in February. The Town received dozens of letters and more than 100 people attended the Public Hearing on the 24th. The developer withdrew the application the next day.

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