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Top cop retires

Walsh leaves office after 20 years as sheriff

Kevin Walsh always wanted to be a police officer. “I always wanted to be a cop, from the time I was very young,” the retiring Onondaga County Sheriff said. “Sarto Major, who was the sheriff from the late 1950s to the early ‘60s, went to the same church I went to in Skaneateles. My father and he were friends. I used to see him from time to time going out on some sort of an emergency, and that kind of engendered a desire to be involved.” But that doesn’t mean he always wanted the sheriff’s position. “It probably wasn’t until my later years [that I wanted that position],” he said. “The opportunities were there and the timing was right.”

Local vets visit Pearl Harbor

Two of Central New York’s last remaining Pearl Harbor survivors visited Hawaii on the 73rd anniversary of the infamous attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the United States’ naval base. While it was 91-year-old Syracuse resident Ed Stone’s 10th visit to Pearl Harbor, it was the first time 94-year-old Larry Parry of Baldwinsville had returned to Hawaii since World War II.

Local photographers celebrate the region in new book

Book helps support charity

Ash for trash

Community has opportunity to comment

Zonta seeks scholarship applicants

Zonta seeks to support educational opportunities