Smith Center hosts celebration of Sen. Michael Nozzolio on Wednesday

Politicians are known for “tooting their own horns,” but Mike Nozzolio didn’t have to do that during a tribute to him Thursday night at the Smith Center for the Arts. A brass band called the Hitmen did it for him, as did a number of speakers who paid homage to the retiring state senator, who at the end of 2017, will end a 34-year career in public service.

Speakers ranged from those he’s worked alongside in the Senate to representatives of government, law enforcement, education, business and the arts. The night was emceed by famed Syracuse broadcaster Doug Logan, known for years as the “Voice of the Orange.”

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