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Canton Woods Senior Center: Learn about adaptive gardening

There is always something exciting happening at Canton Woods. In addition to all of the center's regularly scheduled activities, be sure to mark your calendar for these interesting opportunities.

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Highway crews battle rising costs of winter repairs

For drivers and highway departments alike, potholes are the pits. After a particularly brutal winter, including a February that never inched above freezing, local highway crews are gearing up to repair road damage caused by winter weather.

Running blind

The Baldwinsville and Phoenix Lions Clubs have teamed up to host the Blind Ambition Run, a four-mile foot race that teams a blind runner with a sighted guide. Lions Clubs focus on aiding the visually impaired, as well as those with hearing and speech disabilities. The run is set to take place Saturday, May 31, at Onondaga Lake Park.

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Women’s Garden Club spruces up Canal Park

The Women’s Garden Club of Baldwinsville held its annual Arbor Day cleanup of Canal Park on Marble Street April 18. East Syracuse tree and shrub care company Bartlett Tree Experts offered its pruning services for the 10th year.

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PAC-B: Every day 9 a.m. to midnight Baldwinsville Bulletin Board

Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access channel at cable channel 98, has a digital sister channel and Verizon channel. The locally produced programs seen on PAC-B for the past decade can also be seen on Time Warner Digital Channel 1498 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30. In addition, digital equipment at PAC-B’s facilities at 8 Mechanic St. is providing improved signal quality to Channel 98 viewers. For those without Internet access, “Upcoming schedule” will display the next 10 programs to be aired on PAC-B TV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. Visit pacbtv.org online.

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Go fish

Fishing licenses available at Lysander Town Clerk

Fishing is season upon us and you can purchase your license at the Lysander Town Clerk’s Office.

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Lysander highway super, board clash over stop signs

How many engineers does it take to install a stop sign? If you ask Lysander Highway Superintendent Gene Dinsmore, he might say just one engineer — but not the one employed by the town of Lysander.

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Baldwinsville Police announces recent arrests

Arrests from Feb. 21 to March 6.

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B’ville vocal teacher honored

Carol Jacobe, a former music teacher at Baker High School and a resident of Baldwinsville, will be honored as Jazz Educator of the Year in ceremonies to be held at 4 p.m. May 3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Syracuse.

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Library budget vote takes place April 23

Residents of the Baldwinsville Central School District will be asked to approve a $1,411,900 property tax levy for the Baldwinsville Public Library for the 2015-2016 fiscal year Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Village to hold Earth Day cleanup

The village of Baldwinsville is planning to hold a community Earth Day cleanup in partnership with OCRRA Saturday, April 25, and is looking for interested groups or individuals to participate.  

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LETTER: Four reasons Shimer should resign

To the editor: Over the last week we saw the unfortunate flurry of local news media reports on the arrest of Lysander Town Councilor and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES teacher Melinda Shimer for driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and unsafe backing.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Task force seeks to improve kids’ mental health services

I am proud to partner with U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to strengthen pediatric mental health care services. In making the announcement last week of this federal and state partnership, Rep. Katko and I seek to increase awareness and provide greater access to care by creating a six-month task force to address gaps in pediatric mental health care in Central New York.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: State budget increases aid but treats teachers unfairly

In my mind, there are three issues that define this budget: the governor’s so-called education reform, ethics and capital spending. The education section of the budget is discussed below.