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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Oreo is one sweet cookie

Oreo is black and white and very sweet — just like his name!

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From the Superintendent: Moving forward with middle level changes

Dear Baldwinsville families, We are writing to you with some exciting news about our middle school and junior high school academic programs. While parents with children in grades seven, eight and nine have already been notified, we wish to inform all of our families about these new opportunities.

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New location and time for office hours

Messenger reporter Ashley M. Casey will now hold office hours from 1 to 3 p.m. each Thursday at the Baldwinsville Public Library.

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B’ville woman competes in national anthem contest

Denise Craig could sing at the State Fair

Denise Craig put her music education degree on hold to raise her family. But this summer, the 40-year-old mother of four is taking a chance on the Great New York State Fair’s Star Spangled Challenge.

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B’ville letter carrier joins Two Million Mile Club

Soft-spoken and easygoing, Baldwinsville Post Office letter carrier Mike Krupka has rolled his way into the National Safety Council’s Two Million Miles Club, an honor few letter carriers achieve. “I understand it’s very rare,” said Krupka, who will celebrate 48 years at his post in September.

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Chugging along

B’ville businesses unharmed by weather woes

Despite the third-wettest June on record in Central New York and closures of the New York State Canal System earlier this summer, business is still booming along the Seneca River.

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Stretching your grocery dollars

Food Bank of CNY’s Food $en$e program offers grocery packages for $15.50

Linda Davis and her husband don’t get out much. “If Phoenix and Baldwinsville fell off the map, I’d be gone,” Davis said. “I really don’t leave the area.” The couple is also on a fixed income. That’s why, for the last 20 years, they’ve taken advantage of the Food Bank of Central New York’s Food $en$e program, a monthly food distribution program for individuals and families who want help stretching their monthly food budget, like the Davises. Once a month, people who want to participate sign up at the host site near their home, pre-paying $15.50 in cash or food stamps for the food package. Later in the month, when the food package is ready to be picked up, the customers return to the same site for their delivery.

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GUEST COLUMN: It’s a busy summer at the Baldwinsville Public Library

Whether it’s summer crafts for kids or trivia night, there is something for everyone this summer at the Baldwinsville Public Library. We’ve been having fun with summer reading program events , showing movies and planning for our huge end-of-summer event …ComiConVersation2015 (this time with T-shirts!), which will be held Sunday, Aug. 23.

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LETTER: Closed-door meeting gave every appearance of impropriety

To the editor: On July 13, I addressed the Lysander Town Board and inquired about a board meeting I witnessed being held behind closed doors earlier that day. The town attorney later provided me with an advisory opinion from the NYS Committee on Open Government, indicating the board can meet to seek legal advice and the Open Meetings Law does not apply. However, the opinion also stated: “Further, if at some point in a discussion the attorney stops giving legal advice, a public body may begin discussing or deliberating independent of the attorney. When that point is reached… the attorney-client privilege has ended and the body should return to an open meeting.”

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LETTER: Thanks to Outback Steakhouse of Clay for help with AIDS Walk/Run

To the editor: ACR Health wants to publicly thank Outback Steakhouse of Clay for generously hosting the $500 Club Party for people raising $500 or more at the 23rd annual AIDS Walk/Run, held June 7 at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Thanks to local organizations for supporting center

If you live or work in Baldwinsville, you know Baldwinsville is a very generous community. The center always welcomes and appreciates the community’s generosity. I wish to thank the Rotary, who recently hosted a picnic at Canton Woods for well over 100 seniors. The center also thanks youth from the Community Wesleyan Church for volunteering their time to weed the center’s garden areas.

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Library focus: There’s still some summer left ­— spend it at BPL

Summer is halfway gone, folks. It’s time to get serious about that summer reading list, finish those projects and plan that vacation if you’ve been procrastinating. But there’s still plenty of time to hang out, have fun and improve your education and job prospects right here at the library.

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EDITORIAL: Look out for Lyme

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.

Lysander town clerk, councilor question closed door meeting

The Lysander town clerk raised concerns about the propriety of a closed-door meeting of the town board last week. Town Clerk Lisa Dell raised questions about a meeting she said took place prior to the July 13 regular town board meeting. During the public comment period, Dell said the town board met behind closed doors without calling an executive session or announcing it to the public.