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Baldwinsville Bees host winter basketball camp

The Baldwinsville Boys Basketball Booster Club is sponsoring its annual winter basketball camp from Tuesday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 19.

Voters okay $32.5 million capital project

Voters approved a $32.5 million capital project put forth by the Baldwinsville Central School District Tuesday, Feb. 9, by a vote of 883 to 312.

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What's on PAC-B? Feb. 13 to 19

Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access cable channel 98 for Time Warner and channel 30 for Verizon FIOS, is available 24 hours a day to provide video and information of local interest. For the convenience of the public, the schedule of the next ten programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. The Baldwinsville Bulletin Board will air from midnight to 9 a.m. daily. For anyone that missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available on the internet. To access the previous videos online, a link is available at pacbtv.org.

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Beat the midwinter blues with Lysander parks and rec

While river season is still a ways off, Recreation Program Director Tony Burkinshaw highlighted a few midwinter opportunities at Lysander Parks and Recreation:

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Bottles for the Bureau

Longtime volunteer’s bottle drive raises $755 for Christmas Bureau

John O’Neill has retired — twice — but he hasn’t stopped his mission of giving back to the community he once taught in. O’Neill, who taught physical education for 34 years at Van Buren Elementary School, has led a group of volunteers in collecting bottles and cans to raise money for the Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau since 2007.

Schools reach out to support SRE after teacher’s passing

By all accounts, Kristen Russell was an excellent teacher. Russell, a math teacher, was known for going above and beyond for her students and providing support wherever it was needed, academically and emotionally. Now, sadly, that pillar is gone.

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‘Tell your story’

School boards association urges residents to lobby for state aid

Local school districts have two demands for state legislators this budget season: get rid the gap elimination adjustment and fix the formula for foundation aid.

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EDITORIAL: February is National Spay and Neuter Month

There’s no excuse to keep your pets unaltered. Unfortunately, according to a survey conducted by PetSmart Charities, nearly half of those who acquired pets last year still haven’t spayed or neutered them.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

Obviously this is a photo of a band. Do you recognize any of the musicians? See if you can guess where the picture was taken and approximately what year.

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LETTER: A hearty thank-you to all

To the editor: On behalf of the B’ville Big Chill Planning Committee, we would like to thank everyone who supported the ninth annual B’ville Big Chill.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: More resources, prevention efforts needed to combat heroin epidemic

It is well known that opioid and heroin addiction has increased throughout the nation in the last decade. 

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Your opinion matters to me

Every year at this time, I mail my Constituent Survey to every registered voter in the 129th District, which includes the city of Syracuse and the towns of Geddes and Van Buren. In addition to the survey, I also schedule Community Information Nights throughout the district so that I can hear directly from you about issues facing our lives, neighborhoods and the general community. This year the Van Buren Community Information Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Van Buren Town Hall.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE County Legislature working to deal with Emerald Ash Borer crisis

A common topic at the Environmental Protection committee over the last several years has been the arrival in Central New York of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect originating from Asia. The bug, which is the size of a Tic Tac, gets its name from its shiny, deep green appearance and its devastating impact on ash trees.

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Erie Boulevard

Medical marijuana can now be obtained by registered patients at a newly opened dispensary in the Syracuse area. Medical marijuana company Etain's dispensary, located in a 3,000-square-foot building at 2104 Erie Boulevard, opened its doors for patients on Feb. 3.