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B’ville wrestlers defeat Fulton, 40-29

Bees to host Section III Class AA meet this Saturday

Baldwinsville’s wrestling team will serve as the hosts when the nine Section III Class AA teams gather next Saturday for their annual championship meet, the Bees looking to defend its title from the likes of Liverpool, who enter as the favorites after its run to the sectional Dual Meet semifinals.

Girls indoor track Bees warm up for sectionals

Ludden finishes second in 3,000 at Constantino meet

Just one more event remained before Baldwinsville’s indoor track and field teams ventured to SRC Arena for next Wednesday’s Section III Class AA championships. During Thursday’s George Constantino Memorial Invitational, the girls Bees could only manage 14 points, tying Corcoran for 11th place, well off the 102-point pace that Fayetteville-Manlius established winning its second straight meet.

Buffalo veggie VIP teaches cooking class at Willow HWC

Genga Ponnampalam, founder of the Buffalo-based vegan and gluten-free food company and café Go Veggies Inc., is sharing his culinary expertise in a cooking class Feb. 7 at the Willow Health and Wellness Center in Baldwinsville. Ponnampalam aims to show people that eating healthy can be easy and delicious.

LETTERS: Toomey home doesn’t belong on Doyle Road

To the editor: “Lysander Citizens United” began in the year 2014 as resident opposition to the establishment of a treatment facility for severely emotionally disturbed young boys on Doyle Road. We are still in existence and are active.

Forum to examine link between child care and local economy

Affordable child care is the subject of a forum scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It takes place at the United Way of Central New York, 518 James St., Syracuse.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Upgraded transmission lines needed to improve energy infrastructure

A 2012 report created by the Energy Highway Task Force, a task force led by key representatives from the fields of energy, environmental conservation and economic development, cited the critical need for improving transmission lines across the state. 

LIBRARY FOCUS: Come into BPL and escape the cold

First comes the Big Chill, a near guarantee of unseasonable weather, and then winter break for the students in our audience. In other words, there are lots of reasons to come to the library and stock up, study up or simply escape without investing in long distance travel. In fact we even have the resources to help you plan your trip if you have the resources to take it.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: A new year brings new laws

With each new year, we look forward to changes and improvements in our communities. Many of these will come with new laws that went into effect in our state on Jan. 1, 2015. I’d like to highlight some of the laws that I feel will benefit our local families by growing our economy and keeping our community healthy and safe.

Educational advocacy groups to host forums on school funding

Our schools are losing money every year — and New York state is taking it from them.

Lysander handles routine business

The Lysander Town Board passed a variety of resolutions at its Jan. 26 meeting. Notably, the board approved the creation of the Pompo Woods drainage and sewer districts as well as the retirement and reinstatement of two employees and took care of some business regarding the Lysander Radisson Community Arena.

Wrestling Bees compete at sectional Dual Meet

Camden ousts B'ville, 47-16, in opening round

Baldwinsville’s wrestling team, due to its sustained excellence through the years and decades, have proven a regular visitor to the Section III Dual Meet. So it was again on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse, where the Bees again joined the top 16 teams in the area battling it out for local bragging rights.

B’ville boys basketball beats Auburn

Bees end victory drought after loss to Ludden

It was about time that the Baldwinsville boys basketball team see its months of hard work lead to a satisfying victory against a quality opponent. That moment arrived on Friday night, when the Bees hosted Auburn and, in a game that was tense from start to finish, held on for a 55-53 victory over the Maroons.

Hockey Bees earn much-needed wins

B'ville ends skid by stopping IHC, Liverpool

Consecutive January weekends where the Baldwinsville ice hockey team went a combined 0-3-1 against West Genesee, Fairport, Syracuse and Rochester McQuaid, and consequently fell from no. 3 to no. 10 in the state Division I rankings, had taken a toll.

B’ville girls basketball sweeps Auburn

Bees improve to 13-1; Miller has 19 points, 17 boards, seven blocks

Though it dare not look ahead, the Baldwinsville girls basketball team’s marvelous regular season continues to build toward a climactic Feb. 6 showdown with Cicero-North Syracuse.

Indoor track Bees battle at Kirschenheiter meets

B'ville girls win 4x400; Donhauser second in boys 55 hurdles

With the Section III championships looming on Feb. 4, the Baldwinsville indoor track and field teams still had some regular-season work left to do. Each of the Bees’ sides took part in this week's Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational, getting to fifth place on the boys side and sixth on the girls side on consecutive nights.

Van Buren to help pave the way for solar power

With a somewhat laissez-faire approach, the town of Van Buren has opted to help make information about solar power options available to interested residents. The town board voted Jan. 20 to authorize Supervisor Claude Sykes to send a letter expressing interest about the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Community Solar NY program, a solar energy initiative led by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNYRPDB) and the national Solar Roadmap Initiative.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: New year brings new priorities for New York state

With a new year comes new commitments and renewed hope. Last week, the assembly welcomed new representatives. The swearing-in ceremony reminds all who attend to renew our commitment to public service.

Nancy harmonizes with Hammond B-3

Thirty years ago, Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Famer Nancy Kelly honed her vocals accompanied by a variety of Hammond organists at Jewel’s, a salt-and-mostly-pepper nightclub on Philadelphia’s Broad Street. When she returned to CNY, she worked more often with pianists. One of them was Dino Losito.

Ralph Lalama, Nancy Kelly headline January Jazzfest

The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation is warming away the midwinter blues with some jazz. January Jazzfest is filling four levels of Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville with a sampler of jazz artists Sunday, Jan. 25, including vocalist Nancy Kelly, saxophonist Ralph Lalama and trombonist Melissa Gardiner.

Library focus: Make your way to the Baldwinsville Public Library

Even if you plan to hibernate the entire winter the library can still be a part of your plans. If you have a library card, PIN and access to the Internet you can visit us online for informative databases (magazine and newspaper articles searchable by author, title and subject), online courses (check out learning express and rocket languages to acquire new skills) and ebooks galore (including audio versions).

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