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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.

Bees roll to sectional AA wrestling title

Lewis, Pond, Sutphen, Bowen, Spicer each finish first

One of the Baldwinsville wrestling team’s primary motivating factor this winter was the memory of dropping last season’s Section III Class AA tournament on its home mats to Liverpool by the margin of a single point.

Girls Bees topple F-M in overtime

B'ville builds momentum before sectional playoffs

At least the Baldwinsville girls basketball team knows that, whatever else happens now and in the upcoming Section III Class AA playoffs, it will have put together another winning season and shown that it can improve enough to reverse earlier poor results.

B’ville boys puts scare into Corcoran

Bees unable to get past Cougars, F-M

With the conclusion of its season at hand, the Baldwinsville boys basketball team wanted to spring at least one surprise to give itself momentum for the future.

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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.

Boys Bees take third at league meet

Girls see Couchman, Straughter win field events

With first-place finishes on both sides, the Baldwinsville indoor track and field teams found some measure of success when they went to SRC Arena for Wednesday night’s CNY Counties League National division championships.

Hockey Bees rally, tie West Genesee

Third-period comeback erases two-goal deficit

When the Baldwinsville ice hockey team skated off at the conclusion of the second period of Tuesday night's showdown with West Genesee at Lysander Arena, it was starting at a second consecutive shutout defeat to the rival it dethroned as Section III Division I champions one year earlier.

Turnabout is fair play

Director, actor to switch roles in upcoming performances

The Central New York theater community is close knit and small, a group of talented artists who are so close they refer to each other as family. So, it’s not surprising, given the especially small pool of male actors and qualified directors, that they sometimes direct each other. Such is the case for two upcoming productions at CNY Playhouse.

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BCSD to hold capital project vote Feb. 9

Residents in the Baldwinsville Central School District will head to the polls on Feb. 9 to decide whether or not to approve a $32.4 million capital project.

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Movie madness

PAC-B to show local filmmaker’s movies

Maybe you’ve caught the odd Lysander Town Board meeting on PAC-B TV (Channel 98 or FIOS 30). While it was surely entertaining, wouldn’t you like to tune in for a thrilling horror movie or an engrossing sci-fi flick, especially one by a local filmmaker?

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Boards in brief: Lysander

Lysander residents who discover a stray dog after business hours need not fret: Supervisor Joe Saraceni announced at the Jan. 25 town board meeting that dog control officers Dan Boccardo and Rich Billings will be on call around the clock.

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

This gentleman from Lysander ran an important service that increased the security and social life of the residents who subscribed to his company. Who is he and what was his important job?

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LETTER: Vote no on BCSD referendum

To the editor: I will be voting no on the Baldwinsville School District Capital Project, not because I don’t think any of the projects are valid, but because I have some issues with the projects and the “bundling” of projects into one referendum. 

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: ‘Get On Your Feet’ helps with college debt

The problem is well-documented and alarming: College students who graduated in 2015 were the most indebted in U.S. history, and student borrowing for higher education continues to rise.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: February is American Heart Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable.

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