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Locked out

Lysander highway super claims he was excluded from contract negotiations

While the Lysander Town Board approved a new contract Aug. 24 for the Teamsters Local 317, Highway Superintendent Gene Dinsmore is claiming he was “shut out” from contract negotiations for his employees.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Cody, the canine cutie

Call the CNYSPCA at 454-4479 to find out more about adopting Cody the canine cutie!

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Bringing home the bronze

CNY Elite Lacrosse Club snags third place in Scotland invitational

The CNY Elite Lacrosse Club earned third place in the U18 International Festival of Lacrosse at Edinburgh, Scotland, last month. But the 24 girls from the Cicero-North Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Liverpool and Jordan-Elbridge school districts have brought back more than just a bronze medal — they’ve returned with new friends and new memories, too.

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Parents speak out against curriculum changes at school board meeting

Despite their microphones being cut off after their allotted three minutes to speak, several parents voiced their displeasure with the Baldwinsville Central School District’s implementation of accelerated math and science classes for middle-schoolers at the Aug. 17 school board meeting.

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Pinpointing the problem

Village DPW to implement new utilities mapping system

The village of Baldwinsville’s Department of Public Works’ intern Robert Piper has been busy this summer. During his eight-week stint at the village, Piper led the charge in creating a map of the village’s water system on a geographic information system (GIS), which will help DPW workers pinpoint the source of water problems at the tap of a tablet.

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

During the first quarter of the 19th century, asters put Baldwinsville on the map. What do you know about this lucrative business?

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Celebrate Women’s Equality Day: Advance equal rights

Nearly a century ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women in the United States the right to vote. In the years since, we have made a great deal of progress on women’s rights, but there is still much more to do. Women’s Equality Day — August 26 — is an opportunity to not only celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification and the strides we have made, but also recommit ourselves to the fight for full equality for women.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Raising wage for one industry sets dangerous precedent

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the governor’s decision to convene a wage board for the purposes of considering increasing the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Celebrate life at Canton Woods

Canton Woods is looking forward to September, which is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate Life at your senior center. Come by Canton Woods and see everything that goes on at an active senior center serving vital and engaged older adults. Canton Woods certainly celebrates life!

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Library focus: Still some summer programs left at BPL

Summer isn’t really over yet, but the buses will be running soon, and the majority of us will return to our regular schedules when the Fair closes down. Nevertheless, we still have a few last summer goodies before the curtain comes down on our summer program season, so come down and enjoy.

A walk for justice

Inaugural event raises funds for low-cost legal services

Too often, people who can’t afford a lawyer don’t get their needs met in the legal system. Fortunately, there are resources out there that can help. In Syracuse, people below a certain income threshold who need an attorney for any reason, be it for a civil or a criminal matter, can turn to either the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society or the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.

Baldwinsville announces fall sports schedule

Football Bees meet Victor at Carrier Dome in Sept. 3 opener

Baldwinsville’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Popcorn and Snickers — perfect pets, not snacks

If you have it in your heart to give this sweet pair a “furever” home, come and visit Snickers and Popcorn today!

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BCSD investigating possible bus garage

Residents concerned about loss of green space

The Baldwinsville Central School District is investigating the possibility of building a new bus garage to replace its existing 70-year-old structure.

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‘The petition is dead’

Lamson Road Water District petition fails

The latest attempt to bring public water to the Lamson Road area of the town of Lysander has failed. A petition carried by residents did not reach the 50 percent of the proposed district’s total assessed value required for the town board to consider a resolution to create the district.

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On the campaign trail: Little activity in Van Buren campaign donations

The Endorsed Van Buren Republicans committee and the Van Buren Republican Women’s Club have released their periodic campaign finance reports for July 2015.

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State: Saraceni must refund $3,000 to developer

Lysander supervisor hopeful Joe Saraceni must refund a large portion of a donation to his campaign, the state board of elections ruled last week.

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The power of play

From 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, Baldwinsville Nursery School will hold a celebration to commemorate their 40th anniversary and the completion of their playground renovation project.

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EDITORIAL: Town must do better in bringing water to its residents

The latest effort to bring a water district to Lamson Road has failed. It’s a huge blow to the residents who can’t get decent water and just one in a series of unsuccessful efforts to connect the area to public water.

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

Question: The main thoroughfare going east and west through our area is Route 31. Hundreds of cars pass this sign daily. Why was it considered important enough to be used as a street name? Where was Drakes Landing located and how did it contribute to the settlement of our area?

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