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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.

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What's on PAC-B? Feb. 6-12

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.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Governor falls short on ethics, gets it right with small business tax cuts, increase in school aid

Gov. Cuomo recently delivered his State of the State address, which, contrary to protocol, he combined with his 2016-17 budget address. The following are some of the highlights of his speech.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Important new IDA reform legislation signed into law

I am proud to announce that IDA Reform Legislation (S.5867 / A.7915) that I sponsored in the Assembly and that Senator Kathleen Marchione co-sponsored in the Senate has been signed into law by Gov. Cuomo.

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

The business seen here was “the new kid on the block” when this photo was taken. A branch of The Merchants National Bank & Trust Company of Syracuse, the Baldwinsville facility was housed in a renovated building formerly occupied by another major local business.

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Attention business owners: Take these surveys

SyracuseFirst and Assemblyman Will Barclay are promoting surveys for local business owners.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Latest ag. receipts show growth in industry; craft beer industry thriving

It was recently reported that agricultural receipts in New York came in at $6.36 billion in 2014 — a $1.7 billion increase over 2010 and a $667 million increase over 2013.

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Remembering 2015

A look back at the year that was: Baldwinsville’s biggest stories

It was a big year in Baldwinsville, one that included the loss of a number of important local figures, several political controversies and changes to the school curriculum that drew the ire of many residents. Read on for the top 10 stories in the greater Baldwinsville area in 2015.

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BCSD moves forward with bus garage vote

ESD approves sale of Radisson industrial site

On Dec. 17, the directors of Empire State Development (ESD) approved the sale of a 28.79 acre parcel of vacant land it owns in the Radisson Corporate Park in the town of Lysander to the Baldwinsville Central School District for the purchase price of $210,000.

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Great Northern Mall rewards shoppers who donate to local charities

Mall teams up with the Salvation Army, Toys for Tots and gives away thousands in retailer gift cards

Great Northern Mall is in the giving mood this holiday season. The mall has partnered with The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots to encourage shoppers to donate items to children in need. Great Northern Mall will also be giving away $250 daily in mall retailer gift cards and four $1,000 shopping sprees to guests this month. See details on each of the holiday giving promotions below.

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RMS helps businesses move into the future

At a time when consumer trends and behaviors are evolving at an overwhelming pace, Baldwinsville-based Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) has been there to guide businesses through the uncharted territory.

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Town, school officials split on bus garage proposal

While the Empire State Development Corporation has yet to decide whether it will sell an industrial site in Radisson to the Baldwinsville Central School District for its new transportation facility, town and school officials had plenty to say about it at a public hearing held Dec. 8 at Lysander Town Hall.

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Girl Scouts to hold first Cookie Convention

Event to be held Jan. 9 at Le Moyne

Local Girl Scouts will have a chance to flex their cookie-selling muscles next month at the inaugural Cookie Convention. More than 1,100 people have registered for the one-day event, which will be held Jan. 9 at Le Moyne College, said Kim Dunne, media manager for Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways, the regional Girl Scout council.

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From the Assembly: All the stars were aligned

I am pleased and proud to report that the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) was awarded one of the top three economic development packages worth $500 million over five years. The other two regions of upstate that also received the highest monetary awards were the Finger Lakes Region and the Southern Tier Region.

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Guest column: Melvin Farm incentive zoning application raises questions

As many local residents already know, a real estate developer, Marden Associates, has applied to the town of Lysander for approval of their plan to build 447 homes on 280 acres on property located on the “peninsula” along Hayes Road, close to the northwest end of that road. This is known as the “Melvin Farm Zoning Change Application.”