You’d think, with some 16 percent of students statewide making a conscious choice not to take the exams, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Education Department might start to rethink their policies.
Residents of the Baldwinsville Central School District will be asked to approve a $1,411,900 property tax levy for the Baldwinsville Public Library for the 2015-2016 fiscal year Thursday, April 23, 2015.
In my mind, there are three issues that define this budget: the governor’s so-called education reform, ethics and capital spending. The education section of the budget is discussed below.
Things are blooming here at the library. The daffodils are sprouting and will soon show their sunny faces. Our walls are full of colorful works from B’ville’s youngest artists and we have actual plants you can claim when you enter our Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt. The details of the hunt are available on our home page at bville.lib.ny.us or come on down, ask us in person and claim your seedling.
Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access channel at cable channel 98, has a digital sister channel and Verizon channel. The locally produced programs seen on PAC-B for the past decade can also be seen on Time Warner Digital Channel 1498 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30. In addition, digital equipment at PAC-B’s facilities at 8 Mechanic St. is providing improved signal quality to Channel 98 viewers. For those without Internet access, “Upcoming schedule” will display the next 10 programs to be aired on PAC-B TV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. Visit pacbtv.org online.
Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a high school art competition to acknowledge and promote artistic talent. The winning piece of artwork from each congressional district across our country is displayed for one full year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
The Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. The applicant must be planning to continue their education on a full-time basis, at an accredited post-secondary college, university, or vocational school in the United States to be eligible.
To the editor: This spring, construction will be completed on the Toomey Residential Children’s Community Residence on Doyle Road. Despite a bit of a work slowdown due to a particularly harsh CNY winter, things are back on schedule, and a June opening is in sight.
March is for mud and making new friends, new commitments and new opportunities and today we are glad to announce a new opportunity for all our users.
Welcome to mud season, when the ice curtains fall from the roof and the snow recedes enough to reveal the things lost and abandoned in the winter season. It’s time to open the curtains, dust the far recesses of our rooms and get ready for the challenges and delights of the next season. In the meantime, don’t forget the library is here to help you plan your projects and calm the fevered nerves of impatient gardeners and sportsmen.
This circa-1909 photo shows the new north side location of George Peck’s coal and wood dealership. Although it is faint, the far left side of the photo gives a clue as to the location. The business would continue for another half a century under the ownership of several well known local entrepreneurs. Can you identify the location? Perhaps you know some of the successors.
With still no word from the governor on how much state aid they’ll be receiving, administrators in the Baldwinsville Central School District are still working on the 2015-16 budget.
Contact Editor Sarah Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 434-8889 ext. 310 with your guess by noon Sunday. If you are the first person to correctly identify an element in the photo, your name and guess will appear in next week’s Messenger, along with another History Mystery feature.
The Baldwinsville Public Library will hold its annual budget vote and trustee election from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the library at 33 E. Genesee St.
The Reynolds Elementary School Youth Players have been hard at work rehearsing for their eighth musical production, “We Are Monsters.” The play runs March 26 through 28.