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B’ville goes back to school

What’s new in the BCSD for the 2015-2016 school year?

School begins on Wednesday, Sept. 9 for students in the Baldwinsville Central School District. It will be a full day for grades K through 12, with several changes in store for the district in the 2015-16 academic year.

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‘Our fire is spreading’

Neighbors band together to form ‘Community Alliance for Residential Excellence’

It’s been a busy summer for community activists in Baldwinsville. The greater B’ville area has dealt with a proposed fire station, changes to the middle school curriculum, election season heating up and a possible new bus garage. A group of residents has banded together to address these issues, calling themselves “Community Alliance for Residential Excellence,” or CARE.

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

The industry in this photo was a very important part of our community and, in fact, the world for over 100 years. The view today is much different than the one in the photo. What was the industry and what was the location of the buildings?

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Library focus: Enjoy the last days of summer

It’s been another hectic summer, but you know it isn’t really over yet. There’s still time to enjoy the Fair before the buses roll and even school won’t interfere with all those great autumn festivals on the horizon. Still, if you’re looking for something to do, a new interest to discover or just need to keep up with your Facebook friends the library is here and waiting to serve you.

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EDITORIAL: Easing into the back-to-school routine

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Start moving in September

September is an exciting month at Canton Woods. It is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate LIFE at your Senior Center.

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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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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 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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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Important resources available to help students pay for college

As the new school year rapidly approaches, incoming seniors will be faced with making some tough decisions that will have a big impact on their lives. Deciding where to go to college can be very stressful, so it’s important that seniors start planning early. Many students going through this difficult process must also consider the cost of college. That’s why it’s critical that students and their families learn about the resources available to help pay for college so they can make the decision that best suits them.

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Parents opposed to eighth-grade math, science changes

Dissent rumbled among the roughly 70 parents who gathered in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School on July 29 for a question-and-answer session about the Baldwinsville Central School District’s proposed changes to the middle-level math and science curriculum announced last month.

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From the Superintendent: Moving forward with middle level changes

Dear Baldwinsville families, We are writing to you with some exciting news about our middle school and junior high school academic programs. While parents with children in grades seven, eight and nine have already been notified, we wish to inform all of our families about these new opportunities.

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GUEST COLUMN: It’s a busy summer at the Baldwinsville Public Library

Whether it’s summer crafts for kids or trivia night, there is something for everyone this summer at the Baldwinsville Public Library. We’ve been having fun with summer reading program events , showing movies and planning for our huge end-of-summer event …ComiConVersation2015 (this time with T-shirts!), which will be held Sunday, Aug. 23.

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EDITORIAL: Protect your pets and your family from rabies

As you’re spending more time outside this summer, make sure you keep yourself and your pets safe from rabies. There is no treatment for this virus, which is transmitted by the bite of a rabid mammal, but luckily, rabies is preventable.

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Sign up for summer reading at BPL

Summer is speeding by, but there’s still time to sign up for summer reading.