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Baldwinsville voters approve budget

Voters in the Baldwinsville Central School District overwhelmingly approved the 2015-16 budget May 19, with 873 voting in favor and 247 against.

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Golf tournament to raise money for scholarship in memory of beloved teacher

Jennifer Miles had a lot of memorable qualities, but the one that stands out the most to her fellow teachers at McNamara Elementary is her smile. “It was contagious,” recalled fifth-grade teacher Luke Smith. “I’ll always remember it.”

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Program Log Baldwinsville PAC-B (Channel 98, FiOS 30) - May 23 to 29

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. For the convenience of the public, the schedule of the next ten programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 AM, noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. For anyone that missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available on the Internet. To access the previous videos online, a link is available at pacbtv.org.

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Freezing or steaming, BPL is here

Sometimes we freeze and sometimes we steam, but May reminds us all just why we live in Central New York. The trees are green, the flowers are glorious and if we’re lucky we might make it to June before we have to crank the air conditioners. Enjoy yourselves but don’t forget the library is still here to provide shelter from a sudden shower, free Wi-Fi and the chance to make your life better than it’s ever been.

Meet the BCSD school board candidates

There are three candidates for three open seats on the Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education. Voters can go to the polls from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Baker High School in the auditorium.

Lysander turns $255K profit on ice arena

After sinking more than $2 million into ice arena, the town of Lysander is finally turning a profit on the property — now that it’s been sold. Lysander Town Supervisor John Salisbury announced the final numbers on the town’s sale of the Lysander Radisson Community Arena at Monday’s town board meeting. The town’s $550,000 sale to Home Ice 1 resulted in a profit of $255,002.45, which will be added to Lysander’s general fund balance.

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Program Log Baldwinsville PAC-B (Channel 98, FiOS 30) - May 16 to 22

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. For the convenience of the public, the schedule of the next 10 programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 AM, noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. For anyone that missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available on the internet. To access the previous videos online, a link is available at pacbtv.org.

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LETTER: Thanks to St. Mary’s Academy

To the editor: Our two children attend St. Mary’s Academy in Baldwinsville. They have both been with the school since pre-K. It has been a very wonderful journey where they have flourished spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Come taste the quiet at BPL

It’s May! We’re finally enjoying shirt sleeve weather. The yard, the lake and the ballgame are beckoning, but there are still lots of great reasons to visit us here at the library including book clubs, craft groups, the teen photography exhibit and the deep peace only found mornings between storytime seasons. Come and taste the quiet while you can.

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

Take a good look at this photo. Obviously, it is a group of students concentrating on their studies. Observing their size, it looks like they may be in elementary school. The question is where and why were they attending this school?

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Filling the talent gap

Stirpe, CenterState CEO announce manufacturing jobs initiative

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) is making good on one of his campaign promises: the manufacturing pre-apprentice program for which he garnered state funding is set to launch later this year.

‘Cause for the ‘Cuse’ golf tournament to benefit Syracuse schools

Terakeet is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for the Syracuse City School District Saturday, June 6, at Foxfire Golf Course in Baldwinsville.

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Library focus: Many reasons to visit BPL this spring, from tech to Tai Chi

Sports programs are in full flower, projects are coming due and the garden is calling, but there are still a lot of great reasons to visit us down here at the library, even if you did stock up at last month’s book sale.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Push back the teacher evaluation deadline

The passage of the 2015-16 state budget was the fifth consecutive on-time budget holding spending growth to less than 2 percent. This budget also puts families first by restoring much-needed funding for our schools, securing a $1.6 billion increase in education aid over last year for a total of $23 billion. The budget plan also funds numerous economic development projects to create more jobs.

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Van Buren clerk honored by state association

Van Buren Town Clerk Lynn Precourt is keeping up with her studies. Precourt recently was recognized by the New York State Town Clerks Association for renewing her status as a registered municipal clerk.

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