Quantcast

Opinion

Subscribe

Tease photo

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

This gentleman from Lysander ran an important service that increased the security and social life of the residents who subscribed to his company. Who is he and what was his important job?

Tease photo

LETTER: Vote no on BCSD referendum

To the editor: I will be voting no on the Baldwinsville School District Capital Project, not because I don’t think any of the projects are valid, but because I have some issues with the projects and the “bundling” of projects into one referendum. 

Tease photo

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: ‘Get On Your Feet’ helps with college debt

The problem is well-documented and alarming: College students who graduated in 2015 were the most indebted in U.S. history, and student borrowing for higher education continues to rise.

Tease photo

LIBRARY FOCUS: Seniors, visit BPL during the snowy season

Well, it took its time getting here, but it seems like winter has finally arrived. Now we all have a choice — do we fly south? Stay home and hibernate? Or make the most of the snowy season? It’s often a particularly thorny question for the seniors among us looking for reasons to get up and out of the house, and once again the library has at least some of the answers.

Tease photo

EDITORIAL: Wear red for heart health this Friday

Friday, Feb. 5, is National Wear Red Day, an initiative supported by the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

Theater review: Sinister ‘Sweeney Todd’ is gruesome yet mesmerizing

With music by heralded composer Stephen Sondheim and book by the late mystery-writer Hugh Wheeler, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” uses mesmerizing music to tell a monstrous story of revenge-killings and cannibalism. It’s a gruesome musical — a grusical.

Tease photo

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

We think we’ve been having a lot of snow in the last couple of weeks. If you’re an old-timer you will remember the blizzard that we will remember at the end of the month. What was the year? Do you have any memories from it? What’s the location of the photo?

Tease photo

LETTER: Editorial includes good advice on snowmobile safety

To the editor: The January 20, 2016 edition of the Baldwinsville Messenger ran the editorial “Snowmobilers: Beware of early season conditions.” The editorial covered safety remarks made by the NYS Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) on the seasonal late start and snow cover for snowmobiling on the maintained clubs trails system. All good points of safety information, especially to “reach out to your local club for information on the trails” whose online website includes the club’s telephone (and often a snow phone) listing for trail conditions.

Tease photo

LETTER: Political agendas have no place in the legislature

In 2016, I will continue to do my best to keep the nonsense from the business of county taxpayers. If I can ever help, please don’t hesitate to call and thank you again for the privilege of being your legislator. 

Tease photo

LIBRARY FOCUS: Love your library in February

February is on the horizon with lots of new reasons to love your library. Start your kids and grandkids out right next month by joining us for the third annual Take Your Child to the Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

FROM THE STATE SENATE: The New York state budget process

Now that Gov. Cuomo has unveiled his executive budget, the official 2016-17 state budget process is underway. 

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

CANTON WOODS: Neighborhood advisors help older adults access services they need

The Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services funds two Neighborhood Advisors at Canton Woods. They are available to help you with information and referral to many resources for older adults (age 60 or older).  

Tease photo

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.

Previous