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LETTERS: Cuomo fails to follow through with promise

To the editor: Andrew Cuomo let down New York’s school children by abandoning the education tax credit, even after he promised to pass it this session.

LETTERS: No new gas tax

To the editor: Recently, Dan Maffei released another one of his studies full of pre-election goodies, this time detailing 15 pages of new spending on local infrastructure.

LETTERS: B'ville Concert Series Partnership says thank you

To the editor: The Baldwinsville Concert Series Partnership would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who donated to help put on the upcoming Tuesday evening free summer concert series.

LETTERS: Baldwinsville Concert Series Partnership says thank you

To the editor: The Baldwinsville Concert Series Partnership would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who donated to help put on the upcoming Tuesday evening free summer concert series.

LETTERS: Keep the Ball Rolling (KBR) 2014 was a huge success

To the editor: Baker High School seniors and their guests attended Keep the Ball Rolling (KBR), the all-night alcohol/drug-free celebration which took place immediately following Baker High School’s senior ball on Saturday, May 31.

Letters: No evidence of illegal meeting

To the editor: At the June 9 Lysander Town Board meeting, Councilor [Melinda] Shimer asked for an update on my investigation of an illegal meeting that allegedly took place several weeks prior. I want to say that I did not observe Councilor Shimer after reviewing the security footage on the camera angles that were provided to me.

Library Focus: Summer storytimes begin June 30

School’s out for summer, but don’t panic! We have lots of things to keep the kids busy and more than a few things for the rest of us.

The Adventures of Frankie

Chapter 9: Batter up

“Dad, can you take me to the batting cage?” “Again? Frankie, that’s the third time this week.” “Yeah, I know, but next week we start softball in gym class. I gotta be ready!”

EDITORIAL: Time to build a new plan

This editorial appears in the June 25 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Chapter 8: The Adventures of Frankie

Bad hair day

Frankie’s dad ruffled his hair as he walked by the breakfast table, “Get’n a little long there kid.” A flat spot on one side from sleeping on a wet head, Frankie pushed aside the curls so he could see his Fruit Loops.

Chapter 6: The Adventures of Frankie

Checking account

Both hands gripping the wheelbarrow, sleep still thick in his head, Frankie twisted to wipe an eye on his sleeve. Never excited about getting up early on a Saturday morning, but for a new bicycle, right now he’d do just about anything.

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A Memorial Day observance

The following passage was given by Abbe Guillet, Baker high school French teacher, at this year’s Memorial Day observance on May 30 at Veterans Memorial Park, Riverview Cemetery.

Chapter 7: The Adventures of Frankie

School sucks

“FRANCIS, get down here!” After three times of asking nicely, Annette, Frankie’s mom, deferred to his father to get him downstairs for breakfast. “What’s wrong honey?” she asked as he plopped down next to his younger brother. “I hate school,” Frankie pouted.

LETTERS: B’ville Lions Club to hold ‘White Cane Day’

To the editor: The purpose of “White Cane Day” is to call attention to some of the international and local sight activities that Lions do to help improve sight and help to prevent and cure blindness. It is also to request small donations to help Lions continue these works.

LETTERS: B’ville Optimist Club thanks guidance counselors, Messenger

To the editor: On behalf of the Baldwinsville Optimist Club, I express our appreciation to the Baker High School guidance counselors: Mr. Hollenbeck, Mrs. Pascale, Mrs. Dixon, Ms. Ambrose, Mrs. Foote and Mr. Mancini; and to Ms. Scott, editor of the Baldwinsville Messenger, for the cooperation with which you all gave me for the past two years as we honored 16 exemplary seniors for their academic excellence, extracurricular activities and their in-school and out-of-school community volunteerism.