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

Obviously this is a photo of a band. Do you recognize any of the musicians? See if you can guess where the picture was taken and approximately what year.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: More resources, prevention efforts needed to combat heroin epidemic

It is well known that opioid and heroin addiction has increased throughout the nation in the last decade. 

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Your opinion matters to me

Every year at this time, I mail my Constituent Survey to every registered voter in the 129th District, which includes the city of Syracuse and the towns of Geddes and Van Buren. In addition to the survey, I also schedule Community Information Nights throughout the district so that I can hear directly from you about issues facing our lives, neighborhoods and the general community. This year the Van Buren Community Information Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Van Buren Town Hall.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE County Legislature working to deal with Emerald Ash Borer crisis

A common topic at the Environmental Protection committee over the last several years has been the arrival in Central New York of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect originating from Asia. The bug, which is the size of a Tic Tac, gets its name from its shiny, deep green appearance and its devastating impact on ash trees.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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).  

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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.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Working to increase opportunities for all New Yorkers

The quest for a stronger New York starts with identifying what families need to succeed, then delivering. To me, that means increasing opportunities and fairness so that everyone can get ahead and no one is left behind.

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