As a member of the County Legislature’s Ways & Means Committee, I received a detailed presentation from New York State’s Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) on new legislation pertaining to the Basic STAR exemption.
How often does anyone want to wake up to their alarm at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning? I’m thinking not many, but when you have a fun morning planned it’s a bit easier to forego hitting the snooze button – at least a second time.
There is a new water level plan proposed for Lake Ontario that will threaten shoreline property, recreational activity, and damage public infrastructure.
Thoughts from a week covering the PGA Championship
Golf tournaments are simple, right? Tee off on Thursday, continue Friday, position yourself on Saturday and see who wins Sunday, isn’t that the general idea? Well, yes, and no. True, the structure doesn’t change much, but at every event, especially the big ones, there’s a full week of activity, and the recently completed PGA Championship that Jason Dufner won at Oak Hill in suburban Rochester was no exception.
“Pretty in Pink,” “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo’s Fire,” all graced the big screen throughout the 1980s — and I was there, front row center. Brat Pack members Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Anthony Michael Hall were just three of the rising stars in conceivably every John Hughes movie ever made back then. In our eyes, they were our Sally Field’s, Robert Redford’s and Frankie Avalon’s of our generation.
Week-long coverage of PGA Championship can be found here
It’s been quite a major season. From Adam Scott shedding his Lytham demons in the rain at Augusta, to Justin Rose fulfilling his teenage promise 15 years later at Merion, to Phil Mickelson delivering a final-round masterpiece at Muirfield to snatch the one title he thought he’d never win, the show has always delivered.
In a search for answers regarding people’s feelings toward social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, I posted a question on the Messenger’s Facebook page last week: How does social media such as FB and Twitter play a personal role in your life? Is it positive/negative? What do you see as pros and cons of these social networking sites?
Local athletes making it big at college, pro level
Section III’s athletes are going after state championships this week, from boys lacrosse in Pittsford to baseball in Binghamton to girls lacrosse at Cortland to softball at Queensbury to track and field at Middletown to girls golf at Delhi. They do so amid a year where, everywhere you look, from the college to professional ranks, local athletes are seizing their moments in the spotlight and shining brightly.
Back from where, you ask? Ah yes, that’s right, you wouldn’t remember me unless you recognized my byline from articles published in the Messenger a couple years back as Tami S. Zimmerman.
There have been quite a few newsworthy items coming out of Albany in recent weeks. I want to share a few of them with you in this column pertaining to health services funding, insurance fraud and tourism.
Like this on again, off again weather, I am not ready for summer. Unfortunately, it’s coming anyway whether we’re ready or not. Stop in, online or in person, and we’ll help you get ready or maybe we’ll help you procrastinate more creatively. Either way, the library is here to help you.
It is the season when residents like to enjoy outdoor, recreational fires. Consider the following guidelines from the Village of Baldwinsville Code Enforcement office should you decide to engage in this activity:
Baldwinsville Mayor Joseph Saraceni met with Messenger Editor Erin Wisneski on Tuesday, May 14, at Canton Woods Senior Center to chat about what’s new in the village. Canton Woods seniors kept the conversation going with questions and concerns regarding village happenings.
n June 2010, our Syracuse Home Auxiliary celebrated a very special occasion - Eleanor Schurman's upcoming July 1 100th birthday as well as acknowledging her passion for volunteering and her support of our Auxiliary at Syracuse Home.
The Assembly passed an early voting bill last week. I voted against this measure. At a time when localities are stretched to the max, this would create another unfunded mandate and change our current system when it doesn’t need to be changed.