Letters to the Editor


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.

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.

LETTER: Thanks for buying Girl Scout cookies

To the editor: Thank you for saying Yes to Girl Scouts! Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to Girl Scouts who asked you to buy cookies and support their Cookie Program goals. Your simple business transaction with a Girl Scout is helping her to build a lifetime of real world skills including money management, decision making, goal setting, business ethics and communications.

LETTERS: Facts about ‘Ash for Trash’ proposal

To the editor: Will Onondaga County import trash to burn? Three things to watch: 1. OCRRA’s contract with Covanta is “hurtling toward its May 2015 expiration date.” This contract, signed in 2003, gives the plant away for a dollar and allows waste to be brought in from anywhere. Who signed this and was it legal? Who was informed about this agreement? Covanta must have been aware of a ban on importation and agreed to it. OCRRA had 12 years to develop a plan that followed the wishes of the public and their lawmakers. Now they’re “hurtling” and are trying to sign a deal with Cortland County to make money after they “sold the store” in 2003?

LETTERS: Be thankful for a job well done

To the editor: What a long winter it has been. The past four months have kept many of us isolated in our homes due to cold weather [with] mounds of snow piling up, especially for us Baldwinsvillians. We know how the weather can change the farther we head west on 690 and deeper into the Lysander area. Snow plows and crooked mailboxes have become the norm for many of us who live on the outskirts as the snow banks pile up, reminding us of what winters were like as children.

LETTERS: Why refusal to apologize?

To the editor: A few months ago I was made aware of an entry on “The B’ville Blotter” site on Facebook. The entry was a multi-page copy of a letter dated Aug. 11, 2012 written by Town Councilor Andrew Reeves to the New York State Attorney General.

LETTERS: Clarke right man for mayor

To the editor: In March we vote for a new mayor of Baldwinsville. I am looking forward to Dick Clarke being elected as the next mayor of the village. Dick and his family have been lifelong residents of Baldwinsville and Dick has always been interested in the well-being of the village and its residents.

LETTERS: Support Jordan for mayor

To the editor: As one of the youngest town councilors in Onondaga County, and the youngest councilor ever to be elected in the town of Lysander, I take a special interest when I see young people deciding to take an active role in local government. I would like to take a moment of your time to talk to you about a particular young man that is interested in running for mayor of Baldwinsville, and his name is Stephen Jordan.

LETTERS: Sub shop reassures patrons

To the editor: Dear Oswego Sub Shop Patrons, Community Members, and Friends: In November 2013, the Oswego Sub Shop was contacted by the United States Secret Service and identified as a possible common point of purchase of a credit card breach (hack). They informed us that our computers may have been compromised resulting in the unauthorized use of customers credit card information.