Letters to the Editor


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LETTER: Benefit to support local woman with Lyme disease

To the editor: On July 12, 2015, Syracuse.com published an article about a young woman named Alicia Healy who grew up in B’ville and graduated from C.W. Baker High School in 2010. The article was titled “One woman’s Lyme disease fight: I went from straight A’s to having difficulty reading.”

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LETTER: Closed-door meeting gave every appearance of impropriety

To the editor: On July 13, I addressed the Lysander Town Board and inquired about a board meeting I witnessed being held behind closed doors earlier that day. The town attorney later provided me with an advisory opinion from the NYS Committee on Open Government, indicating the board can meet to seek legal advice and the Open Meetings Law does not apply. However, the opinion also stated: “Further, if at some point in a discussion the attorney stops giving legal advice, a public body may begin discussing or deliberating independent of the attorney. When that point is reached… the attorney-client privilege has ended and the body should return to an open meeting.”

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LETTER: Thanks to Outback Steakhouse of Clay for help with AIDS Walk/Run

To the editor: ACR Health wants to publicly thank Outback Steakhouse of Clay for generously hosting the $500 Club Party for people raising $500 or more at the 23rd annual AIDS Walk/Run, held June 7 at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

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LETTER: Marching Bees bring back memories

To the editor: My mom just sent me a clipping she’d held on to awhile, which was a letter from Dr. David Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools, and Casey Vanderstouw, marching band director, thanking alumni of the B’ville Marching Band for the years of support. That stirred quite a few emotions for me, and on behalf of many alumni, just wanted to share a ‘way back then’ moment.

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LETTER: Lysander Town Board up to no good in Diamond’s absence

To the editor: Wow! After four long years of staying up into the wee hours of the night, I can proudly say, “It is finished!” This summer I completed my last requirement in obtaining my bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY Oswego. I am very excited as I move into the next phase of my life. On July 9, one week after I completed my last summer course, I left early in the morning for a five-day vacation to California. This was my first time there, and I had a wonderful time hiking in the mountains and going to see the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. However, while I was away, everything was not cool and copasetic like I had hoped it would be.

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LETTER: Come to a Lysander town board meeting

The Lysander Town Board invites interested citizens to get in touch.

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LETTER: Social media is another tool for town councilor to do his job

To the editor: After reading an article in the Baldwinsville Messenger dated June 17 [“Questions raised about Lamson Road water costs,” page 3], I felt compelled to reach out to our wonderful community and ensure the residents that, as an elected town councilor for the town of Lysander, I always strive to represent the people in the best, fairest way possible with cooperation, openness and transparency.

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LETTER: Congratulations, Baker High graduates

To the editor: To the Baldwinsville Graduating Class of 2015: As a 2011 alumnus from C.W. Baker High, Baldwinsville, I would like to personally congratulate the graduating class of 2015. I sincerely hope you know how proud your community is of you! As a graduating senior from SUNY Oswego, and as a 22-year-old town councilor, I thought I might offer some advice as you transition into the next part of your life.

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LETTER: Know the costs of proposed water district before you decide

To the editor: To my neighbors within the proposed Lamson Water District: You have probably heard by now that there is a petition to develop a water district in the Lamson Road area. The full Map, Plan and Report can be found on the town of Lysander website at townoflysander.org.  

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LETTER: Thanks for support in this year’s Memorial Day parade

To the editor: On behalf of the Memorial Day Parade Committee we wish to thank the many volunteers and parade participants for their enthusiastic support for this year’s Memorial Day parade.

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LETTER: Support the Northwest Family YMCA

To the editor: When the Northwest Family YMCA opens its doors at 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 8, it will be a historical moment for Greater Baldwinsville. This new Y will strengthen our community for generations to come.

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LETTER: Lysander Union Cemetery in need of community assistance

To the editor: Lysander Union Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always and forever.

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LETTER: Thanks to St. Mary’s Academy

To the editor: Our two children attend St. Mary’s Academy in Baldwinsville. They have both been with the school since pre-K. It has been a very wonderful journey where they have flourished spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

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LETTER: Four reasons Shimer should resign

To the editor: Over the last week we saw the unfortunate flurry of local news media reports on the arrest of Lysander Town Councilor and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES teacher Melinda Shimer for driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and unsafe backing.

LETTER: Lysander First coalition members seek re-election

To the editor: Lysander Town Councilors Melinda Shimer and Andrew Reeves of Lysander First are seeking re-election to the Lysander Town Board.