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Boards in brief: Lysander

Lysander residents who discover a stray dog after business hours need not fret: Supervisor Joe Saraceni announced at the Jan. 25 town board meeting that dog control officers Dan Boccardo and Rich Billings will be on call around the clock.

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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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LETTER: Political agendas have no place in the legislature

In 2016, I will continue to do my best to keep the nonsense from the business of county taxpayers. If I can ever help, please don’t hesitate to call and thank you again for the privilege of being your legislator. 

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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.

Same place, new face

New Lysander board overhauls meeting practices

The Lysander Town Board is “switching things up” when it comes to public participation, the town clerk’s office and other aspects of the town’s government, Supervisor Joe Saraceni announced at the board’s organizational meeting Jan. 11.

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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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Van Buren adds solar panels to town code

In its first meeting of the new year, the Van Buren Town Board approved a local law that provides language in the town code for installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

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What's on PAC-B? Jan. 16 to Jan. 22

Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access cable channel 98 for Time Warner and channel 30 for Verizon FIOS, is available 24 hours a day to provide video and information of local interest. For the convenience of the public, the schedule of the next ten programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily.

Lysander wraps up 2015 business

Departing members of the Lysander Town Board said their goodbyes and wrapped up the year’s business at the board’s final meeting of the year on Dec. 28.

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Lysander’s ‘PB&J’ share New Year’s resolutions

The town of Lysander is ringing in the new year with a new supervisor and two new town board members. Supervisor Joe Saraceni and Councilors Peter Moore and Bob Ellis shared their New Year’s resolutions for the town for 2016, as did returning Councilor Bob Geraci and Baldwinsville Mayor Dick Clarke:

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Latest ag. receipts show growth in industry; craft beer industry thriving

It was recently reported that agricultural receipts in New York came in at $6.36 billion in 2014 — a $1.7 billion increase over 2010 and a $667 million increase over 2013.

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Remembering 2015

A look back at the year that was: Baldwinsville’s biggest stories

It was a big year in Baldwinsville, one that included the loss of a number of important local figures, several political controversies and changes to the school curriculum that drew the ire of many residents. Read on for the top 10 stories in the greater Baldwinsville area in 2015.

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Van Buren merges planning, zoning boards

In order to streamline the development process and save the town money, Van Buren has voted to combine its planning board and zoning board of appeals.