Two mayoral candidates will vie for outgoing mayor Joe Saraceni’s seat on Election Day next month. Village Trustee Richard Clarke and political newcomer Stephen Jordan will seek residents’ votes to serve the four-year term.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s report on Smoking and Health. That report, issued in 1964, was the first federal government report linking smoking to ill health, including lung cancer and heart disease.
Barclay bill would penalize dealers, users of synthetics to prevent further addiction, deaths
Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) was joined by fellow lawmakers from the state senate and assembly and Upstate Poison Control officials at a March 4 press conference to ban synthetic drugs. Joining these officials at the press conference was Teresa Woolson and her family, who are advocating for stronger laws regarding synthetic drug use. In 2012, Woolson’s son, Victor, died from injuries related to synthetic drug use.
Nominations for March elections have been filed with village clerk
Two mayoral candidates will vie for outgoing mayor Joe Saraceni's seat on Election Day next month. Village Trustee Richard Clarke and political newcomer Stephen Jordan will seek residents' votes to serve the four-year term.
The New York State Department of Transportation recently approved the speed limit reduction on Daboll Road from 55 to 40 miles per hour, said Supervisor Claude Sykes at the Feb. 4 Van Buren Town Board meeting. The board had submitted such a request to the NYSDOT and Onondaga County DOT last year.
The Baldwinsville Village Board recently received a community development grant from Onondaga County for improvements along Mercer Park waterway between River Street and the park.
A small gathering of people braved some icy roads to converse with Mayor Joe Saraceni at Canton Woods Senior Center earlier this month. One in particular, Kathy Raymond, is new to the area and now resides in Radisson. Welcome, Kathy! The others included Baldwinsville native Frank O’Donnell, John Luczak and Anthony Gianbrone.
The Lysander Town Board last week approved to sell its ice rink for $600,000 to the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena, a non-profit organization. The unanimous vote came with no discussion between board members and just a couple questions raised by residents who attended the meeting.
COLUMN: Budget proposal: Good on cutting manufacturing taxes, bad with public financing of campaigns
As he is constitutionally required to do, the Governor proposed his 2014-15 budget last week. It was a status quo budget proposal that did not contain any revolutionary ideas or reforms but it does keep spending in check and does contain some positive proposals. It should be noted that this budget proposal is a starting point for negotiations with the state legislature. The governor and legislature have until April 1st to agree on a final budget.
School districts in Central New York and beyond are in trouble, and it’s time we do something about it. That’s the message behind a pair of forums to be held Feb. 4 and 5 in Auburn and North Syracuse by the Central New York School Boards Association (CNY SBA) in conjunction with the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, Cayuga-Onondaga, Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga and Oswego County BOCES. The forums, which will take place at Auburn West Middle School and North Syracuse Junior High School, respectively, will focus on the major factors causing those financial issues and how school administrators, teachers and community members can make a difference.
Committee urges residents, businesses to fill out survey located on town website
Imagine a small train depot with lite rail running through the heart of Baldwinsville, connecting commuters to nearby towns and landmarks. Envision taking a stroll during the summer months to a quaint, fine dining district just minutes away from your home.
We all make them. Well, most of us anyway. But do we keep them? According to one website, Statisticbrain.com, more do than we think. It lists that 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, 17 percent not so much and 38 percent never. But a whopping number of those who do — 89 percent — are successful in achieving their goal. That’s pretty impressive.
Should town of Lysander reimburse officials for cellphone usage?
When the Lysander Town Board convened Jan. 2 for its first meeting of the year, Town Clerk Lisa Dell swore in two new councilors — Roman Diamond and Bob Geraci. Before the meeting ended, Diamond and Geraci had joined together to oppose a resolution that would have reimbursed five town officials who routinely use their personal cell phones for town business.
Former Lysander councilor questions supervisor’s eligibility for receiving opt-out insurance bonus
Former Lysander town councilor Russ Johnson is questioning the eligibility of Supervisor John Salisbury’s receipt of an insurance “opt out” bonus of more than $5,000. His concerns were raised at his last board meeting in December as an active town councilor.
The lack of available help from senior care agencies is just one of the reasons New York state was ranked 48th in a 2011 national report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation out of 50 states with regard to support for its family caregivers. Caregivers also face extensive waiting lists for adult day care programs and rehab facilities, a lack of support for in the work environment, limited or no access to transportation and inadequate informational resources regarding care options for their loved ones. And with the Baby Boomer generation moving into their golden years, the problem is only going to get worse.