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Meet the candidates: Lysander Town Board

There are four candidates for two open seats on the Lysander Town Board and one candidate for town supervisor. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. To find out your polling place, visit ongov.net/elections.

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From the mailbag: Common sense lacking in Lysander

To the editor: In regards to the commemoration of the signing of the United States Constitution, one of the great documents ever written, on Sept. 17, 1787, I offer these thoughts.

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From the mailbag: NWFD thanks the voters

To the editor: The North West Fire District (NWFD) Board of Commissioners would like to thank the residents of the district for coming out to vote on Sept. 22. 

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From the mailbag: Demonstrating professionalism is not a lack of leadership

To the editor: When the editorial in this newspaper that appeared two weeks ago lambasted members of the Lysander Town Board for insulting and childish behavior towards one another, it also criticized me as equally guilty for not showing leadership in thwarting such behavior.

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Program Log Baldwinsville PAC-B (Channel 98, FiOS 30)

Saturday, Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 9

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. For anyone that missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available on the Internet. To access the previous videos online, a link is available at pacbtv.org.

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UPDATED: Lysander: Preliminary budget down 6.78 percent

CORRECTION: The total expenditures originally reported by the Messenger, $5,640,969, included expenditures for special districts. The tentative general, part town and part highway town expenditures for the 2016 total $4,626,535, which represents a 6.78 percent decrease over the 2015 adopted budget of $4,963,026. We regret the error.

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From the mailbag: Embarrassing loss for Reeves and Shimer

To the editor: In the aftermath of the primary election held on Sept. 10, it is reasonable to believe that unimaginable history was just made in our town. So many of you watched it unfold in amazement. The primary was for registered Conservatives, with the winners capturing the all-important “extra line” to represent the Conservative Party on the November ballot.

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Dell to run for Onondaga County Clerk

Lysander Town Clerk Lisa Dell has received the Republican nomination to run for Onondaga County Clerk. At the Onondaga County Republican Committee nominating meeting Thursday, Sept. 24, Dell was the only candidate on the ballot. Dell also received the Conservative endorsement. She hopes to replace Republican Sandra Schepp of Manlius, who resigned Monday, Sept. 21, after being appointed as Onondaga County Commissioner of Jurors.

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FROM THE MAILBAG: Meet Lysander Town Board candidate Peter Moore

To the Editor: I am writing today to introduce myself as a candidate in the November election for the position of Lysander Town Council.

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EDITORIAL: Lysander Town Board’s antics need to stop

Town board meetings are supposed to be about governance, not politics. Unfortunately, it seems that the members of the Lysander Town Board seem to have forgotten that particular rule.

Shimer accuses Diamond of ‘vitriol and hypocrisy’

Tempers flare between town board rivals

Deputy Supervisor Melinda Shimer kicked off town board member comments Sept. 14 by reading a lengthy prepared statement directed at Councilor Roman Diamond.

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Lysander pursues new water district

Revisions reduce the project’s size

The Lysander Town Board voted unanimously Sept. 14 to authorize town engineer Al Yager to prepare a new Map, Plan and Report (MPR) for a revised Lamson Road water district east of Route 48.

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From the Legislature: Investing in tourism to reduce property taxes

The Central New York economy has been changing for more than two decades, and the service and tourism industries are leading the way. Sales tax revenue generated by these emerging industries is funding county government more than ever before. Visitors — people who come here to spend their money in our hotels, restaurants and retail establishments, then leave — produce the best kind of revenue for the county.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Schools Open Safety Campaign in effect

I was happy to attend the Onondaga County Traffic Safety Advisory Board press conference this past week as schools opened. The focus of the press conference each year is a reminder to slow down, be on the alert and stop for school buses with flashing red lights. It seems to me that this should be engrained in our minds, as this is for the safety of our children, but yet, some people persist in ignoring vehicle safety rules around school zones.

Lysander First holds community forum

With the election two months away, Lysander Town Board candidates Andy Reeves and Melinda Shimer hosted a community forum Sept. 3 to showcase their achievements during their term on the town board.