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What's on PAC-B? Feb. 13 to 19

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. The Baldwinsville Bulletin Board will air from midnight to 9 a.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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Beat the midwinter blues with Lysander parks and rec

While river season is still a ways off, Recreation Program Director Tony Burkinshaw highlighted a few midwinter opportunities at Lysander Parks and Recreation:

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Bottles for the Bureau

Longtime volunteer’s bottle drive raises $755 for Christmas Bureau

John O’Neill has retired — twice — but he hasn’t stopped his mission of giving back to the community he once taught in. O’Neill, who taught physical education for 34 years at Van Buren Elementary School, has led a group of volunteers in collecting bottles and cans to raise money for the Baldwinsville Christmas Bureau since 2007.

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North Syracuse Central School District braces for tax cap constraints

While all municipalities in New York state are feeling the crunch of a 0.12 percent tax increase cap this year, school districts are in an especially precarious position as they await final state aid numbers from the state legislature.

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Williams Beach to reopen

Cicero’s only town-run beach will reopen for swimming this summer.

Schools reach out to support SRE after teacher’s passing

By all accounts, Kristen Russell was an excellent teacher. Russell, a math teacher, was known for going above and beyond for her students and providing support wherever it was needed, academically and emotionally. Now, sadly, that pillar is gone.

Need a gift? How about a ‘Singing Valentine’?

Looking for something different to give your special someone on Valentine’s Day? The Harmony Katz Men’s Barbershop Chorus has announced that its “Singing Valentines” will be available as special gifts to loved ones throughout Central New York on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12, 13 and 14.

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‘Tell your story’

School boards association urges residents to lobby for state aid

Local school districts have two demands for state legislators this budget season: get rid the gap elimination adjustment and fix the formula for foundation aid.

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Amos named Post 88 Legionnaire of the Year

Commander Richard J. Benner of the Cazenovia American Legion Post 88 has announced that Charles L. Amos is Post 88’s Legionnaire of the Year and candidate for the Department of New York’s Legionnaire of the Year Award.

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Immaculate Conception sixth-grade students make blankets to be donated to refugee families

The Immaculate Conception sixth grade classes of Danielle Paige and Doreen Conrad assembled, cut and made cozy fleece blankets to be donated to the refugee families of the Salt City Harvest Farm.

February break activities offered through East Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department

The village of East Syracuse Parks and Recreation department is offering many activities for children during the week of February break (Feb. 16 to 19), including a gymnastics party, a bingo and movie event, bumper rock n’ bowl and an intramural and pizza party.

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East Syracuse votes to override NYS tax levy cap

The East Syracuse Village Board voted unanimously to override the New York State property tax levy limit for the upcoming fiscal year.

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The crime plot thickens…

Broken storefront window at Cazenovia Abroad being investigated by police

Cazenovia police are investigating a broken storefront window at Cazenovia Abroad, located at 67 Albany St. — which is also part of the commercial block behind which the reported stabbing occurred over the weekend.

Cazenovia High School second quarter honor roll announced

Cazenovia High School second quarter honor roll announced.