What’s new in the BCSD for the 2015-2016 school year?
School begins on Wednesday, Sept. 9 for students in the Baldwinsville Central School District. It will be a full day for grades K through 12, with several changes in store for the district in the 2015-16 academic year.
Elects officers for the 2015-16 school year
The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education recently approved the tax levy for the 2015-16 school year with a tax rate increase that was lower than expected due to an increase in assessments for the five towns the district covers.
B’ville couple stages a playful cabaret Friday in DeWitt
Two of Baldwinsville’s best thespians, husband-and-wife Josh and Korrie Taylor, will poke fun at their own relationship on stage this Friday in DeWitt. The Taylors call their cabaret show, “Maybe You’re Not the Worst Thing Ever,” which gives you an idea of their tongue-in-cheek take on marriage.
Neighbors band together to form ‘Community Alliance for Residential Excellence’
It’s been a busy summer for community activists in Baldwinsville. The greater B’ville area has dealt with a proposed fire station, changes to the middle school curriculum, election season heating up and a possible new bus garage. A group of residents has banded together to address these issues, calling themselves “Community Alliance for Residential Excellence,” or CARE.
The industry in this photo was a very important part of our community and, in fact, the world for over 100 years. The view today is much different than the one in the photo. What was the industry and what was the location of the buildings?
The town of Cicero is in talks with the South Bay Fire Department to acquire their vacant building as a new site for the Cicero Police Department.
All Salina Town Board candidates are running unopposed this year, making for some pretty unremarkable campaign finance filings.
John Sharon is hoping the fourth time’s the charm. Sharon, an attorney from DeWitt, has announced that he will once again be seeking the 128th Assembly seat this November. The seat was vacated in June when Assemblyman Sam Robert was appointed as commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
New part-time police officer on tap in village; new assistant court clerk hired
At its Aug. 17 meeting, the Village of Liverpool Board of Trustees heard a request from Police Chief Don Morris to consider hiring a new part-time officer. The candidate is John Linnertz, a retired Syracuse Police detective sergeant.
What’s new in your district?
Next week, kids across Central New York will be boarding the bus and heading back to school. In Liverpool and North Syracuse, they’ll find some new teachers, new administrators and new friends, as well as new classroom materials and more. What else is new in your child’s school? Read on to find out.
Ten years after storm, OSC is still rebuilding lives
Out of that determination, Operation Southern Comfort (OSC) was born. The group became a mission of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Liverpool, which affords it nonprofit status and the ability to get tax-deductible contributions and administrative support. Since that first trip, OSC has made more than 40 trips to the Gulf Coast. All trips are funded by traveler contributions; each volunteer is asked to pay $280 for their own expenses, room and board. Local contributions pay for construction materials. Volunteers have worked on personal homes, churches, community facilities and public parks. OSC participants have also planted trees in the area in an effort to lessen the impact of any future storms.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, an 18-year-old Mattydale man was walking in the west-bound lane of Second Street in the village, near the 400 block. The teenager, Conner Vittore, was struck by a west-bound 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by 70-year-old Dean Cubic of Liverpool.
NOPL wants to make sure you haven’t forgotten the most important school supply of all — a library card. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when NOPL joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that everyone has a free library card.
Diane Browning is the senior advocate for the town of Cicero.
On Sept. 15, the County Executive will present the 2016 county budget. I am optimistic that the budget that is presented will include a reduction in spending and, more importantly, a lower tax rate. I have spent the past several months knocking on doors, listening to the concerns of my neighbors. The message has been consistent — do something to lower my taxes. The legislature and the county executive have been focused on reducing the property tax levy the past several budget cycles. I am eager to continue that trend.
Summer vacation is winding down, and parents are gathering supplies and preparing to send their children back to the classroom for another productive year. Very soon, our communities and our morning commutes will be buzzing with buses filled with children on their way to and from school. It’s an exciting time, but it’s also an opportunity for all of us to think about safety. Below are some tips and reminders that can help ensure a safe and happy back-to-school season.
Visitors to The Great New York State Fair can help the Central New York Region of the American Red Cross, and have a convenient parking spot, by parking their cars in the Red Cross lot on State Fair Boulevard, directly across from the Crucible Industries plant and just a short walk from the fair’s main entrance.
It’s been another hectic summer, but you know it isn’t really over yet. There’s still time to enjoy the Fair before the buses roll and even school won’t interfere with all those great autumn festivals on the horizon. Still, if you’re looking for something to do, a new interest to discover or just need to keep up with your Facebook friends the library is here and waiting to serve you.
Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.
September is an exciting month at Canton Woods. It is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate LIFE at your Senior Center.