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Baldwinsville Mayor proposes walking initiative

In an effort to stay fit and utilize the miles of new sidewalks in the village of Baldwinsville, Mayor Joseph Saraceni has proposed a walking and running initiative for village residents.

With an anticipated start date of June 1, the 15-week program would encourage participants to walk the village streets and, if the program takes off as Saraceni hopes, log the miles walked online through the village's website (Baldwinsville.org) to reach individual goals.

"We've got great sidewalks," Saraceni said. "[With this program], we can improve fitness and have some fun."

As goals are attained, residents would be recognized with T-shirts. To cover costs, the mayor plans to ask local businesses to sponsor the program, which could prove beneficial to local commerce as more people would be navigating the business district.

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