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Francesca’s adds wrinkle to local restaurant plans

— For the past several months, John Gormel has attended almost every village board and planning board meeting at which the proposed improvements have been discussed.

Preposterous probe

Owls hoot, thunder howls, lights flicker and lives are lost in “Any Number Can Die,” a campy comedy-mystery being staged by the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild. The cast of 10 is directed by John LaCasse, who lives in Liverpool. John’s the former editor of the now-defunct North Syracuse Star-Review, and he’s an experienced local thespian.

“Any Number Can Die,” which features an impressive performance by Kitty Doupe portraying a spooky Haitian maid, opened last weekend and continues at the First Presbyterian Education Center, 64 Oswego St., in B’ville, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, and Oct. 11 and 12, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets cost $20, $18 for students, and $18 for seniors at the Oct. 13 matinee only; 877-8465; baldwinsvilletheatreguild.org.

Sam Roberts honored

Onondaga Community College hosted its annual Celebration of Success breakfast on Oct. 2 at the SRC Arena and Events Center, and one of its honorees was our assemblyman, Sam Roberts.

A Democrat, Roberts represents the 119th District in the state assembly. His district includes parts of the city of Syracuse and the towns of DeWitt, Onondaga and Salina. He graduated from OCC in 2000 with a degree in apprentice training — machine trades, and the next year he received a degree in labor studies. He also has a bachelor’s from Empire State College, and certificates in labor studies from Cornell University. Roberts is retired from General Motors, where he worked as a journeyman tool and die maker for 30 years. He served his co-workers as recording secretary of UAW Local 465 and served the community as a five-term member of the Onondaga County Legislature.

Signs sprout

Royal blue signs urging the re-election of Fourth District County Legislator Judy Tassone are sprouting up like kudzu along front lawns across Galeville.

Where are the signs promoting the candidacy of challenger Carol Sinesi? I wonder what color Carol has chosen…

Tassone is a Republican, and Sinesi is a Democrat.

Time changes everything

Meanwhile, I bumped into former Democratic county legislator Dave Stott at the American Diner a couple weeks ago, and he doesn’t regret his decision not to run again against Tassone.

BTW, the American Diner now stays open until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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