continued Meanwhile, history continues being made in village government, where Republicans have ruled the roost for more than a decade. Two incumbent village trustees, Nick Kochan and Jim Rosier, are expected to run for re-election this year on June 17. But first, they’ll have to be officially nominated by the village GOP caucus. Village Republican Party members will gather at 7 p.m. April 24, at the Village Hall. Good chance that whoever is nominated April 24 will run unopposed.
New Syracuse Chiefs General Manager Jason Smorol, who lives in Liverpool, owes Mother Nature bigtime. A morning of brilliant sunshine helped draw more than 6,600 baseball fans out to NBT Bank Stadium for the 2 p.m. Open Day game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders.
The Chiefs lost 4-1, but there was excitement aplenty at the stadium, with promotions such as a bobble-head contest and the antics of a costumed Reggy the Purple Party Dude.
Fans enjoyed $1 beers and one-dollar Hofmann hot dogs because every Thursday will be Dollar Day at the stadium. Hey, they even brought Jim Durkin out of retirement to sell programs.
I’m hoping Jason will get the scoreboard’s pitch-speed indicator working by the time the next home-stand starts at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs; 474-7833; syracusechiefs.com.
With two jobs on hold, Operation Northern Comfort needs a plumber. “We have the materials, volunteers and funds to finish these projects,” said founder Norm Andrzejewski (pronounced An-dra-JEWS-kee), who lives in Liverpool. If you have plumbing skills, contact Norm at 559-9413 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have until Tuesday, April 15, to register a guess as to when the snow piles on the 100 block of First Street will finally melt away. Contestants will enter the date he or she thinks the snow mountains will be gone, along with name and contact numbers, and drop the entry in a box at Village Hall or at Nichols Supermarket, 327 First St.
The winner will receive a $150 Nichols gift card.