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Christian Brothers Academy students learn about various professions at career days

Ninth grade students at Christian Brothers Academy had an opportunity to investigate possible careers that suited their personality and academic areas of interest this past spring, as the school hosted four career days.

Fulton couple sentenced to probation, community service for animal abuse

Robin and William Lasher, the Fulton couple convicted of abandoning their pets in the frigid Lysander woods in January, were sentenced June 17 in Lysander Town Court. Judge Michael Bryant sentenced the two to 120 hours of community service and three years’ probation, during which time they are not allowed to own or care for any animals.

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LETTER: Congratulations, Baker High graduates

To the editor: To the Baldwinsville Graduating Class of 2015: As a 2011 alumnus from C.W. Baker High, Baldwinsville, I would like to personally congratulate the graduating class of 2015. I sincerely hope you know how proud your community is of you! As a graduating senior from SUNY Oswego, and as a 22-year-old town councilor, I thought I might offer some advice as you transition into the next part of your life.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Legislation that should be a ‘no-brainer’

There are times during the legislative session in Albany that you just scratch your head and think, “This is a ‘no-brainer.’” Two such bills were passed last week by the New York State Assembly, and each I am proud to have voted for.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Construction, water chestnut removal to begin in Baldwinsville

As representatives of the greater Baldwinsville area, we want to update residents on upcoming County Department of Transportation (DOT) projects and water chestnut control efforts taking place along the Seneca River.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Don’t forget to fill out the transportation survey

I hope you noticed the transportation survey printed in last week’s Messenger. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and return to Canton Woods, Baldwinsville Village Hall, the Lysander Town Hall or Van Buren Town Hall. If you missed the survey, you can pick a copy up at the locations mentioned above. Thank you for providing this valuable information.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

This photo was taken by well-known local photographer Mark H. Chapman. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, our community was in great need of additional schools due to centralization as required by the state. The school pictured was one of the first built. Do you know which one and who the people in the photo are?

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Marking history

B’ville Voices to install three new memory markers

The B’ville Voices project is unveiling three new “memory markers” in the village June 28. The sculptures and their stories will honor the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center’s first Man of the Year Albert Palmer, Emily Ekross’ mural at the Four Corners and the Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse.

B’ville reverses fire district decision

Mayor says NWFD may have provided ‘inaccurate’ info

North West Fire District officials have stressed the importance of their July 1 deadline for a low-interest loan, but the village of Baldwinsville board of trustees is saying, “Not so fast.”

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Marooned on Lock 24

Canal closure keeps boaters in B’ville

There are worse places to be stranded than the village of Baldwinsville. But to be stuck in the village without a car or a place to pump out your boat for a period bordering on two weeks is a bit much, according to a group of boaters who are biding their time until the New York State Canal System re-opens. “If we’re stranded, this is where I would pick to be stranded,” said Ralph Azersky, a Binghamton native who now calls New Bern, North Carolina, home.

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CNY SPCA Pet of the Week: Give Sampson a second chance

If you’re looking for a little light in your life, call the CNY SPCA at 454-4479 and ask about Sampson.

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Historic North Syracuse: Know anything about this photo?

ictured here is Main Street in North Syracuse in March of 1947. Churchill’s Restaurant is on the left, and the white house in the rear is Dr. Lindenfeld’s home and office. Do you know anything about this photo?

Guest column: Local urgent care provides insight on the rising concern of tick-borne illnesses 

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner bringing longer days, warmer weather and, unfortunately, tick bites. With a number of tick bite cases already being seen across all of Five Star Urgent Care’s Upstate New York facilities, transmission of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme and Powassan, are becoming a concern. The best means of handling tick-borne infections is through preventing a tick bite from happening in the first place.

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Salina Seniors recap last six months

We have had a very exciting first six months. We’ve had many speakers, including Debbie Dennis from Lights on the Lake.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Fraud division investigates benefit fraud

Onondaga County’s Department of Social Services – Economic Security is responsible for providing public benefit programs to the citizens of our county. More than 120,000 members of our community will receive some benefit through DSS-ES this year. The benefits available vary greatly, from Temporary Assistance and SNAP (food stamps), to energy assistance (HEAP), day care subsidies, child support and medical insurance (Medicaid). The downturn in the economy has increased the need for these programs dramatically. In fact, 25 percent of Onondaga County’s population qualifies for assistance in some way through DSS-ES.

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NOPL news: Summer Reading Program set to kickoff at NOPL

June 29 marks the start of this year’s Summer Reading Program at NOPL. Kids and teens can sign up at the Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse branches, earning prizes each week for reporting on books they’ve read.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Plan to fund private schools with tax credits misses the mark

As we enter the last days of this year’s legislative session, there’s one issue that continues to echo loudly in the halls of the Capitol — the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC).

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: You know it’s summer when they’re rockin’ at The Retreat

The popular dinning and drinking establishment on the corner of Vine and First streets hosts Prime Time with soulful singer Paul Valentino, who lives in Liverpool, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, and again on July 7.

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EDITORIAL: Village voter turnout dismal

Last week’s election results were pretty disappointing. We’re certainly not lamenting the candidates who were elected into office. No, we’re more concerned with the dismal voter turnout in both the village of Liverpool and the village of North Syracuse, where less than a fifth of registered voters made their way to the polls.

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Macker on the move

Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to relocate to C-NS

After five years at Drivers Village, the annual Cicero Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will move to Cicero-North Syracuse High School this summer.

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