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B’ville schools earn safety award

The Utica National Insurance Group has awarded the Baldwinsville Central School District the 2015 School Safety Excellence Award in recognition of the district’s efforts to provide its students, staff and visitors with a safe environment.

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BPL voters approve budget

Voters in the Baldwinsville Central School District overwhelmingly approved the Baldwinsville Public Library’s budget Thursday, April 23.

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

These wooden models of 19th-century Baldwinsville buildings were constructed during the 1950s and ‘60’s by C. Raymond Miller. During that period and throughout the 1970s the models were frequently on public display. They continue to be on public display today in a new location. Can you identify the models and their current location?

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EDITORIAL: P.I.G. for adults

Sure, you can read the minutes, catch the meeting on PAC-B a few days later or read the recaps in the Messenger, but there’s no replacement for being present when your elected officials hash out how to spend your tax dollars.

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Phillips named Mr. Caz 2015

Eleven Cazenovia High School students from grades eight through 12 strutted their stuff before a sold-out crowd last Friday, April 24, for the sixth annual Mr. Caz Pageant. In the end, only one could walk away with the crown — and that was senior Danny Phillips.

School board offers first reading of revised religious release time policy

The Cazenovia Board of Education last week received the first “reading” of the proposed revision to the district’s religious release time policy for students who attend religious education during the school day. The changes in the policy do not effect whether or not the program will continue to exist — it must under state law — but rather how it is administered and how it ensures that all students in the district receive “appropriate educational opportunities” throughout the school day.

Bike safety event to be held on May 2

Caz Bike Day 2015 will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Burton Street Elementary School parking lot.

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Ukraine conflict in the spotlight as Cazenovia Forum hosts top foreign affairs expert

The conflict in Ukraine will be the focus of the next Cazenovia Forum lecture and discussion, as one of America's leading experts on the region presents an in-depth look at the Ukrainian government's struggle with pro-Russian separatists and their backers in Moscow. The presentation by Adrian Karatnycky, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the U.S., will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Morgan Room of Hubbard Hall at Cazenovia College.

DeWitt FD to participate in 5th annual statewide “RecruitNY” weekend

Recruitment open house to be held at DeWitt Fire Department on April 26

The DeWitt Fire Department will open its doors to area residents so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community as part of the fifth annual RecruitNY statewide initiative.

Willow Festival to celebrate history, ecology and art

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation has announced that it will host a Willow Festival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Cazenovia Willow Patch, just south of the center of the village.

Mr. Caz Pageant returning for sixth year

The sixth annual Mr. Caz pageant is hitting the stage yet again, with 13 potential kings from grades eight through 12 vying to capture the 2015 Mr. Caz title.

Bishop Grimes to host annual academic games

On Saturday, April 25, Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual invitational Academic Games. The event is offered to students in grades K-6 who attend Catholic elementary schools in the area.

Manlius FD to hold open house expo and recruitment kick-off

The Manlius Fire Department’s annual recruitment campaign will kick-off with an open house expo from 9:30 a.m. to 3p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Station One, 4 Stickely Drive. Fire equipment, displays and information on volunteering will be available.

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Seven F-M student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

During a ceremony held April 2, seven Fayetteville-Manlius High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in the fall at the collegiate level.

EDITORIAL: OCM BOCES needs to respond to F-M … and the public

Over the past few weeks, the Eagle Bulletin has produced two stories relating to accusations by the F-M school board president that OCM BOCES has been violating a longstanding gentleman’s agreement. This agreement relates to how the 11 member seats on the board of education are split between the 23 component districts, namely, that the top five schools in terms of enrollment get their own seats and the remaining seats are shared by the remaining districts.