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Editorial: CNY residents have to be open to the idea of an inland port

The Panama Canal in Central America is currently finishing up an expansion project that would allow for larger cargo ships to pass through, which will greatly affect the global trade industry.

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EDITORIAL: On National Adoption Day, remember the kids without homes

Babe Ruth. Jesse Jackson. Steve Jobs. Faith Hill. Nelson Mandela. These people might not seem like they have much in common, but there is one thing they share: all were adopted.

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EDITORIAL: Local officials should attend Freeman visit

Freeman will speak beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Room 141 of Newhouse III at Syracuse University.

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EDITORIAL: Help us pick a winner for the Beaver Lake photo contest

For the last two months, we at the Baldwinsville Messenger have been accepting photographs as part of our inaugural Celebrate Fall Photo Contest, held in conjunction with Beaver Lake Nature Center. We’ve received over 100 entries that capture the beauty of Beaver Lake as summer faded into autumn, leaves blazing and geese flying. We’d like to thank the photographers, both amateur and professional, who shared their work with us and wish them luck as we move into the judging phase of our contest.

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Editorial: Stay spooky and safe this Halloween

Halloween is a great time for all of the ghouls and goblins to come out and enjoy the fun of dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating. It can be a fun time for the whole community to get together and enjoy a longstanding fall tradition. But as with any activity, there are also risks involved.

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EDITORIAL: In local elections, your voice matters

For last year’s midterm elections, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation found that just 36.3 percent of registered voters headed to the polls. That’s the lowest it’s been since World War II.

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Editorial: Keep your kids safe this Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, now is a good time for parents to discuss safety measures with their children prior to heading out for a night of fun.

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EDITORIAL: Lysander candidates’ forum set for Oct. 29

The Baldwinsville Messenger is hosting a community forum for the candidates for Lysander Town Board and supervisor from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Baldwinsville Public Library.

Editorial: Community is about helping one another

The scary part about tragedies is that they can happen to anyone at any time. You never know when you might be handed a tough situation and brought to a low point in your life. Recently, Fayetteville and Manlius community members showed through their actions that they are ready to help elevate their neighbors in a time of need.

Editorial: F-M needs to makes plans for an aging Wellwood

Students and teachers should not have to be displaced from their classrooms because of mold issues but, unfortunately, this has been the case at Fayetteville-Manlius’ Wellwood Middle School for the past few years — has, in fact, been only one of multiple infrastructure issues at the school.

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EDITORIAL: Put a smoke alarm in every bedroom

According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), half of all home fire deaths in this country occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when people are most likely to be sleeping. Having a working smoke alarm in the home — especially in the bedroom, where it’s easy to hear — cuts the risk of death in half.

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EDITORIAL: Lysander Town Board’s antics need to stop

Town board meetings are supposed to be about governance, not politics. Unfortunately, it seems that the members of the Lysander Town Board seem to have forgotten that particular rule.

Editorial: Community input is key to find deer management program suitable for Fayetteville

The overpopulation of white-tailed deer in the village of Fayetteville has become a problem that needs to be solved. The village cannot turn a blind eye to the increase of Lyme disease found in people and pets, the increase in vehicular accidents caused by deer and the damage to property and vegetation caused by clusters of deer settlements in the village.

Our View: Upcoming events help keep community close

This Saturday, Sept 19, the villages of Minoa and Fayetteville will be hosting two separate community day celebrations that are free and open to the public.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: A new look for a new era

Eagle News redesigns, rebrands

After working throughout the summer on a new look and feel for our newspapers, I’m proud to announce in this week’s edition that the Baldwinsville Messenger and all of Eagle News’ weekly publications are launching redesigned newspapers with a modular advertising grid and expanded space for local content. Eagle is also rebranding itself under the moniker of Eagle News (formerly Eagle Newspapers) to better reflect our product line, which includes six community weekly newspapers, Syracuse Parent, Syracuse Woman Magazine, RealEstateCNY and 10 web sites.