April 13, 2004

Dryden schools levy to increase 15%, avoiding drastic cuts

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Dryden Central School Board voted 7-1 for a budget that includes a 15% tax levy increase but avoids program cuts residents had opposed. Three teaching positions - two funded by a grant and one a retirement - are still eliminated. The tax rate will climb about 8%, to $23.57/$1000 assessed value. The board is counting on slightly more aid than Governor Pataki proposed, and increasing building usage fees from $5 to $10 an hour.

There's also a profile of Susan Lang, a Cornell science writer who lives on Ellis Hollow Creek Road, whose latest book is 'Beating the Blues', about dysthymia, a mild form of depression.

Finally, there's a note about the Freese Road bridge. As Town Highway Superintendent Jack Bush noted on Thursday, it will stay closed an extra week, to April 22nd.

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