June 5, 2004

Dryden budget, IDA, Sodom and Gomorrah

Today's Ithaca Journal takes a close look at the numbers in the revised Dryden school budget, which will increase the tax rate from $21.92/$1000 to $22.56, a 3.39% rate increase. The tax levy increases 10.69%, though spending increases only 7.11%.

There's also a story on delay in state approval for borrowing Empire Zone acreage from Schuyler County, including some discussion of Dryden County Legislator Mike Lane's proposal for an industrial park.

On the opinion page, Darts & Laurels contains two laurels from Dryden residents. The first, from Richard Jorgensen of Freeville, thanks Bob Romanowski for an earlier letter about "our local colony of socialists", adding his own barb that "f Ithaca is an enlightened city, represented by those three [Luster, Joseph, and Wilcox], then Sodom and Gomorrah were church camps." The second, from Russ Kowalski, thanks residents for electing him to the school board.

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