June 25, 2004

Emergency radio breaks down, school aid cut

It was a quiet day in Dryden yesterday - too quiet in some ways.

The Ithaca Journal reports that Tompkins County emergency radio system was off the air from 9:30am to 12:40pm yesterday, after a circuit board in a tower failed. The system also failed on May 19th, and tempers are rising over delays in its replacement.

The federal government will be providing less aid to area schools as Title I aid is redistributed. The Ithaca School District will be losing $226,000, though still receiving $1.26 million. The Journal reports that aid to the Dryden district will fall 15% to $469,030.

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