There's not a lot of Dryden-specific news in today's Journal, though there's plenty of news that affects us. We'll be sharing in the weekend forecast of snow and cold, and the current winter storm warning claims:
SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS CENTRAL NEW YORK AND NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA THIS MORNING AND EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL FALL HEAVILY AT TIMES LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF LATE.
BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...TOTAL STORM ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 14 INCHES OVER MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 18 INCHES OVER THE ENDLESS MOUNTAINS IN NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA...AND ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE EAST OF BINGHAMTON AND CORTLAND...INCLUDING THE WESTERN CATSKILLS. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 MPH TONIGHT...LEADING TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 20 BELOW ZERO ARE ALSO EXPECTED.
THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS WINTER STORM. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AS HEAVY SNOW COMBINES WITH STRONG WINDS TO PRODUCE NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES AND CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND TREACHEROUS...AND TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
Fortunately, we're west of Cortland, so hopefully we won't see the worst of it.
There's also an article on projections of increased sales tax revenue for the county, and the return of Sunday hours at the Tompkins County Public Library after $50,000 in fund-raising.
The How They Voted feature lists county legislature votes. There's a funding agreement for Ringwood Road Bridge over Cascadilla Creek in there. Dryden legislators Martha Robertson and Mike Lane were on opposite sides a number of times, with Robertson favoring and Lane opposing a resolution "Advocating Certification of HAVA-Compliant Voting Machines and Related Election Law Improvements", and Robertson voting against several New York State DOT funding agreements.
The Monitor reports a Village of Dryden man arrested for drug possession in Ithaca, and a Staten Island man charged with DWI on Livermore Road.Posted by simon at January 22, 2005 8:42 AM in Ithaca Journal , crime , politics (local) , weather