A house on Hickory Circle burned early Sunday morning, sending seven people to the hospital. The Varna Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call about smoke, finding the house catching fire shortly after their arrival. Lack of water meant that they needed tanker trucks, and nine other companies, including all five other companies that serve the Town of Dryden, responded.
There also seems to have been a multi-car accident at Game Farm and Ellis Hollow Roads.
On the opinion page, Thomas Eisner of Ithaca is donating money to preserve an acre of land to the Finger Lakes Land Trust in recognition of the help four people gave him after he went off the road above Ellis Hollow Road. Shelly Forsythe of Freeville writes about the good old days before the current Bush presidency. Jay Gallagher explores change and the lack of change in Albany. Some good things are happening, yes, but it's because of a change in the membership of the Three Men in a Room, not so much because the process has changed.Posted by simon at March 5, 2007 8:02 PM in Cortland Standard , Ithaca Journal , emergency services , politics (national) , politics (state) , public finance