This morning's Journal includes Gary Stewart's report on Cornell's modifications to the gas line it will be building to connect its power plant to the pipeline that runs through Ellis Hollow. It sounds like it will be narrower and generally less intrusive, and I'm curious to see what this looks like:
A proposal has been developed to directionally drill under Turkey Hill, Dodge, Game Farm and Pine Tree roads to minimize impact to the pavement at these crossings.
The Monitor lists a DWI on West Dryden Road.
Looking beyond Dryden, the Journal's editorial continues to worry about the lack of competition in local elections. I wish they'd spend some time actually talking with rank and file political committee members to get a sense of how these things run (or don't), but I can believe that County Republican Chair Mike Sigler called a huge list of people and found no takers. As much as I emphasize local politics here, it's hard not to see that most people don't find it interesting or useful. The Journal's reporting, or lack of it, plays a role in that apathy, though so do a lot of factors. (I'm working on some proposals around ballot access that might help, but still depend on people wanting to run.)
The print edition reports that while 5% of Upstate New York residents are immigrants, including a third of doctors, 10.3% of Tompkins County residents are immigrants.Posted by simon at November 27, 2007 8:53 AM in Cornell , Ellis Hollow , Ithaca Journal , demographics , energy , politics (local)