The Ithaca Journal reports that Dryden High Eagle Scout Ajax Hayes's project coordinated 20 people to build new houses for bats at the Lime Hollow Nature Center, supporting these useful bug eaters while encouraging them to stay out of the Nature Center itself. Update: There's more on this scout here.
Finally, the Journal looks at some problems arising from the ever-decaying finances of New York State. They examine what happens when non-profits don't get promised aid from the state, and there's an editorial about impact on TCAT. In other public finance-related news, it doesn't cost the state money directly, but the state is continuing a variance on jail beds that saves the county $250,000.Posted by simon at June 18, 2010 7:28 AM in Ithaca Journal , New York State , public finance , recreation , roads, traffic, and transit , schools (Dryden) , volunteers