This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on a death at the William George Agency, still commonly called George Junior Republic:
Alexis Javier Cirino-Rodriguez, 20, "became unresponsive after a physical incident involving intervention by the staff from the facility" around 7:18 p.m., according to an announcement by state police officials. Agency staff began CPR, which was continued by Dryden Ambulance personnel, the officials added.
Cirino-Rodriguez was taken to Cortland Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Autopsy results are pending, officials said. In a brief statement, agency officials said they're conducting an internal investigation and that "further information will be released as it becomes available."
Stimulus funds are definitely flowing in Dryden, as the foundation for the new Village of Dryden wastewater treatment plant was poured Wednesday. 55% of the $7.3 million cost is covered by federal and state grants, with a low-interest federal loan covering the rest.
In lighter news, TC3 professor Chris Xaver will have a cooking show on PBS this spring.Posted by simon at October 15, 2010 6:47 AM in Ithaca Journal , TC3 , schools (other) , water and sewer