May 7, 2011

Etna residents want to keep post office

I noted an announcement about a meeting to discuss a possible closing of the Etna Post Office. I couldn't make it, but the Cortland Standard's Scott Conroe reported on Thursday's meeting. (The article didn't make it to their website, unfortunately.)...

Posted by simon at 2:45 PM

July 24, 2010

Contentious zoning meeting

The Ithaca Journal reports this morning on Thursday night's zoning meeting , giving it the ominous headline "Dryden zoning issue spurs death threat". The Cortland Standard also reported, oddly noting the comment that ended with the threat without mentioning the...

Posted by simon at 6:04 AM

November 26, 2008

Looking for news of Cortland?

I've been slack lately on Dryden, but it's good to see that someone's taken up regular blogging in Cortland. It looks like they just started, but it's a great start! (Thanks to NYCO for pointing it out.)...

Posted by simon at 10:46 AM

April 28, 2008

Big dig in Gutchess yard

Sadly, the Cortland Standard keeps shrinking the amount of news they put on their website. (They did have a piece on TC3 students trying out teaching.) Elsie Gutchess let me know that the Standard had an article on April 21st,...

Posted by simon at 9:55 PM

April 5, 2008

Convenience store manager missing

The Cortland Standard's ever-smaller web version is easier to catch up with, though not entirely happy. There's an article on a missing manager of a Dryden convenience store, who was last seen at her Killawog home Tuesday night. They also...

Posted by simon at 2:25 PM

Freeville resident reflects on Tibet

Finally catching up with a week or so of the Ithaca Journal - Freeville resident Rachel Dickinson reflects on her visit to Tibet in July 2006 in the light of recent riots, concluding sadly: It makes me so sad to...

Posted by simon at 1:56 PM

March 25, 2008

TC3 in Guatemala

Last night's Cortland Standard has an extended article on nine TC3 students visiting Guatemala for two weeks over January....

Posted by simon at 2:59 PM

February 21, 2008

Reviving downtown Dryden

Last night's Cortland Standard had an article on the challenges facing small-town downtowns, including the Village of Dryden. Village Mayor Reba Taylor gets the pull quote in the print version - "I think a thriving downtown is always a good...

Posted by simon at 12:53 PM

February 19, 2008

Road repair

The Cortland Standard reports on the Town of Dryden's plans for road repair in 2008....

Posted by simon at 8:28 AM

February 14, 2008

Practitioners moving about

I'm still catching up from a couple of days in New York City, but Cathy Wakeman wrote yesterday about medical professionals moving from practice to practice. She also notes a grant that helped Southworth Library buy 54 new children's books....

Posted by simon at 12:30 PM

January 28, 2008

TC3 commons, sewer agreement, organic farming

Saturday's Cortland Standard is loaded with Dryden news. There's an article on the opening of the TC3 Learning Commons, an article on the agreement between the Town and Village of Dryden on the Cortland Road Sewer Contract, and an update...

Posted by simon at 8:52 AM

January 24, 2008

Telling a story of donating hair

Tonight's Cortland Standard visits a Press Day at Dryden Elementary which gave students a chance to talk about donating their hair, learn about journalism, and find out more about the hair donations....

Posted by simon at 6:16 PM

January 23, 2008

Cortland Road Sewer District finally sorting?

I've been writing about the Cortland Road Sewer District contract negotiations almost as long as I've been writing this site. The district, north of the Village of Dryden, is administered by the Town but uses the Village sewer plant, which...

Posted by simon at 8:55 AM

January 17, 2008

Superintendent search, Senate race

Looking back through the past few days of the Cortland Standard, they report on the Dryden Schools' Superintendent search, which hopes to have interviews in March. They also report on Caroline Supervisor Don Barber's raising $125,000 toward a State Senate...

Posted by simon at 8:34 PM

December 22, 2007

Freeville Elementary erroneously listed as underperforming

Last night's Cortland Standard reports that Freeville Elementary is on the state's list of underperforming schools, though the school only covers Kindergarten through second grade and testing starts at third grade. They also report on the grant to protect the...

Posted by simon at 5:52 AM

December 21, 2007

Village of Dryden has police union agreement

The Cortland Standard reports that Village of Dryden and its police union agreed on a three-year contract....

Posted by simon at 12:55 AM

December 12, 2007

Giving at Dryden Middle School

Last night's Cortland Standard has an article on holiday donations from Dryden Middle School. Two teachers participated in the "Give One, Get One" program of One Laptop Per Child. Another teacher gave a goat to an African village, and another...

Posted by simon at 6:24 AM

November 20, 2007

More on

Tonight's Cortland Standard takes a look at the $100,000 in SUNY Workforce Development Training Grants that will be applying to training for 400 employees of local businesses. Marietta, Pall, and Borg Warner are among the companies mentioned....

Posted by simon at 8:41 PM

November 19, 2007

Changing sewer district boundary for TC3 dorm?

Saturday's Cortland Standard has a more detailed look at a strange problem with TC3 and the Cortland Road Sewer District: TC3 President Carl Haynes said Friday no one noticed the that the college's fifth dorm, completed during the summer, was...

Posted by simon at 12:21 PM

November 10, 2007

Looking beyond the election

The election pretty well wiped me out, and I haven't kept up with the past few days of either the Ithaca Journal or the Cortland Standard. Here's a quick look at Dryden-related stories in the Journal: Democrats across the county...

Posted by simon at 11:01 AM

November 3, 2007

Dryden schools security; benefit

The Cortland Standard has a lot of Dryden news in today's issue. There's a long article about preparations to limit school shootings that starts at Dryden Elementary. They also have a report on the benefit for Keith and Nancy Yaeger...

Posted by simon at 8:25 PM

March 5, 2007

Fire on Hickory Circle

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...

Posted by simon at 8:02 PM

February 27, 2007

Standard on Village sewer plant, race

This morning's Cortland Standard reports on the Village of Dryden. There's an overview of upcoming elections, in which two Democrats (Lisa Valentinelli and Elizabeth Gutchess) and two Republicans (Bob Witty and Randy Sterling) are running for two trustee seats. The...

Posted by simon at 8:36 AM

February 6, 2007

The growing local blogosphere

This evening's Cortland Standard has an article called "Blogosphere gives rise to present-day penny presses", taking a look at the phenomenon of blogging. I talked with them a few times over the past few weeks, and I'm glad to see...

Posted by simon at 6:46 PM

January 24, 2007

Jim Seward now second to Joe Bruno in Senate

Update - Or not: see the comments. This evening's Cortland Standard reports that State Senator Jim Seward, who represents a strangely-shaped district stretching from Dryden to the Hudson River and up to Old Forge, "has been elevated to the No....

Posted by simon at 6:14 PM

January 16, 2007

DOT design about 20% done

Yesterday's Cortland Standard has more on the perpetually delayed New York State Department of Transportation maintenance facility. Back in February 2004 the Village of Dryden annexed land on its northern edge to accomodate plans for the project, which needed to...

Posted by simon at 7:37 AM

November 1, 2006

Stuttle farm perseveres

This morning's Cortland Standard has an article on the Lew-Lin dairy farm, looking at the challenges - and excitement - of passing a farm from one generation to the next: Steven Stuttle could have stayed in Pennsylvania after college, but...

Posted by simon at 8:57 AM

September 14, 2006

New Cortland Standard web site

I'm delighted to report that the Cortland Standard now has a web site. Their issue on the 12th includes a report on the Dryden 9/11 memorial, and I'm sure there will be more Dryden news to come. I often find...

Posted by simon at 7:47 AM

February 1, 2006

Another look at downtown Dryden

I wrote about the empty storefronts in the Village of Dryden a couple of days ago, and tonight's Cortland Standard takes a deeper look. Ida Pease talks with store owners who've moved, and with the owner of Googer's Bakery, home...

Posted by simon at 9:34 PM

December 9, 2005

Applying for a Town Board seat

Last night's Cortland Standard has an article, "Dem seeks Dryden seat", on page 3. Sure enough, the "Dem" is me. I was hoping Paul Lutwak, an independent who ran as a Democrat in November, would apply, but then John Curatolo...

Posted by simon at 12:54 PM

August 23, 2005

Cortland Road Sewer District, continued

An article in last night's Cortland Standard suggests that the issues I wrote about back in April of last year regarding the Cortland Road Sewer District have yet to be resolved. Ida Pease reports on a Village of Dryden trustees...

Posted by simon at 8:19 PM

March 30, 2005

Dryden school budget plans

I picked up the Cortland Standard last night, and it had the Dryden school budget article I've been watching for in the Journal, with plenty of detail. The current budget plan includes cutting the Director of Technology, the elimination of...

Posted by simon at 8:16 AM

August 19, 2004

Body found on eastern edge of Dryden

Yesterday's Cortland Standard reported that searchers found the body of a man, an apparent suicide, 100 yards into the Town of Dryden after searches in Cortland County had found nothing. Route 13 was closed yesterday morning at Old Dryden Road...

Posted by simon at 7:46 AM