May 12, 2004

Schools forum, Freeville people

Today's Ithaca Journal has lots of Dryden news, including the weekly Our Towns section.

Last night's Dryden school budget hearing and candidates forum gets an article, examining reaction to the increases and listening to the four candidates for three seats on the board.

There are two articles in the Our Towns section talking about Freeville residents. The first, Freeville woman serves as student grandmother, looks at Betty Postle's 33 years of volunteering at the Freeville Elementary School. Cathy Wakeman's Dryden Town Talk notes Freeville resident Daniel Armitage's upcoming talk on "Lehigh Valley Memories", next Monday at 7:30pm in the Dryden Village Hall (map). Armitage, the "kid from Freeville", seems to have enjoyed a lot of rides on the Lehigh Valley railroad. Wakeman also looks at upcoming baseball and soccer events in Dryden.

The Briefly in Dryden section notes a meeting on storm water management, which will be part of the Town Board meeting Thursday, as well as the availability of absentee ballots for the Dryden school elections.

There's another chart on Dryden demographics, this time looking at the types of housing units used in the town. The data looks much like this from the Census Bureau, except that it doesn't separate owner-occupied from renter-occupied. 56.52% of houses in Dryden are single-unit detached houses, followed in frequency by 19.16% of houses that are mobile homes and 11.40% of houses in complexes of 3-19 units. Only 0.86% of housing units are in complexes of 50 or more units.

On the opinion page, there are two letters supporting Dryden resident David Lee's run for the Ithaca school board, as well as a guest column from Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton looking at changes to the state budget process developed by an Assembly-Senate conference committee that would ease school budget planning.

Finally, it looks like US Airways will be staying at the county airport.

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