June 9, 2004

Dryden Dairy Day and more

This morning's Ithaca Journal is overflowing with Dryden news. That's not unusual on Wednesday, when the Our Towns section features Dryden and Groton, but today there's news throughout the paper, much of it even good.

A cow greets readers at the top of the paper, pointing them to to an article on Dryden Dairy Day, a schedule for Dryden Dairy Day, an article on dairy farming's state more broadly, and a look at milk's nutritional value. Dryden Dairy Day is Saturday, June 12th, starting with a 9:30am parade down Main Street.

Dryden also makes the front page because of the transit of Venus across the sun, which the Journal reports from the Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory on Mount Pleasant Road.

There's a brief piece on the Dryden school budget hearing last night and its discussion of $374,575 in spending cuts.

The print edition, but not the online edition, notes that the Dryden elementary school chorus will be presenting "Give My Regards to Broadway" at the Dryden High School auditorium this Thursday and Friday at 7pm, and that the Etna Community Association will be having an ice cream social on June 17th from 6:30pm to 8pm at Houtz Hall (map).

Cathy Wakeman's Dryden Town Talk looks at an event tonight and Thursday at 7pm at J & B Stables on Ringwood Road, where Lew Sterrett will be presenting a combination of horse training and Christian discussion in his "Sermon on the Mount" presentation.

In the Ithaca school district, the board granted Superintendent Judith Pastel a 3% raise, with outgoing board members (and Town of Dryden residents) Art Berkey and Henry Kramer dissenting.

Kramer also appears on the Opinion page, where he complains about the legislature's voting down a referendum on shifting to triennial assessment and a County Executive, and cites County Legislator Martha Robertson in particular. I'm a little confused, as the proposal Lane put forward was for a public hearing, not "allowing the people to vote". Kramer makes a point of noting Robertson's political affiliation and "A democratic (small "d") society", but fails to point out that the vote was hardly party-line, with three Republicans voting against Lane's proposal and only one supporting it.

In good news for the county treasury, sales tax revenue is climbing, though details on why are not yet in. Increased energy prices are one likely candidate.

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