June 23, 2004

Revised Dryden budget passes 3-2

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the revised Dryden Central School District budget was approved by a 1287-860 vote, avoiding a contingency vote. The original budget failed on a 718-718 tie.

On a related note, the Our Towns section focuses on high school graduations, with a lead article that talks to students, as well as a listing of the Class of 2004 and profiles of the valedictorian and salutatorian.

Cathy Wakeman's Dryden Town Talk column reflects on Dryden Dairy Day, "a cake walk in the park, and a pie-eating contest, and musicians and pine car derby races."

Today's editorial commends Dryden and Caroline for their ongoing aquifer studies, saying that "planning a town's development in the absence of an aquifer study is an unacceptable risk."

In darker news, a Freeville woman has been charged with rape for incidents last fall with a 13-year-old boy. Dryden police also participated in arrests of people who failed to pay fines for DWI convictions.

At the county level, the legislature approved a week free of sales taxes on clothing and footwear in August. At the state level, I'd mentioned yesterday that civil disobedience was planned for the state Capitol, and today's Journal reports on the protest and arrests as well as the end of an unproductive legislative session. No Dryden residents appear to have been involved, though a Newfield school board member was.

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