August 12, 2004

Accused restaurant robber skips bail

This week's Dryden Courier has a lot of detail on Mao Shen Lin, who failed to show up to his trial for kidnapping and attempted grand larceny last week after posting $200,000 bail. Mao Shen Lin was arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at the Song Tao restaurant in the Village of Dryden last November.

In brighter news, the Courier reports on Ann Leonard's plans for a party on August 21st, which will bring together various people who enjoy Hammond Hill, including "bikers, birders, skiers, and orienteering folks," with horseback riders mentioned later in the article. The party will include live music, presentations on the nature and history of the area, and a workday for repairing Yellow Trail One. More information is available at Dryden Agway, Ludgate Farms, Eastern Mountain Sports, or online.

There's a piece introducing Dr, Mark J. Crawford, the new Dryden Superintendent, examining in particular his efforts to connect the school district and the community.

The Courier also reports on Congressman Boehlert's visit to the Freeville Fire Station, including questions from Dryden resident Joyce Kantor about Boehlert's position on the PATRIOT Act and recent efforts to amend it and discussion of equipment grants for firefighters. Lots of departments in Boehlert's district have received those grants, though the Courier notes that "No fire departments from Dryden, Groton, or Lansing are on the list."

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