September 9, 2004

Students back at school

Wednesday morning's Ithaca Journal reports on the return of students to schools. Dryden schools opened Tuesday.

The Dryden Recreation Department is hosting fall sports events, including an eight-week field hockey program and the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick contest, which will be held Saturday.

Fewer houses should see their assessments increase next year, though some of those are in Dryden, especially in the Ellis Hollow area. Assessor Valeria Coggin estimates that 8,000 to 9,000 of the 27,500 properties in Tompkins County will see assessments change next year, down from last year's 22,000.

In county news, the legislature voted 12-1 (including all three Dryden legislators) to pass a resolution criticizing the USA PATRIOT Act though a resolution calling for its repeal failed 7-6. (Unfortunately the Journal doesn't list who voted how on that measure.)

Borg-Warner, one of the larger employers in the area, is laying off 30 of its 1725 employees, though it hopes to recall them quickly.

It was indeed a wet summer in the Northeast, and our local figures seem even higher than the state figures quoted here.

Finally, there's a guest column on the Recreation Partnership. In additional to the usual controversies, it leaves me wondering what this means:

"In its last meeting, the board voted to reduce the IYB paid staff time contribution to the partnership in order to put the money toward maintaining existing activities for the kids. Dryden's current coordinator is relocating out of our area;"
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