October 4, 2004

Lawnmower trouble

I seem to have read and enjoyed last week's Dryden Courier without reporting on its contents.

The lead story is about people in the Village of Dryden riding lawnmowers on sidewalks for transportation and the problems it causes. The mowers seem to have become a transportation mode rather than a grass cutter:

Moreover, the lawn tractors have had their cutting decks removed, privatized numbers painted on the side, and some of them take passengers, who sit somewhat idly, like smiling hay bales, in carts towed behind.

The village is contemplating a law to prohibit them, but needs to be careful not to prohibit motorized wheelchairs and similar devices.

Also on the front page, the Dryden Central School District has established a goals committee to develop a five year plan.

There was also an article on the SPCA's participation in Saturday's green homes tour, and a listing of Dryden and Freeville students attending Alfred State University.

In sports, the Courier profiles sisters Janessa and Jessica Bush, both of whom play on the Dryden varsity girls' soccer team.

Posted by simon at October 4, 2004 12:23 PM in , ,
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