January 19, 2005

Coral reefs in Dryden; Foundation of Light

In this morning's Journal, Cathy Wakeman's Town Talk column visits a local business that grows coral, Reef Encounters. As Wakeman notes, their photo section is especially stunning, especially on a cold January day.

Wakeman also mentions a a 4-H spaghetti dinner, which will be held Friday, January 21st from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Neptune Hose Company. (map)

The Journal asks "Where can one find Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, neo-pagans, and Sufis all worshipping together?" and finds its answer at the Foundation of Light on Turkey Hill Road in Dryden.

The Dryden Fire Department is this week's profiled fire department.

County Legislator Mike Lane is quoted in an article about Northwest Airline's likely agreement to start service at the county airport:

"This is a wonderful milestone for Tompkins County," Michael Lane, D-Dryden, said before the Legislature voted unanimously on Tuesday night to authorize final negotiations with Northwest. "The economic well-being of Tompkins County is so tied up with the airport and our transportation facilities."

The Journal's editorial celebrates Northwest's arrival and looks at details.

There's a report of the response of county and state representatives to Governor Pataki's budget. The only Dryden elected official quoted is Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, who notes that "the devil is in the details." Two broader articles look at the budget, one examining its healthcare proposals, and another listing winners and losers.

On the opinion page, Dryden resident Carol Cleveland replies to an earlier letter, encouraging Schwartz and others with thoughts about the voting process in Ohio to read "the 102-page report from the informal hearings held by Rep. John Conyers' Judiciary Committee's Democratic members." Congressman Sherwood Boehlert has a guest column about methamphetamine production and use in upstate New York.

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Note on photos