February 19, 2005

Trash collector injured

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that Albert Miller, a trash collector was injured on West Dryden Road early on Thursday. The Freeville Fire Department and Dryden ambulance responded, and Miller was taken by helicoper to Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira.

Briefly in Tompkins mentions the Dryden-Caroline Drifters Febuary 26th 2nd Annual Chicks Ride for women to raise funds for the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance, and also that forms for Ithaca School District open enrollment are available.

The opinion page has a number of items offering thanks from and to Dryden residents:

  • In Darts & Laurels, County Legislator Martha Robertson thanks "the staff of Tompkins County and the Health Planning Council" as well as her fellow 2004 Health and Human Services Committee members for their work in creating the TompkinsRx drug discount card.

  • Also in Darts & Laurels, Neptune Hose Company Chief Ron Flynn "would like to extend our sincere appreciation for the proclamation awards that were presented to several members of our organization on Saturday, Feb. 5 at our annual fire department banquet" to Town Supervisor Steve Trumbull and Village of Dryden Mayor Reba Taylor, and also singles out Town Board member Steve Stelick for praise among "the village trustees and the town councilmen... for their continuous support of the emergency services within our community."

  • A letter from Robin Fisher Cisne of Cayuga Heights suggests that "Tompkins County has been very fortunate to have had John and Martha Ferger living among us these last 50 years, but John's untimely death last week has made it painfully clear what a blessing his life -- and Martha's -- have been, not only to us who have been privileged to know them, but to the First Unitarian Church, to the Dryden and Ithaca communities and, in fact, to the whole world."

  • On a similar note, Jud Kilgore of Ithaca writes that "The bells are tolling loudly for John Ferger. The obituary that detailed his magnificent life covered the facts. No written words can truly capture the man."

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