February 2, 2005

Village trustee races, cub scouts

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Village of Dryden will have a contested race for Village Trustee on March 15th. Jerry Carbo will be running as a Democrat against incumbent Republicans Robert Witty and Mark Strom. Carbo, 32, makes a comment that comes close to the heart of why I started Living in Dryden:

"I've been somewhat discouraged to see the level of involvement in politics, especially in my generation. I want to set an example that you should be active," he said.

Freeville incumbents Rachel Dickinson and Thomas Lyson both plan to run again, and challengers can file petitions there until February 8th. Freeville uses a non-party system for its elections, so you don't need a Democratic or Republican nomination.

Cathy Wakeman reports on a Cub Scout pinewood derby, as well as a pancake breakfast Sertoma will be holding at the Neptune Hose Company. (map) on Thursday, February 3rd, from 8:00am to noon. (I thought the sign at Clark's said February 5th - I'll have to find out.) Update: the sign at the fire hall says February 5th, Saturday.

Briefly in Dryden lists a dish-to-pass supper at the Etna Community Baptist Church starting at 12:30pm on February 6th, and a Club Dryden event for middle-schoolers at Dryden Central School on Saturday, February 5th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There's also a pancake breakfast listed in Best Bets at the Freeville Fire Department from 8:00am to 11:00am on Sunday, February 6th.

The County Legislature approved a new mental health commissioner as well as $19 million in bonds, $16 million of which are for the planned emergency communications system.

In its editorial, the Journal looks at the popularity and problems of modified sports programs.

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