March 2, 2005

Dryden Hotel to reopen soon

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Dryden Hotel will reopen sometime around April 1st, after repairs from water damage are completed.

Briefly in Tompkins lists several upcoming Dryden events:

  • The Dryden Town Board will be meeting tonight at 7:00pm at the Dryden Village Hall (map) in joint session with the Village Board to discuss an annexation petition from Dryden Mutual Insurance, which would like to join the Village to get municipal water.
  • The Dryden Town Board will also be meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, March 3rd, for an informational meeting about the "purchase of property for town hall." It will also be at 7:00pm in the Dryden Village Hall (map).
  • Sunday's Dryden-Caroline Drifters Chicks Ride raised $1,435 for the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance.

The initial Ithaca school budget would raise the tax levy 6.8%. Superintendent Judith Pastel says, however, that "This is not a budget that's ready to go to the community at all."

At the county level, County Legislator Mike Lane tried to get the county to reduce sales taxes on clothing and shoe purchases under $110, but his proposal failed on a tied 7-7 vote. There is also an article on the new county 911 center, just across the town line in Lansing by the airport.

Update: The print edition also includes Cathy Wakeman's Dryden Town Talk column, which prints a thank you letter to "the members of the Dryden and surrounding communities who have made so many sacrifices and supported our family with so many blessings," from David Moshier, who passed away February 7th.

There's also a listing of who voted how on the sales tax exemption resolution mentioned above. In Dryden, Mike Lane and Martha Robertson voted to reduce taxes on clothing, while George Totman voted against it.

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