March 24, 2005

Low Tompkins snowmobile accident rate

This morning's Ithaca Journal talks with the Dryden-Caroline Drifters snowmobile club in an article about Tompkins County having a lower rate of snowmobile injuries and fatalities than other parts of the state. There's a picture of Deana Madigan on her snowmobile, as well comments from Madigan and Dryden resident Thomas Miller.

TCAT and its union don't seem to be getting along, as the two sides negotiate a new contract for the new single-union/non-profit situation.

The Journal's opinion page is busy with Dryden news and opinion:

  • The Journal's editorial questions a recent arrest over an off-leash dog, but sees a bright side in that:

    The Tompkins County SPCA, a not-for-profit agency that receives some county funds, has stepped up to the plate and stated its determination to build its own dog park on land it owns near its Hanshaw Road headquarters.

    It's a pretty safe bet that local dogs will be romping in the SPCA park well before the city and state ever do the same downtown.

  • Joshua Ganger of Dryden writes to contest an earlier letter, saying that "Businesses cannot use the market as an excuse for utterly ignoring the morals of a community or society as Wal-Mart (and others) seems to think.... To say that the only obligation is to earn maximum profits ignores the widespread trend of ethical business practices prevalent in Ithaca as well as boardrooms of many of today's top companies."

  • Dorothy Manley of Etna writes about the Terry Schiavo case, claiming that "Terry Schiavo was not in a vegetative state. If she was, she couldn't have responded to her mom and dad as well as she did." (Manley also wrote about this case February 25th.)

Posted by simon at March 24, 2005 7:58 AM in , , ,
Note on photos