May 20, 2005

TC3 graduation; Angelman Syndrome

This morning's Journal has two stories on Dryden happenings, one upbeat, one more challenging. In upbeat news, Tompkins Cortland Community College graduated 557 students yesterday, 224 of whom live in Tompkins County.

The State Senate and Assembly passed resolutions making May 21st Angelman Syndrome Awareness Day, and the article discusses Dryden residents Rob Hickey and Erin Sheldon efforts to increase awareness of their daughter Maggie's genetic disease, which is often misdiagnosed as epilepsy or cerebral palsy.

Dryden is mentioned briefly in an article on a Lansing zoning issue involving a snowmobile test track, as the owner tests motorcycles on a track in the Town of Dryden.

In broader news that affects Dryden, the county Environmental Management Council had a meeting on burn barrels, Cornell is studying the spread of coyotes and aggressive behavior, and sprawl and multiple levels of government may be hurting the upstate economy.

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