July 10, 2005

Creating a place for kids

This week's Dryden Courier leads with articles on improving life for Dryden children. There's an article on Opportunity, Understanding, Respect, and Success (OURS), a group providing activities in Conger's Mobile Home Park started by Jessica Houle, a Cornell student who grew up there. Houle got a grant through Cornell Cooperative Extension, and is working toward buying a meeting place, and 4-H can provide insurance. A grant from Tompkins County Trust Company funded rock climbing at Cornell as well.

There's also an article that talks with Dryden Superintendent Mark Crawford's first year on the job. Crawford describes his happiness about the way the year has gone, from the budget to the unions to the fine arts program and graduation.

Inside, the paper looks at the volunteer project that Better Housing of Tompkins County is bringing to work on houses throughout the area, with crews from Group Workcamps. Oddly, the article doesn't mention that Group Workcamps is a Christian mission program. The week's work should provide $80,000 worth of labor, with crews coming from all over, even one from Canada.

There's also an article on the Ithaca Community Treatment Court, more commonly called Drug Court, and a piece on Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton's being appointed to lead the New York State Legislative Task Force on Women's Issues, as well as an editorial offering half-hearted thanks to the legislature for finally passing voting machine legislation.

In sports, there's an article on the Stuttle family of Dryden, and their decades of participation in Dryden athletics.

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