July 6, 2005

Dryden Methodist pastor retires

Cathy Wakeman writes about Dryden United Methodist Church pastor David Nicholls' retirement in today's Ithaca Journal. Nicholls retired on Sunday after ten years at the church, and he and his wife Maxine plan to stay in the area.

There's also an article on the planning for the Dryden-Freeville trail, which generally sounds to be moving forward except for this bit:

While the project is moving forward, there are still obstacles ahead. Engineers are still wrestling with how to cross the well-trafficked George Road and landowners like Warren VanPelt still have unanswered questions.

"They've got weird trails all going through the fields, and I don't like that. I've got special needs, and they haven't had a meeting with me yet," VanPelt, who farms along the proposed trail, said.

If everything gets sorted out, planning will finish this year and construction will start next year. (I reported earlier on the trail open house held last month.)

On the opinion page, the editorial takes up (and supports) the prospects for services consolidation between the City and Town of Ithaca. As I noted earlier, the Town of Dryden participates in some water and sewer services already shared by those municipalities.

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