July 27, 2005

Fire in Freeville

A four-apartment building at 12 Railroad Street in Freeville caught fire last night. Firefighters from the Dryden, Freeville, Etna, Groton, McLean and Cayuga Heights fire departments responded at 6:30pm, and had the blaze out by 7:15pm. No one was injured, but one apartment was destroyed with the others damaged.

The Dryden Central School District is using a "Solar Express Bookmobile" to encourage kids to read over the summer. The bookmobile goes out Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 11th. Tuesday mornings from 8:30am to 10:30am the bookmobile is in Edmonds Park in Harford, while from 11:30am to 1:30pm it will be in front of Little Creek Park on Lower Creek Road. On Thursdays, it will spend mornings from 8:30am to 10:30am at Hanshaw Village Ball Field off Hanshaw Road, and from 11:30am to 1:30pm it will be at Country Acres Trailer Park off McLean Road.

Briefly in Dryden includes a search by the Youth Commission for two new members, one from the Village of Dryden and one from the Town. There will be a "Mid-Sixties Classmates and Friends Get Together" next weekend for the Dryden High School Classes of 1964, 1965, and 1966, including a get-together, dinner, and barbecue. Briefly in Groton notes the "Happenin' in the Hamlet" event, which will take place in McLean at the Cassavant Elementary School Saturday, and will include softball, sack races, food, musing, a dunking booth, and fireworks, with a free pancake breakfast the next morning.

On the opinion page, Anne M. Everett writes to criticize WHCU's changing its afternoon programming to right-wing talk radio.

The Journal also reports that it sounds like Governor Pataki will be announcing that he is not running for re-election in 2006.

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