September 6, 2005

Labor day, Ithaca redistricting

Summer's coming to a close, as Labor Day weekend rolled by. This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on the annual Labor Day picnic in Stewart Park, including a bit on the George Junior Republic negotiations settled earlier this summer:

In Dryden, Lester "Bill" Lyon and his wife, Gloria Lyon, just finished negotiating for similar possibilities for unionized workers at The William George Agency for Children Services, previously George Junior Republic. The Lyons said their efforts to do as much as possible for fellow members of the Service Employees International Union's Local 200 was not welcomed by the administration.

"This, when people are fighting tooth and nail just to buy groceries, buy gas," Bill Lyon said, shaking his head.

There's a pair of articles on Ithaca schools elementary redistricting, one looking at the impact on children moving, the other at people staying put. In Dryden, Varna students are moving from Cayuga Heights Elementary to Caroline Elementary.

In county news, there's an article on grandparents raising grandchildren locally, and an opinion article by Peter Penniman supporting the county's proposed ban on trash burning.

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