January 31, 2006

Questions of landlord responsibility

This morning's Ithaca Journal is quiet about Dryden, but I haven't yet covered the January 25th Dryden Courier, which has lots of Dryden news.

The lead story reports on the Village of Dryden tabling a resolution that would have imposed fines for landlords (and tenants) in cases where police and fire departments were called repeatedly to an address. Landlords spoke to oppose the resolution and point out ways in which it could misfire, One paragraph in the article suggests that landlords who aren't paying attention are a lot of the problem:

The board noted that none of the landlords who attended the meeting with concerns are the landlords the law is aimed towards.

Also on the front page, with a photo, is an article about Jim Hardesty, who teaches at Cornell's Johnson Museum, coming to Freeville Elementary School to show students Chinese painting techniques.

Inside the paper are notices about Dryden Police Chief Margaret Ryan being named president of the Central New York Chiefs of Police, and one about a "Retro Dance" to be held this Saturday night at the Dryden VFW, The dance is a fund-raiser for the Senior All-Night Extravaganza (SANE) which will be held the night of high school graduation. Tickets are $10.

On the opinion page, Timothy Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association writes about the mysteries of the Governor's budget and what school boards would like to see, while Gabriel Carpenter of Dryden writes in support of abstinence education.

There's an article on retired County Legislator Thomas Todd's reflections of his years in public service. While Todd recently retired from a seat in Lansing, he started in Dryden, serving on the school board and then as Town Supervisor of Dryden.

In sports, Dryden's Abinye Smith is an Athlete of the Week for scoring 25 points against Moravia in basketball, and there are photos of both the boys and girls basketball teams. There's also an article on the girls team's 32-25 win over Waverly. Update: The Courier's February 1st edition says that should be Jordan Minnis.

There's a report on the IAC wrestling tournament, held at Dryden High School, in which Dryden came in 5th. There's a picture of Dryden's Ryan Rivers doing a long jump at an indoor track meet at Cornell's Barton Hall, and the Dryden boys swim team beat Odessa-Montour 100-49.

Posted by simon at January 31, 2006 8:14 AM in , ,
Note on photos