January 21, 2006

Town closes on land for Town Hall

The nice thing about subscribing to the Dryden Courier is that I no longer have to go get it. The unfortunate thing is that the paper can disappear into the mail pile, as happened with last week's edition.

The January 11th Dryden Courier reports on Cassavant Elementary School students visiting Cornell's Johnnson Museum of Art, and has a picture of kindergarteners learning to use a Japanese ink brush. There's also an article on the Dryden School Board's discussion of middle school for summer students, and another on an expected $92,000 budget shortfall for the schools because of higher fuel costs. In sports, Paul Gangarossa cites Stacy and Stephanie Ryker of Dryden as a powerful pair of siblings on the same basketball team.

The January 18th Courier leads with an article on the town's completing the purchase of land for a new Town Hall, and discussion at the meeting of proposed designs for the building. There's also an article on Dryden substitute teacher Kristin Mackey, who received the Apple for the Teacher Award from the Cayuga Radio Group.

Inside the cover is a collection of Dryden Middle and High School students' opinions on their least favorite foods - beets, spinach, green beans, spinach, onions, and potatoes. Town Clerk Bambi Hollenbeck writes a letter to the editor explaining the new dog licensing rules, in which licenses last only as long as the dog's rabies vaccination, but can last up to three years. Speaking of rabies vaccinations, the Tompkins County SPCA will be offering free rabies vaccinations and pet identification tags at their 1640 Hanshaw Road facility from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on January 25th.

A community outlook section reviews Dryden's 2005 news, and there's an article on last weekend's Rock Day, a spinning celebration held by the Black Sheep Hand Spinners Guild.

Posted by simon at January 21, 2006 10:45 AM in
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