February 1, 2006

70-year-old woman struck, killed on Route 13

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that Janice Cortright, 70, was killed while crossing Route 13 at Livermore Road yesterday. I have enough trouble getting my newspaper and mail from across Route 366, and walking along 13 is even scarier. State police responded but don't expect to file charges against the driver.

In brighter news, Cathy Wakeman reports on last night's Village of Dryden caucuses. Her husband, Dan Wakeman, will be running as a Republican candidate for Village Trustee along with Randy Sterling, while the Democratic candidates are Mary Ellen Bossack and Jim Willer. Bossack and Wakeman are incumbents. She also lists some challenges facing the Village and announces the "Retro Dance" fundraiser being held this Saturday night from 8:00pm to midnight at the VFW.

Briefly in Dryden lists one of my favorite Dryden events, the Etna Chocolate Festival, which will be next Saturday, February 11th, from 10:30am to noon at the Etna Community Center. They also list the Dryden Seniors Feburary 13th meeting and lunch from 11:30am onward at the Dryden Fire Hall, and planning for the Dryden High School Class of 1996 reunion.

Congressman Sherwood Boehlert has slower fund-raising this year than in 2004, even as he faces a number of Democratic and Republican challengers.

Finally, Michael Ludgate, who lives just barely in Caroline, has a picture of last week's snow.

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