June 19, 2006

Berry season in Freeville

This morning's Ithaca Journal visits Freeville's Brookside Berry Farm, which just opened for the season a few minutes ago,in an article on U-Pick Strawberries.

There's another article about the disaster training at Holy Cross Church that was held this past weekend, simulating an emergency shelter responding to a tornado in Etna.

The Journal also looks at a pilot program for screening inmates at the county jail, aimed at helping offenders avoid future crimes (and expensive trips to jail) after their release.

Local hospitals got mixed results on a report card, with Cayuga Medical Center having one lower than average mortality rate of seven and Cortland having six of seven lower than average. Full details are available on the Web. Neither hospital made it into the "Honor Roll" in any category.

Also, Etna Lane will be closed to through traffic from tomorrow through the end of August between Routes 13 and 366 for culvert repairs.

On the opinon page, Yancey Roy explores legislative options for calling the kettle black, chronicling just a few of the ways the inaction blame game can be played in Albany.

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