July 19, 2006

Dunkin' Donuts comes (back) to Dryden

When I first moved back to Tompkins County, I was disappointed to find that I had moved into one of the very few places in the Northeast without a Dunkin' Donuts in the area. Worse, I could tell from the entrance and exit signs that there used to be one in Dryden, and one on Route 13 in Ithaca. They'd vanished. My refusal to come to terms with the nefarious glazed-donut obsessed Krispy Kreme when they came to New York and then when I went to their headquarters town in North Carolina seemed to have yielded nothing. I would occasionally buy donuts in Horseheads or Corning, and at Thruway rest stops, but it was rare. (And in Boston - yecch! Granulated sugar on jelly donuts? Who came up with that?)

That was probably a good thing for my waistline, and in keeping with my memories of Dunkin' Donuts growing up in Corning. My mother would occasionally win 'Trivia' on WCBA when they were a more locally-oriented station, and a dozen donuts were often part of the prize.

This past Thursday, all of those memories came back when I stopped at the new Dunkin Donuts' on Route 13 in the Village of Dryden, formerly Burger King. I bought a half-dozen donuts to celebrate, and gave myself far too drastic a sugar rush. They don't have as many varieties of jelly donuts as I'd like to see - black raspberry and blueberry are my favorites - but it's good to have them around. And the jelly donuts are powdered, like they should be.

Okay, enough about donuts. Enough other things happened in Dryden that I should notice. A Dryden man was arrested for DWI. In the happier events to come category, there are a lot of Dryden High reunions coming up, with listings for the classes of 1971, 1995, 1996, and 2001.

On Dryden's western edge, the Town of Ithaca approved Rocco Lucente's subdivision, with lots and lots of conditions.

At the county level, the legislature will have public hearings on a local real estate transfer tax and adopted a new diversity policy. Dryden legislator Mike Hattery voted against both, while legislator Martha Robertson voted for both and legislator Tyke Randall voted against the public hearing and for the diversity policy.

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