June 30, 2007

Car chase, accidents, summer challenges

A car chase that started in Cortland ended in Dryden yesterday as a woman fled from a court order. Cortland City Police and Sheriff's cars were damaged by ramming, and Dryden Police, Dryden Ambulance, the New York State Police, and New York State DEC police responded. After the arrest, the woman continued resisting arrest.

The Journal resumes its series on the impact of poverty in Tompkins County with a look at the challenges summer poses to those with limited income, especially daycare. That article notes recent Dryden daycare nightmares, "the worst-case scenario". There's also a piece on the Solar Express, the bookmobile run by the Dryden schools.

Yesterday's Journal also had a lot of Dryden news. There was a profile of RPM Ecosystems' tree-growing operation, and an article on two separate one-car accidents in the town.

There's a fairly thorough piece on seismic testing for natural gas and all the little flags along the roads.

There's an article on some of the chaos produced by the State Assembly and Senate's inability to agree about Industrial Development Agencies. Dryden opted to keep its IDA at the last Town Board meeting, hopefully bringing it back to life.

And in case you were wondering, the CEO of Energy East, which owns NYSEG, will get $21.8 million from their buyout. That's just the lump sum - his $900,000 salary can be doubled for a while to keep him around.

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