June 20, 2007

Summer in Dryden

Cathy Wakeman declares the start of summer now that Dairy Day has passed. She reports on the upcoming Music in the Park events, starting tonight at Montgomery Park from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with Steve Southworth and the Rockabilly Rays, and the Music in the Hollow series, at the Ellis Hollow Community Center. The first Ellis Hollow event will be Thursday, June 28th, with the Ithaca Dixie Land Band.

Wakeman also notes Adam Philips-Burdge's selection as Dryden teacher of the year, an open studio this weekend at Maryhill Clayworks, Southworth Library Family Fun night next Tuesday, and the upcoming Sertoma Golf Tournament.

Yesterday's Ithaca City School District budget vote passed.

At the county level, it looks like insurance for seniors is getting an ugly side, and the county legislature is looking for more information on the budget. The last article also notes that:

Legislator Frank Proto, R-Caroline and Danby, also announced that the New York State Gas and Electric building near Route 366 is one of the two buildings under consideration for the new Health Department headquarters. The second building under consideration is the Biggs complex land near the former Biggs B Building site on Trumansburg Road....

Proto said that one of the concerns of moving to the NYSEG site is the distance it would be from other health care facilities....

Dryden resident Michael Lane, a former legislator, used his speaking time to say that it's important the new building be closer to the downtown area.

"The first and foremost duty here is to provide the best services and making the easiest access for people who need to get to the health department and its various clinics," Lane said. "By putting it somewhere downtown in the county seat or near the Route 13 corridor, people from our whole square county will have access."

Much as I'd love to see something - anything - develop in the empty fortress of the NYSEG building, I have a hard time seeing the Health Department's moving there as a great idea.

On the opinion page, Arlene Bradshaw of Dryden writes about the dangers of soccer goals after losing a 10-year-old grandchild to an accident in Virginia. Richard Jorgensen of Freeville writes to complain about the county legislature's support for impeachment proceedings.

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