October 25, 2007

Sewers stuck

The cover stories of this week's Dryden Courier, except for the charming picture of an elementary chorus singing before the school board, are pretty dark.

One story examines the problem of a foul smell in the Dryden High School/Middle School from sewer cleaning access that can't be fixed without tearing down the building. Another examines the continuing delays on any agreement between the Town and Village of Dryden on the Cortland Road Sewer District. The Village's lawyer complains that even the much-delayed flow meters still don't include the high school, while a possible new dorm at TC3 adds pressure to lift the moratorium on development in the Town.

Inside, there are a number of Dryden-related letters:

  • Darlene Clauson of Freeville writes to support Chris Clauson for Town Justice.

  • Karl Smolenski and Alita Howard of Dryden support Joe Solomon for Town Board.

  • Robert Stolp of Ithaca supports Jason Leifer for Town Justice.

  • Kathy Zahler of Dryden writes to support Mary Ann Sumner for Town Supervisor and David Makar for Town Board.

  • Arjan Crimi of Dryden writes to support Mary Ann Sumner for Town Supervisor.

In sports, the Dryden Purple Lions defeated the Spencer-Van Etten Panthers for the I.A.C. soccer championship title, and the Courier has a game photo and a team photo. Sophomore Patrick Street of the soccer team is an athlete of the week. In volleyball, Dryden will be competing for the I.A.C. championship Saturday.

Reporter Matt Cooper's Inside Dryden column starts with the Dryden Community Cafe's Halloween barbecue (at Clark's) and tour of the new facility, at the former Charlie's Diner on the Four Corners. He mentions the five Dryden artists on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail. He writes about the Dryden Town Hall grand opening, and they have photos of architect Anton Egner with (I think) former Supervisor Clint Cotterill explaining the geothermal heating and cooling. There's also a picture of Town Board members and Zoning Officer Henry Slater cutting a ribbon and opening champagne. Then he discusses his (sometimes missing) Texas accent.

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