June 18, 2010

Lime Hollow bats no match for Dryden Eagle Scout who helps them

The Ithaca Journal reports that Dryden High Eagle Scout Ajax Hayes's project coordinated 20 people to build new houses for bats at the Lime Hollow Nature Center, supporting these useful bug eaters while encouraging them to stay out of the Nature Center itself. Update: There's more on this scout here.

I'd reported on controversies around garbage truck routes a few years ago, but now the conversations about unwanted truck traffic seems to be extending to gas-drilling trucks too.

This weekend, there will be a couple of events just outside of the Town's borders: a strawberry social in Slaterville, and the Flying Club breakfast at the Ithaca airport.

Finally, the Journal looks at some problems arising from the ever-decaying finances of New York State. They examine what happens when non-profits don't get promised aid from the state, and there's an editorial about impact on TCAT. In other public finance-related news, it doesn't cost the state money directly, but the state is continuing a variance on jail beds that saves the county $250,000.

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