October 9, 2010

Fire at Dryden Middle School

Dryden Middle School was very busy last night, with firefighters battling a blaze in the boiler room, where mechanical equipment seems a likely cause.

The Dryden Fire Department will be having an open house Sunday with a demonstration of the effectiveness of sprinklers, as well as a variety of related emergency services demonstrations and tours.

Tompkins County Historian Carol Kammen has a moving piece about Julia Cook, a Dryden resident and Civil War nurse. It's a sad story of loss with a beautiful moment of volunteerism, followed by a long sad sunset. They're creating a scholarship in her name for nursing students at TC3, who I hope will enjoy her inspiration.

Looking beyond the town line, work finished on a $460,000 project to stabilize Six Mile Creek's segment in Caroline. The Town of Ithaca is looking at some stark tax increases, and candidates for state legislature held a debate.

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