November 23, 2011

Thankful for Dryden, and a few things left to work on

Successful Dryden Town Board candidate Linda Lavine wrote a thank-you letter in today's Ithaca Journal: Every workday, as I drive 12 miles through the back roads of Dryden, I give thanks for the beauty of this land. I pass homes,...

Posted by simon at 12:22 PM

January 5, 2006

Regionalism and upstate New York

There was a burst of discussion last month about the possibilities of regionalism in a number of upstate blogs. York Staters, over in Binghamton, got things going with a post on regionalism: As we attempt to solve Upstate New York’s...

Posted by simon at 8:33 PM

September 5, 2005

Carl Carmer, of Dryden

Dryden's used bookstores always seem to have a fair number of copies of Carl Carmer's books on New York. My Kind of Country is a compendium of his articles, and I remembered one article - "Upstate is a Country" -...

Posted by simon at 7:13 PM

January 18, 2004

Dryden in the Gilded Age

It's been too long since we've heard from George Goodrich, whose 1897 Centennial History of the Town of Dryden richly describes what happened here long ago. In today's chapter, Goodrich takes a close look at his own time, and ends...

Posted by simon at 10:29 AM

January 5, 2004

3-D Dryden

Cathy Wakeman starts a new year of Dryden Town Talk by looking at reasons to "love to live in Dryden"....

Posted by simon at 8:51 AM