April 18, 2011

Hog heaven?

Lately, I've mostly worried about threats to Dryden that come with large wallets and bad ideas, but some problems have humbler origins. This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that feral hogs are moving into the area, and "breeding in three New...

Posted by simon at 12:04 PM

January 29, 2011

Not quite natural plans for the new land

We bought 5.46 acres of land behind our house and neighbors' houses last month, and are starting to work out what to do with it. As I noted before, there are clauses preventing building houses on it and hydrofracking it...

Posted by simon at 2:00 PM

Native Plants for Native Birds

I bought Native Plants for Native Birds: A Guide to Planting for Birds in and Around Ithaca, New York for Angelika's birthday last year, and we've been reading it happily and repeatedly ever since. It's a collection of articles by...

Posted by simon at 7:10 AM

January 8, 2011

Poet's Landing approved by Planning Board

The Village of Dryden Planning Board unanimously approved a site plan for ten apartment buildings near Dryden High School, "Poet's Landing", including both senior housing and low-income housing. There's a lot to address in the approval: To mitigate safety concerns,...

Posted by simon at 6:48 AM