October 26, 2011

Town Supervisor Candidates on WHCU

You can hear incumbent Democratic Supervisor Mary Ann Sumner and Republican challenger Bruno Schickel on WHCU podcasts. One minor point - I'm pretty irritated with Dave Vieser for badly summarizing this piece, and making it easy for Schickel to dismiss....

Posted by simon at 12:32 PM

May 25, 2006

Planning Dryden school lunches

This morning's Ithaca Journal has a long article on the Dryden schools' school lunch task force, looking at what students are buying, what the force recommends, and nutrition guidelines. There's a report on a roast held for departing radio show...

Posted by simon at 8:19 AM

April 28, 2006

Casey Stevens leaving WHCU

I was sorry to see this morning's Ithaca Journal report that WHCU Morning Newswatch host Casey Stevens will be leaving the station. I had the pleasure of being on the show once, and have listened many more times. Stevens is...

Posted by simon at 8:53 AM

March 18, 2006

Seward to run for re-election as State Senator

I'd heard lots of rumors that State Senator Jim Seward would run for Congressman Boehlert's seat when he retired. However, after yesterday's retirement announcement, WHCU reports that Seward will run for re-election instead: SEWARD WAS RUMORED TO BE EYING BOEHLERT’S...

Posted by simon at 8:21 AM

February 11, 2006

Regional web sites

I was just talking on WHCU with Dave Vieser, and mentioned some web sites looking at upstate New York. I wasn't on long enough to identify them by name, but two that I strongly recommend, and which link to more...

Posted by simon at 7:26 AM

January 30, 2006

Cayuga Millwork investigation?

WHCU is reporting that Cayuga Millwork owner Jack Roscoe is dismissing any report that his company is being investigated for not paying its employees: ROSCOE IS NOT AWARE OF ANY INVESTIGATION BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, AS THE WORKER’S RIGHTS...

Posted by simon at 6:05 PM

January 23, 2006

Town Hall drawings final?

I didn't get the sense that the presentation of a possible Town Hall layout was a final set of drawings for approval - and I don't remember the board taking any action - but WHCU's web site says: Dryden Drawings...

Posted by simon at 6:19 PM

December 9, 2005

Applying for a Town Board seat

Last night's Cortland Standard has an article, "Dem seeks Dryden seat", on page 3. Sure enough, the "Dem" is me. I was hoping Paul Lutwak, an independent who ran as a Democrat in November, would apply, but then John Curatolo...

Posted by simon at 12:54 PM

November 1, 2005

Coalition for Change includes one Democrat; endorses Republicans

Tom Hatfield, the Town of Dryden Republican Committee Chairman, was just on WHCU, and I learned a lot about the Coalition for Change: Their organization includes one Democrat, the treasurer, who Tom claims will be more visible in the next...

Posted by simon at 8:57 AM

October 28, 2005

New WHCU 870 site

WHCU finally has a new website. It's thoroughly cluttered, but at least the key piece of information I want to see - the Casey Stevens guest schedule - is at the top of the right-hand column....

Posted by simon at 12:46 PM

July 26, 2005

Casey Stevens tomorrow

I'll be on Casey Stevens' show on WHCU 870AM tomorrow morning at 9:00am, as Kathy Zahler, a regular guest on Casey's show, asked me to come along. When Kathy was on in June, Casey asked: When are you going to...

Posted by simon at 8:54 AM

July 18, 2005

Tom Hatfield explains Coalition for Change

I've wondered a bit about the Tompkins County Coalition for Change, not having been able to find much about it. Tom Hatfield, the Dryden Republican Committee chairman and the apparent spokesman for the group, was on WHCU this morning to...

Posted by simon at 8:39 PM

June 19, 2005

School to summer; changes at WHCU

This week's Dryden Courier looks at the transitions from the school year to the summer. There's an article on the Montgomery Park summer concert series, which starts this coming Wednesday at 6:30pm with the Burns Sisters. A full list of...

Posted by simon at 11:24 PM

May 31, 2005

Mike Hattery announces run for County Legislature

On Casey Stevens' WHCU show this morning, Town Board member Mike Hattery announced his plans to run for the 14th legislative district, currently held by Mike Lane. The 14th district (map, 598KB PDF) includes most of eastern Dryden, the parts...

Posted by simon at 8:26 AM

April 1, 2005

WHCU Director of Operations retiring

This morning's Ithaca Journal pays a visit to WHCU 870's Hanshaw Road offices for a story profiling retiring Director of Operations Tom Joseph. The Ithaca school district is reviewing its budget in preparation for a board vote April 12th and...

Posted by simon at 7:50 AM

March 29, 2005

Perkins issue on WHCU

I'm always happy to listen to Tom Hatfield, the Town of Dryden Republican Committee chairman, when he's on Casey Stevens' show on WHCU 870. Usually the conversation is about county news with a bit of Dryden - I picked up...

Posted by simon at 12:52 PM

February 23, 2005

Library questions

This morning's Ithaca Journal takes a look at library funding issues, noting that the Tompkins County Public Library is seeking help from the Ithaca and Lansing school districts through a referendum. Dryden's Southworth Library seems likely to have unique status...

Posted by simon at 8:57 AM

May 13, 2004

Republicans to honor Thomas Todd

On WHCU this morning, Tom Hatfield, chairman of the Town of Dryden Republican Committee, announced that the Dryden Republicans are having a golf outing and dinner on June 4th to honor Thomas Todd, a former Dryden town supervisor and current...

Posted by simon at 8:51 AM