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Passenger killed in Dryden crash

Passenger killed in Dryden crash
A woman was killed after a crash early Wednesday on Livermore Road in Dryden, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say the one-car crash occurred at about 3:39 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. A Kia Soul had been traveling north on Livermore Road around that time when it went off the east shoulder and struck a tree. Both the... more

Dryden dissolves Building Energy Subcommittee

Dryden dissolves Building Energy Subcommittee
The Town of Dryden Planning Board passed a resolution that dissolved its Building Energy Subcommittee after receiving several complaints from town residents regarding the transparency and actions of the subcommittee. Five out of the seven board members present—Chairman John Keifer, Craig Anderson, Tony Salerno, David Weinstein and Martin Hatch—voted in favor of dissolving the subcommittee. Jim Skaley and Joe Wilson... more

Dryden shooting suspect surrenders, in custody

Dryden shooting suspect surrenders, in custody
State Police in Ithaca have reportedly arrested Eric J. McLaurin on Wednesday. McLaurin, 32, surrendered himself at the Dryden Town Court at approximately 4:00 p.m. Police started a search for McLaurin on March 12. He is accused of firing shots from a home on State Route 366 in the town of Dryden which prompted neighbors to shelter in place for... more

State police: Dryden man fired shot from house, evaded shelter-in-place

State police: Dryden man fired shot from house, evaded shelter-in-place
State troopers are looking for a Dryden man who fired a gunshot from a house and escaped a shelter-in-place, according to a Tuesday night release from New York State Police. Eric McLaurin, 31, of Dryden, is suspected of firing a shot from a house in the 1100 block of Dryden Road, police said. Troopers were dispatched to a shots fired... more

Lansing man sentenced to 10 years for role in Dryden home invasion

Lansing man sentenced to 10 years for role in Dryden home invasion
A Lansing man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a Dryden home invasion in April 2018. Kevin Chambliss, 32, was indicted on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree strangulation, first-degree kidnapping, second-degree criminal possession of a loaded firearm and first-degree criminal sexual act in June 2018. And in January, he pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary,... more

Dryden man charged with driving impaired after crash with child

Dryden man charged with driving impaired after crash with child
A Dryden man has been charged with driving impaired after police say he crashed into a barrier on Graham Road in Lansing. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said there was a 4-year-old child in the back seat at the time of the crash. The sheriff’s office, New York State Police, Bangs Ambulance and the Lansing Fire Department responded to a... more

Dryden pedestrian struck by car, killed Tuesday night

Dryden pedestrian struck by car, killed Tuesday night
A 54-year-old Dryden man was struck by a vehicle and killed Tuesday night on Turkey Hill Road in Dryden. New York state troopers were dispatched to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Stevenson Road to investigate the accident, which occurred at approximately 7:09 p.m. Members of Varna Fire and Rescue were already performing CPR when police arrived at the... more

Man involved in Dryden armed home invasion sentenced

Man involved in Dryden armed home invasion sentenced
One of the men involved in a home invasion in Dryden in April 2018 was sentenced to two years in prison this week. In June, Henry J. Moreno, 29, and Kevin P. Chambliss, 32, both of Lansing, were indicted on several felony charges including four counts of first-degree burglary, second-degree strangulation, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree criminal possession of a loaded... more

One critically injured in Dryden crash; pregnant woman sent to hospital as precaution

One critically injured in Dryden crash; pregnant woman sent to hospital as precaution
State Police say a 54-year-old man is in critical condition after a two-car crash, which happened at the intersection of Lower Creek Road and Route 13 in Dryden. Troopers credited Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler, who was first on the scene, with saving the man’s life. The crash happened around 2:40 p.m. Tyler was in the area at the time... more

Two skiers rescued over the weekend in Dryden after nine hour search

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A pair of cross-country skiers were lost for several hours on Saturday within the confines of Hammond Hill State Forest in Dryden. As it grew darker, got colder, and the skiers’ situation became more dangerous — 70 volunteers and dozens of local agencies were looking for them. It took nine hours. One of the skiers and a rescuer both pointed... more

Local auctioneer accused of cheating estate out of $200K in Tompkins

Local auctioneer accused of cheating estate out of $200K in Tompkins
A local auctioneer has been charged with failing to pay an estate owner thousands for a property in Tompkins County, according to state police. Police say David C. Hall, 47, was arrested after a year-long investigation. He’s the proprietor of Worth Auctions, which is located on Dryden Road, in Freeville. Troopers said Hall failed to pay the owner of an... more

Construction impacts Dryden High School teams

Construction impacts Dryden High School teams
With the work that is taking place on Dryden high school’s athletic fields this fall, some teams have been forced to adjust their routines to some degree. The boys and girls soccer teams, for instance, have used the school’s practice field sparingly this season, and have been forced to find other areas for the teams to train. Repairs to the... more

Harmful Algal Blooms confirmed in Dryden Lake

Harmful Algal Blooms confirmed in Dryden Lake
Multiple blue-green algae blooms, known as Harmful Algal Blooms, have been confirmed in Cayuga Lake this summer, and most recently in Dryden Lake. The Tompkins County Health Department put out an alert Tuesday, urging residents and visitors to beware of the blue-green algae. Local lakes continue to be monitored for HABs. "These blooms can occur in any calm body of... more

Downtown Ithaca invites CU, IC and TC3 students to ‘Welcome Student Weekend’ celebration

Downtown Ithaca invites CU, IC and TC3 students to ‘Welcome Student Weekend’ celebration
Live performances, music entertainment and activities will be held on the Commons this weekend to welcome local college students to Ithaca. About 2,500 first-time Cornell University students, along with Cornell resident assistants and staff, are expected to participate in CU Downtown from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Restaurants and stores downtown will offer special samples, discounts and freebies for the... more

TC3 closed Tuesday for emergency water line repairs

Tompkins Cortland Community College’s main campus and athletics facility will be closed Tuesday for emergency water line repairs. The college closed suddenly Monday afternoon after construction work hit a water line. Repairs required water service to be shut down to the main campus and athletics facility. Work could not be completed Monday evening, so college officials made the decision to... more

Printing facility announces shutdown in Dryden, mass layoffs

It’s a sad day for Dryden. Vanguard Graphics LLC, also known as Vanguard Printing, has announced plans to close its facility at 17 Hallwoods Road, and lay off all its staff. Notices were given to employees Friday morning. The letters state that layoffs will begin in August and be completed by the end of September. According to an online business... more

Bail set as Dryden man charged with rape prepares for second trial

Bail set as Dryden man charged with rape prepares for second trial
Bail was set Monday morning for a Dryden man who is preparing for a second trial on rape and sex abuse charges after a 2016 conviction landed him in prison for the past two years. Jeffrey Horton, 56, is getting a new trial after the appellate division determined that a woman considered for a juror used language that indicated that... more
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