SUNY trustees raise tuition on in-state students … again

State University of New York students are going to be paying more. At least those who don’t qualify for the Governor’s new Excelsior Scholarship. The SUNY board of trustees voted on Wednesday to raise tuition 3.1 percent. It brings tuition up to $6,670 for in-state students attending any four-year colleges. Opponents of the increase, which breaks down to $200 called... more

Officer of the month: NYSP trooper awarded for role in securing violent domestic dispute

A New York State Police trooper was named the recipient of this month’s Frank G. Hammer Officer of the Month award for her involvement securing a violent domestic dispute last year in Dryden. The Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga awarded Nicole Hines, who has been with the NYSP for two years, during a luncheon on Monday. Hines was accompanied by NYSP... more

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which poses no threat to humans, causes hemorrhaging of fish tissue and internal organs. It has impacted fish populations... more

State reviewing sexual-assault law compliance at colleges

Area colleges — including Hobart and William Smith, where an alleged sexual assault drew national attention — will be the subject of investigations by the Cuomo administration to see if they are complying with a state law addressing the issue. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a comprehensive review of compliance under the Enough is Enough law at all higher-education institutions... more

Deputies: Dryden mom fired BB gun at neighbors head at close-range

Deputies in Tompkins County say they reported to an assault on Bills Way in Dryden on May 11th. The incident happened around 5:45 pm, according to authorities. They say Tori Monroe, 37, of Dryden was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say Monroe shot her... more

Dryden students impacting the world

The impact of the work done at Dryden Central Schools can be felt around the world. This truth will be entirely evident on Tuesday. The community will come out to vote for three school board members and witness students and our dedicated staff raising funds for the Ugandan Water Project. Three 3-year vacancies in the school board will be filled... more

Dryden dominant in divisional win over Senecas

Seven different Lions scored goals as the Dryden boys lacrosse team defeated Watkins Glen, 16-3, in a Section IV Division 4 matchup at home on senior night. Jake Lewis had a nine-point game consisting of six goals and three assists. Gavin Marsh added three goals and four assists for Dryden (8-4, 4-0). Ithaca.com: Read More more

Groton, Dryden rivalry heats up with father-son softball connection

From the Dryden Lion dugout on a 70 degree Friday afternoon, Ed Dow yelled out to his shortstop. “Take a step,” he yelled, motioning for Lindsey Goodenough to move closer to second base. Kelly Malepe wound up, delivered the pitch and without hesitation Groton’s Paige Graham broke from first to second. Catcher Amy Gardner didn’t hesitate either, swiftly throwing down... more

Next president at TC3 named by officials

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Orinthia T. Montague, Ph.D. as the fourth president of Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees selected Montague to succeed retiring President Carl E. Haynes following a national search that brought three finalists to campus for visits in March. Montague is... more

College-bound Dryden golfers shine on senior day

Dryden senior Trevor Gardner made it a fitting senior day celebrating, coming back from a rocky start to birdie the final three holes (6, 7, 8) and earn low medalist honors for the fifth time this season to lead Dryden to a 216-240 victory over Union Springs at Dryden Lake Golf Course Wednesday afternoon. Ithaca.com: Read More more

Dryden Middle & High Schools close after chemical lab fire

WHCU Radio reports that the Dryden Middle and High Schools closed early Tuesday, late morning, after a fire in a trash can inside a chemistry lab raised air quality concerns. At about 4:00 pm on Tuesday, it was being reported that both the Middle and High Schools will be closed on Wednesday, May 3 while the school district waits for... more

Dominion meets the community to discuss pipeline

The atmosphere was contentious Monday night as about 100 people stuffed into the Varna Community Association building for a public information session on the upgrades to the Borger Compressor Station in Dryden. Officials from Dominion Energy – the Virginia-based company which owns the station – hosted the meeting to answer questions, address concerns from the community and deliver a presentation... more

Public split on proposed Dryden solar projects

Supporters and opponents of two proposed solar projects in the town of Dryden spent nearly three hours sharing their opinions with the town board Wednesday night during a public hearing. The consensus following the conclusion of the near four-hour special session? There is no consensus. About 70 people spoke during the public hearing at Neptune Fire Hall. Although there appeared... more

Kiwanis Club recognizes Dryden and Groton officers

The Ithaca Kiwanis Club recognized the Groton and Dryden police departments during its officer of the month recognition luncheon on Monday at Kendal at Ithaca. Sitting at the recognition table were Lt. Tim Williams of the Groton Police Department; Mackenzie Covert, a patrol officer for the Dryden Police Department; and Deb Lawrence, a part-time sergeant for the Dryden Police Department.... more

ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

The surprise from Tuesday’s slate of village elections was the loss of incumbent Waterloo Trustee David Duprey who has served on the board since 1996. In races that generated very few votes — Democrat Gina Suffredini and Republican John Butlak both secured seats on the Village Board. Butlak received 250 votes, while Suffredini secured 213. While there are still 44... more

Dryden Central School District to vote on new capital project

The Dryden Central School District will bring a capital project to vote on March 28, 2017 that includes two propositions. Proposition #1 includes district-wide renovations and additions. Proposition #2 includes additional athletic site improvements. Voting hours are scheduled from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. in the Middle/High School Auditorium. On March 20, 2017 the District held two community meetings fully... more
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