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Project matches students, work in Dryden

It was clear from that first meeting in the spring that Lexi Hartley was a woman on a mission. As program educator with Dryden Rural Youth Services, one of Lexi’s many hats was to create and oversee successful summer employment opportunities for Dryden teens. Part of the mission plan was the creation of Project Lead, a job readiness program for... more

Update: Eight families impacted after Dryden apartment complex fire

Eight families and 31 residents have been impacted after a large fire at the Poets Landing Apartments in Dryden, according to the American Red Cross. At about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dryden firefighters responded to a reported “fire on a porch spreading rapidly.” Firefighters still on the scene as of 9 p.m., according to a Tompkins County dispatcher, but all roads... more

Powerful floodwaters flowing in Dryden

Floodwaters rushed through the Village of Dryden Friday night, tearing up parking lots and turning driveways into scattered pools of water. One man watched the whole thing happen from his store, which didn’t suffer any damage. “Kind of impressive real muddy water, about two-foot deep, went out you know 50 to 100 feet. onto those lawns and parking lots,” said... more

TST BOCES auto body class students restoring 1946 Chevy truck

Career and Technical Education students in the Auto Body class at TST BOCES have been given the exciting opportunity to take part in the restoration of a vintage 1946 Chevy pickup truck. The truck belongs to Buzz and Linda Padgett. Linda was a member of the board at TST BOCES from 1993-2003 and served as board president for 16 years... more

Cat shot by crossbow in Tompkins Co. survives, soon to go home with adopter

A search is underway in Tompkins County for the person who shot a cat in the head with a crossbow in the town of Dryden. Last Tuesday someone called State Police saying they found the cat on Third Street in the Little Creek Trailer Park. Humane officers from the SPCA of Tompkins County later found the 2-year-old female feline. The... more

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
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