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New mural graces downtown Dryden

Joanna Murphey is no stranger to the rolling hills and scrumptious scenery of Upstate New York. As a landscape artist, Joanna watches. "I observe the visual language of the community,” she said. Joanna met with me at the Community Center Café to discuss the mural that she is installing just above the Café’s doors on the north facing wall of... more

Convicted Ithaca shooter headed for re-sentencing following appellate court order

An Ithaca man, in custody for a 2015 shooting, is scheduled to be re-sentenced in Tompkins County Court after an appellate court found that the evidence in his 2016 trial was insufficient to support his assault conviction. James Marshall faced multiple charges after police say he shot a person in the leg at a woman's West Village apartment on June... more

Appeals court reverses Jeffrey Horton conviction in rape, stalking case

A Dryden sexual assault convict who has spent two years in prison will get a new trial, after a mid-level appeals court questioned Thursday a prospective juror's impartiality. Jeffrey Horton, 55, had been sentenced to 12 years behind bars in July 2016 after being convicted in Tompkins County Court of beating, raping and stalking a woman he had been in... more

Dryden finds new, but familiar, superintendent

Joshua Bacigalupi is not an unknown figure in the Dryden Central School District. Before taking his current position as principal of Alton B. Parker Elementary School in the Cortland Enlarged City School District, Bacigalupi filled the positions of both Assistant Principal and Principal of Dryden Elementary School. At the May 21 meeting of the Dryden Board of Education Bacigalupi was... more

Dryden student barred from school for 2 days over ‘distracting’ shirt

A 17-year-old senior at Dryden High School has been suspended from school for two days for not covering up after the school said her shirt was inappropriate. On Wednesday, Madison Kidney was told what she was wearing was distracting and revealing, her mother Erin Kidney told The Ithaca Voice. Madison Kidney was told if she did not cover up, she... more

Dryden fifth grader representing the USA

Sharing culture around the globe runs in the family for Nathaniel Poole. Nathaniel, a fifth grader at Dryden Elementary School and PeeWee Hockey player, is heading to Novomoskovsk, Russia as a member of the Albany Capitals ice hockey team representing the USA in the EuroChem Cup. Having a team from the USA will be a first for the EuroChem Cup,... more

Two charged after Dryden home invasion, held on ‘no bail’

Police say two men have been arrested following an investigation into a home invasion and burglary in Dryden. The incident happened on Wednesday, according to police, who say that Kevin P. Chambliss, 32, and Henry J. Moreno, 28, were both charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police say that Chambliss was also charged... more

Power of the sun: Community solar is a resource that Tompkins County has largely embraced

Here in Tompkins County, located in NYSEG’s load zone C, community solar has found a home. And another home. And another. Community solar projects, and solar for private production as well, has been popping up across the county for several years now. Most recently, BlueRock Energy opened a community solar project in Enfield, in partnership with local company Renovus Solar... more

Driver airlifted after Dryden rollover crash on Rt. 13 (photos)

One person was airlifted after an afternoon crash in Dryden, according to the Ithaca Voice. The accident happened in Dryden on Route 13 between Livermore Crossing and Bahar Drive. One person was reportedly injured and transported by LifeNet to an area trauma center after their vehicle rolled over during the wreck. No other injuries or passengers were reported. The Tompkins... more

COURT TRANSCRIPT: Barkley claimed paranoia from LSD led to fatal shooting

Dryden resident Justin Barkley claimed paranoia from months of LSD abuse led to the fatal shooting of a man outside Ithaca’s Walmart in December 2016, according to court transcripts obtained by The Ithaca Journal. Upon completing jury selection on the morning of Jan. 11 for the high-profile case — in which Barkley shot and killed Candor resident William Schumacher in... more

Dryden teen accused of sexually abusing victim under 11-years-old

A 17-year-old Dryden resident was indicted on sex abuse charges after allegedly having sex with a child less than 11-years-old. Police say that Kevin Wydick Jr., of Dryden admitted to sexually abusing the child in the Village of Dryden during a video interview. However, additional details of that interview were not released by law enforcement. A Superior Court warrant was... more

Dryden’s bloody past in the spotlight of new TV series; residents upset

An Upstate New York town has reluctantly come face to face with its murderous past thanks to a new TV documentary series exploring a series of brutal deaths that occurred two decades ago. In the late 1980s and ’90s, Dryden, NY, in Tompkins County, saw a series of killings that shook the community to its core. Now, Investigation Discovery’s five-part... more

Mettler-Toledo in Dryden to begin layoffs in March

A manufacturing facility in Dryden that is relocating to a Tampa, Fla. suburb will start laying off employees in March, according to a notice from the State Department of Labor. The notice states Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, located at 5 Barr Road, will close on July 1, 2018, and all layoffs should be completed by Jan. 1, 2019. Sixty-nine employees were listed... more

Dryden officials offended by new docuseries on murders from 80s, 90s

Beginning on Tuesday, Dryden will become the object of viewers’ fascinations with the release of Investigation Discovery’s series “Village of the Damned,” based on the town’s storied string of brutal murders in the late 1980s and 1990s. The serialized documentary, premiering this week and consisting of five episodes, will investigate “a series of horrific and bizarre events,” including the murder... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Dryden School District searches for new superintendent

Since the beginning of this school year, Interim Superintendent William Locke has been filling the position of School Superintendent for Dryden Schools. He will stay with us until the end of this school year in June 2018. In the meantime, the search for our new superintendent is on. To facilitate the process, TST BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Matteson, will... more

T’burg, Dryden to play IAC North girls soccer tiebreaker

Trumansburg and Dryden will play a tiebreaker for the IAC North Large girls soccer title and the berth in the Large School championship after tying in the regular season league standings. The game will be played Thursday in Trumansburg at 4:30 p.m. The winner plays South Large champion Waverly at 6 p.m. Saturday in the IAC Large School championship at... more

FLX WEEKLY: Warm & pleasant heading into Columbus Day weekend (podcast)

Locktober Fest in Seneca Falls, classic car show in Penn Yan, quilt show in Dryden, Pumpkinfest in Cortland and the premiere of SCP’s The Diary of Anne Frank are just a few of the possibilities for your October weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to find out all the details and see... more
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