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

DNA evidence helps Dryden Police solve cold case

The Dryden Police Department has arrested a Vermont woman in connection with an attempted armed robbery committed nearly three years ago. Alayna L. Emery, 32, of Washington, Vt., was arrested for attempted armed robbery in the second degree on Monday following a series of events starting with matching Emery’s DNA from an arrest in Vermont to the case in the... more

Students struggle with loan default, program completion at some local colleges

College is difficult. Two stories featured on Syracuse.com look at higher education in Upstate New York. In particular, both focus on colleges with the highest rates of default for federal borrowers. The numbers show that students at community colleges often struggle with loan repayment. Those same numbers also show that students at technical schools and community colleges struggle with completing... more

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
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