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Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius
It was the first time Larry Stewart went to the Empire Stance Summer Sendoff Car Show in Aurelius, but that didn’t stop him from bringing a car with a lot of history. Stewart, of Dryden, and his wife, Janice, were showing a Chevrolet he got while in the military in 1974 that he used to travel back and forth from... more

Dryden man charged with rape as new DNA evidence emerges in cold case

Dryden man charged with rape as new DNA evidence emerges in cold case
The Ithaca Police Department reports felony charges following a rape investigation in the city. Chad Hamilton, 29, of Dryden was charged with second-degree rape for engaging in sexual activity with a child under 15 years old. Police say that Hamilton was approximately 27-years-old at the time of the offense. They say that incident occurred at the victim’s address. The investigation... more

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone
New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new law will improve community immunity. Some parents who were previously granted religious exemptions, however, say they may pull their kids out of school rather than... more

TC3 provides training grants to area businesses

TC3 provides training grants to area businesses
This month, Tompkins Cortland Community College secured over $92,000 worth of training grants for 11 local organizations in Tompkins and Cortland counties, helping employees receive the training they need to improve their job performance. The grants ($92,500 total) were secured from the SUNY Community College Workforce Development Training program and are designed to “provide workforce development training programs that support... more

Town of Dryden looks at creating its own internet service for residents

Town of Dryden looks at creating its own internet service for residents
The Tompkins County Town of Dryden is looking at becoming its own internet service provider for its residents. A draft feasibility study of the project has just been completed for the Town. According to the Dryden Town Supervisor, it would make Dryden the first municipality in New York State to create and operate an internet service for its residents. Jason... more

Dryden man arrested for public lewdness in Ithaca

Dryden man arrested for public lewdness in Ithaca
On July 16, registered sex offender Will Rogers Howell Jr., age 37 of Dryden, NY, was arrested for three counts of Public Lewdness, a class B misdemeanor, and two counts of petit larceny. The arrest comes after an investigation by Ithaca Police into multiple accounts of him masturbating in public and exposing his genitalia while in plain sight of citizens.... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

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
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