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Last week’s issue featured the Democrats – Town Supervisor Jason Leifer and Councilmen Dan Lamb and Leonardo Vargas-Mendez – who are seeking new terms to the Town Council (Vargas-Mendez took over mid-term for Kathy Servoss, and is looking for his first full term on the council).

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The 2021 election for the Town of Dryden features contested races for three seats on the Town Council. Six total candidates (three Democrats and three Republicans) will make up November’s ballot. Democratic incumbents Jason Leifer and Dan Lamb look to retain their positions of Town Superviso…

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To show appreciation for the communities in which it operates, Tompkins Trust Company (TTC) has announced it will be hosting Food Truck Fridays, four scheduled days in October where the bank’s Auburn, Trumansburg, Ithaca Headquarters, Triphammer, and Dryden branches will welcome their neighb…

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Members and friends of the Dryden United Methodist Church and the My Brothers Keeper (MBK) group met at the Dryden Lake Park on August 20, 2021 for a chance to share sentiments and give farewell to a special friend, Katherine Baxter, who sadly and unexpectedly passed away in July as a result…

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Danila Apasov had an idea back in 2015 when he worked for the Freeville-based company (now located in Lakewood, CO) EcoJarz. He read somewhere about how companies launch new products based on reviews from customers on current products and wondered how he could apply this strategy to the prod…

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The Dryden Area Intergenerational Band and Chorus, a local community ensemble, held a virtual lecture on July 28 that featured Ithaca College graduate Staff Sergeant Daniel Venora, who is a member of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”

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Even though the sun offers important health benefits, its rays can wreak havoc on your skin, causing a range of issues from painful sunburns to deadly cancers. If you plan to spend some time in the sun, it’s important to keep yourself safe. 

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A previous version of this article stated that the Town of Dryden is "planning on donating $250,000 to $300,000 from the annual budget" to the bridge project. The town will not be making such an allocation. The town did make a one-time allocation of $200,000 as a local-match backstop, which …

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A previous version of this article stated that the Town of Dryden is "planning on donating $250,000 to $300,000 from the annual budget" to the bridge project. The town will not be making such an allocation. The town did make a one-time allocation of $200,000 as a local-match backstop, which …

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On June 21, 2021, New York State Police at Ithaca arrested Karel R. Westerling, age 38 of Dryden, NY for the felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of Re…

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The Democtratic primary for the County Legislature District 13 seat is less than a week away (June 22) as candidates Greg Mezey and Samantha Lushtak look to garner enough support to earn the nomination. Both Mezey and Lushtak sat down with the Dryden Courier to discuss their candidacies ahea…

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There will be some new faces representing the Dryden Central School District community on the Board of Education moving forward. Bridget Flanigan, Justin St. Juliana and Nancy Crawford were all elected to their first terms on the board on May 18. (Flanigan and St. Juliana will have three-yea…

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The Dryden Central School District held a virtual public forum to introduce the board of education candidates for the upcoming election on May 3. All six candidates were given an opportunity to answer 10 questions curated by the district staff as well as district families.