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After a lengthy postponement due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Election Day is less than a week away, and in the Village of Dryden there are two trustee seats on the Village Board up for grabs.

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An online public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3 to outline the New York State Route 13 Corridor Study. The meeting will be hosted by the Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability (TCDPS) and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC).

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After receiving input from several members of the community, the Dryden Town Council will take a close look at the possibility of implementing a six-month moratorium on approving development projects in the Hamlet of Varna while it examines the appropriate zoning changes that would fit best …

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Even though there are some finishing touches that still need to be made, the Dryden community can now bask in the revamped, multi-purpose synthetic field in its near entirety.

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A public hearing is scheduled to be held at 6:05 p.m. at the Dryden Town Council’s Aug. 20 meeting to discuss a special use permit application to update Borger Station, which resides along Ellis Hollow Creek Road, with two new turbines.

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The Dryden Central School District Board of Education will feature a new face come the academic year of 2020–2021 in Rhonda Kowalski. Kowalski is an alumna of the school district, and two of her three children are students of the district as well. Professionally, she works as a Concurrent En…

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The Dryden Town Council will be holding a public hearing at 6:05 p.m. on July 16 for the adoption of a new law that would amend Articles III, IV, VII and XI of the Dryden Zoning Law, which if approved could affect the makeup of proposed projects from entities such as Trinitas in the Hamlet o…

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It has been nearly six months since Dr. Brad Yentzer opened up his new practice, Finger a Lakes Dermatology, along Route 13 in Freeville, and despite the economic impact of COVID-19, business has been steady.

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May 1, 1998 would go down as a life-changing date for Dryden hunting guide Gabe Jerome, Jr. While accompanying a client on the first day of turkey hunting season, Jerome, Jr. was accidentally shot in the face with a shotgun by another hunter in close proximity, which ultimately resulted in h…

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Local Board of Educations elections are approaching as this year voters will be required to submit their vote via absentee ballot no later than 5 p.m. on June 9. The Dryden Central School District features a contested race with four candidates vying for three spots on the Board of Education.…

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It appears that the Dryden Central School District plans on holding a ceremony for the 2020 graduating class, as Superintendent Josh Bacigalupi outlined the district’s plan for the in-person graduation ceremony at a Board of Education meeting on May 11.

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After serving as Officer in Charge since August 2018, Josh Tagliavento was promoted to Police Chief of the Dryden Police Department by the Village of Dryden Board of Trustees on April 15. A native of Lansing, Tagliavento graduated from Lansing High School and then attended the Southern Tier …

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The Dryden Dairy Day Committee announced on April 23 that the 2020 Dairy Day celebration is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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One side effect of the COVID-19 outbreak so far has been an increase in xenophobic behavior nationally and globally. When President Donald Trump refers to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus,” it provokes hostility towards the Asian population, thus invoking fear inside the minds of Asian citizens. 

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Tompkins Cortland Community College announced on April 13 that it will not hold its commencement ceremony in May due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The college will try to hold some sort of celebration for graduates in August.

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The Dryden Town Council offered an update on the construction taking place on South George Road to replace the bridge. This is one of two projects from the 2016 Bridge NY program. In 2017, the town received $3.64 million in funding from the New York State Department of Transportation to fund…