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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.

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Heading east along Virgil Road, one might notice a stream of black smoke emitting from a stack on top of a relatively large shack behind a house. That’s the sign that Branwell McClory has the forge up and running, and is taking a piece of metal to task on the anvil.

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All three Democratic candidates won their respective races in the Village of Dryden election on March 16 with two incumbents retaining their seats on the Board of Trustees. Mayor Michael Murphy ran unopposed and won, receiving 97.62 percent (123) of the vote (there were three write-ins). 

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Dryden villagers will see a fairly contested ballot for the upcoming election on March 16 with two trustee seats and the mayor seat up for grabs on the Village Board of Trustees. Democratic incumbents Jason Dickinson and Michael Murphy look to retain their seats as trustee and mayor, respect…

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As the number of Airbnb’s and short-term rental housing in general continue to rise in Tompkins County, several municipalities are looking at potential regulations for this type of housing. The Town of Dryden is one of those municipalities, and in fact has already passed legislation that set…

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Tompkins County Legislator, Michael Lane, announced his candidacy today for re-election to the Legislature from District 14. The district covers most of the eastern part of the Town of Dryden, including the Villages of Freeville and Dryden.

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Dryden Grange is pleased to announce that Anne Grant of Dryden was recently presented the Gerald Eastman Award from New York State Grange at their Annual Meeting in Cortland. This Award recognizes a New York State Grange member or couple who exemplifies Christian principles and influences ot…