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TC3 Maintains Budget and Grows Enrollment Despite Funding Challenges

TC3 Maintains Budget and Grows Enrollment Despite Funding Challenges
Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) presented its 2024-25 budget, keeping tuition stable and increasing enrollment, despite a lack of state funding. The budget was discussed at the Tompkins County Legislature's Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee ... more
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Audit finds issues with Dryden’s Neptune Hose Company disbursements

Audit finds issues with Dryden's Neptune Hose Company disbursements
An audit of Neptune Hose Company No. 1 of Dryden, Inc. revealed that some disbursements were not properly supported or authorized. The audit, covering January 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023, found that 20% of ... more
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Dryden Planning Board reviews $16M affordable housing proposal

Glen Lake Apartments, affordable and supportive housing, opens in Watkins Glen
The Dryden Planning Board reviewed a $16 million affordable housing proposal by Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) on May 23. The plan aims to transform a vacant corner in Varna into a 59-unit housing complex ... more
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Dryden village residents told to boil water until further notice

Boil water order lifted for Town of Locke
Residents of the Village of Dryden have been placed under a Boil Water Order following a significant water main break at the intersection of West Main Street and Mill Street on Friday afternoon, May 3 ... more
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Dryden schools shut down early Friday due to social media post, officials say

Dryden schools shut down early Friday due to social media post, officials say
All schools in the Dryden Central School District were closed on Friday as officials took precautions after threatening statements about the district surfaced on Thursday afternoon. Superintendent Joshua Bacigalupi emphasized the importance of safety, stating ... more
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Dryden Fiber looking for executive director

Dryden Fiber looking for executive director
The Town of Dryden has taken a significant step forward in its Dryden Fiber broadband project by unanimously approving the creation of an executive director position. The announcement came during the Town Board's meeting on ... more
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TC3 offers financial aid for students in unpaid internships through state funding

TC3 offers financial aid for students in unpaid internships  through state funding
Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) is set to offer financial support to students engaged in unpaid or low-paid internships, thanks to $116,000 in state funding secured over the next three years. This initiative, part of ... more
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Fire devastates Dryden home; no injuries reported

Fire devastates Dryden home; no injuries reported
An early morning house fire in the Town of Dryden led to the temporary closure of Route 13 but was successfully contained with no injuries reported, thanks to the swift action of Neptune Hose Co ... more
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NY launches pro-housing communities initiative: Aurora, Canandaigua, and Phelps among others identified with open apps

NY launches pro-housing communities initiative: Aurora, Canandaigua, and Phelps among others identified with open apps
Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the first 20 Pro-Housing Communities in New York, marking a significant step in her strategy to increase housing supply across the state. These communities, spanning regions from Long Island to ... more
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TC3 outperforming other community colleges; officials say financial issues were ‘misunderstanding’

TC3 outperforming other community colleges; officials say financial issues were 'misunderstanding'
Tompkins Cortland Community College has seen a significant increase in student enrollment for the fourth consecutive semester, defying the downward trend experienced by community colleges across New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ithaca ... more
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Auburn, Clyde-Savannah, Dryden, Lyons, and Sodus schools to get millions for ‘learning loss’

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Governor Kathy Hochul has allocated $100 million to 50 school districts and BOCES in New York, aiming to counteract pandemic-induced learning loss and enhance mental health services for students. This initiative is a part of ... more
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Several indicted by grand jury in Cayuga County: Charges range from felony assault, weapon possession, drugs, and burglary

Bail set at $100K in Auburn teen’s 50 count child pornography case: Victims were between 12-15 years old
The Cayuga County District Attorney's office has announced a series of indictments following recent criminal activities in the area. Among those indicted is Lenaysia Myles, 32, of Syracuse, charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal ... more
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Deputies: Dryden woman arrested for DWI after hit-and-run two-car crash

One teen killed, another hurt after hit-and-run in Tompkins County: Driver charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter
A two-vehicle collision in Tompkins County escalated into a search for a vehicle on December 22, culminating in the arrest of a Dryden woman for drunk driving and leaving the scene. At approximately 5:30 p.m., ... more
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Groton woman charged with DWI after crash in Dryden

Groton woman charged with DWI after crash in Dryden
On December 15 around 8:45 p.m. deputies responded to Scofield Road in the town of Dryden for a one car crash. Upon arrival deputies located a 2015 Chevrolet Cruz that had crashed into the ditch ... more
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Officials say there was no danger when livestock escaped in Dryden, despite reports on social

Phelps farmers argue their herd was killed off by DOT along Thruway
Officials at Empire Livestock, LLC in Dryden addressed concerns regarding three escaped livestock, correcting the Dryden School District's initial warning about the animals being dangerous. The school district had issued an alert on Tuesday morning, ... more
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TC3 sees enrollment surge: How are community colleges rebounding?

TC3 sees enrollment surge: How are community colleges rebounding?
Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) has reported a significant increase in student enrollment, defying national trends of declining college attendance. The college, located in Dryden, New York, saw a 6.3% increase in overall enrollment from ... more
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Larceny leads to high-speed chase from Dryden to Ithaca: Two arrested, one in custody

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A larceny incident at the Speedway gas station in Dryden led to a high-speed police chase and multiple arrests in the early hours of November 26. The Dryden Police Department reported a larceny at 2:45 ... more
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Dryden adopts 2024 budget with notable tax decrease for residents

Dryden adopts 2024 budget with notable tax decrease for residents
The Town of Dryden has recently adopted its 2024 budget, which notably includes a tax decrease for its residents. The budget breakdown reveals $12,756,283 in appropriations, a $486,503 unexpended fund balance, and $9,920,949 to be ... more
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Dryden CSD employee arrested for possession child pornography

Dryden pedestrian struck by car, killed Tuesday night
A non-instructional staff member of the Dryden Central School District, John Dapp, has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography. Superintendent Joshua I. Bacigalupi informed parents and staff in a letter, emphasizing the district's ... more
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