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By Cathy Wakeman   On Friday, Sept. 14, the South Central Regional Library Council held a New York State Legislative Appreciation Reception to thank state representatives from across the region for their work on … more
Standing in the kitchen of the First Presbyterian Church of Dryden to stay out of the fray, Aiden Payne sounded almost robotic in her calculations. “We have 89 baskets for families with four or … more
Mark Shelley Tompkins Weekly   For a large number of high school athletes, the idea of playing beyond graduation is simply a dream, with many never having that opportunity. For many local boy’s soccer players, … more
1968. The average house cost was $14,950. Gas price per gallon: 34 cents. Want to catch a movie? $1.50. The US was currently involved in The Vietnam War. This was also the year of the assassination … more
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on Nov. 28. This year marked the 96th Anniversary of this beloved, national tradition, held at the President’s Park in Washington, D.C. … more
Retirement doesn’t mean slowing down. If you or one of your children had the blessing of having AnnMarie Streeter as a kindergarten teacher, you know her passion for children and literacy. … more
The day she’s been waiting for will finally arrive. Dryden Community Café Manager Tammy Annonson was practically singing in her seat as she told me about the upcoming remodeling project … more
In sports, similar to almost all aspects of life, the younger members of a team take a backseat role and develop by making the most of the time they are given. For the Dryden Girls Soccer team … more
Reach Out for Christ Church in Freeville will be honoring two world changers on Friday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 21 as Brighton and Dorothy Wanyemba pay a visit to the congregation. Pastor Tom … more
In the winter of 1887, Dryden local Paul Layton was discovered on his property, skull fractured, murdered. Mr. Layton owned a large farm northeast of Dryden Lake where he took care of his livestock. … more
At the Tuesday, Oct. 9 school board meeting at Freeville Elementary School, Superintendent Joshua Bacigalupi announced the creation of the new #lionpride award to recognize those whose dedication and … more
As a young boy of 7, Ernie Balch recollected not knowing what all of the bell ringing was on that day as he was crossing the bridge in Weedsport, NY. He was taking his mother’s eggs to market … more
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Katie Perov, who will be sharing the good news in her new column “Discovering Dryden.” Her column is aptly named, as she is new to the area, just as … more
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