March 8, 2011


Area digs out as canceled events are rescheduled

Garbage pickup in the city of Cortland will be a day late this week, except on Friday

From Staff Reports
A storm Monday that dumped up to 2 feet of snow on the Cortland County area left many accidents on local roadways, delayed trash collection canceled school and postponed some activities.
There were 20 accidents reported in Cortland County as a result of the winter storm, but none resulted in serious injuries.
Most car accidents Monday were vehicles stuck in snow or sent off the road and in need of help getting towed out, said Lt. Robert Derksen of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department. Most accidents were in Cincinnatus, while others were focused in the areas of Cortlandville and Homer.
Derksen said the number of accidents was not surprising, given the amount of snowfall in Cortland County.
An advisory against all unnecessary travel was issued Monday by the Sheriff’s Department, as the heavy snow left local roads slick and treacherous. Similar travel advisories were posted in neighboring counties as municipal plow trucks worked to clear streets clogged with snow.
SUNY Cortland canceled classes for the first half of the day, while Tompkins Cortland Community College and all local public schools shut down for the day.
Pickup of trash bags and recyclables in Cortland by Casella Waste Services was delayed for one day because of the snow storm.
The city Department of Public Works said pickup will be one day late except on Friday, when crews from Casella will collect for both Thursday’s routes and Friday’s.
Residents are asked to dig trash bags and recycling containers out of the snowbanks, because pickup crews will not have time to do it.
The Dryden Board of Education postponed Monday’s special meeting to hear public input on its 2011-12 budget until March 21, after winter weather disrupted area travel.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. and last two hours, with 25 minutes of public comment about buildings and grounds and transportation parts of the budget; 40 minutes about the instructional part, including core and noncore curriculum; and 45 minutes about the co-curricular part, both athletics and organizations not part of athletics.
The meeting will not be interactive, as board members will listen to public comment but not respond, said board President Perry Dewey.


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