Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Upgrades in Dryden

The small community of Dryden has made some big strides lately in improving its quality of life.

A group of volunteers has started a community cafe in the defunct Brooklyn Diner, on Main Street in the heart of Dryden's commercial district. The effort will provide a needed gathering spot and a possible spur to downtown development.

Last week, New York State awarded a grant of $430,000 to Clarity Connect to expand broadband Internet access in the Town of Dryden. The 30 percent of Dryden residents with Internet access will increase to 95 percent.

Will these developments, with Dryden's generally low real estate prices and the the current downturn in the market, lead to a land rush in the town?

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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