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Police tape cordons off a house at 76 West Main St. in Dryden that burned in April 2014. Village officials in December ordered that house, owned by landlord Vincent Bruno and his wife, Linda, be torn down. But the village now is awaiting an engineer’s report on the feasibility of rebuilding at least a portion of the building.

Dryden house at ‘crossroads’

By SARAH VABER
Staff Reporter
svaber@cortlandstandard.net

DRYDEN — Although the owners of a burned-out apartment house at 76 W. Main St. failed to comply with a village order to demolish the home, the village is now deferring the order while the owners try to repair the building, despite doubts it can be rebuilt.
Vincent Bruno, who owns the gutted building with his wife, Linda Bruno, said Monday he plans on rebuilding the two front apartments and demolishing the third apartment in the back of the building.
The village is allowing the Brunos this opportunity despite the fact that in December it ordered the owners to obtain a demolition and building permit and a contractor to remove the building by Jan. 22. The village set a deadline for the building’s removal as March 23.

 

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