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Driving democracy

Last week’s midterm elections saw the highest percentage of voter turnout in a midterm election that Tompkins County has seen since 1998. While this was an important election for both major …
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Trumansburg Connection: Free of distraction, T-burg youth football bounces back

Another youth football season has come to an end, and the Trumansburg senior squad bounced back from a 2017 season record of 1 and 5 to win the 2018 championship. In 2017 the team was fractured by …

Groton on the Inside: Groton’s STEAM Learning Center: from dream to reality

From the capital project that was approved by Groton’s voters in February 2016, to the submission of plans to the New York State Education Department in the summer of 2017, to the present, the …

Lansing at Large: Library plans crafty fall

The Lansing Community Library is planning a “crafty” fall schedule, beginning with fiber arts program for middle schoolers and featuring the annual artisan crafts fair. The “Fall …

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Signs of Sustainability: Lack of regulation leads to courthouse showdown

Cayuga Lake is at risk. Our beloved lake provides drinking water for over 40,000 people residing in at least six municipalities, not to mention the numerous private wells along the entire shoreline. …

The Democratic View: Why we do this

I’ve been doing this politics thing for half a century, ever since my mother hauled me downtown to stuff envelopes for a guy who was running as the antiwar candidate for U.S. Senator. He lost, …

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Bringing the magic to life
For the first time this year, Wizarding Weekend included in its lineup of fantastical activities a magic school of its very own: …
Women and Minority Owned Businesses: Kingsley Quality Woodworking
Companies that are majority owned and run by women or minorities in New York State have the chance to become certified as such, in an …
Trumansburg Connection: Trumansburg eats! Enjoying all that the village has to offer
As the weather takes a quick turn to cold, it is our inclination to bundle up and stay in the warmth of our homes, but there is so …
Groton on the Inside: The building is built – but no one will come!
Among the many great things living in Groton has to offer is the openness and caring nature of its governing bodies. In a very clear …
CMC announces new CEO
Last Tuesday it was announced that current CEO of Cayuga Medical Center (CMC), John Rudd, will be retiring in the fall of 2019. In the …
Faces of Dryden: A new look for the Dryden Community Center Cafe
The day she’s been waiting for will finally arrive. Dryden Community Café Manager Tammy Annonson was practically singing in her …
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Trumansburg Connection: Project Based Learning finds a unique home in T-Burg

Standardized testing is holding strong as the benchmark for measuring student success, although some schools are able to push back against teacher-based methods in favor of implementing student-based …

Signs of sustainability: Home composting Fall is an excellent time of year to compost. Dead leaves are becoming abundant once again. These “brown” materials are just what the outdoor compost needs throughout the year to feed …
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History comes alive

This Friday, Nov. 9, the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County invites you to take a step back in time as the organization celebrates 150 years of serving the community with a special dinner at the …

Faces of Dryden: A mystery in Dryden’s history 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. …
IC radio station celebrates 70 years of success While the call letters that many Ithaca residents know all too well, WICB, have not been around for 70 years, the station's FCC license has. It was back in 1948 that the “Station for …
Fall in the Finger Lakes Fall is officially here in the Finger Lakes and there’s a myriad of things for residents, and visitors, to do to celebrate the season. Cider tasting, apple picking, corn mazes, and Halloween …

Lansing at Large: Busy fall theater schedule for Lansing schools

More than 120 Lansing middle school students will be on stage and backstage to put on the 32nd annual musical production, “Annie Junior,” this weekend. The show features musical standards …

The Cherry Arts Space turns one

Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   One year ago, as of Sept. 13, a group of artists tried something. They opened a space for art of all kinds that was designed to be malleable, never staying the same for long. …
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