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Lack of judges means longer waits in jail

Don’t do the crime if you can’t pay the time. A long time. If you end up in the Tompkins County jail, you might just get stuck for weeks or even months waiting for a hearing because of a …

Lansing at Large: Who wants to be a firefighter?

Lansing needs more firefighters. “We have 60 firefighters on the roster now and it’s touch and go,” said Fire Chief Scott Purcell. “Of those, 25 are really active. Ten to …
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Trumansburg Connection: T-Burg library makes outreach key

The Ulysses Philomathic Library (UPL) has a long history in Trumansburg and has continued to grow and evolve in order to meet the needs of the community. It is a place where people of all ages gather …

Groton on the Inside: When catastrophe strikes, Groton responds

Most of us have heard, and have likely quoted phrases ourselves, such as “No one is promised tomorrow”, “You never know when catastrophe could strike”, “It could happen …

Work stops on Harold’s Square

Last week Taylor, the Builders, representatives announced that they had stopped work on the Harold’s Square project, a mixed-use development project on the Ithaca Commons, due to disagreements …

Faces of Dryden: The world comes to Dryden

In a unique community collaboration, the Dryden Rotary Club will host the 31 students currently visiting in the Central New York region of Rotary’s District 7170 from around the world at a …

By The People

By Jamie Swinnerton, Tompkins Weekly The By The People tradition here at Tompkins Weekly was started by former Managing Editor, Rob Montana, after a divisive election and a rough year. The first …
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East Hill Notes: Behind town-gown management development

LEADBold (leading, engaging, anticipating, and demonstrating boldly), the professional-development partnership between the City of Ithaca and Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, has been renewed …

Trumansburg Connection: Trumansburg focusing on safety first

In recent months village administration has taken steps to make Trumansburg an increasingly safer and welcoming place. Now, 2019 is seeing the fruition of these key steps: adding two full-time police …

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Business
Ithaca based Ursa has its eye on the world
At first, Ithaca-based Ursa Space Systems was going to be a satellite company, that’s what two of its founders knew. Technically, …
Snug Planet finds positive partnership with Nexamp
Snug Planet, a local company that assesses home energy efficiency, has found a partner with similar interests and goals in Nexamp, a …
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 …
Agriculture
Ithaca Children’s Garden: a place for all

The Ithaca Children’s Garden, free to visit all year round, wants to make outdoor play an accessible part of every resident, and visitor’s, life. With the help of a grant established by a …

East Hill Notes: Water, water everywhere Cornell University manages most of its internal needs, including more than 16 miles of streets, 26 miles of sidewalks, refuse disposal, recycling operations, street and bridge maintenance, surface …
When choosing a Christmas tree think local The holiday season is upon us and residents celebrating Christmas will soon (if they haven’t already!) be buying a tree to place presents under. If you plan to buy a real tree this year, …
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History
East Hill Notes: The Collegetown story, past and present

In late September, former City of Ithaca mayor and Collegetown businessman John Gutenberger presented at a forum on “visioning and community development” at the Tompkins County Public …

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 …

The soul of a city

There are around 153 public art displays in the city of Ithaca. They can be found on the walls of the parking garages, the electrical boxes on the street corners, covering the walls of Southside …

Groton on the Inside: Christmas on Peru Road – the story behind the light show!

Whether or not you are from Groton, if you have ever driven on Route 38 (Peru Road) in the dark during the Christmas season, you have likely seen the incredible light show that graces the home …

Tompkins Weekly "By The People" Issue

The first edition of Tompkins Weekly for 2019, coming out Jan. 7, will continue the tradition of setting aside several pages for submissions from readers. Our “By the People” edition was …
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