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County considers consolidating offices with new building

What if (almost) all your county needs could be met in a two-block radius? As the county considers purchasing a piece of property not far from the Old Jail offices, that’s what it’s …
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Chamber launches recruitment initiative

While Ithaca and Tompkins County are lucky to have a strong economy, it’s a unique area that still has struggles attracting and retaining a talented workforce. To combat this, the Tompkins …
By Jamie Swinnerton, Tompkins Weekly

Kirchgessner running for Enfield Town Supervisor

Amanda Kirchgessner, the young progressive that ran against State Senator Tom O’Mara in last year’s election, is ready to get back into politics. Kirchgessner is gearing up to run for …

Lansing At Large: The where, and who, of Lansing roads

On Feb. 13, the Lansing Town Board named the new road connecting the Milton Meadows apartments to Auburn Road “Louise Bement Lane” in honor of our town historian and her years of …

Trumansburg Connection: Football to return to T-Burg

At the Trumansburg Central School Board of Education (BOE) meeting on March 4, it was voted to end the football merger agreement with South Seneca Central School. Trumansburg football, at both the …
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Food For Thought: A sweet new addition: Mead comes to Ithaca

Fifteen years ago, homebrewer Nathan Arnold was volunteering with the grassroots organization Free The Hops to change Alabama’s regressive alcohol laws to support the sale of craft beer. Today, …

Groton on the Inside: Every vote counts in Village of Groton elections

If you’re a resident of the Village of Groton, you are eligible to cast your vote in the local elections. The polls will be open in the Village Offices, 143 Cortland St., from 12 noon to 9 p.m. …

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Annual DIA dinner celebrates the best of downtown Ithaca
A vibrant and busy downtown in Ithaca isn’t the result of luck. It’s due to the hard work of local business owners, investors, …
Business Bites: Awards and elected officials
Fab 5 awardsThis past Monday, Feb. 25, the recipients of the Fab 5 awards celebrated with the community at a gala at Coltivare as they …
B&B lives on under new ownership
After 30 years of running the Thomas Farm B&B Glenn and Edie Schneider were ready to retire, and thankfully they already had a plan to …
Business Bites: Helping teachers, help yourself
Tompkins County is lucky enough to be blessed with a strong economy and plenty of businesses doing great things. Business Bites is a …
Finger Lakes School of Massage charged for labor violations
What used to be a trusted local business is in hot water, again, for possible violations of the National Labor Relations Act. Last …
New Ithaca barbershop aims to give back
Fresh cut, fresh start. That’s the slogan of The People’s Barbershop, a new business that aims to provide more than just haircuts. …
Agriculture
Signs of Sustainability: An easily digestible climate crisis solution
Recently, the term “climate crisis” has started to replace the term “climate change.” Some worry that this newer terminology will scare people. That is exactly the point - to …
The Republican View: Hearing both sides of the forest debate
“I speak for the trees”- The Lorax You had to know that was coming with all the forest controversy of late. Tompkins County has a forest management plan in place that would require …
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 …
Lansing at Large: A fourth generation farmer
By Matt Montague   Jacob Palladino wanted to be a farmer, and then he didn’t, and then he did. And now he is. “My dad’s grandfather was a farmer, my grandfather owned a tractor dealership but …
Arts & entertainment

TCPL requesting submissions from Tompkins County poets

Want to spread your poetry to residents across the county? Love your local library? Combine the two! From a release from the Tompkins County Public Library: On April 25, Tompkins County Public …

Lansing at Large: Costumers take a bow in “Mamma Mia!”

When Donna and the Dynamos reunite to perform Abba’s “Super Trouper” in the middle of the first act of Lansing High School’s musical “Mamma Mia!” next week, they …

Little shop of Bool's

Have you ever imagined what kind of flower shop would have a human-eating plant that sings about its taste for human flesh? Imagine no more. Coming this April, Ithaca’s own Bool’s Flower …
Food and Dining
Trumansburg Connection: Grab a plate: Restaurant Week returns to T-Burg
Trumansburg Eats! Restaurant Week returns for the fourth year! This annual event, sponsored and organized by the Trumansburg Chamber, will take place Feb. 28 through March 3 in the Village of …
Food for thought: Agricultural and culinary tourism: the perfect pairing
Wine and chocolate. Milk and cookies. Cheese and apples. The most successful pairings enhance both components for a more delicious experience overall. Such is the case with Agriculinary Tourism, a …
Food for Thought: Farm to box to table
Our apartment plays witness to a weekly rotation of identical waxed cardboard boxes filled with an edible assortment ranging from fresh greens to curious root vegetables, all grown at a farm just 10 …
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