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‘We’ Party candidate runs for Ithaca mayor

Adam Levine, an Ithaca native, thought of running for public office before several times, knowing he was a people person and a comfortable public speaker. It was not until recently that Levine …
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Glad to be back

It has only taken me a week to see just how hardworking everyone at Tompkins Weekly is and how well Jamie Swinnerton has done as managing editor in her 18-month tenure. I no doubt have big shoes to …

Educator honored with Raymond Van Houtte Teacher Award

Groton High School’s longtime business teacher, Babette (Babs) Carr, was present at the meeting of the Groton Board of Education on Monday, June 3 to accompany some of the students she works …

Danby town supervisor Democratic primary race

Democratic primaries for offices in the Town of Danby are June 25, and Ric Dietrich and Joel Gagnon are running for town supervisor. Here are where they stand on the issues. Answers have been edited …

Trumansburg Central School District debates funds for pool

At the May 21 school budget vote, Trumansburg Central School District (TCSD) residents voted to approve the proposition to establish a capital reserve fund for the construction and maintenance of a …
Sports
Columns & opinions

Boyce Thompson Institute: from Yonkers to (almost) Oregon

The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) of Corvallis, Oregon, almost happened. April 24 marked the 40th anniversary of the dedication ceremony for BTI’s current facilities on the Cornell campus. …

Saying goodbye to Tompkins Weekly

This will be my final edition as the Managing Editor of Tompkins Weekly. This job has brought me joy, and has challenged me immensely. I am proud of the work that I have produced and the journalistic …

Business & Agriculture
Business
Signs of Sustainability: Let’s help GreenStar walk the walk!
For more than 40 years, GreenStar has been widely loved as an alternative to traditional commercial supermarkets and a focal point for …
James J. Byrnes Award Nominees honored for dedicated volunteering
At a small ceremony on the evening of Monday, May 21, at Tompkins Trust Company several individuals and a well-known local …
Ithaca Coffee Company staff file NLRB complaint
Last month, on April 17, a collection of no-managerial workers at Ithaca Coffee Company (ICC) informed ICC owner Julie Crowley their …
Tax abatements stimulate local economic growth
One important way communities, including Ithaca and Tompkins County, help to grow their economies is to provide tax incentives for new …
Business Bites: Boards and awards!
All the business news that’s fit to print, in bite-sized form! Tompkins County is lucky to have a vibrant and active economy, …
Ithaca Farmer’s Market planning upgrades
The Ithaca Farmer’s Market (IFM) knows how much you hate trying to park in its lot, so the IFM wants to fix it. The market board has …
Agriculture
Landscaping do’s and don’ts
During the cold months of winter, many people stare longingly out of the window dreaming of spring and time spent outdoors. For those with green thumbs, images of tending to the garden and other …
Groton on the Inside: Groton HARVEST teaches community how to reap its own
The Groton High School cafeteria became a community classroom for an evening on Wednesday, May 8. It was the kickoff for the Groton HARVEST Garden Plot Project, as 25 Groton families gathered there …
Trumansburg Connection: Smith Woods: On the road to recovery
Smith Woods are full of native plants that at this time last year were struggling to regrow after a long winter and foraging of the many deer that call the woods their home. These plants add to the …
CSA bridges gap between farms, community
As a unique mix of urban and rural, Tompkins County residents often drive past their future salads and dinners on a regular basis, but may not even know it. Unless they happen to be subscribers to a …
Home Improvement: Spring is here, time to garden
While it’s not quite time to break out the garden hoes and shovels, it’s the perfect time to start getting ready for gardening season. Spring may have only just arrived but you’ve …
Arts & entertainment

Trumansburg Connection: Four years in, Culture Camp still brings the magic

Culture Camp is a music and dance camp that is held in the days leading up to the GrassRoots Festival, July 14 - 17. Youth and adult attendees are able to experience intimate workshops led by their …

Tompkins Center for History & Culture officially open

After years of planning and work, Tompkins County now has a comprehensive center for its history, culture, and several of the organizations that preserve and promote both. The ribbon cutting for …

Lurie: a local legend releases a new book

Alison Lurie, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “Foreign Affairs,” has published 10 books of fiction, four works of non-fiction, and three collections of tales for children. She …
Food and Dining
Food for thought: What’s a festival without food?
The Ithaca Festival is just around the corner, bringing with it four days of music, arts, and food. Though the tagline “Community Festival of Music & Arts” establishes a clear focus, …
Food for Thought: All that’s old is nouveau again
At the northern end of Groton’s Main Street, The Hotel Groton is still a commanding presence 166 years after its construction. At the moment, the hotel and accompanying café and bar are …
Photo spread: Foodnet Meals on Wheels Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl 2019
This past Saturday Ithaca’s Foodnet Meals on Wheels hosted it’s annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl fundraiser at Ithaca High School. Restaurants and catering companies from around the area …
Staying in touch
Athletes and coaches celebrated
The outstanding athletic and coaching talent of Section IV which includes Tompkins County gathered to be honored for their superior …
A successful campaign still leaves Little Red wanting more
The Ithaca Little Red Girls Lacrosse team found themselves racing through the regular season on their way to a STAC championship, a …
What caught my eye: The egregious and the electrifying
So, the rules don’t matter?Have you ever wanted to go back in time? Well, the USA Wrestling officials at Final X Rutgers clearly …
Dryden’s Lampman looks back and ahead
The Dryden Purple Lions Baseball team fell short of an IAC playoff berth and finished the season with a first-round loss in the …