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Affordable housing: tackling the issue that affects all

Affordable housing shortages: it’s a problem so prevalent in Tompkins County that it was a critical part of the 2020 county budget, not to mention the many news stories on projects and plans to solve it. ...
Lansing High boys fall just short of three-peat
The three-peat was within reach. On Saturday in Middletown, the Lansing Bobcats boys soccer team dominated the 21-0 Keshequa Indians in the New York State Class C Semifinals to reach the state …
Newfield boys gear up for season
Two seasons ago, the Newfield Trojans boys basketball team reached the state final four. Last year, they did not leave Section IV, falling in the semifinals to eventual sectional champions Unadilla …
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Model of Ithaca’s West End needs new home

Anyone who’s ever been to the second floor of Alternatives Federal Credit Union probably noticed a large model against the wall. This 8x8 scale model depicts the West End of Ithaca on Oct. 9, …

Same cookies, different jar: Emmy’s gets a new home

Emmy’s Organics, an Ithaca food manufacturer whose snacks can be found on shelves all around the country, is expanding after purchasing a new building in Dryden, allowing it to bring in-house production back to Tompkins County. Emmy's is well-known...

Veterans Day Ceremony honors vets, families

Monday, Nov. 11 may have been a cloudy day, but that didn’t stop dozens of onlookers from attending Ithaca’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Dewitt Park at 11 a.m. The ceremony came a …

Young author releases her comic’s first volume

“Long, long ago, there were many earths,” starts the tale of Looki, a magical girl who, with the help of her friends and magic wand, goes on interdimensional adventures, discovering new …
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Lansing, Newfield meet in finals
The eight-man football season is coming to a close, and the last two Section IV teams standing are Lansing and Newfield. The Bobcats …
Enclose Cass Park holds community fundraiser
The improvement of Cass Park began in 2016 when the City of Ithaca funded a renovation of the roof and ceiling of the ice rink that …
Ithaca prepares for sectionals
The state tournament was well within reach last year for the Ithaca boys soccer team. The Little Red’s sectional finals against …
Makayla Podufalski: Part of the brotherhood
Growing up with three brothers, football has always been a part of Makayla Podufalski’s life. The love of the sport stuck with her, …
Undefeated IHS tennis wins first STAC title since 2008
For the first time since 2008, the Ithaca girls tennis team won the Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) tournament. It was a …
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WinterFest celebrates community
As the Trumansburg WinterFest Event Coordinator, I am pleased to invite the Tompkins County community to downtown Trumansburg on Dec. 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the 24th annual Trumansburg …
‘Family navigator’ helps parents help students
Parents of struggling students in the Lansing Schools have a new resource to draw on, a “Family Navigator” assigned to the district on contract from Racker who can support them as they …
‘Wonderland’ gets modern twist on stage
What would happen if Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland” got a modern twist? This modern retelling has all the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the …
Nothing Nowhere brings coffee to Home Green Home
After the Finger Lakes Running Company moved its storefront to 700 Cascadilla St., neighboring business Home Green Home took the opportunity to expand both the store’s footprint and its product …

Groton bank celebrates employee’s 50th year

As a little girl, no more than age 7, who grew up in the house at 123 Church St. in Groton, Norma Samson told her parents, “If you ever move out of this house, I’m going to move right …

Professional building going up in Lansing

The new building going up two doors south from the Triphammer-Peruville Road intersection will be a 12,000-square-foot, single-story, mixed-use facility aimed at bringing professional services closer …

TCSD leads in farm-to-school programming

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Rogues’ pub eyes January opening
Rogue’s Harbor Inn plans to re-open the inn’s bar and restaurant in January. The “Corner Pub at Rogues’ Harbor” will …
Adrina Dietra brings luxury lingerie to Ithaca
Adrina Dietra Luxury Lingerie, which recently opened in Press Bay Alley in Ithaca, is not your typical clothing store. Owner Adrina …
Rotary celebrates exceptional local employees
At noon on Oct. 23, dozens attended Ithaca Rotary’s weekly meeting to watch its annual Pride of Workmanship Awards, which recognizes …
Harvest brings combines to fields, roads
When fall comes to Lansing, so do the combines. The nine-ton behemoths lumber across the land, taking in whole plants in the …
Tree crops for sustainability
Community isn’t always just about people. When Steven Woinoski, a young man in his mid-20s with twin babies on the way, decided …
Grow-NY announces four area finalists
A recent announcement revealed that four Ithaca-based startups are among the 18 finalists for Grow-NY, a food innovation and …
Arts & entertainment

Ithaca ranks as best college town for third year in a row

In October, Livability, the online website famous for its annual rankings of best places to live, announced the release of its 2019 10 Best College Towns in America list, and Ithaca was at the top …

Barbara Kane-Lewis: bicycle champion

Barbara Kane-Lewis grew up in the Binghamton area but travelled as much as she could before returning to upstate New York. After settling near Greene, New York, she visited Ithaca often, and after …

Ithaca's waterfront: Looking to the future

To say changes are coming to Ithaca’s waterfront is an understatement. Within the next decade, what was an industrial neighborhood just half a century ago will complete its transformation into …

Senior citizen dating focuses on companionship

When Loisanne Posluszny, 71, came to Ithaca from Connecticut about five years ago, she was recently divorced, in a new neighborhood and looking to find someone new. As many do in today’s dating …
One-day event showcases classic soul food
Ithaca’s food scene boasts a prevalence of local foods, vegetarian and vegan entrees, and globally inspired flavors. However, authentic Southern comfort food is notably absent from this …
Farm to School brings local foods to students
School is back in session, and kids all around the county are finding something different on their lunch trays – local foods and new recipes, all part of the county’s new Farm to School …
Ithaca’s newest bar is Nowhere Special
Many new businesses in downtown Ithaca have been using social media and signage to build excitement for their grand openings, from the cursive neon sign for Angelhearts Diner and the Instagram sneak …