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Ithaca’s waterfront: We’ve come a long way

With city officials reviewing the final draft of the Planning and Economic Development Department’s Phase II Comprehensive Plan for the waterfront, it is a great opportunity to analyze the …
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Dorm-style hotel coming to collegetown

The building that once housed the Hillside Inn on Stewart Avenue in Ithaca will soon be home to a different hotel with a unique concept, one that merges discount with luxury to bring an affordable …

Route 34B bridge safe, one-way for a month

An Oct. 7 New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) travel advisory reducing weight limits on the Route 34B bridge over Salmon Creek to 18 tons and mandating one-way alternating traffic …

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 agriculture technology business competition focused on enhancing the …

Groton Central’s history in an envelope

The post office here in Groton processes its fair share of mail, and a generous percentage of it gets delivered to 400 Peru Rd. on a daily basis. That is the address of the Groton Central …
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Kade Pawlewicz carries on family name
Last year was a special one for the Pawlewicz family. It was the final season that brothers Anthony and Kade would be able to suit up …
Junior Casey Phillips breaks Dryden goals record
In just his third season in a Purple Lions uniform, Casey Phillips set Dryden’s career goals record with his 63rd goal on Sept. 27. …
Lansing’s Grace Kadlecik continues breaking records
Grace Kadlecik, a junior swimmer at Lansing High School, is breaking records that have stood for decades. At the Watkins-Glen …
Conor Baird breaks T-burg record
Conor Baird has etched his name even further into the Trumansburg boys soccer record books. Already the all-time leading goal-scorer …
Improvement project gives Dryden athletics new look
Dryden’s athletic facilities are getting a facelift. The Purple Lions recently debuted a brand new gym floor, which is part of a …
Columns & opinions
Izzy returns to Groton elementary
Get ready, Groton! A brand new “Izzy” book, “Izzy’s Day at School,” has been released and will be distributed in early November to pre-K classes at Groton Elementary …
Resources to stay active in the colder months
While we still have some warm days ahead, the leaves are changing and fall is here. The Taughannock Park and Black Diamond trails are still open, but colder weather looms in the near future, and for …
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 …
Prison partners and library research
Cornell undergraduates are deepening their knowledge of Cornell University Library’s abundant scholarly resources by helping those with no access to them: incarcerated individuals at Cayuga …

New lights to make intersection safer

For about a month, there have been two sets of traffic lights hanging above the intersection of Peruville Road and Triphammer Road and at the corner of Route 34B and East Shore Drive. One set is …

News around T-burg: homes, Rotary and more

Habitat for Humanity offers T-burg home Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties (TCHFH) is looking for homebuyers! They will be taking applications for homeownership until November …

Signs of Sustainability: What is the greenest building?

Business & Agriculture
South Hill Cider opens new tasting room
South Hill Cider, located on Sandbank Road in the town of Ithaca, has been a thriving cider business for nine years, and this month, …
Changes coming to Good to Go!
The face of Main Street is changing with a change of ownership of Good to Go! Trumansburg Market. When opening Good to Go!, …
Independent bookstore set to open downtown
The Wilkinson Building, located at 115 W. Green St. across from Press Bay Alley in Ithaca, is currently home to The Crossmore Law …
Land donation protects scenic Finger Lakes Trail
Hikers can rejoice thanks to a recent 138-acre land donation to the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) by Dr. Anne Boyer, which secures a …
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 …
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. …
Arts & entertainment

Qinfolk Festival comes to downtown Ithaca

On Saturday, Oct. 5, downtown Ithaca will be host to the first-ever Qinfolk Festival, a day-long series of film, art and mental health activities dedicated to centering and uplifting the creative …

The Brain Shoppe: more than mind games

The Ithaca Commons is no stranger to unique shops, but none stick out quite as much as The Brain Shoppe, owned and operated by Christopher DelCollo. The storefront is full of perpetual motion …

A playground for all abilities

Stewart Park’s new school-aged playground, set to be complete by the end of this year, is designed with many abilities in mind. The new play space, part of Phase 2 of a three-phase …
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 …
Community brings relief to those in need
It’s being called a miracle by staff, guests and volunteers alike – for the first time in its 36-year history, Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County has air conditioning, providing relief …