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By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly Tompkins County is getting ready to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of its creation in April 1817. Local organizations are planning dozens of events and exhibits to celebrate this milestone … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly As pothole season unfolds before our very eyes, it bears noting that we are blessed with an infrastructure that we take largely for granted. Tompkins County has more miles of paved roads than the … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly It’s common to think of our county as having been settled in the 1790s when a few hardy American families made their way to the frontier, staked their claims in the wilderness and began clearing the … more
By Charley Githler Tompkins Weekly Tompkins County was formed from pieces carved out of Seneca and Cayuga counties in 1817, with Ithaca as its county seat. Yet to the visitor of what was then a small but boisterous hamlet, such a lofty … more
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