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Don’t do the crime if you can’t pay the time. A long time. If you end up in the Tompkins County jail, you might just get stuck for weeks or even months waiting for a hearing because of a … more
Lansing needs more firefighters. “We have 60 firefighters on the roster now and it’s touch and go,” said Fire Chief Scott Purcell. “Of those, 25 are really active. Ten to … more
The Ulysses Philomathic Library (UPL) has a long history in Trumansburg and has continued to grow and evolve in order to meet the needs of the community. It is a place where people of all ages gather … more
Most of us have heard, and have likely quoted phrases ourselves, such as “No one is promised tomorrow”, “You never know when catastrophe could strike”, “It could happen … more
Last week Taylor, the Builders, representatives announced that they had stopped work on the Harold’s Square project, a mixed-use development project on the Ithaca Commons, due to disagreements … more
In a unique community collaboration, the Dryden Rotary Club will host the 31 students currently visiting in the Central New York region of Rotary’s District 7170 from around the world at a … more
By Jamie Swinnerton, Tompkins Weekly The By The People tradition here at Tompkins Weekly was started by former Managing Editor, Rob Montana, after a divisive election and a rough year. The first … more
This will be the final edition of Tompkins Weekly to come out on Monday. The paper will now be coming out on Wednesdays, starting with the next edition of the paper which will be coming out on Jan. … more
"Gender Blender" is a piece by Ivy Stevens-Gupta. " The 48" x 48" acrylic, oil, silver leaf and resin on canvas painting was created to illustrate the blending of colors often associated with gender. … more
This Tibetan Tara Mantra in mandala format was submitted by Kurt Lichtmann. "The Tara Mantra is about 'Total Unconditional Acceptance of every moment.' Transliteration: 'Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha' - … more
In this series of carved wood art by Mary Michael Shelley, AKA Folk Art Mary, Shelley sees each one as a metaphor for acceptance. Top: "Wind One, Woman Riding the Wind and Hugging a Tree." Bottom … more
Street Art in Tompkins County has become accepted and has proliferated during the last decade. Artists once had a long process of gaining permission and waiting as long as 2 years to paint a wall. … more
I received my first orchid the same winter my father died. White with pale pink centers, the flowers—like cherubic faces—dangled in single-file from two arched stems that curved in the … more
I am not a religious person, but when I think about acceptance, I think about Saint Francis of Assisi, who was a Catholic friar born in 1181. The way he lived his life showed how acceptance and value … more
Acceptance. That word and I – we have some history. I’m a lesbian, born in the ‘60s, one of seven children from a small farming community, with first-generation Italian parents. My … more
One of Groton’s best-loved establishments, the iconic Casper’s Diner, 118 Main St., has been a fixture in the village for decades, but its current owner, Kevin Griffin, has been running … more
The Southworth Library, 24 W. Main St, is a hub for community, entertainment, education, and family fun in Dryden. Among its many activities and events, the library’s various book clubs provide … more
There are around 153 public art displays in the city of Ithaca. They can be found on the walls of the parking garages, the electrical boxes on the street corners, covering the walls of Southside … more
Among the many useful things that aren’t taught in school, estate planning is one of those things. And it can be expensive to have it done right. Creating a will and a plan for what happens to … more
“Three-part harmony has this weird human connection. It gets to people.”Mary Kenney of Lansing is one of three singers in the band “Upstate,” a fascinating mix of “The … more
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