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By the end of this week, the three-year contract for the union bargaining group at Tompkins Community Action (TCA) will run out, and members of the union say that TCA management hasn’t sat down … more
Citizens of Lansing dismayed by an empty, darkened building and “for sale” sign in the lawn of historic Rogues’ Harbor Inn can relax. Three and a half years after the sale of the … more
This Sunday, Aug. 11, dozens of cars will line up at Maguire Toyota on a scavenger hunt for a good cause - the Ithaca Rotary Club’s 6th annual Rotary Rally. Participants in the rally set … more
The Groton High School chapter of FFA (Future Farmers of America) was an integral part of the school’s culture, dating back to the 1950s, but when its advisor, shop teacher Harold Scheffler, … more
Look at a satellite view of Ithaca, and there is one landmark that is hard to miss – a large, concrete turtle toward Cass Park, just off Taughannock Boulevard. Many know it as simply “the … more
For the first time since 1965, the Ithaca College baseball team is not under the direction of an IC graduate, but the Bombers’ new coach is hardly a stranger to the program. David Valesente, a … more
In our water-rich region, it is easy to forget that much of the world increasingly faces critical water shortages, threatening whole cultures as well as lives. It is well worth the short trip up to … more
Trumansburg is nothing if not a generous community, and this month, Trumansburg is honoring two notable community members with fundraisers and memorials that are worth noting and contributing to: … more
After 30 years of teaching and administration, including at New Roots charter school, Tim Turecek knew he was at his best and most fulfilled when he was helping others. He was later drawn to … more
With a background in just about anything pertaining to agriculture education and beyond, Dr. Jason Oliver, Groton High School’s teacher for its exciting new program in agriculture, is making … more
Last month, the Tompkins County Democratic Committee launched Kids Taking Action, a program with a series of activities for families and kids to introduce political and civic engagement at a young … more
On July 26, Ithaca High School 1997 graduate and Ithaca native Benjamin Pollock took command of the USS Wyoming, an Ohio-class ballistic-missile Navy submarine, at Naval Station Norfolk. Pollock … more
Jan. 3, 2019 was a day just like any other. Paige Graham and her father Bruce were sitting on the couch when suddenly he went into cardiac arrest. After calling 911, Paige administered CPR while on … more
At a small ceremony on the evening of Monday, May 21, at Tompkins Trust Company several individuals and a well-known local organization were awarded for their dedication and service through … more
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 … more
Mark Andrews claims he was born with double the “worker” gene. Both his maternal and paternal grandparents lived the Work Ethic, laboring from sunup till past sundown in the Ithaca area. … more
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 … more
While Ithaca is often thought of as an LGBTQA friendly area, there is very little available to point to its LGBTQA history. Until now. Rachel Steinmetz was looking for an opportunity to intern for … more
Tompkins Cortland Community College will hold its 50th commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 23. Among the over 700 graduates who will receive their associate degrees that evening will be Groton … more
Lansing’s Cayuga Power Plant will be converted into a large data center pending the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) approval of plant owner Heorot Energy’s request for a … more
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