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Prisoner Express, a vast program that provides resources for incarcerated people across the country, is, for the first time, holding a traveling art show in Tompkins County, and the Ulysses … more
On July 11, the City of Ithaca held two open houses to introduce a draft of its Waterfront Plan, which is designed to outline how Ithaca’s Waterfront Area will be developed, taking into … more
Rising Appalachia, a sisters-led folk band from the South that combines music from all over the world to create a unique sound, is coming to Tompkins County this week to perform at this year’s … more
Growing up in the state of Iowa, Laurel Hessler had no idea where life would take her. She married the love of her life, Lee Hodgden, who headed off to WWII, where he served in … more
No one knows the highlights of all our higher education institutions - Binghamton, SUNY Cortland, Cornell, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College - better than Eric Machan … more
A Beautiful Feeling GrassRoots Documentary Four seasons of the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival from Trumansburg to Miami with spring and summer stops at Shakori Hills in North Carolina. If you … more
Especially when compared to cities like Rochester, Tompkins County has a relatively low population of Deaf and hard of hearing people. The reason for this, as sources connected to the Deaf and hard … more
Alternatives Federal Credit Union, in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes (PPSFL), recently launched the TransAction Financial Empowerment Program, offering loans … more
Those of you who rocked your kids to sleep watching the “Pearly Mae Time” show on Public Access, save these dates: Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10.   David Frumkin said he … more
As the rate of new construction and renovation in the greater Ithaca area continues at a rapid pace, architecture is playing an ever more important role in defining our community. Given this, … more
On June 3, CFCU Community Credit Union opened its first-ever Transformation Center – a location with all the capabilities of a regular branch office with the added purpose of providing an … more
The Trumansburg community is mourning the death of another fallen soldier, Sgt. James G. Johnston, 24, who died in combat on June 25, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. His passing was a result of … more
It has only taken me a week to see just how hardworking everyone at Tompkins Weekly is and how well Jamie Swinnerton has done as managing editor in her 18-month tenure. I no doubt have big shoes to … more
Adam Levine, an Ithaca native, thought of running for public office before several times, knowing he was a people person and a comfortable public speaker. It was not until recently that Levine … more
Groton High School’s longtime business teacher, Babette (Babs) Carr, was present at the meeting of the Groton Board of Education on Monday, June 3 to accompany some of the students she works … more
Democratic primaries for offices in the Town of Danby are June 25, and Ric Dietrich and Joel Gagnon are running for town supervisor. Here are where they stand on the issues. Answers have been edited … more
At the May 21 school budget vote, Trumansburg Central School District (TCSD) residents voted to approve the proposition to establish a capital reserve fund for the construction and maintenance of a … more
In the late ’80s and ’90s, Loraine Rashida Sawyer sold her homemade cakes to local restaurants, the Ben & Jerry’s storefront on Cayuga Street in Ithaca, and at the Ithaca … 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 will be my final edition as the Managing Editor of Tompkins Weekly. This job has brought me joy, and has challenged me immensely. I am proud of the work that I have produced and the journalistic … more
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