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What if (almost) all your county needs could be met in a two-block radius? As the county considers purchasing a piece of property not far from the Old Jail offices, that’s what it’s … more
While Ithaca and Tompkins County are lucky to have a strong economy, it’s a unique area that still has struggles attracting and retaining a talented workforce. To combat this, the Tompkins … more
Amanda Kirchgessner, the young progressive that ran against State Senator Tom O’Mara in last year’s election, is ready to get back into politics. Kirchgessner is gearing up to run for … more
On Feb. 13, the Lansing Town Board named the new road connecting the Milton Meadows apartments to Auburn Road “Louise Bement Lane” in honor of our town historian and her years of … more
At the Trumansburg Central School Board of Education (BOE) meeting on March 4, it was voted to end the football merger agreement with South Seneca Central School. Trumansburg football, at both the … more
Audrey Inman of McLean leads a support group for individuals who are dealing with family members or friends who suffer from any of the many forms of dementia, but it was a long and painful road that … more
Everyone knows the future is technology, and that includes Cayuga Medical Center (CMC). On Monday, March 11, CMC showcased a new addition to its medical care in the form of robotic-assisted … more
Are your First Amendment rights being violated by county government? That’s the argument of a lawsuit filed in federal court against the Tompkins County legislature by an area resident and … more
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A four-question Q&A was sent to all candidates running in the March 19 village elections. Answers have been edited for length and clarity. The Village of Lansing elections will be held on April … more
Citizens of Lansing have a new way to stay up-to-date on their town – Swift911 Public – a texting service that will send subscribers alerts on emergencies and events in the town. Town … more
Spring is just around the corner and Trumansburg is celebrating milestones and community with several family-friendly events in March including the Empty Bowls gathering at Atlas Bowl, and Youth Art … more
A vibrant and busy downtown in Ithaca isn’t the result of luck. It’s due to the hard work of local business owners, investors, members of the community, and a hardworking Downtown Ithaca … more
If you’re a resident of the Village of Groton, you are eligible to cast your vote in the local elections. The polls will be open in the Village Offices, 143 Cortland St., from 12 noon to 9 p.m. … more
Spring drama season is upon us, and once again the Trumansburg middle and high school drama clubs will not disappoint. Middle school students will perform “Once on this Island Jr.” and … more
Collecting data might just save the county money, and some county residents their future. Tompkins County only started collecting data on recidivism rates at the county jail last year but that … more
County residents looking for clinical services at Family and Children’s Service of Ithaca won’t just find therapists couches and prescriptions. As demonstrated this weekend, Family and … more
The Newfield Public Library welcomed Danielle Perkins as its new director on Feb. 1, 2019. Danielle (“Dani”), originally from Lewistown, Illinois, now makes her home in West Danby with … more
More than 60 people showed up for the Town Zoning Board meeting Feb. 25 where there were two wedding venues on the agenda. The first, Dutch Harvest Farm, to be located off Ridge Road just south of … more
Some didn’t think it would last five years, but as the next school year approaches New Roots Charter School is getting ready to celebrate 10 years in the community. The public charter school … more
Boasting a cast and crew of more than 50 students, ranging from second through 12th grade, another fabulous musical, “Annie,” will grace the stage of the Groton High School auditorium … more
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