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Earlier this year, on Feb. 19, the Tompkins County Legislature adopted a local law to allow the County Administrator to appoint an Executive Director to a county-wide Veterans Service Agency. The … 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After over a year-long community and congregational discussion, the First Congregational Church (FCC) of Ithaca has declared itself a sanctuary church pledging to shelter undocumented immigrants … more
Last month, on April 17, a collection of no-managerial workers at Ithaca Coffee Company (ICC) informed ICC owner Julie Crowley their intent to form a union. Since then, workers are claiming that … more
After years of planning and work, Tompkins County now has a comprehensive center for its history, culture, and several of the organizations that preserve and promote both. The ribbon cutting for … more
Black Lives Matter Ithaca, in response to an incident involving the Ithaca Police Department in early April, held a rally on Monday to address the issues they saw and invite the community to become … more
The Groton High School cafeteria became a community classroom for an evening on Wednesday, May 8. It was the kickoff for the Groton HARVEST Garden Plot Project, as 25 Groton families gathered there … more
The Ithaca Festival is just around the corner, bringing with it four days of music, arts, and food. Though the tagline “Community Festival of Music & Arts” establishes a clear focus, … more
Last Friday, May 10, the Tompkins County Jail and local alternatives to incarceration organizations were surprised by two special guests: Antoine Bethea and Michael Thomas, players for the New York … more
Smith Woods are full of native plants that at this time last year were struggling to regrow after a long winter and foraging of the many deer that call the woods their home. These plants add to the … more
When the producers for Home and Garden Television’s “Lakefront Bargain Hunt” called Lansing Realtor Havana Jorrin two Februarys ago, she had a deal all ready for them. Jorrin was … more
Things are not looking good for the Finger Lakes School of Massage (FLSM) these days. As of April 29, the school was notified that the Accrediting Commission of the Accrediting Council for Continuing … more
Beth McGee is proud of what she has accomplished as the Town Supervisor for Enfield but she’s not done yet. The incumbent is running for re-election on both the Democrat and Republican lines … more
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