Airbnb signs room tax agreement

By Jay Wrolstad   Tompkins County is the first government entity in New York State to reach a tax collection agreement with Airbnb, the popular online short-term home rental platform that connects local hosts with guests looking for lodging across the country and around the… Read More

Campaign finance reform targeted

By Lori Sonken   The New York State Legislature chimed in on the campaign finance reform debate earlier this month, joining 16 other states that are asking Congress to approve a constitutional amendment that would overturn several court opinions, including the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision… Read More

County has key role in Ithaca Plan

By Jay Wrolstad   By all accounts Tompkins County will play a pivotal role in the implementation of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s proposal to address local drug abuse, dubbed “The Ithaca Plan: A Public Health and Safety Approach to Drugs and Drug Policy”.   Myrick,… Read More

Airport gets funds for flight academy

By Nick Babel   Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport has been awarded a $600,000 New York State Airport Infrastructure grant, among $10 million awarded for airport capital project improvements across New York State, as part of the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Aviation Capital Grant Program.   The… Read More