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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
Fifteen years ago, homebrewer Nathan Arnold was volunteering with the grassroots organization Free The Hops to change Alabama’s regressive alcohol laws to support the sale of craft beer. Today, … 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
On an annual basis, Cornell University students contribute thousands of volunteer hours in and around Tompkins County. With this mix, are the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars … 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
In an ideal world, housing should be producing energy rather than consuming it. Call it “green,” “energy conserving,” “energy efficient,” or … 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
I am writing to express my thanks to the Tompkins Weekly staff for their county-wide coverage of voting and election news and candidate interviews, to the Tompkins County Board of Elections … 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
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
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
Eating establishments often have a non-culinary claim to fame. On seeking out Ithaca’s best cheesecake back in my college days, the place to go was Rulloff’s in Collegetown. Venturing … more
Schools are often the civic heart of communities, particularly in rural areas, and can be a launching pad for its students. The strength of rural communities and the prospects for their children can … more
It has always been funny to me that the people least enamored of government are often the ones least likely to want to give up their tiny municipalities—to merge school districts or consolidate … more
As the Village of Trumansburg Planning Board continues the process of site plan review for 46 South St., the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviewed variance applications for that property and the old … more
When it comes to high school education today, there are many more pathways for learning and earning the ultimate prize – the coveted diploma – than there were even just a few short years … more
When Donna and the Dynamos reunite to perform Abba’s “Super Trouper” in the middle of the first act of Lansing High School’s musical “Mamma Mia!” next week, they … more
You already loved Purity Ice Cream, but now you can love them even more. When the owners of the iconic Ithaca institution renovated their shop, they decided to scoop out a little happiness for the … more
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