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Underestimate robots at your peril. The robot you know only as a lowly cleaner may also be an expert firefighter. A robot that clumsily fumbles an object may still have life-saving … more
Many new businesses in downtown Ithaca have been using social media and signage to build excitement for their grand openings, from the cursive neon sign for Angelhearts Diner and the Instagram sneak … more
On Sunday, Sept. 29, Groton Assembly of God, 701 S. Main St., welcomes everyone to a very special celebration of what senior pastor, Sam Neno, refers to as “a new chapter in our service to God … more
The weather is changing, but there is still so much going on in the Trumansburg area! There is something for everyone, from book sales and fundraisers to a variety of classes, so come on out to … more
Tracy McLellan of Ludlowville will be the featured artist at the Tompkins County Quilters Guild’s 2019 Quilt Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 6 at the TC3 Field House in … more
On Saturday, Oct. 5, volunteers with the Brighten Up Caroline project will begin distributing more than 10,000 LED light bulbs to Caroline residents. Their goal? To help Caroline residents use … more
Slow down a little the next time you cross the Myer’s Road bridge over Salmon Creek, and take a look at the stone installed on the lakeside, Myers-side corner last August. The stone … more
Groton High School Class of 2017 alumna, Hope Twitchell, has been chosen to study abroad at Oxford University in England for the fall semester of 2019. Twitchell, who was the valedictorian for her … more
At the end of the 2018/2019 school year, the district bid farewell to six instructional staff members and one school counselor who, combined, offered an incredible 225 years of experience. On the … more
On Aug. 15, 2017, Ithaca City School Superintendent (ICSD) Luvelle Brown guested on WHCU’s https://whcuradio.com “All Things Equal,” a weekly radio show produced by Cornell’s … more
Our congressman made national news the other day when he was ridiculed for comparing gun control to banning automobiles. Meanwhile, at the school in Chicago where my daughter teaches first grade, two … more
When Gary Watrous graduated from Groton High School in 1967, he would have never even dreamed that he would one day become the vice president of the First National Bank of Groton, much less find … more
The Trumansburg Blue Raiders football players hit the field last week for the first time since 2013, with full rosters for both the varsity and modified teams. The decision to end a team merger with … more
September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and the Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC) is making an effort to include people with disabilities and older adults with access and other … more
The schedule for the third annual Lansing Community Celebration is set, according to Lansing Events Committee member Barb Gregg. The carnival is planned for Sept. 6 and 7 at the Lansing Central Fire … more
Though it is not the age group often covered when it comes to discussions on suicide, seniors (those 65 and older) struggle with suicide at a significant rate, which sources say requires more … more
It’s a common memory around Tompkins County: sitting at the lunch counter at Woolworths. You can still find clothes from it in some people’s closets or vintage stores. It was one of those … more
Since 1999, Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications has been home to Scott Hamula, an associate professor of advertising whose career has brought him from young aspirations to a … more
Is Ithaca really as progressive as we think? We have social justice ventures, green space and many sustainability-focused organizations, but are we prepared for the climate emergency? Sunrise Ithaca … more
As August winds down, Labor Day approaches, and the start of the new academic year is right on its heels, the parents, students, faculty, staff and administrators of Groton Central School are all … more
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