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The Fresh Snack Program provides fresh, healthy fruit and vegetable snacks to elementary schools in the Ithaca City School District. We do this in order to establish healthy eating habits that may … more
We will vote YES on the Ithaca City School District’s tax-neutral capital improvement bond on May 21, 2019. As parents of two children who have each been in ICSD schools since kindergarten, … more
For anyone who may travel to or from Groton via Route 34B/Peruville Road, it is highly likely that you have at some point noticed a lot of large logs, sawdust, and an assortment of carved wooden … more
The weather has taken a turn for the better, and not only is the Earth in bloom, so is the Trumansburg area, with many things opening after their long Winter sleep. Climate Smart Stewardship … more
“We should really thank our lucky stars,” wrote world-famous Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, the late Stephen Jay Gould, when discussing the K-T mass … more
On April 26 and 27, more than 100 “Sewing Saints” gathered in the parish hall at All Saints church to assemble reusable feminine hygiene kits to be taken to the Dominican Republic and … more
By Mike Sigler   I read a lot on Facebook, online, and in local papers about Republicans, or Republikkkans, yes, one of my favorites as the KKK was founded to oppose Republicans, and it always brings me back to my theory of … more
As Thanksgiving has come and gone, it gives me hope, but also a worry I can’t seem to shake. I tend to stay on local issues with energy policy and the salt mine leading the way, but in 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
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
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
As my time at Cornell comes to an end, I find myself constantly reminded of the most important skill I learned here atop the hill in Ithaca: operating in ambiguity. I hate when people talk about … 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
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
For more than 40 years, GreenStar has been widely loved as an alternative to traditional commercial supermarkets and a focal point for services, education, and community activities in the greater … 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
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
By Kathy Zahler   In his majority opinion for United States v. Miller (1939), Justice McReynolds wrote, “The Court cannot take judicial notice that a shotgun having a barrel less than 18 inches long has today any reasonable … more
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. That distinction has only been in existence since 2013, so it is relatively new, but mental health problems are a burden that millions of Americans have … more
I know this is a column about Tompkins County, but Lansing is a part of that, so here we go. We are gearing up for another election season and we have a great slate of candidates in Lansing! We are … more
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