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One of Groton’s little-known gems, The Clothing Closet, where women, infants, children, and men may come to receive gently-used clothing completely free of charge has recently moved from its … more
“I speak for the trees”- The Lorax You had to know that was coming with all the forest controversy of late. Tompkins County has a forest management plan in place that would require … more
NYS seems to be on the road to legalizing “marijuana.” However, the reality is that it will (in effect) actually legalize THC which is the active component of the marijuana plant used … more
T-Burg Takes On Pediatric Cancer, a local non-profit organization with hometown roots, has expanded its reach to the Rochester and Syracuse areas, and aim to expand further into Buffalo and Albany. … more
The usual arrangement for a recital involves the students performing for the teachers, but four Lansing music teachers turned the tables Feb. 2 to introduce their new professional group MEDLnY at the … more
In just a little over two weeks, a fabulous not-to-be-missed opportunity to shake off those winter doldrums and have a little fun is Groton’s annual Cabin Fever Festival, hosted by Groton … more
Wine and chocolate. Milk and cookies. Cheese and apples. The most successful pairings enhance both components for a more delicious experience overall. Such is the case with Agriculinary Tourism, a … more
The Community Recreation Center, known locally as “The Rink” and “The Field,” is adding a new element – an Olympic-scale climbing wall scheduled to open in the … more
Trumansburg Eats! Restaurant Week returns for the fourth year! This annual event, sponsored and organized by the Trumansburg Chamber, will take place Feb. 28 through March 3 in the Village of … 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
Integrating computer science into K-12 core curricula prepares children to succeed in a digital world. It’s now the goal of Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (TST … more
Climate change is the real national, and global, emergency going on. According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), we have only 11 years to reach zero emissions if we want a … more
As American Jews and members of Ithaca Jewish Voice for Peace, we support and applaud Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for highlighting and condemning the influence of AIPAC (The American Israel Public … 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
Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s response, in the Wall Street Journal (Feb. 22, 2019), to the passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act displays his and his church’s concern for women. … more
In the early AM of April 5, 2018, seven Catholic nuclear activists including Clare Grady of Ithaca cut through the metal fence around the Kings Bay Trident submarine base in Georgia. To protest the … more
I’m not qualified. I don’t have the experience. I don’t have the right education. I’m too busy. I’m not political. These are all reasons I’ve heard for not running … 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
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
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
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