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The Concerned Lansing Citizens organization, formed to raise concerns about re-powering the Cayuga Power Plant with natural gas, is now giving Lansing residents the means to support the proposed … more
Imagine that house down the road, the one that you sometimes covet, where you wave to the guy when he’s on his mower, where the gardens are beautiful and the porch always seems to have a new … more
The Groton High School chapter of FFA (Future Farmers of America) was an integral part of the school’s culture, dating back to the 1950s, but when its advisor, shop teacher Harold Scheffler, … more
Trumansburg is nothing if not a generous community, and this month, Trumansburg is honoring two notable community members with fundraisers and memorials that are worth noting and contributing to: … 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
With a background in just about anything pertaining to agriculture education and beyond, Dr. Jason Oliver, Groton High School’s teacher for its exciting new program in agriculture, is making … more
Lansing High School’s Dean of Students Patrick Hornbrook has been named interim principal for the coming school year, according to Superintendent of Schools Chris Pettograsso. Dean’s … 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
Cornell University’s annual student-led Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST) program is being staged around Tompkins County this week. This fabulous rite of August is managed by Cornell’s … more
Let’s say you coach a high school sports team that has won two consecutive state championships. The seniors that led last year’s team have graduated; your rising senior captains are … more
Across the road from Robert H. Treman State Park, tucked into a curve on Enfield Falls Road, is The Learning Farm – an unassuming family homestead and small diversified farm with a particularly … more
Mid-August has me craving the crisp nights and structure that come with fall, paired with the wonder of the late summer harvest. Sundays usually find me cooking savory tomato pies, sweet corn salsa … more
Groton Olde Home Days is finally upon us, bigger and better than ever before, and the momentum has been building for months. This greatly anticipated three-day festival will begin with the opening of … 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
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
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
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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