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Unlike Trump-supporter Tom Reed, candidate John Plumb agrees with me on issues involving women’s health, universal Pre-K, and the value of promoting renewable energy right here in the district. I urge everyone to vote for scientist and Captain … more
By Kate Supron As I begin my work as Campus Community Liaison for Cornell’s Office of Community Relations, I contemplate the inseparable relationship between the University and Tompkins County. It’s an indisputable fact that for Cornell … more
Mariah Mottley   My dad is on the express train out of here, it turns out.   He’s been diagnosed with a primary malignant brain tumor, a stage 4 glioblastoma. He’s going to die. Shortly after the … more
By Guillermo Metz February, 2017. Temperatures in the 50s, 60s and even 70s. More sun than we’re accustomed to in upstate New York in February. It’s been pretty nice, but for those of us working on energy issues and the underlying … more
This week, politicians in Congress introduced legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and block millions of people from care at Planned Parenthood. As a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, I know … more
By Mariah Mottley A few days ago I was chatting with my husband about one of his colleagues at Cornell when my son interrupted us. “You’re a senior lecturer,” he chortled, pointing at me. Sean broke up laughing. … more
By Kathy Zahler My daughter is in Washington, D.C., this summer, interning at a major department of the federal government. It is a strange time to be in Washington. When she first arrived, she toured her department and saw … more
By Matt Montague   Each June for the past five years, Lansing Elementary School identifies children who could use a little extra help with reading for the summer. Each of these kids is invited to partner … more
By Jennifer Tavares The topic of minimum wage has once again come to the forefront in our local community. As many are aware – and the vast majority of our minimum and living wage survey respondents were – there are many … more
By Cathy Wakeman   On Friday, Sept. 14, the South Central Regional Library Council held a New York State Legislative Appreciation Reception to thank state representatives from across the region for their work on … more
By Mariah Mottley Grief is a bully. It sneaks up on you; shoves you up against your locker, takes your lunch money and sucker punches you. There is no safe distance from grief, just blood in your mouth and tears in your eyes. I’ve been … more
 By Linda Competillo   Whenever I hear someone mention an Eagle Scout, I know right away that they are speaking about the highest award earned by a Boy Scout. Until last week, I was not familiar with the award … more
By Jan Rhodes Norman I love where I live! Here in Ithaca, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, we are blessed with great natural beauty and a vibrant local living economy made up of local, independently owned businesses, family farms, … more
By Elaine Springer   A walk or a quick drive along Main Street in the Village of Trumansburg provides a window into the economic health of the Village. Most storefronts are occupied, and Trumansburg enjoys business from loyal … more
We are offered a historic opportunity on November 8: To elect a woman as President of the United States! Many of us who were thrilled by the Bernie Sanders campaign are now listening to Bernie’s call to vote for Hillary and send Donald Trump … more
By Mike Sigler   I hear a lot of talk about bipartisanship but rarely do I see it in practice. I usually see it as a ploy to convince people that your motives are pure and more often than not, as a way to mask your intention … more
It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with Senator Tom O’Mara since he was first elected to represent the 58th Senate District in 2010. He has been instrumental with his support of a groundbreaking treatment program for military servicemen … more
By Barbara Esuoso   As a senior undergraduate at Cornell University, I reflect on my time on campus and in the City of Ithaca with gratitude. It is thanks to peers, professors, and long-time Ithaca residents who have … more
By Gary Stewart   On rare occasions over the years, I’ve used East Hill Notes to reflect on people who made a proactive difference on the town-gown front and have passed on. Most recently, one of these … 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
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