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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
Citizens of Lansing dismayed by an empty, darkened building and “for sale” sign in the lawn of historic Rogues’ Harbor Inn can relax. Three and a half years after the sale of the … more
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
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
By Kathy Zahler   You might be wondering why we are voting in yet another primary on Sept. 13. Why is New York the only state in the union to have separate primaries for federal (congressional) and state elections in 2018? … more
The Children’s Reading Connection (CRC), a national literacy organization based in Ithaca, was founded in 2017 by Trumansburg native Brigid Hubberman. The former director of Family Reading … more
Out on Peruville Road, about two pitches east of Van Ostrand Road, a group of middle-aged players from Lansing, Ithaca, Guatemala, Mexico, Jamaica, Guyana, Chile, Croatia, Peru, Ecuador, Germany, … more
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