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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
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
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
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
The mid-point of the summer has come and gone, but August in the Trumansburg area is action packed, which will leave us wanting for more once schools and schedules commence in September. T-burg … more
Twenty or more years ago, I happened to be in Armory Square during a Syracuse University new student orientation event. It was a lively, colorful parade of students, dancers, larger-than-life size … more
The Village of Trumansburg has many unique distinctions, but perhaps the most important is that it’s one of the few rural New York villages that can boast both the offering of essential … more
Over the past few months, I’ve come out strongly against a plan to combine the Ithaca Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department into one location. The recent study … more
It’s hard to believe that July is essentially over and that August is upon us already, but one of the best events of the summer in Groton for the past four years will be happening from 5:30 to … more
Lansing residents will have two chances to learn about transitioning to ground- or air-source heating and cooling this month as HeatSmart Tompkins launches its local efforts with a day-long event … more
Triphammer Arts will present its 20th anniversary edition of its signature production “Opera Cowpokes Alive!” Aug. 1 through 4 at the CRS Barn Studio on Triphammer Road. The show … more
As important as Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment are for many people to have, there is a large gap between those that could benefit from a MOLST form and those that actually have one, a … more
We have heard of dire predictions for our planet if we, collectively, allow global warming to continue past 2030. The main thrust to prevent climate disaster is greenhouse gas reduction - methane, … more
This past June, the Groton Public Library received a comprehensive summary from its architect, Julia Hafftka-Marshall, of the projected costs for the expansion portion that exceeded the budget by … more
This month, the Village of Trumansburg was designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYRSDA), an honor representing an effort several years … more
The celebration of the dairy industry in our neighboring town of Dryden, the infamous “Dryden Dairy Day”, took place this past June, but it only recently came to my attention that one of … more
Summer is a great time to drink. And if you’re drinking, sooner or later you’re going to want something to eat. Usually, this means you’re reaching for standard American bar food: … more
Cornell has entered into an agreement with Ithaca College this summer to help its South Hill neighbor rapidly transition to providing complete in-house dining operations to its students by the start … more
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