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An Oct. 7 New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) travel advisory reducing weight limits on the Route 34B bridge over Salmon Creek to 18 tons and mandating one-way alternating traffic … more
Cornell undergraduates are deepening their knowledge of Cornell University Library’s abundant scholarly resources by helping those with no access to them: incarcerated individuals at Cayuga … more
Ithaca’s food scene boasts a prevalence of local foods, vegetarian and vegan entrees, and globally inspired flavors. However, authentic Southern comfort food is notably absent from this … more
While we still have some warm days ahead, the leaves are changing and fall is here. The Taughannock Park and Black Diamond trails are still open, but colder weather looms in the near future, and for … more
Get ready, Groton! A brand new “Izzy” book, “Izzy’s Day at School,” has been released and will be distributed in early November to pre-K classes at Groton Elementary … more
When asked to envision the greenest building, the image that most likely comes to mind is a sleek, new structure with solar panels and energy-efficient windows, heating and cooling systems and … more
Habitat for Humanity offers T-burg home Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties (TCHFH) is looking for homebuyers! They will be taking applications for homeownership until November … more
For about a month, there have been two sets of traffic lights hanging above the intersection of Peruville Road and Triphammer Road and at the corner of Route 34B and East Shore Drive. One set is … more
The post office here in Groton processes its fair share of mail, and a generous percentage of it gets delivered to 400 Peru Rd. on a daily basis. That is the address of the Groton Central … more
Vote in the Primary If you are not currently registered as a Democrat and you want to vote in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, the governor just signed legislation extending your … more
In the battle against climate change, tech startup Heat Inverse is aiming to revolutionize cooling technologies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than a gigaton. The company is led by … more
The Friends of Salt Point gathered in the natural area at Myers Point Sept. 21 to clean up after a busy summer season and get a head start on six fenced plots where they will replace non-native, … more
When tragedy strikes and a situation suddenly turns into an emergency, most people know to call 9-1-1 as a first response to initiate getting the help needed to mitigate whatever that emergency … more
The face of Main Street is changing with a change of ownership of Good to Go! Trumansburg Market. When opening Good to Go!, current owner Nana Monaco never aspired to be a small business owner, … more
Music can be an uplifting force in many people’s lives, but especially for those at an older age, it can provide a sense of comfort, belonging, purpose and community. It can seem odd that … more
Social media tends to get a bad rap and, in fact, has become a platform for people to give their opinions in disrespectful ways, even attacking others because of their opinions. I will admit I have … more
Whenever someone comes to me saying they want to run for office, I always ask them why. Then I tell them to go door to door. It helps if people have a reason to run. This is especially true of … more
There are quite a few “sayings” many adults may have heard through the years, and one of them that I can remember hearing many times over was, “Life isn’t all fun and games … more
There was a lot of activity on the athletic fields above the schools Thursday afternoon. The girls’ modified soccer team was playing Groton on the top level, and the girls’ varsity … more
Underestimate robots at your peril. The robot you know only as a lowly cleaner may also be an expert firefighter. A robot that clumsily fumbles an object may still have life-saving … more
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