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“I am one of the last generation of survivors,” Roald Hoffman said. “I have got to talk about this. There are lessons in living, in ethics, for these young people in the behavior of … more
Sharon Guardiola did not expect that a phone call inquiring about LED light bulbs would lead to three days of free insulation work on her home, increased home comfort, and lower heating … more
I was recently on PBS talking about the repowering of Lansing’s coal-fired power plant with natural gas and where we get our energy from in New York State. I also recently testified at a … more
Now that the Career and College Experience position has been filled and active for over a year, Meggan VanNess, Career and College Experience Coordinator, is increasingly visible and active in the … more
This week marks the start of most high school spring sports throughout the county, and it’s a great time to finally get out of the house and enjoy the early sunshine. With sports and the sun … more
On Feb. 13, the Lansing Town Board named the new road connecting the Milton Meadows apartments to Auburn Road “Louise Bement Lane” in honor of our town historian and her years of … more
At the Trumansburg Central School Board of Education (BOE) meeting on March 4, it was voted to end the football merger agreement with South Seneca Central School. Trumansburg football, at both the … more
Fifteen years ago, homebrewer Nathan Arnold was volunteering with the grassroots organization Free The Hops to change Alabama’s regressive alcohol laws to support the sale of craft beer. Today, … more
Audrey Inman of McLean leads a support group for individuals who are dealing with family members or friends who suffer from any of the many forms of dementia, but it was a long and painful road that … more
On an annual basis, Cornell University students contribute thousands of volunteer hours in and around Tompkins County. With this mix, are the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars … more
Citizens of Lansing have a new way to stay up-to-date on their town – Swift911 Public – a texting service that will send subscribers alerts on emergencies and events in the town. Town … more
Spring is just around the corner and Trumansburg is celebrating milestones and community with several family-friendly events in March including the Empty Bowls gathering at Atlas Bowl, and Youth Art … more
In an ideal world, housing should be producing energy rather than consuming it. Call it “green,” “energy conserving,” “energy efficient,” or … more
If you’re a resident of the Village of Groton, you are eligible to cast your vote in the local elections. The polls will be open in the Village Offices, 143 Cortland St., from 12 noon to 9 p.m. … more
I am writing to express my thanks to the Tompkins Weekly staff for their county-wide coverage of voting and election news and candidate interviews, to the Tompkins County Board of Elections … more
Spring drama season is upon us, and once again the Trumansburg middle and high school drama clubs will not disappoint. Middle school students will perform “Once on this Island Jr.” and … more
More than 60 people showed up for the Town Zoning Board meeting Feb. 25 where there were two wedding venues on the agenda. The first, Dutch Harvest Farm, to be located off Ridge Road just south of … more
Boasting a cast and crew of more than 50 students, ranging from second through 12th grade, another fabulous musical, “Annie,” will grace the stage of the Groton High School auditorium … more
Eating establishments often have a non-culinary claim to fame. On seeking out Ithaca’s best cheesecake back in my college days, the place to go was Rulloff’s in Collegetown. Venturing … more
Schools are often the civic heart of communities, particularly in rural areas, and can be a launching pad for its students. The strength of rural communities and the prospects for their children can … more
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