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The Groton Education Fund, a non-profit organization operating independently from the Groton Central School District, and affiliated with the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, recently awarded … more
A $4,500 donation from the citizens of Lansing to the Lansing Food Pantry, via the Lansing Community Council, is helping families of local Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees cope … more
Recently, the term “climate crisis” has started to replace the term “climate change.” Some worry that this newer terminology will scare people. That is exactly the point - to … more
Nestled just inside the Town of Ulysses border on Rt. 89 is probably one of the most loved and iconic restaurants in the Trumansburg area. The Glenwood Pines, or, “The Pines” as any true … more
“I speak for the trees”- The Lorax You had to know that was coming with all the forest controversy of late. Tompkins County has a forest management plan in place that would require … more
I live in Newfield but would like to share my concerns about the “Old Growth” effort. I’m particularly concerned about how the legislators politicized the issue with an emotional … more
Travis Hyde Properties (THP) must not receive a tax abatement for its proposed development at the former library site. Granting one would waste public revenues and offend the conscience of all … more
Our apartment plays witness to a weekly rotation of identical waxed cardboard boxes filled with an edible assortment ranging from fresh greens to curious root vegetables, all grown at a farm just 10 … more
As President of the Trumansburg Chamber, it is always such a pleasure to sit with the board and discuss who we would like to honor at our annual dinner in November. This past year we decided to … more
Saturday, Jan. 12 was an exciting day for the Groton Food Providers (GFP) new coordinator, Jess Stone, as she, her husband, Mike, and all six of their children began a new family endeavor with all of … more
The students in Elizabeth Rechtin’s Ceramics A class are just half way through their yearlong study of the design, history, and techniques used in this millennia-old art form. In construction, … more
“All the world’s a stage…” said the program for this year’s National Shakespeare Competition on Jan. 16 at Lansing High School. But “once more unto the breach … more
Lansing needs more firefighters. “We have 60 firefighters on the roster now and it’s touch and go,” said Fire Chief Scott Purcell. “Of those, 25 are really active. Ten to … more
The Ulysses Philomathic Library (UPL) has a long history in Trumansburg and has continued to grow and evolve in order to meet the needs of the community. It is a place where people of all ages gather … more
LEADBold (leading, engaging, anticipating, and demonstrating boldly), the professional-development partnership between the City of Ithaca and Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, has been renewed … more
Most of us have heard, and have likely quoted phrases ourselves, such as “No one is promised tomorrow”, “You never know when catastrophe could strike”, “It could happen … more
For generations, quilts have embodied creativity, heritage, and community. Over the last decade, watershed groups across the country have begun turning to the art of quilting to spark public … more
When I look at human history, I notice that we humans are always trying to fix things—things we have broken, but also things that we just think are pests or problems. One thing that we are on … more
In a unique community collaboration, the Dryden Rotary Club will host the 31 students currently visiting in the Central New York region of Rotary’s District 7170 from around the world at a … more
It’s impossible to separate the people who inspire us from the issues that excite us. For example, given my interests in education, feminism, environmentalism, and peace, I have over time been … more
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