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It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with Senator Tom O’Mara since he was first elected to represent the 58th Senate District in 2010. He has been instrumental with his support of a groundbreaking treatment program for military servicemen … more
By Gay Nicholson What if carbon offsetting was as much a part of the Ithaca lifestyle as recycling? Imagine how we could seed energy democracy and climate justice by the simple step of accepting responsibility for our share of greenhouse … more
By Gary Stewart Public safety, on campus and off, is an important topic in our shared communities. It’s one my Cornell colleagues take seriously, as do their peers around Tompkins County. I am privileged to work with top professionals … more
By Mariah Mottley As soon as the school bus pulled away, I went straight back to bed. I’d managed to get the children upright, directed them to dress themselves with the clean laundry that I had washed over the weekend, put some food in … more
By Susie Backstrom On a crystal clear autumn day, the Ithaca Garden Club joined with Healthy Food For All to throw a “Farm to Fork” fundraiser at Silver Queen Farm in Trumansburg. The event, which took place on Tuesday, September … more
By Tom Shelley Sustainable Tompkins The following is an interview conducted by Tom Shelley with Rev. Olivia Armstrong, the executive director at Rainbow Healing Center of America regarding her involvement with community gardens. … more
By Mariah Mottley   The children have gone back to school, which means that my husband and I had a conversation this morning. Conversation is probably too fancy a word. It was more of a casualty debrief. We didn’t even sit … more
By Tom Knipe   Streets Alive! is coming up on Sunday, September 25, on Plain Street in Ithaca’s Southside neighborhood. Streets Alive! is this: A stretch of streets is closed to cars for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon … more
By Gary Stewart Cornell University Relations   The town-gown entrepreneurial spirit at Cornell and in Tompkins County is growing in new and creative directions on both traditional, collaborative platforms and through … more
By Serena Lindahl White Hawk Resident, Ecovillage   As the mist rises over the pond on our first slightly chilly morning of the impending change of seasons, we prepare for colder days at White Hawk … more
By Adam Michaelides   The first signs of fall are here. Early apples, nights under 50 degrees, more crickets – yet, the sun is still strong, and we have plenty of 80 degree days. Before we know it, we will be bringing in the … more
By Mariah Mottley   It is late summer. The light has gotten crisp, and the school supply lists are arriving in the mail. I am bracing for nits, and back to school rhinoviruses. Red leaves, the first of the season lie on the … more
By Gary Stewart Associate Vice President, Office of Cornell Community Relations   For Tompkins County's higher-ed campuses, the start of the semester has been challenging at best. Unexpected student deaths within the … more
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