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Groton High School’s longtime business teacher, Babette (Babs) Carr, was present at the meeting of the Groton Board of Education on Monday, June 3 to accompany some of the students she works … more
At the May 21 school budget vote, Trumansburg Central School District (TCSD) residents voted to approve the proposition to establish a capital reserve fund for the construction and maintenance of a … more
In the late ’80s and ’90s, Loraine Rashida Sawyer sold her homemade cakes to local restaurants, the Ben & Jerry’s storefront on Cayuga Street in Ithaca, and at the Ithaca … more
Citizens of Lansing dismayed by an empty, darkened building and “for sale” sign in the lawn of historic Rogues’ Harbor Inn can relax. Three and a half years after the sale of the … more
This will be my final edition as the Managing Editor of Tompkins Weekly. This job has brought me joy, and has challenged me immensely. I am proud of the work that I have produced and the journalistic … more
Trumansburg Porchfest comes back to the T-burg Village for the third year this Saturday, June 15, from noon to 5 p.m. As the boundaries of porch eligibility have changed this year due to the addition … more
Linda’s Corner Diner on Auburn Road, home to years of family and friends’ brunches, lunches, and dinners, has closed and is now for sale. The 2,600 square foot building seats 90 to 100 … more
The Fresh Snack Program provides fresh, healthy fruit and vegetable snacks to elementary schools in the Ithaca City School District. We do this in order to establish healthy eating habits that may … more
It was a nine-hour drive from Ann Arbor, MI to Groton, but Class of 2001 Groton High School alumnus, Dr. Sam Mackenzie, made the trip with his wife, Natalie, and their three young children, Henry, … more
Sustainability has been defined as “the process of people maintaining change in a balanced environment, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of … more
Cutting-edge campus-community work was featured at this year’s International Town and Gown Association’s (ITGA) annual conference, kicked off by Penn State University President Eric … more
CRT Pavilion AwardsOn Tuesday evening, May 28, the Cortland Repertory Theatre’s nationally historic Little York Pavilion was the venue for its 17th annual Pavilion Awards, which recognized … more
Village of Trumansburg residents and Trumansburg Central School District stakeholders recently voted to approve 2019/2020 budgets, both with modest tax increases; 3.51 percent in the Village and 3.05 … more
IranAs I write on Memorial Day 2019, I am reminded that we have lost nearly 7,000 working service members since 9/11. Although most of the terrorists who struck the United States that day came from … more
Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc., a Lansing-based developer, and manufacturer of complex scientific components and instruments for government and corporate customers was acquired on May 21 by … more
Out on Peruville Road, about two pitches east of Van Ostrand Road, a group of middle-aged players from Lansing, Ithaca, Guatemala, Mexico, Jamaica, Guyana, Chile, Croatia, Peru, Ecuador, Germany, … more
The Children’s Reading Connection (CRC), a national literacy organization based in Ithaca, was founded in 2017 by Trumansburg native Brigid Hubberman. The former director of Family Reading … more
I know this is a column about Tompkins County, but Lansing is a part of that, so here we go. We are gearing up for another election season and we have a great slate of candidates in Lansing! We are … more
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. That distinction has only been in existence since 2013, so it is relatively new, but mental health problems are a burden that millions of Americans have … more
Lansing’s Cayuga Power Plant will be converted into a large data center pending the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) approval of plant owner Heorot Energy’s request for a … more
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