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By Cathy Wakeman   Dryden’s Boy Scout Troop 24 has added another eagle into its aerie. Continuing a long tradition of boys earning Scouting’s highest rank, Troy Sornberger, son of Melvin and Theresa … more
By Matt Montague   Lansing High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame’s 2018 class will include: Thomas Colt, Class of 2003; Shawn Costello, class of 2000; Shane Wolf, class of 2004; the 2000 Girls Volleyball Team; and the 2006 … more
By Mike Sigler   The first and only time I met President Bill Clinton was on a press line while interning for CNBC. He was just starting his run for the Democratic nomination. He later spoke at my Northeastern University … more
By Gary Stewart   Cornell’s recently arrived Class of 2022 is 54 percent female, and students of color represent 48 percent of the freshman class. The class includes 456 students who are the first in their families … more
By Jonathan Comstock   Beneficial electrification needs to become a familiar household concept just like the value of renewable energy. Renewable energy comes from sources that are self-renewing, like solar, wind and … more
By Linda Competillo Tompkins Weekly   Summer would not be summer, and August would not be August in Groton without the annual celebration of Olde Home Days. While we have many fun, interesting, or … more
By Cathy Wakeman Tompkins Weekly   To walk past the once avoided Montgomery Park is to see a playground bustling with children, sports courts teaming with ball players and a pavilion hosting picnics. That … more
By Elaine Springer Tompkins Weekly   The Trumansburg Fair returns for the 168th year Aug. 21 through 26, but there is more to the fair than the usual midway rides and grandstand shows. The Trumansburg Fair also offers … more
By Matt Montague Tompkins Weekly   Before there were roads in Lansing, there was “The Warriors’ Trail.” According to the book “Old Indian Trails in Tompkins County” written by Tompkins … more
By Linda Competillo   On Friday afternoon, Aug. 3, I made my way to the Groton Public Library with great anticipation, having been invited by library director, Sara Knobel, to attend a reception at which Senator … more
By Matt Montague   Finger Lakes Marine Service, the marina at Myers across from the park, started with a dream from the other side of the lake. In the early 1950s, Leon Ford was the head caretaker at … more
By Elaine Springer   As the football season arrives for the Tri-Town Titans, the merged football team consisting of players from Trumansburg, South Seneca, and Romulus, the Trumansburg youth football coaches have … more
By Cathy Wakeman   What do you do if disaster hits close to home? That question has hit close to home for a member of the Town of Dryden’s new Safety and Preparedness Advisory Committee. Katie Quinn-Jacobs related, … more
By Gary Stewart   Cornell University’s annual student-led Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST) program is being staged around Tompkins County this week. This fabulous rite of August is managed by Cornell’s Public Service … more
By Bryan Roy   Do you drive a plug-in electric vehicle? Are you planning to in the next year? If not, what’s stopping you? There are over 360 plug-in vehicles in Tompkins County and that number is growing every … more
There has been a great deal of attention in the national media of late on changes in recycling markets, and how those changes impact the collection and processing of recyclable materials. We at the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and … more
Recently, Mike Sigler published an editorial (Tompkins Weekly, “Seat at the Table,” 7/30/18) regarding our elected congressman, Tom Reed. The editorial asserted that, even though Reed’s policy positions often differ from those in Tompkins … more
Mike Sigler reinforces the massive evidence that if we are like him, a Republican supporter of Tom Reed’s incumbency as Congressman, only then will Reed cultivate a relationship with us. The rest of us find that Reed’s mind is closed.  Reed, … more
By Matt Montague   Lansing’s John Hatfield is “NWCOA Bat Standard Certified.” And that’s important when you have a bat in your house. But bats are just the beginning for Hatfield. He can … more
By Elaine Springer   In one of the many changes happening in the Village of Trumansburg, residents bid farewell to Police Chief Thomas Ferretti, who has served the Village as chief since 1976. The Village of … more
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