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By Mariah Mottley   We’re not quite halfway through June, and I am already saying uncle. My mothering workload this month is astronomical. So far, we have had visits from relatives, friends, a school field trip to Manhattan … more
By Sandy Repp   While women continue to make gains across the broader economy, they remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields and among STEM degree holders. A recent update on … more
By Maggie McAden   Ithaca’s new bike share program has launched, meaning that there are now over 200 bikes available to the public for rent. Bike Walk Tompkins and the City of Ithaca worked with LimeBike, a … more
Mariah Mottley   My wedding anniversary is coming up. It is exactly one year and a day before my oldest daughter’s birthday. She will be thirteen this year. The only thing I really remember about my wedding day, … more
By Cosmo Genova   Cortland Line Company has been on the scene in various forms for over 100 years. Founded by a businessman and avid angler named Ray Smith in 1915, Cortland Line Company became one of the biggest … more
By Kathy Zahler   As my husband and I contemplate a move to a county with majority Republican representation, people ask us, “Won’t you miss this pocket of blue in a sea of red?” I moved back to Tompkins County, … more
By Maggie McAden (Originally published on the Get Your GreenBack Tompkins blog (March 31, 2018))     Without the Healthy Food for All (HFFA) program, Sierra Robinson and Yayoi might not have … more
By Mike Sigler   Marc Molinaro. Remember that name. You’ll be hearing it for the next five months and then the next eight years if we’re lucky. I spent a couple of days in New York City last week. It was the Republican … more
By Jineet Patel   On Sunday, I graduated from Cornell University, and to some extent, Ithaca, leaving the places I called home for the past four years. Looking back to freshman year, I had no idea that … more
Mariah Mottley   One morning, not long before his terminal cancer diagnosis, my dad called.“You need to get over here,” he said. “We have a real situation.” “What?” I asked. I hated going to his … more
As the Poor People’s Campaign begins its 40 days of communicating the ways poverty affects our people and nation it is important to look at how poverty affects health, causes suffering and costs all of us significant money. As a public … more
By Greta Sloan   When I first arrived at Cornell University four years ago, I remember peering up at Donlon, my freshman year dorm, out the window of my mother’s rental car. I had just come from a summer working … more
By Nick Goldsmith   This article provides the latest news about the Ithaca Green Building Policy, a groundbreaking sustainability initiative being led by the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca.   … more
By Mariah Mottley   Late Tuesday night, the phone rang. It was Linda Drowns, calling from Iowa. Our chicks had shipped and would arrive early Thursday morning. This time of year in Ithaca chicks are … more
By Cosmo Genova   As a beginner, choosing a fly rod and line can be a daunting task. The options seem endless and the jargon can be thick. Here’s an explanation of some of the terms you will encounter as you shop … more
By Kathy Zahler   When people suggest that we need to fix some longtime problems in New York State via a Constitutional Convention, one of the problems that always gets mentioned is our judicial system, which apparently models … more
By Gary Stewart   On rare occasions over the years, I’ve used East Hill Notes to reflect on people who made a proactive difference on the town-gown front and have passed on. Most recently, one of these … more
By Mike Sigler   I read a lot on Facebook, online, and in local papers about Republicans, or Republikkkans, yes, one of my favorites as the KKK was founded to oppose Republicans, and it always brings me back to my theory of … more
By Hannah George   As the days get longer and incrementally warmer here in Tompkins County, many people are starting to think about their gardens, and the gorgeous flowers and delicious sun-ripened tomatoes to come. … more
Mariah Mottley   The second week of April and it is still snowing. Snow on the car last night. Snow on the car this morning. I don’t even use the ice scraper, just the windshield washer spray. I stopped bothering … more
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