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Erin Marteal   Ok folks, it’s happening. It’s been raining steadily, and the temperatures are mostly above freezing. Buds are visible on many trees even if most are still tightly furled. I don’t suggest we stow … more
The Trumansburg Community Nursery School (TCNS) was founded in 1959 by a group of parents who wished to provide a play-school for their children. Since then, the school has expanded to a half-day program with classes for 2- to 5-year-olds and is now … more
By Gary Stewart   On an annual basis, Cornell’s Office of Community Relations sponsors a regional town-gown conference on shared campus-community interests. The focus of last week’s well-attended gathering in … more
By Joey Diana Gates   Earth Day Ithaca 2018 is happening on…Earth Day! This year we will be commemorating on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 6 p.m., again at the Space @ Greenstar, again hosted by Sustainable Tompkins. Our … more
By Mariah Mottley   The rules as I know them are simple: You show up for the kids in your life. Birthday parties, performances, hospital visits, holidays, and when they make speeches at the March for Our Lives rally. … more
By Cosmo Genova Tompkins Weekly   Outdoorsmen and women are a versatile bunch. We tend to enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer, moving from one pursuit to the next as seasons come and go. Generalists though … more
By Kathy Zahler   In his majority opinion for United States v. Miller (1939), Justice McReynolds wrote, “The Court cannot take judicial notice that a shotgun having a barrel less than 18 inches long has today any reasonable … more
By Erin Marteal Tompkins Weekly   Instead of, “Has spring arrived?” The question worth asking may be “Who’s missing?” The snowdrops know spring has arrived, even if we can’t feel it through … more
By Rachel Bogardus   Time (noun \ 'tīm \): the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues; a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one … more
By Sandy Repp   Across New York State, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is recognized by residents as a trusted source for how-to classes and workshops, science-based resources and advice on topics such as home composting … more
By Mike Sigler   I’m once again surprised that a proposal not based on science, but emotion would be in front of the Tompkins County legislature. This is the second time in less than a year that the Environmental Management … more
Sunday morning, I had a problem. Everything was broken. The washer, one of the cars, possibly the stove. I watched my husband scurry around stacking baskets for our trip to the Laundromat, apparently unconcerned. It’s time to sell the high mileage … more
Serving on the Village Board for 17 years gives me a unique take on the qualifications of individuals who want to serve in that role. It is more important than ever that the Village Board needs to help facilitate community unity and mutual respect. … more
Dear Editor,   I am writing to strongly endorse Ben Carver and Ben Darfler for the two Village Trustee positions in the election to be held Tuesday, March 20. While serving on the Ulysses Town Board I have an … more
By Kate Supron   Having just completed my first year in Cornell’s Office of Community Relations, some reflections on lessons learned, below, in addition to the most basic fact: We’re lucky to live here. … more
By Diana Riesman   The fireworks in Stewart Park shall shine extra brightly on July 4, 2021, as that date marks the centennial of Ithaca’s main lakefront park becoming a public park. Stewart Park, a historic and iconic … more
by Conrad Alan Istock   U. S. Constitutional Amendment II, Right to Bear Arms “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the securit of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be … more
I read with dismay that the New York State Senate is pursuing the myth that children will be made safe from gun violence through its “Comprehensive School Safety Package.” As a high school principal for 15 years, a school board member in a more … more
On March 20, the Village of Trumansburg will hold an election for our mayor and two trustee seats. While local elections historically see a low voter turnout, this year should be an exception. Hotly debated issues surrounding development should … more
On Tuesday, March 20 there will be an election for the Trumansburg mayor and two village trustees. Local government manages all of the municipal services provided to the community. During this time of national chaos in our government, it seems … more
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