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Amanda Kirchgessner, the young progressive that ran against State Senator Tom O’Mara in last year’s election, is ready to get back into politics. Kirchgessner is gearing up to run for … more
Are your First Amendment rights being violated by county government? That’s the argument of a lawsuit filed in federal court against the Tompkins County legislature by an area resident and … more
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A four-question Q&A was sent to all candidates running in the March 19 village elections. Answers have been edited for length and clarity. The Village of Lansing elections will be held on April … more
Village elections are fast approaching on March 19 and Trumansburg currently only has one position to elect. After Village Mayor Rordan Hart was elected last year his former seat on the board was … more
I’m not qualified. I don’t have the experience. I don’t have the right education. I’m too busy. I’m not political. These are all reasons I’ve heard for not running … more
Flipping the U.S. House and the NYS Senate has already produced consequences. Not only did the House majority stand solidly behind the Speaker in foiling the President’s $5.7 billion pet … more
A new year! The to-do list for 2018 was long locally and nationally and while not accomplishing everything, progress was made and 2019 promises to be even better. Locally, the Cargill Salt Mine … more
As Thanksgiving has come and gone, it gives me hope, but also a worry I can’t seem to shake. I tend to stay on local issues with energy policy and the salt mine leading the way, but in the … more
By Kathy Zahler   You might be wondering why we are voting in yet another primary on Sept. 13. Why is New York the only state in the union to have separate primaries for federal (congressional) and state elections in 2018? … 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
Kathy Zahler   From time to time, I fall into the trap of responding to people’s social media comments. It’s a bad habit. Recently, TCDC shared a Washington Post link that listed our Congressional candidate, Tracy … more
Mike Sigler   I know a lot of my friends and constituents are not a fan of Tom Reed. They don’t like the way he campaigns and/or some of his stances or that he supported President Trump early on in the presidential race. … more
Kathy Zahler   In 1991, the year I moved back to Tompkins County, Anita Hill challenged Clarence Thomas as he sat through Senate confirmation hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court. She accused him of sexual … more
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