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By Tompkins Weekly Staff   The Tompkins County Legislature at its June 7 meeting came out firmly against a proposed retroactive policy change by the New York State Energy and Resource Development Authority (NYSERDA) which would claim … more
By Erin Marteal   Perry Ground, Turtle Clan (Onondaga Nation) member, cultural educator, and professional Native American storyteller, has presented “Rethinking Thanksgiving” several times in Ithaca in recent … more
By Kathy Zahler My daughter is in Washington, D.C., this summer, interning at a major department of the federal government. It is a strange time to be in Washington. When she first arrived, she toured her department and saw … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly With at least 20 people announcing their plans to run for Tompkins County Legislature in the fall, Tompkins Weekly will be offering readers an opportunity to learn more about the people who will … more
By Kelsey O’Connor The Ithaca Voice ITHACA – Legislator Carol Chock will not be seeking re-election in 2017, and said she thinks it’s time for people with fresh energy and perspectives to step up and run for local government. … more
By Kathy Zahler I don’t recommend it as a general rule, but there are a few good things about being the opposition rather than the ruling party. First, I have never seen more interest in joining the Democratic Committee – even our … more
By Mike Sigler   The campaigns are over, for now. I’m happy to say that I won re-election to represent the Town of Lansing on the Tompkins County Legislature. It was a hard fight, lasting six months. My opponent … more
By Mike Sigler I was invited to a relationship building forum last week where Democrats and Republicans got together, talked between themselves and then to the other “side.” It was put on by Better Angels, a group whose goal … more
By Will LeBlond   Uncertainty loomed over coach Stu Dean and the Lansing High School baseball team following their Section IV Tournament semifinal loss to Sidney to end the 2015 season.   Dean had plenty of reasons to be … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly With at least 20 people announcing their plans to run for Tompkins County Legislature in the fall, Tompkins Weekly will be offering readers an opportunity to learn more about the people who will … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly With at least 20 people announcing their plans to run for Tompkins County Legislature in the fall, Tompkins Weekly will be offering readers an opportunity to learn more about the people who will … more
By Michael Smith, Ithaca Voice   U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican who represents Ithaca and the rest of New York’s 23rd Congressional District, drew criticism recently after making comments that seemed to conflate his opponent’s … more
Kathy Zahler   When I’ve talked to high school students about registering to vote, I’ve often used the 2004 Dryden school budget vote to show why every vote counts. That year, the budget vote tied, 718-718. A tie … more
By Reed Steberger Editor’s Note: This is as condensed version on an essay that appears in full at StebergerfForTompkins.com/blog/workstilltocome. The Context of the Tompkins County Jail Study In July 2016, the … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly With at least 20 people announcing their plans to run for Tompkins County Legislature in the fall, Tompkins Weekly will be offering readers an opportunity to learn more about the people who will … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly With at least 20 people announcing their plans to run for Tompkins County Legislature in the fall, Tompkins Weekly will be offering readers an opportunity to learn more about the people who will … more
By Mike Sigler There’s been a lot of talk about Sanctuary cities and Tompkins County is now considering becoming a sanctuary county. In 2008 Fred Thompson said in a debate he believed in high fences and wide gates. This is the camp I am … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly With at least 20 people announcing their plans to run for Tompkins County Legislature in the fall, Tompkins Weekly will be offering readers an opportunity to learn more about the people who will … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly With at least 20 people announcing their plans to run for Tompkins County Legislature in the fall, Tompkins Weekly will be offering readers an opportunity to learn more about the people who will … more
By Kathy Zahler Everybody has heard of the Iowa Caucuses, even if most of us only have a vague sense of what goes on there. Surprisingly few of us know that here in Tompkins County, villages and some towns still use the old-fashioned caucus … more
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