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Adam Levine, an Ithaca native, thought of running for public office before several times, knowing he was a people person and a comfortable public speaker. It was not until recently that Levine … more
Democratic primaries for offices in the Town of Danby are June 25, and Ric Dietrich and Joel Gagnon are running for town supervisor. Here are where they stand on the issues. Answers have been edited … more
IranAs I write on Memorial Day 2019, I am reminded that we have lost nearly 7,000 working service members since 9/11. Although most of the terrorists who struck the United States that day came from … more
I know this is a column about Tompkins County, but Lansing is a part of that, so here we go. We are gearing up for another election season and we have a great slate of candidates in Lansing! We are … more
Beth McGee is proud of what she has accomplished as the Town Supervisor for Enfield but she’s not done yet. The incumbent is running for re-election on both the Democrat and Republican lines … more
It might come as a surprise to some Village of Cayuga Heights residents that their village representatives are now being paid. During budget negotiations last year, it was decided that board members … more
Well, it seems that if you give your state legislators incentive in the form of a pay raise, they will easily meet their budget deadline. Following that, of course, minority members will mail out … more
Laura Lewis started on the Ithaca Common Council as the Fifth Ward representative in 2017 after winning the special election following the departure of previous council member Josephine Martell. In … more
There’s been some debate about the expansion of the airport lately. Some of the discussion has been productive, some of it not, some of it has been pretty off the mark, and in some cases … more
Yes, it’s too early to make decisions about 2020 presidential candidates. I can’t quite tell you how many there are or recite their names yet, much less expound on their various … 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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