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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 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 In New York state, high school seniors must take a course in Participation in Government and Civics. It is part of the core curriculum, and it provides useful information on the principles of American democracy, … 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 The Tompkins County Legislature might be considering taking up the cause of a living wage, but this time it’s not asking the state to pass a $15 minimum wage – a request it passed in 2015 – but rather pushing … 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 One definite conclusion that can be drawn from the past year in national politics is that people are more interested than ever in the function of government – with more individuals vying for office on … more
By Kathy Zahler June is the official start of the 2017 campaign season. From Tuesday, June 6, on, you will see candidates and committee members canvassing the neighborhoods with petitions for Tompkins County Legislature and Common … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler, R-6th, has announced he will be running for re-election to the Legislature. “I’ve worked hard the past four years for the people of Lansing and I am a … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff Another newcomer is throwing their hat into the ring to run for Tompkins County Legislature. David Shapiro has announced his intention to run for the 3rd District seat currently being served by … more
By Kathy Zahler The energy that started with the Women’s March and the Indivisible Handbook did not dissipate, and soon it was clear to us on the Democratic Committee that groups were springing up all around the region … more
By Mike Sigler There’s been a lot of talk about the Tompkins County jail lately with the county studying what should be done. The state wants and ordered an expansion; that is unless we can lower the number of people we … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly   Lansing village elections will take place Tuesday, April 25, with voting from noon to 9 p.m. at the Lansing Village Office, located at 2405 N. Triphammer Road. Incumbent Mayor … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly   Lansing village elections will take place Tuesday, April 25, with voting from noon to 9 p.m. at the Lansing Village Office, located at 2405 N. Triphammer Road. Incumbent trustees … more
By Mike Sigler The county is moving ahead with a plan to raise the age to buy tobacco to 21-years-old. The Health and Human Services committee voted in favor of the law last week and there will be a public hearing in April. I’m opposed to … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly ITHACA – “This is what democracy looks like,” a 400-plus crowd chanted in the gymnasium of Southside Community Center as they waited for Congressman Tom Reed to arrive for a Town Hall meeting last … more
By Mariah Mottley I didn’t play on any teams in high school: I did see a lot of live music. In the dirty, high distortion world of ‘90s grunge, concerts were a contact sport. My first one was a band called Mudhoney, at a nightclub in … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff In just 8 days, voters in the villages of Cayuga Heights, Dryden and Groton will head to the polls to choose among the candidates vying for mayor and trustee positions. Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. in all … more
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