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By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice   The Tompkins County Legislature voted unanimously in support of a resolution calling on the New York State government to pass comprehensive ethics reform at its May 17 meeting.   Read … more
By Eric Banford   On May 1, Mayor Svante Myrick appointed Dan Cogan the new Chief of Staff for the City of Ithaca. Cogan previously represented the Fifth Ward on Ithaca’s Common Council from 2002-11, and was Acting Mayor under former … more
By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice   Tompkins County not only saw record voter turnouts for the Apr. 21 primary, it also had the highest voter turnout of any county in the state, according to the Tompkins County Board of Elections. … more
By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice   Oscar Wilde once quipped, “The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the expanding needs of the bureaucracy.” The City of Ithaca is taking a twist on that idea: they are expanding the bureaucracy in … more
By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice   In a move one legislator called “big brotherism” the Tompkins County Legislature voted 10-3 in favor of supporting a program that will provide additional personnel to ensure that people are … more
By Jolene Almendarez, The Ithaca Voice   Ithaca Common Council members last weeek unanimously voted to approve the appointment of Dan Cogan as Ithaca’s new chief of staff.   Read more at http://ithacavoice.com/ more
By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice   With bombastic populist candidates like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential primary is the most contested in years. How did this contentious race play out in Tompkins on April 19? … more
By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice   In November, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick received both support and criticism after asserting that he would like to welcome Syrian refugees to Ithaca. Catholic Charities of Tompkins is now working to … more
By Jay Wrolstad   There is much to like in the $156 billion state budget approved April 1, say two local lawmakers representing opposite sides of the aisle in Albany, but they both have bones of contention regarding the spending plan … more
On Election Day, 2017, voters in New York State will be asked to respond to the question: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?”   This mandatory question is presented to voters every 20 years. … more
By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice   On March 21, three activists from Ithaca traveled to Washington D.C., where they attempted to blockade the entrance to a conference where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking. … more
By Jay Wrolstad   The rollicking, sometimes raucous 2016 presidential campaign rolls into New York State in the coming weeks, giving voters here and throughout the state a chance to weigh in on who will be the Democratic and Republican … more
By Tompkins Weekly Staff   In a year rich with exceptional journalism from non-corporate outlets, the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College has announced the winners of the eighth annual Izzy Award. The honor will … more
Beginning March 21, the Tompkins County Republican Party, in conjunction with various town Republican committees, will be sponsoring and holding a series of community service information sessions on a variety of topics.   These sessions … more
Leslie Danks Burke, the Democratic candidate in New York’s 58th State Senate district raee, held the grand opening of her campaign headquarters in downtown Elmira’s Mark Twain Building last week, pledging to get to work for a fair share from … more
By Jolene Almendarez, The Ithaca Voice   A Tompkins County Supreme Court Judge is the first ever from the county to be appointed to the appellate division of the supreme court in...   To read more visit ithacavoice.com … more
Mark Witmer has taken the reins in the Town of Caroline as the new town supervisor, and recently outlined an agenda that should keep the town board busy for the foreseeable future during a conversation with Tompkins Weekly “Broadband and … more
By Nick Babel   The Tompkins County Legislature, responding to provisions in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget, has approved a resolution supporting early voting in New York State.   The member-filed resolution advanced by … more
By Michael Smith, The Ithaca Voice   At a press conference on Feb. 24, “The Ithaca Plan”—a comprehensive set of recommendations for tackling the city’s drug problem—was officially unveiled...   … more
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