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Real estate, car markets face uncertain future with COVID-19

In years past, realtors and car salespeople could count on the spring and summer months being their best time for sales. But, as it has done for many other …
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Tompkins County Announces COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

(Ithaca, NY) – Tompkins County expects over $589,000 to be available for rent assistance for low to moderate income renters in Tompkins County whose incomes have been reduced due …

INHS to Launch COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Affordable housing organization to offer rent relief for up to three months to eligible households across four counties. **This is an official notice from Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article.

Tompkins County Begins Phase Two Reopening

  According to an announcement Friday from Governor Cuomo, Tompkins County, as part of the Southern Tier Region, can begin phase two of reopening as of 1:00pm Friday, 5/29. The delayed …

Tompkins County Statement on Phase Two Reopening Delay

**This is an official notice from Tompkins County Administration. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. Thursday evening, New York State officials announced that phase two of reopening is …
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IHS remembers Hunter, awaits outdoor season
Ithaca High School track and field was ready to roll into the outdoor season coming off a great winter. Six athletes went to states, …
IC’s Thompson reflects on historic career
Ithaca College men’s basketball capped off its most successful season in recent memory with a first-round victory in the NCAA …
Cornell looks back after COVID-19 ends season
What was supposed to be a down year for Cornell wrestling ended up being one of improbable success. Yes, the Big Red failed to win the …
Lansing’s Gisler stands out at states
On Saturday, March 7, Tompkins County was well-represented in Staten Island for the Indoor Track and Field New York State …
Newfield Trojans capture another sectional title
The Newfield Trojans boys basketball team is heading to the state tournament for the third time in four years. After Newfield won the …
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Residents honor those who served their country
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the Groton American Legion Post 800 were unable to hold their Memorial Day tradition of gathering at the post on Main Street to have lunch together, but …
Virtual meetings connect residents to US, Nepal
Sixteen members of the Ithaca Chapter of "Dining for Women" gathered around their computers May 19 to hear Lansing’s Lisa Lyons discuss the mission and accomplishments of the …
NY Pizzeria opens for first time since shutdown
After being closed for nearly two months, one of Trumansburg’s favorite pizzerias has made a comeback. Almost 17 years ago, Fabrizio Gangi moved to Trumansburg from his home in Italy, …
Quarantine, shutdown impacts
The word “quarantine” originates from “quarantena,” from Venetian meaning “40 days.” This is due to the 40-day isolation of ships and people to prevent …

Groton students celebrate dual graduation

Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) would have held its 51st commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 21. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, like most colleges and universities, that will not be …

Instant Replay: making sports affordable for 15 years
Anyone who has kids who love sports knows just how expensive it can get. Fifteen years ago, Larry VanOstrand saw an opportunity to resume his career after a bump in the road and to make sure that no …
Business & Agriculture
Silo, Liquid State Brewing partnership shows success
Earlier this month, Ithaca’s Silo Food Truck reopened for the season, serving signature dishes like fried chicken and mac and cheese …
Tompkins County Officials Share Reopening Updates, Resources
The Southern Tier region of New York has been in phase one of reopening for a week and is on track to move on to phase two on May …
TC3 Stadium Lights to Be Turned On Thursday To Honor Original Date of Commencement
**This is an official release from the TC3. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article.  Dryden, New York – The Tompkins …
Connecting residents with local groceries
Over the past month, changes in daily habits have necessitated a dramatic shift in the local food supply chain. Initially, grocery …
Tips & tricks to get your home ready for spring
While COVID-19 concerns demand social isolation, lots of county residents are staying in their homes, some finding they have more free …
Trumansburg Connection: Project Based Learning finds a unique home in T-Burg
Standardized testing is holding strong as the benchmark for measuring student success, although some schools are able to push back …
Long-Term COVID-19 Patient Released after 57 Days
May 28, 2020 Ithaca, New York –– On Tuesday, Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) released a 93-year-old Coronavirus patient with applause. Today, they released their first long-term …
EPA non-enforcement policy causes ripple effects
On March 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a policy that set new guidelines for large polluters to monitor themselves for an undetermined period of time during the COVID-19 …
93-year-old COVID-19 Patient Released with Applause, Expecting a Full Recovery
Cayuga Medical Center released a 93-year-old Coronavirus patient today. Margaret Melens, of Horseheads, NY was admitted on April 14 and was …
Reopening creates uncertainty while inspiring optimism
Greta Perl, like many in the county, saw her business, the Commons toy store Alphabet Soup, change drastically due to COVID-19. She had to close her storefront, offering website orders and delivery …
George Jr. Republic students launch ‘Mission of Gratitude’
A campus-wide “Mission of Gratitude” initiative has been underway on the campus of The William George Agency for Children’s Services (WGA) and the George Junior Republic Union Free …
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Decreasing isolation with technology

Physical isolation and quarantines have become the reality for many local seniors to protect themselves from COVID-19, so staying connected with friends and family can be difficult. Local …

Places to bike, walk, roll during pandemic

Signs of sustainability are like signs of spring. They recur. They give us hope. They renew our sense of possibility and our resolve to carry on. In these strange and uncertain times, we at Bike Walk …

Museum of the Earth Included with The Louvre and The British Museum in New Virtual Museums List

**This is an official release from the Museum of the Earth. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster has listed the Museum of the …

Performance spaces rally amidst threat of unknown

The new procedures and guidelines in the wake of COVID-19 have caused local theaters and performance spaces to temporarily shut down.  “When a show doesn’t go on, many …
Bars, breweries create new offerings to stay afloat
Food and beverage businesses have been classified as essential since the beginning of “New York on PAUSE,” with Gov. Andrew Cuomo even making an exception and allowing any business with …
East Hill Notes: Loaves & Fishes essential as always
By March 13, it seemed clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would force Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County to shut its doors to the public. Thanks to careful planning, three days later, the …
Health Alert: GreenStar Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Health Alert: GreenStar Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19