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Businesses cautiously optimistic during phase 3

Rachel Hogancamp has lived in Ithaca for over 30 years and has owned her business, Rasa Spa, for nearly 15. While she’s seen Rasa grow significantly in that time - providing services in Ithaca, …
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Thinking Ahead: Willow Glen Cemetery opens natural burial plot

As more and more people are choosing to be buried naturally, Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden wants to help accommodate their green requests. The cemetery recently became certified with the Green …

Women and Minority Owned Businesses: Kingsley Quality Woodworking

Companies that are majority owned and run by women or minorities in New York State have the chance to become certified as such, in an effort to level the playing field for state contracts. Local …

Groton on the Inside: From Marine Corps mechanic to artistic entrepreneur

Although he was born and raised in Newfield, Bill Hulbert has made Groton his home since 2001, and couldn’t be happier about that. During the summer of 2017, Hulbert discovered his artistic …

Trumansburg Connection: Trumansburg eats! Enjoying all that the village has to offer

As the weather takes a quick turn to cold, it is our inclination to bundle up and stay in the warmth of our homes, but there is so much food to be enjoyed in Trumansburg! Restaurant events, …
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The Republican View: Elections are coming!
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 …
Democratic View: 2019 budgets and ballots
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 …
The Democratic View: Incrementalists v. radicals
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 …
The Republican View: Thanksgiving
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 …

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 against teacher-based methods in favor of implementing student-based …

The Democratic View: Why September? Why Thursday?
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? …
Business & Agriculture
Lansing at Large: A fourth generation farmer
By Matt Montague   Jacob Palladino wanted to be a farmer, and then he didn’t, and then he did. …
Arts & entertainment

Something wicked this way comes

By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   The Ithaca area has a lot to offer theatergoers of many persuasions, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for growth. A new kind of theater company is coming to Ithaca …