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This month, Alternatives Federal Credit Union will roll out its new ReEntry Loan Fund, the first of its kind in the county, designed to provide small loans to those who have been previously … more
In 2017, Ithacans Erica O’Brian and Elisa Miller-Out partnered with upstate New York’s Kathryn Cartini to found Chloe Capital, a seed-staged venture capital firm focused on women-led … more
Thanks to recent state grants, Transonic Systems, a medical technology company based in Ithaca, will soon transition its existing manufacturing plant to include automated processes, helping to create … more
The Community Foundation of Tompkins County, a philanthropic organization based in Ithaca, is celebrating 20 years of service to the county this year. As those involved with and influenced by the … more
Cayuga Addiction Recover Services (CARS) is expanding in 2020, offering more services for county residents and beyond. CARS has had a co-ed residential facility at 6621 Rt. 227 in Trumansburg for … more
Visions Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Binghamton, is expanding into the southwest side of the city of Ithaca, with the planned branch and adjacent amphitheater set to be complete by the end … more
In our last issue, Tompkins Weekly took a look back at what 2019 brought to the county. Now that 2019 has come and gone, and the new year is here, it’s the perfect time to look at upcoming … more
On Dec. 6, the TCAT Board of Directors voted to focus on the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport area as the location of its new facility and expansion, according to a recent press release. … more
One of Groton’s most popular venues for young and old alike is the Groton Public Library, largely due to its amazing director, Sara Knobel, its dedicated staff, the incredible support of the … more
2019 was a big year for Tompkins County. Tompkins Weekly has already touched on some of these areas, from affordable housing and waterfront developments to new childcare resources, but seeing as … more
Owners of electric vehicles tend to come home in the evenings and plug in their cars – straining the grid because they’re demanding a lot of power at peak times. Even with plans … more
Between the plastic bag ban, the paper bag fee and new warning stickers being announced, recycling and waste reduction have been in the news a lot lately. Many of the recent measures are centered … more
On Dec. 17, the Tompkins County Legislature authorized the implementation of a plan to merge the county’s departments of public health and mental health into one department, with full merger of … more
The Commons Kitchen has seen a lot of menu changes: pizza, from-scratch breakfast, Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes, soup and sandwich lunch specials, and barbecue chicken. As of this fall, however, … more
When Chelsea Frazier, Ph.D., came from Chicago to Ithaca in August to start her professorship at Cornell University, she brought with her a long history of research and skills in black feminism and … more
When Ithacan Lee Dillon, executive director of Tompkins Community Action (TC Action), was 18, she was living in Michigan and was considered homeless. more
 Oskar Schmidt met Ellen Hirning in 1968 in Tubingen, Germany, where they were both studying. Ellen, on her Junior Year Abroad from Tufts University, went back to Massachusetts … more
Earlier this year, the Ithaca Health Alliance’s Ithaca Free Clinic introduced its first free optometry clinic, bringing optometry services to the underinsured and those without insurance in … more
Dan Ferguson, a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) for Lansing, grew up with a strong sense of community. “I grew up in a large family, and it was kind of printed … more
By Jessica WickhamTompkins weekly Right next to the State Theatre and a short walk from the Commons stands a small shop called The Bloomwell. Walk inside, and one is instantly greeted by shelves … more
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