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Tompkins County did really well with the first wave of coronavirus. We ramped up testing more rapidly than most New York counties and shut down well enough that we seem to have beaten the virus for … more
Tompkins County is inviting visionary leaders to apply for the Chief Equity and Diversity Officer position by July 19th, 2020. This is a new senior leadership position in County Administration … more
Dryden High School will hold a delayed graduation ceremony on July 31 in the hopes that easing COVID-19 restrictions will allow for a somewhat normal celebration of the schools’ graduating … more
After having to shut down and switch to delivery and curbside mid-March, Bellwether Hard Cider has finally been able to return to some kind of normalcy thanks to phase three of the county reopening. … more
New York state said that pandemic precautions limit attendance at Lansing High School’s 2020 graduation ceremony to 150 people. Required attendees - the 74 seniors, Principal Pat Hornbrook … more
Earlier this month, Cayuga Health announced that it is partnering with Ithaca-based GiveGab to hold a 24-hour fundraiser to help replenish financial resources that have taken a significant hit due to … more
The road to the 2020 graduation ceremony for Groton High School has been “all over the map” since GCS Superintendent Margo Martin and GHS Associate Principal Jake Roe first digested the … more
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, … more
Barbara Neal offers the funniest, informative, all-ages welcome presentation online for folks thinking about chickens. Her practical 90-minute class holds the interest of little kids, old folks, new … more
Restaurants and personal care businesses in Dryden took a step toward normalcy on June 12, as the region’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions permit indoor service at 50% capacity. Additional … more
Sustainability has two main components: planning for the future and resilience in times of crisis. The recent history of the Ithaca Community Gardens demonstrates both. Our all-volunteer … more
For students like Cornell rising senior Harshita Nadella, the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the classroom experience into online learning hubs almost overnight, forging new opportunities for … more
GreenStar Food Co-Op opened its new location at 770 Cascadilla St. in May 2019. The flagship store boasts an expanded selection of prepared foods with an emphasis on vegetarian and vegan options. … more
Astute Trumansburg residents may have noticed a new display at Rotary Circle, the garden patch on Main Street in front of Ron Don’s Village Pub. That large, multicolored sign reading … more
June is National Dairy Month, and the purpose of the Tompkins County Dairy Princess program is to promote the wonderful benefits of the dairy industry all year long. Megan Carey of Carey Farms in … more
Earlier this month, Tompkins County administration announced the creation of the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program, providing rent relief for approximately 250 households across four counties. On … more
More than 175 Lansing residents came out at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 7 to gather at the Lansing Town Hall in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The crowd heard from Lansing residents affected … more
On May 25, Ithaca College professor Cynthia Henderson, like so many in the county and country, heard the news that George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, had died after a white police officer … more
Amidst all that is happening in the world and in communities all over America, the impending election has been an area of concern for many hopeful voters. In Tompkins County, the Board of Elections … more
The town of Dryden is slated to install public broadband internet access beginning in 2021, connecting residents not currently serviced by Spectrum or other private companies. The project will make … more
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