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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
The city of Ithaca is asking the state to allow it to change city code, giving the mayor the power to cancel rent for tenants, negating leases tenants have with landlords. The Common Council talked … 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
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
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
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
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
The Houseworths have been running Cabin View Alpacas just outside the village of Trumansburg for nearly a decade now, and thanks to phase two, the much-loved farm can continue to provide animals that … more
During the 1950s, Anthony (Tony) and Mildred (Mid) Christopher were busy raising their five children on Lincoln Avenue. As did many in Groton in those days, Tony worked at Smith-Corona, while Mid … more
This will be a busy week for the Lansing Community Library – Library Director Susie Gutenberger’s agenda includes the results of the June 9 vote, the June 15 partial reopening and the … more
June is school budget month this year as well primary month, and there are many changes to how elections will work. Here are the basics. Budget Vote/School Board Election This June 9 election … more
This year’s Giving is Gorges, a day celebrating and promoting county philanthropy, undoubtedly came at a rough economic time for residents, but that didn’t stop folks in Trumansburg from … more
The “Little Blue Pantry” under the C.R. Pavilion on Main Street is the latest initiative that Groton Youth Program Director Monica Dykeman spearheaded for the benefit of the … more
Lansing’s houses of worship are making tentative plans to restore on-site worship for their members, pending changes in the pandemic and the state’s responses.“We plan on having … more
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 … more
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, … more
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 … more
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