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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
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
Matt Van Houten (incumbent) TW: Why are you running again for district attorney? MVH: Tompkins County is my home. I raised my daughter here. I am dedicated to making the community a better … more
Tompkins Weekly asked candidates for the 125th Assembly District a series of questions related to policy, priorities, COVID-19 and more. Here are their responses. more
Tompkins County officials held a live-streamed weekly town hall on Thursday evening, and shared updates on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and responded to racial injustices, including the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. **This is an official release from Tompkins County administration. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. 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
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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? … more
By Mike Sigler   The first and only time I met President Bill Clinton was on a press line while interning for CNBC. He was just starting his run for the Democratic nomination. He later spoke at my Northeastern University … more
Kathy Zahler   From time to time, I fall into the trap of responding to people’s social media comments. It’s a bad habit. Recently, TCDC shared a Washington Post link that listed our Congressional candidate, Tracy … more
Mike Sigler   I know a lot of my friends and constituents are not a fan of Tom Reed. They don’t like the way he campaigns and/or some of his stances or that he supported President Trump early on in the presidential race. … more
Kathy Zahler   In 1991, the year I moved back to Tompkins County, Anita Hill challenged Clarence Thomas as he sat through Senate confirmation hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court. She accused him of sexual … more
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