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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
One of the more fluid websites in Cornell University’s online universe is “Economic Impact and Entrepreneurship” at, featuring my unit’s annual … 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
Last month, Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) announced it had hired Kathy May as its first director of workforce services. Holding a brand-new position, May said she has her work cut out for … more
Elaan Greenfield, owner of jewelry company Dear Elaan and metalworking business The Metal Smithery, began her metalworking journey over a decade ago, in 2007. “I was looking for a piece of … more
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
On March 1, New York state’s plastic bag ban and Tompkins County’s paper bag fee went into full effect, and residents and business owners alike are still getting used to the new normal. … more
**This is a community announcement from the Tompkins County Health Department. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article.** (Ithaca, N.Y., March 11, 2020) — The Tompkins County Health … more
It’s been over six months since City Centre opened, bringing 192 housing units and new business spaces to downtown Ithaca. The project went through a long journey to come to fruition, ... more
Donna George knew since eighth grade that she wanted to be a social worker. “It must’ve been something I had a real desire to do,” she said. “I think it just came natural … more
On March 12, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. In the past few weeks, county government, organizations and businesses have responded to the … more
**This is an official update from the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. (Ithaca, NY) – Tompkins County is temporarily reducing its … more
**This is an official release from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. ITHACA, NY MARCH 19, 2020 — Home to over 100 locally owned, independent … more
Frequent downtown-goers in Ithaca may be familiar with the Old Goat Gear Exchange on East State Street, but now, there’s a new place right next door that’s catching some eyes. Steve Gelb, … more
At the well-attended State of the Village meeting on Saturday, attendees heard reports from Mayor Rordan Hart as well as trustees of the village board. The meeting concluded after an extensive town … more
In a previous edition of Tompkins Weekly, we tackled the issue of affordable housing in the county, and throughout that investigation, several sources mentioned a need for all types of housing, … more
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