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While COVID-19 concerns demand social isolation, lots of county residents are staying in their homes, some finding they have more free time to do some work around the house. With spring finally here, … more
For several previous Thinking Ahead columns, we’ve focused on the detrimental effects of social isolation in the senior population and ways to combat it, but COVID-19 concerns mandating social … more
On March 13, Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa issued a state of emergency and required that all area superintendents close schools from March 14 until at least April 13 due to … more
Child Development Council staff are working remotely and offering additional services to assure the well-being of children, families, and child care providers in our community. more
The Collegetown Small Business Alliance – in partnership with Cornell, the city of Ithaca and others – has created a new light pole banner program in Collegetown. The 2-foot-by-5-foot … more
Springtime warmth and fresh breezes compel us to get outdoors. Fortunately, Lansing’s hiking trails offer walks fit for everyone – from short to long and easy to difficult. The … 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 a public announcement from the Tompkins County Health Department. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article.** (Ithaca, NY – March 12, 2020) – The Tompkins … 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
Earlier this year, Trumansburg carpenter Peter Cooke, local artist Christopher Wolff and Trumansburg Village Historian Sandy List launched the Plaque Project, a fundraiser for the Trumansburg … more
Last December, the University College London used data from over 6,700 participants to show a link between mortality and the arts, concluding that adults who engaged in the arts had a lower risk of … more
In 2011, Dublin, Ireland, native and artist Gavin Donohoe moved to New York City with his wife, Adira Sharp. In 2018, his art was featured at The Cherry Artspace in Ithaca, and not long after, the … more
In late January, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) launched GO ITHACA, a pilot commuter benefits program that strives to incentivize Ithaca and county residents to limit their use of … more
In 2006, owner Larry VanOstrand, along with manager Jeff Hopkins, took over the operation of Instant Replay Sports on Third Street in Ithaca, turning their love of sporting goods into a small … more
Tucked inside the McGovern Center, Cornell University’s startup incubator, there is a company that’s working to turn sunlight into energy, a process dubbed “artificial … more
This year’s Economic Summit was all about change – how much progress the county has made and how much work is yet to be done – centered around issues important to the community like … 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
Many people make New Year’s resolutions annually. Some choose to work out more and eat healthier. Others want to learn something new or do something to improve their lives. One meaningful … 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
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
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