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To the Editor:   While excited to read about the recent plastic bag ban in Tompkins County (“Shoppers, businesses adjust to plastic bag ban,” March 11 2020), I would like to … more
The community is invited to attend a special send-off event for the Cayuga Health Systems Heroes who are headed to New York City tomorrow to provide needed support for New York Presbyterian Hospital. more
New York will stay on PAUSE for an additional two weeks through April 29th. more
  **This is an official release from TCAT. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. A no-fare policy that went into effect last month to reduce any potential for coronavirus … more
**This is an official release from the Tompkins County Health Department. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. (Ithaca, NY – April 5, 2020) – The Tompkins County Health … more
Wednesday, April 1, was Census Day. With COVID-19 taking up much of the news cycle presently, local and national leaders are urging the public to not neglect this once-a-decade count that will … more
**This is an official release from the Cayuga Medical Center Foundation. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. April 2, 2020 Ithaca, New York –– The Cayuga Medical Center … more
  **This is an official release from Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. Since March 16, Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County has … more
  **This is an official notice from the United Way of Tompkins County. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. Ithaca, NY – Through joint funding from United Way of … more
In a letter on March 30, Cornell University Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joanne DeStefano announced the university's plan to halt hiring and … more
This is the third article in a series intended to cover the Green New Deal: information about local efforts to tackle climate change while addressing social inequalities, local resources and groups … more
I moved to Ithaca from Moscow (with stops in between) in 1993. When I arrived, there was no 9-1-1 system, just hints of an internet and no fluoride in our water. (Wait, on the latter, there still … more
On March 21, Trumansburg Mayor Rordan Hart announced that the village had collaborated with staff at Ithaca-based company RosieApp to offer free pickup or delivery of groceries for residents who have … more
As mentioned in last week’s column, the administrators, faculty and staff of the Groton Central School District have been going above and beyond the call of duty these past few weeks to ensure … more
In New York state, tests for COVID-19 can take a week to return results, a process that inhibits efforts to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the coronavirus. One local company, based in … more
The coronavirus has closed Lansing’s churches and temples, but the communities they represent continue to congregate and worship at home and online. Tompkins Weekly reached out to the leaders … more
In early March, local entrepreneur Alicia Dianne celebrated the opening of her small business, The Portrait Studio, in downtown Ithaca with a ribbon cutting. She was open for about a month before … more
 As of 04/06/2020 at 5:00 pm. Source: TCHD more
2020 Emergency Arts Relief Grantfor Tompkins County Artists  Due Monday, April 20   The Community Arts Partnership's (CAP) has created an Emergency Arts Relief Fund to … more
To provide immediate local relief, Cornell University has partnered with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) to collect and distribute much-needed meals for food-insecure families. more
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