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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
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
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
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
During the past week, bars and restaurants throughout Tompkins County have been struggling as coronavirus-related restrictions rapidly increase. On Monday, March 16, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a … more
Early last month, local parent Elisabeth Harrod launched Purpose Parenting, a mentoring business where she helps parents get through the many challenges that come with raising a child. What started … more
While it is certainly clear that our nation, states, cities, towns and villages, including our own Groton, are consumed with how we cope with Covid-19 and all its ramifications. The ways in which … more
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout New York State. 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
**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
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 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
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
One of the more fluid websites in Cornell University’s online universe is “Economic Impact and Entrepreneurship” at, featuring my unit’s annual … 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
On Saturday, Feb. 22, more than 140 farmers and friends of Groton’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) gathered at Stonehedges Golf Course on Stevens Road for the first-ever Groton Farmer … more
Christine Feely and Colleen Robinson followed different journeys to Trumansburg but found common ground in their love of physical therapy (PT). In 2017, the two partnered to found Synergy: … 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
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