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One of Groton’s most popular venues for young and old alike is the Groton Public Library, largely due to its amazing director, Sara Knobel, its dedicated staff, the incredible support of the … more
2019 was a big year for Tompkins County. Tompkins Weekly has already touched on some of these areas, from affordable housing and waterfront developments to new childcare resources, but seeing as … more
Owners of electric vehicles tend to come home in the evenings and plug in their cars – straining the grid because they’re demanding a lot of power at peak times. Even with plans … more
Between the plastic bag ban, the paper bag fee and new warning stickers being announced, recycling and waste reduction have been in the news a lot lately. Many of the recent measures are centered … more
On Dec. 17, the Tompkins County Legislature authorized the implementation of a plan to merge the county’s departments of public health and mental health into one department, with full merger of … more
The Commons Kitchen has seen a lot of menu changes: pizza, from-scratch breakfast, Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes, soup and sandwich lunch specials, and barbecue chicken. As of this fall, however, … more
When Chelsea Frazier, Ph.D., came from Chicago to Ithaca in August to start her professorship at Cornell University, she brought with her a long history of research and skills in black feminism and … more
When Ithacan Lee Dillon, executive director of Tompkins Community Action (TC Action), was 18, she was living in Michigan and was considered homeless. more
 Oskar Schmidt met Ellen Hirning in 1968 in Tubingen, Germany, where they were both studying. Ellen, on her Junior Year Abroad from Tufts University, went back to Massachusetts … more
Earlier this year, the Ithaca Health Alliance’s Ithaca Free Clinic introduced its first free optometry clinic, bringing optometry services to the underinsured and those without insurance in … more
Dan Ferguson, a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) for Lansing, grew up with a strong sense of community. “I grew up in a large family, and it was kind of printed … more
By Jessica WickhamTompkins weekly Right next to the State Theatre and a short walk from the Commons stands a small shop called The Bloomwell. Walk inside, and one is instantly greeted by shelves … more
On Nov. 8, the Ithaca 2030 District announced the addition of six new properties to its membership, expanding the number of properties seeking to improve their environmental sustainability. The … more
Draya Koschmann is a single mother who rents out an accessory, “mother-in-law” apartment in her house on the northside of Ithaca. “Renting out part of my house on Airbnb has … more
Companies that are majority owned and run by women or minorities in New York State have the chance to become certified as such, in an effort to level the playing field for state contracts. Local … more
As the weather takes a quick turn to cold, it is our inclination to bundle up and stay in the warmth of our homes, but there is so much food to be enjoyed in Trumansburg! Restaurant events, … more
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