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Tompkins County Area Development  (TCAD) is introducing a short-term emergency relief fund for businesses in Tompkins County that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. more
**This is an official release from Cinemapolis. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article. April 8, 2020 (ITHACA, NY) – In response to the statewide “stay at home” order, … more
It was chilly and cloudy this morning, but dozens of area residents ventured outside to support the Cayuga Health Systems Heroes as they headed to New York City to provide needed support for New York Presbyterian Hospital in the COVID-19 fight. more
For nearly three decades, local pizzeria Little Venice has been a staple in the village, dedicating itself to not just serving up good food but also holding fundraisers and providing free food to … more
Baseball season is in limbo due to COVID-19, and it couldn’t be worse timing for Ithaca. The team was bound for success this year with 11 seniors and a chance to win the first Section IV title … more
The Newfield boys basketball season did not end on the team’s own terms. Prior to the first round of the state playoffs, the postseason was suspended and later canceled. The fourth-ranked team … more
As a member of the Ithaca Common Council, I make my phone number publicly available, and last week, I received dozens of calls from constituents, urging me to support a rent freeze in the city of … more
We first want to acknowledge how difficult and challenging things currently are. We all need to take time to adjust to living in our new normal, learning new routines and doing what we can to flatten … more
With tight profit margins and long hours, running a restaurant is tough in the best of times.  Mike and Helen Beach, the owners of Poppa’s Kitchen in Newfield, were planning to add takeout … more
Opening Day of trout season 2015 was cold. In 2016, there was a warm rain; in 2017, there was high water; in 2018, it was windy; and, in 2019, it snowed.Opening Day 2020 was a question mark: the New … more
 Other than the Groton Olde Home Days parade every August, it is quite rare that traffic is backed up on Main Street in the village of Groton, yet on Saturday morning, April 4, cars were lined … more
On March 27, Cayuga Health System honored Tompkins Cortland Community College nursing students Dominic Barrett and Sara McKee for their volunteer work at the COVID-19 Sampling Center. Cayuga … more
As coronavirus cases continue to grow in the county, medical professionals are working to keep residents healthy while also protecting themselves. For some, this has meant a switch to tele-medicine, … more
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
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