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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
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
When Ithacan Lee Dillon, executive director of Tompkins Community Action (TC Action), was 18, she was living in Michigan and was considered homeless. 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
When Heather Dries was first looking for childcare, she experienced much anxiety over where to take her kids, Macie-Sue and Marshall. Finding a spot in a safe, affordable center in the county proved … more
Growing up on Long Island, Dennis Nayor’s childhood unfolded within the world of law enforcement—his father was an NYPD homicide detective, and police officers were the closest things to … more
Although he was born and raised in Newfield, Bill Hulbert has made Groton his home since 2001, and couldn’t be happier about that. During the summer of 2017, Hulbert discovered his artistic … more
By Elaine Springer   As the conversations around youth and mental health, bullying, drug abuse, and sexual abuse escalate, it is realized there may be a need for a place for youth to go when school isn’t in … more
By Matt Montague   Jacob Palladino wanted to be a farmer, and then he didn’t, and then he did. And now he is. “My dad’s grandfather was a farmer, my grandfather owned a tractor dealership but … more
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   The Ithaca area has a lot to offer theatergoers of many persuasions, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for growth. A new kind of theater company is coming to Ithaca … more
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   When a group of students confronted the Ithaca High School performing arts department about what they argue was racist casting, the story was picked up by national news … more
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   After Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico in September, Maria Klemperer-Johnson knew she wanted to help. What better way to help than to put to use the professional … more
By Jamie Swinnerton Tompkins Weekly   Back in September, Ithaca High School announced that the performing arts program would be putting on the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” based on the original book … more
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