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My brother, who in his working life spends a lot of time in the developing world, has always said that the difference between intensely impoverished places and us “First World” nations is … more
In times of crisis, I always think of the quote, “when in the history of telling someone to stay calm has someone actually stayed calm?” I won’t tell you to stay calm, but I will … 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
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
For several previous Thinking Ahead columns, we’ve focused on the detrimental effects of social isolation in the senior population and ways to combat it, but COVID-19 concerns mandating social … 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
With schools shut down, churches going online and Lansing residents being encouraged to stay at home, local official and unofficial groups are creating resources to connect people with the help and … more
In the past week, dozens of village businesses have announced frequent changes due to COVID-19 concerns and new regulations coming from the state. On March 16, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that … 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
On March 12, Trumansburg Mayor Rordan Hart issued a response to the community on his Facebook page. “As we all continue to watch events unfold in response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 … more
Springtime warmth and fresh breezes compel us to get outdoors. Fortunately, Lansing’s hiking trails offer walks fit for everyone – from short to long and easy to difficult. The … more
As I prepared to write this week’s column, it was my intention to feature the opening of the Groton High School Drama Club’s musical, “The Little Mermaid,” which was supposed … more
Groton High School alumni Albert and Geri Lockwood have lived most of their lives in our community and raised their children, Mike Lockwood, GHS 1997 alumnus, and Nicole (Lockwood) Hunt, GHS 2000 … more
Earlier this year, Trumansburg carpenter Peter Cooke, local artist Christopher Wolff and Trumansburg Village Historian Sandy List launched the Plaque Project, a fundraiser for the Trumansburg … more
About a month ago, a friend emailed to say that she and her husband were considering building a house in Lansing, but they’d heard that taxes here were high and likely to get higher with the … more
By the time this column is in print, we will have survived Super Tuesday and be well on our way to having a nominee for president. Once again, the late New York state primary will be more about … more
Though Mary Maki currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, a piece of her heart will always belong to Trumansburg, where she grew up, went to school and spent her days taking in the nature around … more
While they didn’t quite make it for a Valentine’s Day wedding, a very special pair of Groton sweethearts celebrated their 66th anniversary last month on Feb. 27. Richard (Dick) and … more
Rehearsal time had been moved a half hour earlier than the night before, so the cast and crew for Lansing High School’s annual musical production “Once Upon a Mattress” arrived in … more
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