Tompkins County Urges New York State to Keep it “Whole” in 2021 Redistricting Process

Tompkins County State Senate Districts 2021 (SUNY) The Tompkins County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution at their Tuesday meeting, urging that New York State’s 2021 redistricting process place Tompkins County completely in one congressional district and one state senate district.  The Resolution was written by Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson. Tompkins County is split between…

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Another Rally in Ithaca Calls for Palestinian Determination

A youth-led march and rally supporting Palestine took place in Ithaca, on Wednesday, June 2nd. Locals are being galvanized to demonstrate as a recent outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza,  beginning on May 10th, continues. This is the third public demonstration in recent weeks in Ithaca expressing solidarity with Palestine. Wednesday’s March began at…

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A Living Wage is Filling Positions at the Marriott

Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons is Tompkins County’s newest Living Wage Employer. That means they’re paying all their employees at least $15.37 an hour, and have a certification from Tompkins County Workers Center to back it up.  The reason for this move is to try and get people back to work. Cathy Hart is…

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Lisa Holmes to Serve as Interim Tompkins County Administrator

Lisa Holmes is set to serve as Tompkins County’s Interim County Administrator. She was unanimously voted into the position on May 4th’s County Legislature Meeting. Many legislature members expressed Holmes was an obvious choice. She has worked in Tompkins County government for over 20 years. She’s filled many roles in that time.  She began in…

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Nicole LaFave, Candidate for Tompkins County Legislature District 1

Nicole LaFave is running for election to get onto the Tompkins County Legislature. She seeks to represent District 1. In the conversation you can listen to here, LaFave goes over the main points of his platform: Living Wage for All Quality Housing for All Union Strong Ithaca Green New Deal End the School-to-Prison Pipeline Systemic…

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