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Ithaca’s City Hall Reopening, Masks Required, Hours Reduced

By Jimmy Jordan | July 19, 2021

Anyone entering City Hall will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Hours will be reduced initially, running from 1 to 4pm Monday through Wednesday, and 8 to 4pm Thursday through Friday. The City’s Boards, Committees, and Commissions are resuming in-person meetings. Agendas and meeting times are available at cityofithaca.org.

History Center Exhibit Tells How Tompkins County Women Changed the World

By Esther Racoosin | July 16, 2021

Zoe Van Nostrand, the Marketing & Visitor Experience Coordinator at the History Center in Tompkins County, talks about the new exhibit on display at the museum, “Breaking Barriers:  Women’s Lives and Livelihoods”.  Listeners will also hear from Claire Deng, a Cornell undergraduate and student intern working on the exhibit. (photo courtesy of The History Center…

Offices Remain Vacant as Tompkins County Economy Recovers from COVID

By Ed Von Aderkas | July 16, 2021

ITHACA, NY — The Tompkins County Legislature heard a presentation on the county’s economic recovery from COVID at their July 6th meeting. It came from Heather McDaniels, president of Ithaca Area Economic Development.  McDaniels identified several areas that would require additional support to recover from the effects of the coronavirus. One was the office market,…

Kelles Takes to Task DEC’s Study on Phosphorus and HABs

By Jimmy Jordan | July 16, 2021

ITHACA, NY — New York State Assemblymember Anna Kelles has raised concerns about a report calculating the maximum amounts of phosphorus allowed in Cayuga Lake. Limiting phosphorus pollution is vital to protecting the lake from Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), which have gained seasonal regularity in Cayuga Lake. The impact of the toxic blooms, which have…

New York’s Independent Redistricting Commission is Coming to Town (Virtually)

By Jimmy Jordan | July 15, 2021

ITHACA, NY — Before it dives into map making, New York’s Independent Redistricting Commission has scheduled a string of virtual listening events to gather public input. The Commission is a 10 member bi-partisan group. Each commissioner was appointed by State Senate and Assembly leaders. They’re tasked with redrawing New York’s legislative and congressional districts. Tompkins…

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