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This week’s episode of The Scene features an interview with artist and curator Nathaniel Hendrickson, currently in residence at the Soil Factory, on how they are designing ways of making art that embrace collaboration with human and non-human others, as a way of responding to ecological challenges of our time. Listen to this week’s episode…Read More
Stevie Eve Chaneles talks with Lily Gershon, Marietta Synodis, and some special puppet guests about Crankie Cabaret. Crankie Cabaret 2022 will be October 21-23 at The Cherry Artspace. Learn more at lilypadpuppettheatre.org.Read More
This week’s episode of The Scene features an interview with new music chamber group loadbang. The Scene’s Chantal Thomas spoke with Andy Kozar (trumpet), William Lang (trombone), Adrian Sandi (bass clarinet), and Tyler Bouque (baritone voice) about mixing and making new music from classical and contemporary genres and sounds. Loadbang will be playing at Cornell University’s…Read More
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Zeldin Hints at Potential Senate Run Against Senator Gillibrand On Monday, Republican Lee Zeldin, declined to rule out a potential senate seat bid against Senator Kristin Gillibrand. Zeldin, a former New York State Senator and Congressman, narrowly lost the New York’s gubernatorial race to Kathy Hochul in November. According to the Times Union, he appeared…Read More
Governor Hochul Faces New Obstacles for Proposed State Bail Reforms Governor Hochul is facing pushback from progressives and public defenders against her proposed reforms to state bail laws. At the same time, she’s contending with pressure from Republicans and prosecutors over perceived increases in crime. According to the Times Union, Hochul’s proposed changes would remove…Read More
Ithaca Fifth Ward Gets New Alderperson Residents of Ithaca’s Fifth Ward have a new representative on the Common Council. Kris Haines-Sharp was unanimously approved by the Council during a Wednesday meeting. She fills the position left vacant when Mayor Laura Lewis officially took office last December. The Ithaca Voice reports that seven candidates applied to…Read More
Newfield Board Chair Asked to Resign The chair of the Newfield school board was asked to resign during a January 19th meeting. The Ithaca Times reports that board member Melissa Rynone accused board chair Christina Ward of violating policies on communication outside of board meetings. The accusation involves emails and other communications from the chair…Read More
Ithaca Rents Ninth Highest in Country According to the rental real estate listing service Dwellsy, Ithaca has the highest rent of any small city in the US. The study shows that the average price to rent a one bedroom in Ithaca was $1908 per month in 2022 up 4.5% over 2021. Only eight cities in…Read More
Tompkins County Hiring Homeless Services Coordinator In its effort to address homelessness, Tompkins County is hiring a Homeless Services Coordinator. A 2022 study reported that the county has the third highest rate of homelessness in the state. It also pointed to slow progress toward the county’s goal of adding 100 beds of supportive housing. The…Read More