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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Golden Opportunity – Providing Equitable Education

Since 2005, Golden Opportunity has been providing free professional tutoring to students in the Ithaca City School District who would not otherwise have access to this kind of help. Starting in second grade, students performing below grade level are paired with a tutor who will stay with them till eighth grade. Listen to learn more…

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Reimagining Public Safety Draft Report, From Release to Now

The Reimagining Public Safety Draft report has made waves in Ithaca and Tompkins County, and has even rippled into the National news.  Here, we track how the draft report was first released to the press, referred to in a GQ article, then presented to the Ithaca Common Council.  The draft report and supplemental materials can…

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Which Way Forward: Stopping crime while practicing restraint

Click here to listen to every episode of Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety. In the third episode of Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety, Ithaca Voice senior reporter Anna Lamb reexamines the most recent case of police brutality in ithaca known as the “commons incident” – and how ithaca police officers’ excessive use of…

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