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Even while playing out in the shadow of the larger State Assembly primary, the District Attorney’s race has been the far more fiery of the two contests— and in fairness, has crossed the line into rather ugly territory on more than one occasion. Perhaps that could have been predicted, as the …

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The waterfront projects are two that I and many other City, County, and State elected officials and staff have been supporting for the last 2 1/2 years,due to their combination of access to medical care, affordable housing, mixed use dense walkable development, and public recreation all buil…

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It has recently been reported in The Ithaca Times that Tompkins County Legislator and candidate for the Assembly seat I have held for 18 years, Anna Kelles, recently returned a total of $4,500.00 in campaign contributions to three local developers after it became known that Ms. Kelles wrote …

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Although I met Anna last year I got to really know her when she approached me with a group of my colleagues to request a donation of space on the Green Star parcel for use by the County COVID-19 Food Taskforce she was helping to form to establish an emergency food hub.  Access to this additi…

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The next member of the NYS Assembly from Tompkins and Cortland must be a person of vision, flexibility, and serious experience. Jason Leifer is that kind of leader. We need a person who will chart a course based on representing all the people of our 125th District, not just special interests…

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Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles picked up another notable endorsement on Thursday when Zephyr Teachout, a lawyer, activist and former progressive candidate for statewide office, tweeted her support for Kelles' campaign on Thursday. 

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As the election nears, Cortland County Legislator Beau Harbin knows he might not be as well known a name to those in Tompkins County as some of his opponents who work in local politics here, but Harbin is hoping his record in Cortland County and his outreach efforts here have generated some …

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Joshua Soper and Nathan Brace are seeking reelection to the Candor Central School District Board of Education this month. Both candidates sat down with the Chronicle to discuss their candidacies.

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Please join me in voting for Seph Murtagh in Assembly District 125. This is a crowded race for sure, filled with great people. The reason I endorsed Seph early on when he announced (and mind you, I rarely endorse prior to a primary) is because he has been a reliable, honest, caring, and resp…

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Local Board of Educations elections are approaching as this year voters will be required to submit their vote via absentee ballot no later than 5 p.m. on June 9. The Dryden Central School District features a contested race with four candidates vying for three spots on the Board of Education.…