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Mary Bouchard received the democratic nomination at the Ulysses Democratic Caucus July 12, garnering 63 out of a total 111 votes for one vacant seat on the Ulysses Town Council and edging out appointed incumbent Marc Devokaitis. She joins Nancy Zahler, democratic candidate for Ulysses Town s…

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The Coronavirus has upended many of the tried and true practices of just about everyone on our planet…and, of course, has significantly affected restaurateurs and diners everywhere.  If you spend time with owners and managers of restaurants in the Greater Ithaca Area, you might share my admi…

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Saturday, Aug. 22, at approximately 4:14 p.m., deputies responded to the intersection of Halls Corners Road and Arden Road in the Town of Covert for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving an all terrain vehicle and a passenger vehicle.

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In an effort to pave the way for more inclusive and diverse representation in Trumansburg, Village Trustee Keith Hannon announced July 17 that he was stepping aside in his bid for reelection. Three days later it turned out the person he endorsed as his replacement will probably not work out. 

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It is difficult to imagine a more challenging time to pull up stakes and move your family to a new community than during a worldwide pandemic. But Pastor Robert “Rob” Dean, newly appointed to the Trumansburg United Methodist Church, is the kind of “glass half full” guy who sees opportunity i…

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Another Trumansburg Central School District teacher has announced her retirement. Rosa Fernandez-Sopena has taught her final year of Spanish at the school district.

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Back in the late 1990s, Bill Baines’ aunt and uncle Mary and Bob Zimmer established a scholarship fund – in memory of Baines’ grandparents Benjamin and Gladys Duddleston – dedicated to Trumansburg students who wish to attain a college degree in agriculture.

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After nearly four decades in the classroom, Karen Murray wrapped up her final school year as a business teacher at Charles O. Dickerson High School this month.

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As residents on one of Tompkins County’s rural highways, we have always enjoyed a pleasant relationship with the County and Town Highway Departments. Besides providing all the usual maintenances such as road surfacing, snow removal, and ditching; they have cooperated with us for the installa…

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For most restaurants that have chosen to stay open following the stay-at-home order and social-distancing laws passed down March 22, new and creative adjustments are being tested on menus, hours and inventory in order to attract and maintain a steady flow of business. Here’s a shortlist of h…

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Like every municipality in Tompkins County, the Town of Ulysses is looking ahead and project possible shortcomings in certain revenue departments for the 2020–2021 fiscal year. At a meeting on April 28, the Town Council sifted through the 2020–2021 budget to determine which revenue sources w…

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The Merriam-Webster website indicates that the term “influenza” first appeared in medical literature in 1743. It was used to specify the epidemic disease that in humans was marked by the sudden onset of fever, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, cough, and inflammation of the respiratory muc…

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How much of a concern is your credit score to you? Do you get those annoying pop-ups in your e-mail spam: “Your credit score has changed…?” Do you file each year to get your free credit score? Before the internet, 100 years or so ago, where would you have gone to determine your credit rating?

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Due to downed poles and power lines, the 3000 block of Dubois Road in the town of Ulysses is closed in both directions between Woolf Lane and Hinging Post Road. Road crews are in the process of replacing the poles, which could take six to seven hours to complete. Residents and anyone travell…

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Correction: The previous version of this story contained an error. The nursery school half-day program we visited, (which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday) has 18 students total, and there are 37 children enrolled in all of the programs at TCNS combined. 

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Starting this month, there will be a fresh face on the Ulysses Town Board. Katelin Olson, former chair of the Ulysses Town Planning Board, was voted onto the town board in November and is looking forward to serving Ulysses in a new way. 

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The Ulysses Town Planning Board gave site plan approval for a new Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services 25-bed residential building at a meeting of the Planning Board Dec. 17 at Ulysses Town Hall, where no members of the public showed up to voice any conners about the project. 

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The 2019 NYSSMA All State Conference was recently held in Rochester from December 5 to 8, and about 1,000 of the top high school musicians and vocalists in the state were invited to attend. Among those were two Trumansburg High School students. 

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Even though Trimmers in Trumansburg provides an excellent service to the village in the form of ice creations so good they draw a crowd—and some might say that is enough—the reason why the Chamber chose the ice cream shop as its 2019 Business of the Year is the owners’ dedication to giving b…