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It isn’t often (in fact, it’s probably unprecedented) that the New Yorker magazine and the Ithaca Times, with largely disparate constituencies, will run a feature on the same topic, the same week.

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Clare Grady of Ithaca is a member of a religious-based political group called the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, who in April of last year broke into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on the southern coast of Georgia to protest nuclear war.

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Daylight savings time has ended for 2019, and to hear people talk it might seem otherwise, but not everyone is unhappy about the earlier arrival of darkness each evening. 

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Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is an author, historian, and founding director of the Southern Oral History program at the University of North Carolina. She comes to Ithaca on Wednesday, October 30, to discuss her new book, “Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America,” from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.…

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“The Birth of the Cool,” a documentary about Miles Davis, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year and is now playing at select theaters, mostly in big cities, but also here in Ithaca, which frequently proves big for its size in cultural matters.

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This past month, community life in Ithaca featured two events highlighting the viability and vitality of bicycling for transportation, fitness, and fun: Streets Alive!, an official county project of Bike Walk Tompkins, and Porchfest, a product of neighborhood take-over of streets by local mu…

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For 27 years, from 1985 until his retirement in 2013, Rob Sullivan knew what he was, or who people thought he was: a worker at the U.S. Postal Service in Ithaca.

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There aren’t many situations where you spend money you don’t need to with the distinct possibility of getting nothing in return, but gambling is one.

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Ithaca is the kind of place people visit for summer vacation, with its fulsome features of natural beauty, broad cultural and culinary offerings, surplus of water and wine, and idyllic disposition. 

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Ithaca is a town with a passion for politics, from the minutiae of local committee meetings to grand issues of the nation and world. 

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The 2016 presidential election was notable for many things, but from the start, for both major parties running candidates whom a majority of citizens decidedly disliked. 

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Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD), has been recognized and honored throughout his almost 10-year tenure. An advisor to President Barack Obama’s White House, previously recognized as the New York State Superintendent of the Year, he was celebrated by …

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Ithaca has more birds than anyplace north of the Amazon, or so it seems when they start chirping and singing and rocking the ether here in the morning and it sounds like a crowd at an avian World Cup. 

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Pete Seeger, the iconic folk singer and political activist, died in 2014 at age 94. This May 3 is the 100th anniversary of his birth. 

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The nationwide annual Record Store Day, held on April 13 this year, brings gratitude for Ithaca, which has both a small, independent record store and a large chain store for records (and books), while many towns have neither.

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Watkins Glen, Ithaca’s neighbor 25 miles west, will be the focus of the music world this August as the site of Woodstock 50, a three-day music festival celebrating the half-century anniversary of the iconic 1969 upstate New York concert. 

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Daylight saving time has come, and it’s a hard change every year, setting the clock ahead and losing an hour’s sleep.

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Clare Grady of Ithaca is a member of a religious-based political group called the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, who in April of last year broke into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on the southern coast of Georgia to protest nuclear war.

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Daylight savings time has ended for 2019, and to hear people talk it might seem otherwise, but not everyone is unhappy about the earlier arrival of darkness each evening. 

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Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is an author, historian, and founding director of the Southern Oral History program at the University of North Carolina. She comes to Ithaca on Wednesday, October 30, to discuss her new book, “Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America,” from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.…

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“The Birth of the Cool,” a documentary about Miles Davis, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year and is now playing at select theaters, mostly in big cities, but also here in Ithaca, which frequently proves big for its size in cultural matters.

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This past month, community life in Ithaca featured two events highlighting the viability and vitality of bicycling for transportation, fitness, and fun: Streets Alive!, an official county project of Bike Walk Tompkins, and Porchfest, a product of neighborhood take-over of streets by local mu…

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For 27 years, from 1985 until his retirement in 2013, Rob Sullivan knew what he was, or who people thought he was: a worker at the U.S. Postal Service in Ithaca.

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There aren’t many situations where you spend money you don’t need to with the distinct possibility of getting nothing in return, but gambling is one.

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Ithaca is the kind of place people visit for summer vacation, with its fulsome features of natural beauty, broad cultural and culinary offerings, surplus of water and wine, and idyllic disposition. 

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Ithaca is a town with a passion for politics, from the minutiae of local committee meetings to grand issues of the nation and world. 

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The 2016 presidential election was notable for many things, but from the start, for both major parties running candidates whom a majority of citizens decidedly disliked. 

featured
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Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD), has been recognized and honored throughout his almost 10-year tenure. An advisor to President Barack Obama’s White House, previously recognized as the New York State Superintendent of the Year, he was celebrated by …

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Ithaca has more birds than anyplace north of the Amazon, or so it seems when they start chirping and singing and rocking the ether here in the morning and it sounds like a crowd at an avian World Cup. 

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The nationwide annual Record Store Day, held on April 13 this year, brings gratitude for Ithaca, which has both a small, independent record store and a large chain store for records (and books), while many towns have neither.

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Watkins Glen, Ithaca’s neighbor 25 miles west, will be the focus of the music world this August as the site of Woodstock 50, a three-day music festival celebrating the half-century anniversary of the iconic 1969 upstate New York concert. 

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Daylight saving time has come, and it’s a hard change every year, setting the clock ahead and losing an hour’s sleep.

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Spring cleaning is a simple tradition that hardly needs any hype, but Marie Kondo is an author and media star who has turned healthy household practices into religious ones, practically, with a best-selling book called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” and a barrage of lectures, telev…

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There are plenty of ways to categorize Ithaca before “sports town”: college town, liberal bastion, natural idyll.

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More than most U.S. states, New York has certain foods emblematic of it: bagels, knishes, egg creams, pastrami, hot dogs, wings, spiedies, cheesecake, pizza.

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On November 26 a prominent Ithaca resident and Facebook friend of mine posted on the site, “How did I never know about Ricky Jay until his death?,” which had occurred two days before.

Editorials

Letters

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Governor Cuomo balled out National Grid for launching an unexpected moratorium on gas hookups downstate. He scolded John Rhodes at the Public Service Commission for failure to oversee utility planning. Many applauded the governor, but they were wrong. I’ll explain why. Read more

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While we celebrate the legal judgement that dropped all charges against Cadji Ferguson and Rose DeGroat, we believe our community needs to take concrete steps and change priorities in order to prevent the injustice and suffering endured by Cadji and Rose from ever happening again. Read more

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I am writing in regard to TCAT Bus 2506, which services various routes. Riding this bus is like entering an MRI machine without prior warning. At first glance, I thought this bus was a mobile clinic, protecting confidentiality of its users. I was shocked that it was in fact my TCAT transportation. My beautiful autumn days with colorful fall foliage are now observed through a haze. TCAT Bus 2506 now has all windows, except the driver’s, covered with 50 percent shade. I have been a passenger on TCAT buses many times in the last six years, enjoying the opportunity of seeing the beauty of the four seasons. Read more

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My office has offered a literal door directly into the Mayor’s Office for eight years this January. Through that door, I have seen Svante Myrick at work as few others have. As I now share some of what I’ve seen, and I believe objectively so, let me nonetheless place an important disclaimer right up front: as City Attorney, I not only work closely with the Mayor, but was appointed by the Mayor and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. Read more

Guest Opinions

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Despite the stories of self-dealing coming out of Washington, I still respect the dedication and hard work the majority of our elected officials display. But Tom O’Mara (NY Senate 58th), the senator who represents Enfield, Ithaca, Newfield and Ulysses, is cut from a different cloth. In his nine years in the Senate, Mr. O’Mara has done little to benefit those of us who live in the Southern Tier. His real accomplishment is personal enrichment at the expense of the taxpayers. Read more

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