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For anyone who has ever heard the song “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell, they might be acquainted with the semi-paranoid feeling that gives the song its name. While we know companies across the globe track where we go and how we feel through our phones, there is a particular reason for s…

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There will be an opportunity for the public to address the Planning and Economic Development Committee on Dec. 11th at 6 p.m. in Ithaca City Hall’s Council Chambers during a public hearing that has been scheduled ahead of a discussion and vote on an ordinance concerning guidelines to develop…

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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 n…

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Common Council restricted zoning on West State St. only a few years after the urban core was up-zoned; something cities do to inspire development and change. Last week Common Council members voted and passed (6-3) as resolution to downzone State Street on grounds for preserving architectural…

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We all have an “other,” someone for whom our first instinct is to judge or stereotype based upon preconceived differences in culture, political or religious beliefs, clothing, lifestyle, symbols they use, even cars they drive. This is compounded by the news we watch or read and the social me…

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I think most of us would agree that our school system could stand to improve. I believe this proposal, if followed, will have a profound impact, leading to significant improvements in both our most challenging and our best schools.

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I read with great interest the letter published in the Times’ 7.31.19 issue with regard to “Cornell’s Relationship with Qatar.” In general, I’m in agreement with the assertion by Mr. Hanna and the “People’s Organizing Collective at Cornell University” that the relationship between Cornell, W…

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Alfred Wells was the first judge of Tompkins County. The year was 1847. Since 1847 Tompkins County has had one female sitting on bench as Tompkins County Judge. One. Judge Betty Friedlander served our community for 17 years before retiring in 1993. Every last judge before and after her has b…

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Liberty and justice, for all, innocent until proven guilty. It is a lie. America has never shown respect for the essence of these things. We are a nation that is unwilling to grant other people social rights, where liberty is a broken promise and justice is like the dust that covers the glow…

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This week marks the seventh annual National Infrastructure Week, bringing together members of both political parties, the private and public sectors, business and labor, and the producers and users of infrastructure, to speak with a collective voice.

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What does it mean to make a difference? We often follow this imperative. It carries the weight of responsibility with the idea of change or to make an improvement. There are a lot of causes to help in the world. Making a difference is solicited every day. It can feel impossible and futile wh…

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The multiple objections to the TC airport expansion project voiced on March 25 by immigrant rights experts, historians, labor activists, laborers, teachers, staffers of NGO’s, retirees, students and unemployed residents of the county who packed the public forum in the Borg Warner Room of Ith…

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Happy Persian New Year to all who celebrate! Nowruz, the New Year for Iranians around the world, started on March 21st of the solar calendar and is celebrated for the next two weeks. While most Americans don’t think about Iran, let alone dare to travel there, I compel us to do so this New Year. 

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For some, it is easy to shy away from the reality of the racial division that plagues this country and ripples into our neighborhoods, our communities, and our personal lives. It is also easy to deny that people of good intention — even those in our faith communities — unknowingly participat…

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For some, it is easy to shy away from the reality of the racial division that plagues this country and ripples into our neighborhoods, our communities, and our personal lives. It is also easy to deny that people of good intention — even those in our faith communities — unknowingly participat…

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I’m opposed to plans to initially log 160 acres of forest lands Tompkins County holds and support letting these areas grow as old as they are able. Regarding logging in order to foster old-growth forest, Cornell field botanist Robert Wesley said to me recently, “Logging and old-growth forest…

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We have seen many changes to our fair city in recent years. Construction cranes have become as ubiquitous as beautiful waterfalls. Gentrification, high rents and expensive costs of living have made it difficult for low-wage workers to remain in Ithaca. 

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s response, in the Wall Street Journal (Feb. 22, 2019), to the passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act displays his and his church’s concern for women.  We assume that this concern must include responsibility by the church beyond counseling, to offering psycholog…

  • 0

For anyone who has ever heard the song “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell, they might be acquainted with the semi-paranoid feeling that gives the song its name. While we know companies across the globe track where we go and how we feel through our phones, there is a particular reason for s…

  • 1

There will be an opportunity for the public to address the Planning and Economic Development Committee on Dec. 11th at 6 p.m. in Ithaca City Hall’s Council Chambers during a public hearing that has been scheduled ahead of a discussion and vote on an ordinance concerning guidelines to develop…

  • 0

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 n…

  • 0

Common Council restricted zoning on West State St. only a few years after the urban core was up-zoned; something cities do to inspire development and change. Last week Common Council members voted and passed (6-3) as resolution to downzone State Street on grounds for preserving architectural…

  • 0

We all have an “other,” someone for whom our first instinct is to judge or stereotype based upon preconceived differences in culture, political or religious beliefs, clothing, lifestyle, symbols they use, even cars they drive. This is compounded by the news we watch or read and the social me…

  • 0

I think most of us would agree that our school system could stand to improve. I believe this proposal, if followed, will have a profound impact, leading to significant improvements in both our most challenging and our best schools.

  • 0

I read with great interest the letter published in the Times’ 7.31.19 issue with regard to “Cornell’s Relationship with Qatar.” In general, I’m in agreement with the assertion by Mr. Hanna and the “People’s Organizing Collective at Cornell University” that the relationship between Cornell, W…

  • 0

Alfred Wells was the first judge of Tompkins County. The year was 1847. Since 1847 Tompkins County has had one female sitting on bench as Tompkins County Judge. One. Judge Betty Friedlander served our community for 17 years before retiring in 1993. Every last judge before and after her has b…

  • 0

Liberty and justice, for all, innocent until proven guilty. It is a lie. America has never shown respect for the essence of these things. We are a nation that is unwilling to grant other people social rights, where liberty is a broken promise and justice is like the dust that covers the glow…

  • 0

This week marks the seventh annual National Infrastructure Week, bringing together members of both political parties, the private and public sectors, business and labor, and the producers and users of infrastructure, to speak with a collective voice.

  • 0

What does it mean to make a difference? We often follow this imperative. It carries the weight of responsibility with the idea of change or to make an improvement. There are a lot of causes to help in the world. Making a difference is solicited every day. It can feel impossible and futile wh…

  • 3

The multiple objections to the TC airport expansion project voiced on March 25 by immigrant rights experts, historians, labor activists, laborers, teachers, staffers of NGO’s, retirees, students and unemployed residents of the county who packed the public forum in the Borg Warner Room of Ith…

  • 0

Happy Persian New Year to all who celebrate! Nowruz, the New Year for Iranians around the world, started on March 21st of the solar calendar and is celebrated for the next two weeks. While most Americans don’t think about Iran, let alone dare to travel there, I compel us to do so this New Year. 

  • 0

For some, it is easy to shy away from the reality of the racial division that plagues this country and ripples into our neighborhoods, our communities, and our personal lives. It is also easy to deny that people of good intention — even those in our faith communities — unknowingly participat…

  • 0

For some, it is easy to shy away from the reality of the racial division that plagues this country and ripples into our neighborhoods, our communities, and our personal lives. It is also easy to deny that people of good intention — even those in our faith communities — unknowingly participat…

  • 1

I’m opposed to plans to initially log 160 acres of forest lands Tompkins County holds and support letting these areas grow as old as they are able. Regarding logging in order to foster old-growth forest, Cornell field botanist Robert Wesley said to me recently, “Logging and old-growth forest…

  • 0

We have seen many changes to our fair city in recent years. Construction cranes have become as ubiquitous as beautiful waterfalls. Gentrification, high rents and expensive costs of living have made it difficult for low-wage workers to remain in Ithaca. 

  • 0

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s response, in the Wall Street Journal (Feb. 22, 2019), to the passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act displays his and his church’s concern for women.  We assume that this concern must include responsibility by the church beyond counseling, to offering psycholog…

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As an American and second-generation Jewish woman, I wish to publicly express my gratitude to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for denouncing the lobbying influence of AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs  Committee) on US-Israeli policy. She not only spoke out against the corrupting and undemocra…

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I live in Newfield, but would like to share my concerns about the “Old Growth” effort. I’m particularly concerned about how the legislators politicized the issue with an emotional appeal rather than informing people of the processes of forest ecology.

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On Nov. 27, the Ithaca Coalition for Unity and Cooperation in the Middle East (ICUCME) held a well-attended event at Cinemapolis addressing antisemitism on campus. We screened a film documenting incidents of antisemitism related to Israel on campus, including a woman at Cornell spitting on a…

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Log it or leave it? That is the question before the Tompkins County Legislature right now.

Editorials

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Having an interest in history, I have ran across numerous past articles about your fine village and have also viewed the Investigation Discovery documentary (whose title I wont name) about some darker days in your area. Though it can be easy to get caught up in the sensationalism of such things, my attention was drawn to something very positive in that series. That being, the fantastic dedication & coordination of law enforcement officials that worked together to solve ALL of those unfortunate events. How such a glaring omission could not have been mention by The Discovery Channel is truly shocking. Sometimes we need to focus on the positive side of things. Read more

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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

Guest Opinions

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For anyone who has ever heard the song “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell, they might be acquainted with the semi-paranoid feeling that gives the song its name. While we know companies across the globe track where we go and how we feel through our phones, there is a particular reason for someone to keep looking over their shoulders in Ithaca - bicyclers. Read more

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