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There are multiple ways to skin a cat, but all of them must be humane. You must not hurt the cat. Likewise, there are numerous ways to stop eviction temporarily, but one of them must not be to rob Peter to pay Paul. The eviction moratorium is not even temporary anymore. It has been in place …

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Mainstream media has been full of praise for Israel’s success in vaccinating most of its population.  Yet many of us in the Jewish community join friends and allies in our dismay that there has been no such robust vaccination campaign for Palestinians living under military occupation in Gaza…

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Let’s put it plainly. I am a kid. I don’t have the body, mind, and experiences of an adult. But all of you adults reading this were once children. Children are the adults of the future, and when it comes to climate change, we’re talking about the future. We’ve seen the studies. Icebergs are …

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I am pleading with you to delay any action to allow dogs on the Commons. I have come before you about the impacts of this. Living on the Commons for about 10 years, I know all its noise issues. The concrete and narrow corridor amplifies sounds of all times, and is cumulative. COVID also has …

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I read the letter from Jim Crawford expressing his concern regarding the change in voting practice related to the large number of mail-in ballots in this election cycle. I am thankful and grateful to him for sharing his thoughts at this important time. There is now a heightened anxiety by th…

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I read in the recent IT print issue (11/11-17) a letter from Mr. James Crawford where he shared his concerns about voting integrity and security risk with the immense number of paper ballots to process in this year's election. I felt it was a well thought out and explanatory piece by an indi…

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This is not a partisan essay. At the time of this writing, Saturday, November 7, it's been over 80 hours since the polls closed and no one in America knows for sure who our next President will be. 100% of both Democrat and Republican partisans are anxious about the outcome, which at this mom…

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How sad it was to learn that some of our Downtown businesses were targeted by perpetrators of hate crimes in recent days. Hate laced graffiti and posters might seem petty and small to some, but they convey intimidation, racism, and disrespect for the rights of others. There is no place for s…

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I am a retired internist who practiced in the area for 35 years and have comments that pertain to this election. In 1961, Ronald Reagan spoke against Medicare warning that if it passed, "children" and their later kids would only have memories of "what it once was like in America, when men we…

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In August of 2017, I attended a meeting of Ithaca Democrats and met a woman who said not only that she would challenge Tom Reed but that it would take two attempts to win. I thought it was a terrible thing to say to a room full of people who were ready to vote out the incumbent, and I told her so!

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We are writing to express our view that, given current local COVID-19 case numbers, Ithaca City Schools can and should reopen for in-person instruction, alongside a remote learning option, as currently scheduled for October 5th. As community healthcare professionals, and in many cases parent…

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There are multiple ways to skin a cat, but all of them must be humane. You must not hurt the cat. Likewise, there are numerous ways to stop eviction temporarily, but one of them must not be to rob Peter to pay Paul. The eviction moratorium is not even temporary anymore. It has been in place …

  • Updated
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Mainstream media has been full of praise for Israel’s success in vaccinating most of its population.  Yet many of us in the Jewish community join friends and allies in our dismay that there has been no such robust vaccination campaign for Palestinians living under military occupation in Gaza…

  • Updated
  • 1

Let’s put it plainly. I am a kid. I don’t have the body, mind, and experiences of an adult. But all of you adults reading this were once children. Children are the adults of the future, and when it comes to climate change, we’re talking about the future. We’ve seen the studies. Icebergs are …

  • Updated
  • 0

I am pleading with you to delay any action to allow dogs on the Commons. I have come before you about the impacts of this. Living on the Commons for about 10 years, I know all its noise issues. The concrete and narrow corridor amplifies sounds of all times, and is cumulative. COVID also has …

  • 1

I read the letter from Jim Crawford expressing his concern regarding the change in voting practice related to the large number of mail-in ballots in this election cycle. I am thankful and grateful to him for sharing his thoughts at this important time. There is now a heightened anxiety by th…

  • 0

I read in the recent IT print issue (11/11-17) a letter from Mr. James Crawford where he shared his concerns about voting integrity and security risk with the immense number of paper ballots to process in this year's election. I felt it was a well thought out and explanatory piece by an indi…

  • 0

This is not a partisan essay. At the time of this writing, Saturday, November 7, it's been over 80 hours since the polls closed and no one in America knows for sure who our next President will be. 100% of both Democrat and Republican partisans are anxious about the outcome, which at this mom…

  • Updated
  • 0

How sad it was to learn that some of our Downtown businesses were targeted by perpetrators of hate crimes in recent days. Hate laced graffiti and posters might seem petty and small to some, but they convey intimidation, racism, and disrespect for the rights of others. There is no place for s…

  • Updated
  • 0

I am a retired internist who practiced in the area for 35 years and have comments that pertain to this election. In 1961, Ronald Reagan spoke against Medicare warning that if it passed, "children" and their later kids would only have memories of "what it once was like in America, when men we…

  • Updated
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In August of 2017, I attended a meeting of Ithaca Democrats and met a woman who said not only that she would challenge Tom Reed but that it would take two attempts to win. I thought it was a terrible thing to say to a room full of people who were ready to vote out the incumbent, and I told her so!

  • 0

We are writing to express our view that, given current local COVID-19 case numbers, Ithaca City Schools can and should reopen for in-person instruction, alongside a remote learning option, as currently scheduled for October 5th. As community healthcare professionals, and in many cases parent…

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Like lots of parents I can still remember the first time I dropped my children off at school. Being a teacher myself didn’t make it any easier. No amount of familiarity with the way a school functions could prepare me for that emotional moment when I had to walk away from my girls and leave …

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As a "liberal-Democrat", I have tried to gain as much knowledge about the "Conservative" political point of view as possible since 1980.  I have come to some very disappointing conclusions which I want to share with you.

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You don’t really mean that you don’t like the way people protest, you mean you don’t understand what they’re protesting and that’s where we’ll start. Read more

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Did you know there’s a local election going on right now?! Early yoting has already started (details below) in the Democratic Primary for Tompkins County Legislature seats – including District 13 in Dryden, the seat I’ve been honored to occupy since 2002. I’m not running for a sixth term and I was happy to see two quality candidates emerge to pick up the mantle, Greg Mezey and Samantha (Sam) Lushtak. Read more

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There are multiple ways to skin a cat, but all of them must be humane. You must not hurt the cat. Likewise, there are numerous ways to stop eviction temporarily, but one of them must not be to rob Peter to pay Paul. The eviction moratorium is not even temporary anymore. It has been in place for over a year. A year is enough for the government and tenants to make permanent arrangements and not get evicted. When a democratic government ruled by a democratic constitution passes laws to rob one section of the society to pay another, it is arbitrary and inhumane. Read more

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ITHACA, NY -- The Cliff Street Retreat has received “Conditional Approval” for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) at 407 Cliff Street. A PUD allows a developer to come before Council and propose new site-specific zoning, and is expected to demonstrate that their proposal provides community benefits that justify not being bound by existing zoning. Read more

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