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The need of connection to one another rears itself as a constant-pursuit for most of us and a therapeutic social serum for many.  We bulldoze our pathways in life creating an individuality persona, but realistically the need of another is an innate force that nature has prescribed. Undoubted…

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It is with so much gratitude that we’d like to thank everyone who helped make our 5th annual Ithaca Chill Challenge a chilly, wild and crazy success on New Year’s Day.  We are delighted to have raised over $48,000! —money which will go directly to maintaining and improving our wonderful buil…

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I would like to comment on the article Bail Reform Snap Judgment in the January 15 Ithaca Times. The article begins by inferring that the tragic case of Kalief Browder was a genesis of sorts for NY’s legislators’ passage of the Criminal Justice/Bail Reform laws that took effect on Jan. 1, 20…

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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 thi…

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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.

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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.

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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 transport…

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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 r…

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The Town of Caroline is lucky to have Mark Witmer as their Town Supervisor. He is everything an elected official should be: smart, dedicated, a good communicator, fiscally responsible, and a strong environmentalist. He is the clear choice over his pro-fracking opponent. Please vote for Mark …

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Thank you for your article highlighting a problem that many families in Ithaca have been aware of for years – in Ithaca, football is a dying sport. While it is true that national trends toward specialization and a lot of bad PR is playing a role in the programs’ decline, your article didn’t …

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With all due respect to my fellow Americans, most of us simply don’t seem to know that a “liberal/progressive” is not the same thing as a “socialist.”

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It must be understood that global warming is not a technical problem; it is a systemic problem. The capitalist economic system requires continuous growth of markets and profits, which means continuous growth of resource extraction and worker exploitation - all accelerated by various forms of…

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On May 2, I was at the Ithaca Sunrise forum where Mayor Svante Myrick announced that the city would implement a Green New Deal (GND).  The term Green New Deal was brought into the national lexicon by Senator Markey and Representative Ocasio-Cortez who introduced the Green New Deal resolution…

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It is my expectation that President Trump is going to do all of us a big favor and decide some time in early-to-mid 2020 not to run for re-election partly as a result of an economic slow-down. When that happens, I hope that the Republicans will nominate someone of good character such as Nikk…

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The need of connection to one another rears itself as a constant-pursuit for most of us and a therapeutic social serum for many.  We bulldoze our pathways in life creating an individuality persona, but realistically the need of another is an innate force that nature has prescribed. Undoubted…

  • 0

It is with so much gratitude that we’d like to thank everyone who helped make our 5th annual Ithaca Chill Challenge a chilly, wild and crazy success on New Year’s Day.  We are delighted to have raised over $48,000! —money which will go directly to maintaining and improving our wonderful buil…

  • 0

I would like to comment on the article Bail Reform Snap Judgment in the January 15 Ithaca Times. The article begins by inferring that the tragic case of Kalief Browder was a genesis of sorts for NY’s legislators’ passage of the Criminal Justice/Bail Reform laws that took effect on Jan. 1, 20…

  • 0

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 thi…

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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 transport…

  • 0

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 r…

  • 0

The Town of Caroline is lucky to have Mark Witmer as their Town Supervisor. He is everything an elected official should be: smart, dedicated, a good communicator, fiscally responsible, and a strong environmentalist. He is the clear choice over his pro-fracking opponent. Please vote for Mark …

  • 0

Thank you for your article highlighting a problem that many families in Ithaca have been aware of for years – in Ithaca, football is a dying sport. While it is true that national trends toward specialization and a lot of bad PR is playing a role in the programs’ decline, your article didn’t …

  • 0

With all due respect to my fellow Americans, most of us simply don’t seem to know that a “liberal/progressive” is not the same thing as a “socialist.”

  • 1

It must be understood that global warming is not a technical problem; it is a systemic problem. The capitalist economic system requires continuous growth of markets and profits, which means continuous growth of resource extraction and worker exploitation - all accelerated by various forms of…

  • 0

On May 2, I was at the Ithaca Sunrise forum where Mayor Svante Myrick announced that the city would implement a Green New Deal (GND).  The term Green New Deal was brought into the national lexicon by Senator Markey and Representative Ocasio-Cortez who introduced the Green New Deal resolution…

  • 0

It is my expectation that President Trump is going to do all of us a big favor and decide some time in early-to-mid 2020 not to run for re-election partly as a result of an economic slow-down. When that happens, I hope that the Republicans will nominate someone of good character such as Nikk…

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Our family always looks forward to attending the Trumansburg Fair, but our visits have also been marked by discomfort and sadness due to concerns about the wild animals at the traveling petting zoo. We believe it is our community’s ethical responsibility to ensure that safety, comfort and re…

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With regard to Ross Haarstad’s review of Katrina, A New Musical, Haarstad made erroneous presumptions. He wrote, “But for this show to have a future, a critical flaw must be addressed: a white-centered narrative about black people.” First, David Frumkin and I were telling a story bigger than…

Editorials

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Mere weeks ago, I was sitting in a meeting room in Enfield, New York, listening to a parade of speakers berate the local Town Board over its decision to take the Pledge of Allegiance out of the official agenda. It’s the type of decision that is tailor-made for controversy in this era of the culture wars: Operationally, it makes no difference, it’s not like the board would be more or less powerful if they did or didn’t say the pledge. It’s 12 seconds of logically insignificant routine, and its exclusion doesn’t render the many boards in other parts of Tompkins County who also don’t include it in their agenda any less valid or Constitutional.  Read more

Letters

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Thank you for printing Thomas H. Mann’s “A tragic situation needs courage to help”. His honesty was inspirational and his insight was spot on. For far too long Cornell has behaved as if it were above the law, with a ‘what happens in Cornell stays in Cornell’ attitude bolstered by its’ own Police force. This insular, entitled attitude is, sadly, passed down to many of its’ students who feel encouraged to act as cocooned adults to whom ‘normal’ behavior and laws do not apply, when, in reality, they are mostly just deluded children. The bottom line is that children are being killed, and those responsible are hiding behind ivy-covered walls. It is time for a change. My thoughts and prayers are with the Tsialas family. Read more

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The need of connection to one another rears itself as a constant-pursuit for most of us and a therapeutic social serum for many.  We bulldoze our pathways in life creating an individuality persona, but realistically the need of another is an innate force that nature has prescribed. Undoubtedly, there is merit to self-astuteness and personal accolades in life, but challenges and the inevitable head winds of life can often render us susceptible to uncertainties and uncontrollable variables.  Too often these glitches in life are acute challenges that go unnoticed by others and can unfortunately become a repetitive stress on a person’s life causing wear-and-tear mentally, physically and socially. Read more

Guest Opinions

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As communities across the nation continue to grapple with coronavirus, there has been significant concern about how the pandemic will impact our elections. This past weekend, Governor Cuomo postponed the New York State Presidential Primary from April 28 to June 23, the same date as the state and congressional primaries.  Read more

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