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The waterfront projects are two that I and many other City, County, and State elected officials and staff have been supporting for the last 2 1/2 years,due to their combination of access to medical care, affordable housing, mixed use dense walkable development, and public recreation all buil…

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It has recently been reported in The Ithaca Times that Tompkins County Legislator and candidate for the Assembly seat I have held for 18 years, Anna Kelles, recently returned a total of $4,500.00 in campaign contributions to three local developers after it became known that Ms. Kelles wrote …

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I am proud to support Jordan Lesser in the race to continue Barbara Lifton’s legacy of strong leadership and representation in the 125 th Assembly District. As a Town of Ithaca legislator since 2008, and an activist for years prior, I have had the good fortune to work with many government of…

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Although I met Anna last year I got to really know her when she approached me with a group of my colleagues to request a donation of space on the Green Star parcel for use by the County COVID-19 Food Taskforce she was helping to form to establish an emergency food hub.  Access to this additi…

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The next member of the NYS Assembly from Tompkins and Cortland must be a person of vision, flexibility, and serious experience. Jason Leifer is that kind of leader. We need a person who will chart a course based on representing all the people of our 125th District, not just special interests…

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I would never call myself a community leader, but I am fiercely engaged with our city and county’s civic culture. When an issue is important to me I speak out at Common Council meetings and the Tompkins County Legislature. I also lobby our representatives personally in letters, emails and co…

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I’ve been in numerous meetings with Barbara Lifton and Jordan Lesser addressing complex and difficult issues – from industrial soil contamination, to advocating for immigrant rights, to seeking coordinated funding for water resource management. I got a glimpse into the complexities and chall…

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Please join me in voting for Seph Murtagh in Assembly District 125. This is a crowded race for sure, filled with great people. The reason I endorsed Seph early on when he announced (and mind you, I rarely endorse prior to a primary) is because he has been a reliable, honest, caring, and resp…

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Public Safety, communication and respect were the tenets of my working relationship with District Attorney Matt Van Houten. He is a true public servant, and by far, the best choice for candidate, to continue the hard work of serving as your District Attorney for Tompkins County.

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As someone who served on the Tompkins County Legislature for 12 years, five of them as Chair, I am proud to endorse Anna Kelles for Assembly in the upcoming primary June 23 and in November. For the last five years Anna has held the seat I once occupied, and has been a strong fighter for Fall…

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As the former and current chairs of the Tompkins County Legislature, we enthusiastically support the development of the waterfront area of the City of Ithaca. For decades the City and County have worked to transform this area from an industrial district of the City to a vibrant, walkable mix…

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I am proud to support Jordan Lesser in the race to continue Barbara Lifton’s legacy of strong leadership and representation in the 125 th Assembly District. As a Town of Ithaca legislator since 2008, and an activist for years prior, I have had the good fortune to work with many government of…

  • 0

Although I met Anna last year I got to really know her when she approached me with a group of my colleagues to request a donation of space on the Green Star parcel for use by the County COVID-19 Food Taskforce she was helping to form to establish an emergency food hub.  Access to this additi…

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The next member of the NYS Assembly from Tompkins and Cortland must be a person of vision, flexibility, and serious experience. Jason Leifer is that kind of leader. We need a person who will chart a course based on representing all the people of our 125th District, not just special interests…

  • 0

I would never call myself a community leader, but I am fiercely engaged with our city and county’s civic culture. When an issue is important to me I speak out at Common Council meetings and the Tompkins County Legislature. I also lobby our representatives personally in letters, emails and co…

  • 0

I’ve been in numerous meetings with Barbara Lifton and Jordan Lesser addressing complex and difficult issues – from industrial soil contamination, to advocating for immigrant rights, to seeking coordinated funding for water resource management. I got a glimpse into the complexities and chall…

  • 0

Please join me in voting for Seph Murtagh in Assembly District 125. This is a crowded race for sure, filled with great people. The reason I endorsed Seph early on when he announced (and mind you, I rarely endorse prior to a primary) is because he has been a reliable, honest, caring, and resp…

  • 0

Public Safety, communication and respect were the tenets of my working relationship with District Attorney Matt Van Houten. He is a true public servant, and by far, the best choice for candidate, to continue the hard work of serving as your District Attorney for Tompkins County.

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As someone who served on the Tompkins County Legislature for 12 years, five of them as Chair, I am proud to endorse Anna Kelles for Assembly in the upcoming primary June 23 and in November. For the last five years Anna has held the seat I once occupied, and has been a strong fighter for Fall…

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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…

Editorials

Letters

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As the former and current chairs of the Tompkins County Legislature, we enthusiastically support the development of the waterfront area of the City of Ithaca. For decades the City and County have worked to transform this area from an industrial district of the City to a vibrant, walkable mixed-use neighborhood. There are several projects now in the works, that together will absolutely transform this underused part of our community, providing jobs, easy access to medical care, much-needed housing for all income levels, public access to the water, innovative sustainable infrastructure, and more.  Read more

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The waterfront projects are two that I and many other City, County, and State elected officials and staff have been supporting for the last 2 1/2 years,due to their combination of access to medical care, affordable housing, mixed use dense walkable development, and public recreation all built with innovative sustainability and dignity for all users.  Read more

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It has recently been reported in The Ithaca Times that Tompkins County Legislator and candidate for the Assembly seat I have held for 18 years, Anna Kelles, recently returned a total of $4,500.00 in campaign contributions to three local developers after it became known that Ms. Kelles wrote to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to "move along" their proposed City Harbor development project after receiving the contributions. Read more

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I am proud to support Jordan Lesser in the race to continue Barbara Lifton’s legacy of strong leadership and representation in the 125 th Assembly District. As a Town of Ithaca legislator since 2008, and an activist for years prior, I have had the good fortune to work with many government officials, some of whom are also on the primary ballot this year. Read more

Guest Opinions

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Some Wisconsin residents stood in line for hours to vote in their primary election. According to The Guardian at least 50 of them have since tested positive for COVID-19. Imagine what could happen when millions vote in November. If we want to have secure, efficient voting without risking our heath, we must make plans now. Read more

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