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There is currently a movement in New York State to pass “right to renew’ legislation (like they have had in NJ for the past forty years).  This legislation would give tenants a ‘right to renew’ their leases unless there is proper cause for removing the tenant. 

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Many say America is the richest country in the world. But then why are our roads and bridges crumbling? Why do we have overcrowded classrooms? Why can't everyone afford the lifesaving medicine they need? 

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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…

  • Updated
  • 2

There is currently a movement in New York State to pass “right to renew’ legislation (like they have had in NJ for the past forty years).  This legislation would give tenants a ‘right to renew’ their leases unless there is proper cause for removing the tenant. 

  • 3

Many say America is the richest country in the world. But then why are our roads and bridges crumbling? Why do we have overcrowded classrooms? Why can't everyone afford the lifesaving medicine they need? 

  • 3

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
  • 1

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…

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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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Hoang T. Quan is a specialist in American Studies and teaches courses in both the Department of International Relations and the Deptartment of English at the College of Social Sciences & Humanities, Vietnam National University, HCMC. A SUNY Buffalo graduate, Quan is familiar with upstate New York and shared his observations on American culture in Vietnam. Read more

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There is currently a movement in New York State to pass “right to renew’ legislation (like they have had in NJ for the past forty years).  This legislation would give tenants a ‘right to renew’ their leases unless there is proper cause for removing the tenant.  Read more

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The Tompkins County Health and Mental Health Departments play a significant role in addressing access to mental health services and improving mental health outcomes. We offer an outpatient clinic, services supporting recovery from substance use, publish opioid statistics, provide programs for mothers and new parents, and programs for children and youth. During this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month, we are drawing attention to the mental health crisis and how we can improve outcomes for our community. Read more

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