Elisabeth Hegarty

Elisabeth Hegarty commented on Letter to the Editor: Are We Ready?

The man who posted the article ended with the words, "Our children are depending on us." Actually, it is the Ithaca community who is depending on the children. No matter what precautions it has taken and all of the efforts that have been made, Cornell cannot police every student, especial…

Due to my job, I had to visit the off-campus housing site inhabited by mostly Cornell students at the Highland apartments on Saturday. What did I find congregating in the parking lot? About 10-15 students (at least), none of whom wore masks, none of whom were social distancing. As a resul…

Have checked the website - very difficult to read/understand. Please, Ithaca Times, just give us a total of diagnosed cases, how many hospitalized, how many deaths. per day/week. Keep it simple and on your front page so the info is easily accessible. Thanks!

Michael, suggest you start reading about how Covid is spread. I could write books here but there is no room. Google Covid and see what happens.

Thank you, Ithaca College, for demonstrating your responsibility to the entire Ithaca community. You have done the right thing and probably saved many lives.

Thank you, Ms. Lifton, for asking for clarification of Cornell's plans to reopen. When I read their documents, I was horrified when I saw how many cases would be expected to come into the region as a result of Cornell reopening. We'd only had 166 cases through early June, now suddenly up …

I fail to see a flattening of the curve. We are up in cases and, most importantly, more than half of the cases (5) came from people returning from or coming from other states. ARE YOU LISTENING, CORNELL? The influx of students from other states to Cornell and this region is going to drama…

Landlords require rent to maintain their buildings, pay their mortgages, taxes, etc. If rent is forgiven for tenants, the landlords must be reimbursed by either the City, County, State or Federal government. Landlords are businesses, some small, some larger, just like any other businesses…

I think it is a terrible mistake for the local universities to open in the Fall. If the remainder of the country did not have monumentally escalating amounts of new cases, the situation would be different. But just the thought of so many students from AZ, AL, CA, TX, FL and other hard-hit…

While I understand the economic issues faced by the barbershop owners and sympathize with their plight, suing NYS is a waste of money. I could understand a Go-Fund me page to help the family get through this crisis until unemployment benefits reach them. Governor Cuomo has put these regul…