The 2016 budget for Tompkins County is rich with numbers, percentages, figures and statistics, but honing in on a few notable areas shows an overall sense of progress for the community. Next year’s budget is $171,075,993, a 0.8 percent increase in spending possibilities from the 2015 budget, with a tax rate of $6.73 per $1,000, […]
Thanks to added funding, Tompkins County will see the beginning of a new program with goals of both humanitarian and economic benefit. The 2016 Tompkins County budget was adopted Nov. 17. Nestled among the usual estimated expenditures is a $100,000 contingency fund, set aside to help jumpstart a jail re-entry program, said County Administrator Joe […]
It was getting dark outside, and the room was aglow with a dim, soft lighting. The earthy smell of old wood and cocktails brushed the air just enough to set the mood — and then the music started. The jazz music: jumping piano notes and nimble drum beats a smooth double bass. This wasn’t your […]
There has been a spike in the fitness world, and the international trend has resonated with the Ithaca community as well. It’s called CrossFit. From Nov. 5–9, CrossFit Lift Off, an online CrossFit competition, will pit any interested men and women from around the world against each other to see who can do the best […]
Spiritual and alternative healing is finding a home in the Ithaca area.
An Ithaca elementary school recently brought a controversial activist to speak with students, leading many to look at the balance between Israel and Palestinian support groups in the area.
The Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s 2020 plan is at the halfway point.
By Kira Maddox and Kelsey McKim About eight kids sat in a room in the Ithaca Police Department at seven o’clock in the evening, spread out at long tables, looking forward at a lone officer. But Richard Niemi wasn’t dressed for duty, and the kids weren’t in trouble. He was sitting back in a chair […]
State-of-the-art equipment at Cornell University has allowed researchers to uncover key artifacts from America’s early history. Mark Riccio, co-director of the Cornell Biotechnology Resource Center’s imaging facilities, was joined by two archaeologists and conservators in April as they tried to unlock secrets hidden within select excavated artifacts. The items date back to the early 1600s, found […]
A new, hands-on way of learning is in the works for Ithaca College’s health and sociology departments. In Fall 2015, Food and Society and Globalization of Food, a health course and sociology course, respectively, will be implementing the college’s on-campus organic garden to create a learning experience that will allow students to better understand their […]