This week: More & more music is moving outside. Stargazing and garden walking and bird watching. Burlesquerie down at the waterfront. Enjoy the loooong weekend. Bookmark the Weekend Planner here. What are you up to this weekend, Ithaca? Here’s some happenings in and around Ithaca of the free, low-cost, educational, and musical variety to nourish…Continue Reading “May 24-27 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”

By Ruth Williams President, DC4 Local 11 The opinions expressed by this author in this piece are hers alone. If you’d like to respond to this column or otherwise share your thoughts or news about an important issue in your community, email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org Tompkins Community Action is a Community Action Agency [CAA] founded by the…Continue Reading “Union President Says TCAction Refuses to Negotiate New Contract, Plans Protest”

This Week: School board & budget votes on Tuesday. The city is considering increasing how much construction companies have to pay to shut down portions of the Commons. Tompkins County Area Development is sharing some data on how much local labor is being used in development projects. And Newfield is considering noise and domestic animal/livestock…Continue Reading “Raise Hell, Make Laws: May 20-24 Tompkins County Government Happenings”

By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org If Ithaca police approach at a run and yell “Get on the ground!,” it would appear that the subject of their attention has 10 seconds or less to do so. Otherwise, risk getting Tased and charged with resisting arrest. At least, that’s what the experience of Cadji Ferguson on April 6…Continue Reading “10 Seconds And Tased: What We Know, So Far, About the April 6 Arrest of 2 Black People on Commons”

This week: More & more music is moving outside. Yard sales are popping up all around. Stargazing and garden walking and bird watching. Find your nearest bathrobe, get your Dude on and go bowling. Bookmark the Weekend Planner here. What are you up to this weekend, Ithaca? Here’s some happenings in and around Ithaca of…Continue Reading “May 17-19 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”

This Week: The city is making changes to odd/even parking, and considering a local “Green New Deal.” Planning boards are continuing review of new downtown and Lansing development. Last school board meetings before next week’s elections. WHAT is your local government doing? DO you know? Do you want to KNOW? If you’re one of those…Continue Reading “Make Laws, Raise Hell: May 13-18 Tompkins County Government Happenings”

This week: So much music. Lots of dance – salsa, contra, and wherever you decide to shake it. Mother’s Day pancakes at the Children’s Garden, Greek food, and fair & craft fun in Enfield. Bookmark the Weekend Planner here. What are you up to this weekend, Ithaca? Here’s some happenings in and around Ithaca of…Continue Reading “May 10-12 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”

This Week: A final decision is being taken by the Industrial Development Agency on tax abatements for the senior housing project at the Old Library site. The county legislature is looking at moving forward with building the Customs & Border Patrol facility at the airport, despite community opposition. And the city is deciding on a…Continue Reading “Make Laws, Raise Hell: May 6-11 Tompkins County Government Happenings”

This week: There are lawns to play on and stars to be seen. Spring has sprung, doncha know? Get out there and do something. Bookmark the Weekend Planner here. What are you up to this weekend, Ithaca? Here’s some happenings in and around Ithaca of the free, low-cost, educational, and musical variety to nourish your…Continue Reading “May 3-5 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”