TruthSayers has been in the business of “punching up” with original, locally-focused investigative reporting since October 2016, when founder Josh Brokaw published his first story on the site. That story, on the illegal firing of two Cayuga Medical Center nurses for union organizing activity, was only the first of many stories Brokaw reported on the…Continue Reading “TruthSayers is Hiring: Help Us Make Headlines”

This week: Plenty of Irish music to scratch your St. Patty’s Day itch. Dancing, games, and the opening of maple season. 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 mind and spirit…Continue Reading “March 15-17 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”

This week: Auditing 2018 Industrial Development Agency activities; putting a nepotism policy for a hire in the sheriff’s office; and the T-burg South Street development is asking for zoning variances. All that and more in your weekly government planner. Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Do you want to tell…Continue Reading “Raise Hell, Make Laws: March 11-16 Tompkins County Government Meetings”

This week: Music. More music. And some more music. New Moon fire ceremony and gong baths. Swap your seeds for the upcoming growing season. Playoff hockey at Cornell. Enfield chicken BBQ, a peace walk around the Children’s Garden, and more. Bookmark the Weekend Planner here. What are you up to this weekend, Ithaca? Here’s some…Continue Reading “March 8-10 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”

This week: Tompkins County is asking New York State nicely to be allowed to fund and manage affordable housing. The city is planning on adding financial penalties for landlords that continue to rent out condemned buildings. And Lansing is still debating whether the Rod & Gun Club is allowed to expand. That and more in…Continue Reading “Raise Hell, Make Laws: March 4-8 Tompkins County Government Meetings”

This week: Cat party at the vet school. Mardi Gras parties all about town. Cornell women’s hockey is in the playoffs. Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian music on campus. The Stonecat is open for Wintersquabee, so spring must be coming, right? And more music shows than you can make. Bookmark the Weekend Planner here. What are you…Continue Reading “March 1-3 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”

This week: Tompkins County is working on a resolution asking the state to permit the county to spend local funds directly on housing development, city planning continues reviewing the Chain Works and Cornell North Campus projects, and Lansing continues to hear about the installation of a private tram to the lakeshore. Do you want to…Continue Reading “Make Laws, Raise Hell: February 25-March 1 Tompkins County Government Happenings”

This week: Free tax help! Free name change legal clinic! Knitting circles! Poetry! And yes, there’s music and dancing for those of you who can’t sit still and refuse to do your taxes until the last minute. And there’s a bonfire in Enfield, for those of you who like to keep it hot. Bookmark the…Continue Reading “February 22-24 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”

By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org If you pay attention only to the national media, you would think there are no elections coming up until November 2020. That’s not the case. Every year, there are local elections to offices, councils, and boards that affect your everyday life just as much, if not more, than whomever is your…Continue Reading “Make Friends, Influence People: Run for Local Office in 2019”

This week: Tompkins County is planning on selling off $386,000 in loans that are being paid back by people who took them out for low to moderate income housing, then using the money for airport improvements. The city is considering changing the speed limit – and the Bridge to Nowhere might get some use. And…Continue Reading “Raise Hell, Make Laws: February 18-23 Tompkins County Government Happenings”

This week: GIAC Talent Show, Cornell hockey & basketball are winding down their home seasons; plenty of music and some Valentine’s dancing for all you sweethearts out there. 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…Continue Reading “February 15-17 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings”