By Deborah Dawson Tompkins County Legislator, District 10: Villages of Lansing and Cayuga Heights On August 24, Legislators Martha Robertson, Anne Koreman, and I attended a White House conference for New York and New Jersey county officials. As I understand it, all of our Legislators were invited, but, since the County had exhausted its legislative…Continue Reading “Tompkins County Democrats Visit Trump’s White House, Return Alive”

SUPPORT MORE¬†TRUTHSAYERS¬†REPORTING BY MAKING A DONATION TO THIS INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLET TODAY By Josh Brokaw Advocates for the rights of farmworkers in New York were disappointed this week by a judge choosing not to strike down the exemption in New York state law that prevents agricultural workers from organizing unions. On Tuesday, January 18,…Continue Reading “Denied Again: Farmworkers’ Right to Organize”

By Josh Brokaw The Chemung County Sheriff’s Department was searching for marijuana plants from the air last week. The Ithaca Police Department provided “assistance” of an unknown kind in the search, according to a Facebook post from Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss. Moss posted on Facebook on the morning of Wednesday, September 27, that his…Continue Reading “Chemung County, Ithaca Police Busting Pot Growers With Air Intel”

By Esther L. Racoosin WRFI Community Radio News A Cornell professor has confirmed that genetically engineered [GE] diamondback moths are now being released into an open-air field near Geneva, at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station operated by Cornell. Cornell scientist Dr. Anthony Shelton is based at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station and is…Continue Reading “Cornell Releasing Genetically Modified Moth in Geneva”