By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org The opinions expressed by this author in this piece are his 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 Svante Myrick announced on Wednesday, March 6 that he’s running for a third term as…Continue Reading “Want a Third Term? Kid Mayor Myrick Needs to Grow Up”

By Mario Hernandez The opinions expressed by this author in this piece are his 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 The CIITAP* public information session about the demolition and development of the Old Library site that…Continue Reading “Old Library: Protesting Unaffordable Housing and a Potential ‘Asbestos Munition’”

By Patricia Rodriguez prodriguez@ithaca.edu The Ithaca airport expansion project was announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on May 3, 2018. The expansion is being hailed by the governor and by local officials as a great opportunity to bring international investment from China and other parts of the globe, and to boost the local tourism industry. The…Continue Reading “Will Airport Expansion Bring ICE to Ithaca?”

Polls are open 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. Tompkins County polling places. SUPPORT MORE TRUTHSAYERS REPORTING BY MAKING A DONATION TO THIS INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLET TODAY By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org The following commentary is the opinion of TruthSayers founding publisher/editor/reporter Josh Brokaw. TruthSayers wants to be a vibrant public forum for discussion of local issues…Continue Reading “TruthSayers Endorses: Whichever NY-23 Democrat Will Throw Best Party”

Keep TruthSayers Happening As Your Independent Community Forum With A Donation Today By John Driscoll Planner and Ithaca resident Part 4 of a 4-part series. See the first installment here on density and the work of Jane Jacobs. Here’s the second installment on the problems of trickle-down housing development. Here’s the third installment on the…Continue Reading “Slow It Down: How to Create a Sustainable Ithaca for Everybody, Not Just the Rich”

Keep TruthSayers Happening As Your Independent Community Forum With A Donation Today By John Driscoll Planner and Ithaca resident Part 3 of a 4-part series. See the first installment here on density and the work of Jane Jacobs. And here’s last week’s installment on the problems of trickle-down housing development. Next week, Driscoll will complete this…Continue Reading “Tragedy of the Ithaca Commons”

Keep TruthSayers Happening As Your Independent Community Forum With A Donation Today By John Driscoll Planner and Ithaca resident Part 2 of a 4-part series. See last week’s installment here. Next week, Driscoll will write on the tragedy of the Commons.  Increasing density in downtown Ithaca with mega-projects geared towards student housing does not mean increased…Continue Reading “Density For Some Is Displacement for Others: A Planner’s Look At Social Equity and Downtown Development”

Pony up for local reporting and commentary here. TruthSayers happens only on the generosity of donors like you. And learn how you can help up fund an investigative report on Rep. Tom Reed’s family medical debt collection firm and all the conflicts of interest that entails by clicking on this over-long sentence. Words & photos…Continue Reading “What Does $14.2 Million to Improve Ithaca’s “Front Door” of an Airport Have to Do With You?”

Keep TruthSayers Happening As Your Independent Community Forum With A Donation Today By John Driscoll Planner and Ithaca resident Part 1 of a 4-part series. Next week, Driscoll will explore the conflicts between density-focused urban planning and planning for a socially equitable Ithaca. There is a misguided notion out there that what Ithaca needs more…Continue Reading “Density For What? An Ithaca Planner Explores Problems With Density Above All Philosophy”

Keep Civically Minded, Independently Produced Satire Coming From TruthSayers With a Donation Today ITHACA JURINAL June 6, 2022 By Robot TKTK robottktk@ithacajurinal.com Special to the USA TODAY BUREAU OF USA TODAY ITHAKA, N.Y. – On Wednesday night at City Hall, 107 variably angry people of majority grey-haired complexion aired their concerns about wealth and smug…Continue Reading “14,000 Cornellians Moving Onto South Hill: Protest Too Little Too Late”