Words & Photos by Josh Brokaw Ithaca’s Common Council will be voting tonight on whether a tunnel blasted into a hillside in the 1830s along Fall Creek should be gated off. The tunnel, called “Ezra’s Tunnel” for Ezra Cornell, who led the blasting efforts of a crew of poorer men forgotten by history, grants access…Continue Reading “Photos: Ezra’s Tunnel (If You’re Wondering What the Fuss is About)”

By Lisa Marshall Mothers Out Front NY community organizer About one year ago, retired Cornell professor Ellen Harrison invited her neighbors to a gathering for coconut cake and to talk about what might be done about the impending ramp up of natural gas passing through the Borger Compressor Station, as part of Dominion’s “New Market…Continue Reading “Learn More: Health Effects of NY Pipeline Compressor Stations”

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”

By Josh Brokaw Dominion Transmission will need more permits from the Town of Dryden to complete planned upgrades to the Borger compressor station in Ellis Hollow. At a May 1 meeting in Varna, Town of Dryden supervisor Jason Leifer told concerned neighbors of the compressor station that Dominion already had approvals from the town and…Continue Reading “Dryden Tells Dominion to Stop Work on Pipeline Project”

By Josh Brokaw Representatives of Dominion Transmission heard their company’s commitment to being a good neighbor questioned over and over in a meeting at the Varna Community Center on Monday, May 1. The Borger Compressor Station, on Ellis Hollow Road in the Town of Dryden, is slated to receive upgrades as part of Dominion’s $158…Continue Reading “‘What Are You Hiding?’ – Citizens Question Dominion Pipeline Project”

Glaciers might again cover the Finger Lakes before every person arrested protesting gas storage next to Seneca Lake gets their day in court. Since October 2014, protesters associated with We Are Seneca Lake have been staging acts of disobedience at the gates to the U.S. Salt facility in the Town of Reading, a few miles…Continue Reading “Seneca Lake Gas Storage Protest & Permits: Your One Stop History”

“We Cannot Afford the Denial:” NY Senators Asked to Reject Trump Cabinet Picks

A group of about 25 Tompkins County residents visited Syracuse on Monday, January 9, to visit the offices of New York senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer. They were taking part in the “Day of Denial” declared against President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. The Tompkins County group presented the senators’ offices with letters demanding they…Continue Reading ““We Cannot Afford the Denial:” NY Senators Asked to Reject Trump Cabinet Picks”

Elizabeth Williams was one of four Trumansburg veterans who traveled to North Dakota last week as part of Veterans Stand For Standing Rock [VSFSR]. Truthsayers shared an update she sent us while on the road to Standing Rock earlier this week, which you can read here. On December 6, after a blizzard hit North Dakota,…Continue Reading ““No one was left behind:” A Veteran’s Reflections on Standing Rock”

Upstate NY Veterans Report for Standing Rock Deployment

Four military veterans from Trumansburg are at Standing Rock to take part in the Veterans Stand for Standing Rock action against continued construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their five-vehicle caravan of about 40 veterans from Upstate New York made it to North Dakota late on Saturday, December 3, according to Elizabeth Williams, after leaving…Continue Reading “Upstate NY Veterans Report for Standing Rock Deployment”